Dragon Slayer (song)

"Dragon Slayer" is a song written and performed by American comedy rock band Ninja Sex Party. The song was originally recorded for the band's third studio album Attitude City. The track was released as the band's sixth single on February 19, 2014, becoming the second single to be released in promotion of Attitude City.

"Dragon Slayer"
Ninja Sex Party - "Dragon Slayer" (Artwork).jpg
Single by Ninja Sex Party
from the album Attitude City
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2014 (2014-02-19)
Formatdigital download
Recorded2013-14
GenreComedy rock, electronic rock, synthpop
Length3:18
LabelSelf-released
Songwriter(s)Dan Avidan, Brian Wecht
Producer(s)Dan Avidan, Brian Wecht
Ninja Sex Party singles chronology
"Party of Three"
(2013)
"Dragon Slayer"
(2014)
"Attitude City"
(2014)

PackagingEdit

The single cover for "Dragon Slayer" was painted by London-based artist Katie Scott. The artwork, originally posted by Scott on her Facebook page in November 2013, features Danny Sexbang sitting on a dragon corpse, holding a bloodied sword with two half-naked girls sitting at his feet. Ninja Brian stands in the background holding a pocket knife.[1] She had previously created the artwork for British alternative rock band Bombay Bicycle Club's third studio album A Different Kind of Fix.[2]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Dragon Slayer", directed by Game Grumps co-host Arin Hanson, and featuring cameo appearances from Hanson, Game Grumps editor Barry Kramer, Steam Train co-host Ross O'Donovan, and internet personality Comic Book Girl 19 premiered on YouTube on February 21, 2014.

The video broke the threshold of 1 million views in June 2014, becoming the sixth music video by the band to have achieved such.[3] The video is the fifth most viewed upload on the channel, with over 7 million views as of June 2019.[4]

Track listingsEdit

Digital download
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dragon Slayer"Dan Avidan, Brian WechtAvidan, Wecht3:18

PersonnelEdit

Ninja Sex Party

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Comedy Digital Tracks (Billboard)[5] 17

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
Australia[6] February 19, 2014 Digital download Micro, Inc.
United Kingdom[7]
United States[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott, Katie. "Ninja Sex Party art!". Katie Scott Art. Facebook. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Katie Scott, Illustrator and Artist". Aesthetica. Aesthetica Magazine Ltd. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  3. ^ Silver, Curtis. "Ninja Sex Party slays dragons in "Dragon Slayer"". Kupeesh. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. ^ "50 Most Viewed YouTube Videos by NinjaSexParty". SocialBlade. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Comedy Digital Tracks: March 8, 2014". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Dragon Slayer - Single". iTunes Store AU. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Dragon Slayer - Single". iTunes Store GB. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Dragon Slayer - Single". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 June 2014.