Proper Education

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"Proper Education"
Proper education.jpg
Single by Eric Prydz vs Floyd
Released 1 January 2007
Format CD single, DVD single, vinyl, Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Electro house, alternative dance
Length 3:21 (radio edit)
6:09 (club mix)
Label
Writer(s) Eric Prydz
Waters and Gilmour (original)
Producer(s) Eric Prydz
Eric Prydz singles chronology
"Woz Not Woz"
(2005)
"Proper Education"
(2007)
"Pjanoo"
(2008)
Alternative cover
CD2 cover

"Proper Education" is a remix of the 1979 song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" by Pink Floyd by the Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Eric Prydz. It was released as a standalone single by Ministry of Sound and Data Records internationally and by Ultra Records in the United States on 1 January 2007. It made it to #2 on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom and reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart in the United States in 2007, making it the first remixed recording of an original song to reach the top spot on this chart. On 8 December 2007 the song received a nomination for best remixed recording at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song features Daniel Ilabaca escaping school (which connects to the original song's theme) while doing parkour stunts. They sneak into a number of apartments and perform energy efficient tasks, such as replacing lightbulbs with their energy efficient equivalent, turning down thermostats, turning off televisions, putting bricks in toilets (to save water), etc. Finally, they tap into the apartment complex's power grid and power down the whole building, before re-lighting some of the apartments so that the words "SWITCH OFF" appear in lights on the side of the building. The video ends with the words "you don't need an education to save the planet". The video was shot on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Proper Education" (radio edit) — 3:19
  2. "Proper Education" (club mix) — 6:09
CD maxi single
  1. "Proper Education" (radio edit) — 3:19
  2. "Proper Education" (original version) — 6:09
  3. "Proper Education" (Sébastien Léger remix) — 9:03
  4. "Proper Education" (Sebastian Ingrosso remix) — 8:58
  5. "Proper Education" (Video)
12" maxi single
  1. "Proper Education" (club mix) — 6:09
  2. "Proper Education" (dub mix) — 8:38

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Koneeseen kadonnut" by Apulanta
Finnish number-one single
4/2007 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Perfect Skin" by The 69 Eyes
Preceded by
"U + Ur Hand" by Pink
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
February 24, 2007-March 3, 2007
Succeeded by
"Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado

References[edit]

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