The Warrior (song)
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|Single by Scandal|
|from the album Warrior|
|Genre||AOR, pop rock|
|Writer(s)||Nick Gilder, Holly Knight|
|Scandal singles chronology|
"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
- The song is played at Yankee Stadium during occasional tributes to former player & current broadcaster Paul O'Neill on the Jumbo Screen due to George Steinbrenner giving him the nickname "The Warrior"
- The song was featured in the Family Guy episode "Petarded" (season #4, episode #6), in which Stewie was featured in an iPod commercial dancing to this song.
- The song appears as a master track in the video games Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Rock Band 4.
- The song was featured on the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, on fictional radio station Flash FM.
- Professional wrestler The Ultimate Warrior used the song as his theme music in World Class Championship Wrestling (where he used the name of the Dingo Warrior), and early in his World Wrestling Federation career.
- English Rugby League club Wigan Warriors play the song in the DW Stadium as the players take to the field for the second half of home matches.
- The song was featured during the Charles Barkley segment of Sports Illustrated's NBA Superstars VHS, released in 1989.
- Electric Six covered the song on their cover album Mimicry and Memories (2015) 
|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|
- "Final track listing for Mimicry and Memories". Retrieved 29 March 2015.