The Warrior (song)

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"The Warrior"
Scandal - The Warrior single.jpg
Single by Scandal
from the album Warrior
Released August 1984
Format 7" single
Recorded 1984
Genre AOR, pop rock
Length 3:59
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Nick Gilder, Holly Knight
Producer(s) Mike Chapman
Scandal singles chronology
"Win Some, Lose Some"
"The Warrior"
"Hands Tied"

"The Warrior" is a song by American rock band Scandal, from the album Warrior. The song was written by Holly Knight ("Love Is a Battlefield") and Nick Gilder ("Hot Child in the City"). The song went to number one in Canada and number seven in the United States, as well as number one on the Mainstream Rock chart in the US, in addition to winning a BMI Airplay Award in 1984. The music video of the song depicts the apocalypse in a warehouse.

In popular culture[edit]


Chart (1984-1985) Peak
Australia Kent Music Report 6
Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
New Zealand RIANZ Top 40 11
UK Singles Chart 86
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Billboard Album Rock Tracks 1