Voodoo People

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"Voodoo People"
Voodoo People 01.jpg
Single by The Prodigy
from the album Music for the Jilted Generation
Released12 September 1994
Format12 inch vinyl record
CD single
RecordedEssex, England
GenreHardcore techno[1][2]
Length6:27 (album version)
LabelXL Recordings
Songwriter(s)Liam Howlett
Producer(s)Liam Howlett
The Prodigy singles chronology
"No Good (Start the Dance)"
(1994)
"Voodoo People"
(1994)
"Poison"
(1995)
Alternate cover
Mute Records stateside cover
Mute Records stateside cover

"Voodoo People" is a song by British electronic group The Prodigy, released as their eighth single on 12 September 1994. It was the third single from the album Music for the Jilted Generation. It was also released as a 12" single and in EP format in the United States in 1995 through Mute Records.

Videos[edit]

The original video was directed by Walter Stern and Russell Curtis. It was filmed on location in Saint Lucia and it showed Leeroy Thornhill as a voodoo priest. This version included scenes featuring real witch Doctors, but these were cut because of problems with television censorship. A number of other more graphic versions of the video are available, one of them appearing in the Prodigy's Electronic Punks documentary.[citation needed]

Remixes and covers[edit]

The British release included a remix by The Chemical Brothers.

The song has been covered by Refused and British funk band 6ix Toys as well remixed by Pendulum (see Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)) and other known and less known artists such as Eskimo, Alvaro and Shayning. Croatian cello duo 2Cellos have recorded an instrumental version for their album In2ition and have been performing it live on their subsequent tour.

Use in media[edit]

The track has also been a part of many soundtracks, such as Hackers, Dobermann,Wasabi, amongst others.

Track listing[edit]

UK 12-inch vinyl

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Voodoo People" (Original Mix)6:28
2."Voodoo People" (Haiti Island Remix)5:22
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Voodoo People" (Dust Brothers Remix)5:56
2."Goa (The Heat the Energy Part 2)"6:04

US 12-inch vinyl

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Voodoo People" (The Chemical Brothers Remix)5:56
2."Voodoo People" (Original Mix)6:28
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."No Good (Start the Dance)" (CJ Bolland Museum Remix)5:14
2."Speedway (Theme from Fastlane)" (Secret Knowledge Remix)10:26

Benelux CD single

No.TitleLength
1."Voodoo People" (Edit)4:05
2."Voodoo People" (Dust Brothers Remix)5:56

CD single

No.TitleLength
1."Voodoo People" (Edit)4:05
2."Voodoo People" (Dust Brothers Remix)5:56
3."Goa (The Heat the Energy Part 2)"6:04
4."Voodoo People" (Original Mix)6:28

North American EP

No.TitleLength
1."Voodoo People" (Edit)4:07
2."Voodoo People" (Dust Brothers Remix)5:56
3."No Good (Start The Dance)" (CJ Bolland Museum Remix)5:13
4."Rat Poison"5:31
5."Speedway (Theme from Fastlane)" (Secret Knowledge Remix)10:25
6."Voodoo People" (Haiti Island Remix)5:23
7."Voodoo People" (Original Mix)6:26

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994–95) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 26
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 1
Ireland (IRMA) 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 32
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://getsongbpm.com/song/voodoo-people/oQVRxz
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/music-for-the-jilted-generation-mw0000622674
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Prodigy – Voodoo People". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Prodigy – Voodoo People" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Prodigy – Voodoo People" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Prodigy – Voodoo People". Singles Top 100.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Prodigy – Voodoo People". Swiss Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.