Troy (song)

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Sinead OConnor Troy single cover.jpg
Single by Sinéad O'Connor
from the album The Lion and the Cobra
B-side "Still Listening"
Released 1987
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 6:34
Label Chrysalis
Songwriter(s) Sinéad O'Connor
Producer(s) Sinéad O'Connor
Kevin Mooney
Sinéad O'Connor singles chronology

"Troy" is a song written and recorded by Sinéad O'Connor, the first single from her 1987 debut album, The Lion and the Cobra. In 2002, a dance version of the song released as "Troy (The Phoenix from the Flame)" becoming a top 10 hit on several international dance charts including the US.

Music video[edit]

The video featured O'Connor, completely bald and covered with gold and silver body paint, singing to a background of moving images including flames.

Live performances[edit]

O'Connor only sang "Troy" live the year after it was released, after that she refused to perform "Troy" again[citation needed] until 2008 when she performed at the Night of the Proms in Belgium and The Netherlands.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988)
(Original version)
Dutch Top 40[1] 5
Dutch GfK Singles Chart[2] 8
Flemish Singles Chart[3] 12
Chart (2002)
(Remix version)
Flemish Singles Chart[4] 35
UK Singles Chart[5] 48
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[6] 3
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[6] 6


  1. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 3, 1988". Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ " search results". Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Allmusic – Sinéad O'Connor – Billboard singles". Retrieved January 3, 2009 (2009-01-03).  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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