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"Demons" is a song by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim, featuring Grammy Award-winning American R&B-soul singer Macy Gray. The song was released as a single from Slim's 2000 album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, and later appeared on Gray's 2004 greatest hits compilation The Very Best of Macy Gray as well as Slim's 2006 greatest hits compilation The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder. It contains elements of Bill Withers' 1973 song "I Can't Write Left-Handed". The gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama covered the song on their 2005 album Atom Bomb.[citation needed] Recently, the song was featured in the Netflix series Sense8.

Single by Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray
from the album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
Released8 January 2001 (2001-01-08)
FormatCD, DVD, 12" vinyl
GenreBig beat
LabelSkint, Astralwerks
Songwriter(s)Fatboy Slim, Macy Gray, Bill Withers
Producer(s)Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim singles chronology
"Sunset (Bird of Prey)"
"Star 69" / "Weapon of Choice"
Macy Gray singles chronology
"Sexual Revolution"
"Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph)"


Music videoEdit

The DVD single includes the "Demons" music video (with multiple angles), a "making-of" featuring an interview with Macy Gray, and a TV spot for the album. The video portrays a miniature man trying to rescue a woman being caught in the menacing metallic jaws of a piano in a cathedral. There are also intercut shots of Macy Gray performing the song herself in the sanctuary.

Track listingEdit

UK 12"
  1. "Demons" (featuring Macy Gray)
  2. "The Pimp"
  3. "Camber Sands"


Chart (2001) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 78
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 13
Italy (FIMI)[4] 41
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 39
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 78
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 16


  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  2. ^ " – Fatboy Slim feat. Macy Gray – Demons" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. ^ " – Fatboy Slim feat. Macy Gray – Demons" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  4. ^ " – Fatboy Slim feat. Macy Gray – Demons". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 4 – 2001". Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 2009-04-08.
  6. ^ " – Fatboy Slim feat. Macy Gray – Demons" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Fatboy Slim: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2016.

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