Utopia (Within Temptation song)

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Single by Within Temptation featuring Chris Jones
from the album An Acoustic Night at the Theatre
B-side "Restless (Live at Beursgebouw Eindhoven 23-11-2007)"
Released 23 October 2009
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Acoustic rock
Label Gun Records
Songwriter(s) Sharon den Adel
Daniel Gibson [1]
Producer(s) English link]
Within Temptation singles chronology

"Utopia" is the first single from the Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation's live album An Acoustic Night at the Theatre. The song features guest vocals from Chris Jones, a British singer. The single was released on 23 October 2009.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • 2-track single
  1. "Utopia"
  2. "Restless" (Live at Beursgebouw Eindhoven 23-11-2007)


Alistair Lawrence of BBC Music called the track nothing "more than a custom-built acoustic ballad, but ensures their fans go home having heard something new".[3]

Music video[edit]

The video was posted on Within Temptation's official YouTube page on 28 September 2009. It is directed by Oscar Verpoort. The video shows a man walking around a city witnessing various people committing crimes, such as a man stealing a blind woman's wallet and a prostitute being picked up by an older man. He saves a child from almost being hit by a car when his mother wasn't paying attention to what he was doing. As the boy looks back, there is nobody there, suggesting that the man was an angel-like apparition. The band is also seen performing in a run down building.


Chart (2009) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 37
Finland Download (Latauslista)[5] 24
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 32
Poland (Airplay Chart)[7] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 88


  1. ^ Ascap entry for song ASCAP, accessed September 6, 2010
  2. ^ Within Temptation to release "Utopia" single
  3. ^ Lawrence, Alistair (2009). "Within Temptation An Acoustic Night at the Theatre Review". BBC Music. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Within Temptation feat. Chris Jones – Utopia" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Within Temptation: Utopia" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  6. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Within+Temptation+feat.+Chris+Jones&titel=Utopia&cat=s
  7. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Within Temptation feat. Chris Jones – Utopia". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved August 6, 2014.

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