Start the Commotion

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"Start the Commotion"
Start the Commotion single.jpg
Single by The Wiseguys
from the album The Antidote
Released 1998
Format CD single
Genre Big beat
Length 5:57
Label Label Mammoth
Writer(s) Theo Keating
Producer(s) Touché
The Wiseguys singles chronology
"Ooh La La"
"Start the Commotion"
"Dizzy Spell"

"Start the Commotion" is a song by electronica/hip-hop duo The Wiseguys from their second album The Antidote. It was released as a single in the UK in 1998,[1] peaking at #47 on the UK Singles Chart. The following year the song peaked at #36 on the American dance charts.[2]

After being used in a Mitsubishi Motors television commercial in the U.S. in 2001, the song gained a second life and significant radio airplay, reaching the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and making it the Wiseguys' best known song. It was featured in the 2001 comedy Zoolander, where it was used to promote the film. It was also featured in the films Gun Shy and Kangaroo Jack. It has also officially been remixed by Eric Kupper and DJ Spinna.


The song includes samples of:[3]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Start the Commotion" (Radio edit)
  2. "Fatal Femme" (Ft Sense Live)
  3. "Start the Commotion" (Full length)


Chart (1998–2001) Peak position
UK Singles Chart 47
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles 36
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [4] 31


  1. ^ Dangelo, Joe (August 31, 2001). "Commercial Causing a 'Commotion' for Wiseguys Song". MTV. MTV News. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 282. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 686.