Walk Idiot Walk

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"Walk Idiot Walk"
Single by The Hives
from the album Tyrannosaurus Hives
Released July 6, 2004
Format Digital download
Genre Garage punk, post-punk revival
Length 3:31
Writer(s) Randy Fitzsimmons
The Hives singles chronology
"Die, All Right! / Supply and Demand"
"Walk Idiot Walk"
"Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones"

"Walk Idiot Walk" is the first single from the Swedish band The Hives' third album, Tyrannosaurus Hives. It was written by Randy Fitzsimmons.

In Australia, the song was ranked #55 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.

Music video[edit]

The video takes place in a white room with crossword puzzle designs on the wall. Before the music starts, there's a sign with a large "!", the Hives appear. In the middle of the music video, Pelle Almqvist begins to walk on the wall, as he steps on the crossword designs, letters appear soon after, reading "Walk Idiot Walk".

In popular culture[edit]

It was featured in a season 4 episode, "Jinx", of Smallville. It was used in the Season 2 episode, "My Mother the Fiend" of Veronica Mars. It was used as the theme song for the 2004 WWE Diva Search which later became the theme to former Diva Search winner and TNA Knockout, Christy Hemme. The main riff is similar to that of The Who's "I Can't Explain", and even more similar to Sonic 2's Metropolis Zone. The song also features in Guitar Rock Tour.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Walk Idiot Walk" (Album Version) - 3:31
  2. "Genepool Convulsions" - 2:16
  3. "Keel-Hauling Class of '89" - 2:45