Sofi Needs a Ladder

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"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)[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Electro house, hip house
Length 6:41
Label Ultra Records, Virgin Records
Songwriter(s) Joel Zimmerman, Sofia Toufa
deadmau5 singles chronology
"Animal Rights"
"Sofi Needs a Ladder"
"Right This Second"
"Animal Rights"
"Sofi Needs a Ladder"
"Right This Second"

"Sofi Needs a Ladder" is the third single taken from deadmau5's album, 4×4=12. The song features vocals from Sofia Toufa, aka Sofi.


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.[2] The song won a 2011 Juno Award for Best Dance Recording.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Sofi Needs a Ladder" 6:41
Digital download - Original Mix[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Sofi Needs a Ladder" (Original Mix) 6:41
Digital download - MosDam Remix[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Sofi Needs a Ladder" (MosDam Remix) (Deadmau5 Ultimate Remix Challenge Winner) 9:12


Chart (2010) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 73
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 68
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[9] 10


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
For Lack of a Better Name by Deadmau5
Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year
Succeeded by
"Hello" by Martin Solveig