Sofi Needs a Ladder
|"Sofi Needs a Ladder"|
|Single by deadmau5 featuring Sofia Toufa as Sofi|
|from the album 4×4=12|
|Released||November 1, 2010
October 31, 2010 (iTunes exclusive)
|Genre||Electro house, hip house|
|Label||Ultra Records, Virgin Records|
|Songwriter(s)||Joel Zimmerman, Sofia Toufa|
|deadmau5 singles chronology|
The song was originally an instrumental track entitled "You Need a Ladder," which deadmau5 previously performed, but vocals were added on afterward to allow the song to be published and avoid any copyright infringement (the song previously included an intro and outro featuring a slightly remixed version of 'Overworld theme' from the NES game 'The Legend of Zelda'). The song was first played on the radio by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 on 22 October 2010. The song won a 2011 Juno Award for Best Dance Recording.
In popular culture
The single is featured on the soundtrack to the video game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. During the finals of the seventh season of British show The X Factor, contestant Cher Lloyd performed a variation of the first verse of the song mashed up into "What a Feeling". "Sofi Needs a Ladder" is also played in the background during a club scene in the film, The Hangover Part II, and was featured in a 2011 Virgin Mobile commercial. Sofi Needs a Ladder is also featured in the hit series Entourage during the season 8 house party for Vinnie Chase.
|1.||"Sofi Needs a Ladder"||6:41|
|Digital download - Original Mix|
|1.||"Sofi Needs a Ladder" (Original Mix)||6:41|
|Digital download - MosDam Remix|
|1.||"Sofi Needs a Ladder" (MosDam Remix) (Deadmau5 Ultimate Remix Challenge Winner)||9:12|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||73|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||68|
|UK Dance (Official Charts Company)||10|
- "iTunes - Music - Some Chords - Single by deadmau5". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
- on YouTube date 2010-10-22
- "2011 JUNO Gala Dinner & Award Winners | The JUNO Awards". Junoawards.ca. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
- "Sofi Needs a Ladder - Single by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
- "Sofi Needs a Ladder (Original Mix) - Single by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
- "Sofi Needs a Ladder (MosDam Remix) [Deadmau5 Ultimate Remix Challenge Winner] - Single by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
- "deadmau5 – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for deadmau5.
- "Archive Chart: 2010-11-13" UK Singles Chart.
- "Archive Chart: 2010-11-13" UK Dance Chart.
|Awards and achievements|
For Lack of a Better Name by Deadmau5
|Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year
"Hello" by Martin Solveig