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"Take Me to the Hospital" is the twenty-first single released by the British electronic band the Prodigy. released on 31 August 2009,[1] the CD single includes the Sub Focus remix and the 12" single also includes a Rusko remix. Liam also collaborated with Josh Homme to create the "Wreckage" mix of the song.[2] It is the third commercial single from their fifth studio album Invaders Must Die, after "Omen" and "Warrior's Dance", as well and the free promotional single "Invaders Must Die". It was the band's last UK top 40 hit, reaching number 38.

"Take Me to the Hospital"
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Single by the Prodigy
from the album Invaders Must Die
Released31 August 2009
Format
Recorded2008
GenreBreakbeat
Length3:40
Label
Songwriter(s)Liam Howlett
Producer(s)Liam Howlett
The Prodigy singles chronology
"Warrior's Dance"
(2009)
"Take Me to the Hospital"
(2009)
"Nasty"
(2015)
Music video
"Take Me to the Hospital" on YouTube

The song shares its name with the band's record label.

The track features samples from "Salami Fever" by Pepe Deluxé and "Ragamuffin Duo Take Charge" by Asher D and Daddy Freddy.

Music videoEdit

The music video became available to view exclusively on the VidZone application for PlayStation 3 on 4 August 2009; it was posted on the official website and YouTube channel on 5 August. It was filmed onto VHS rather than digital recording equipment to obtain an old school 90s look. It starts with shots of the Prodigy in a derelict building (according to the Prodigy it is an abandoned mental hospital), followed by dancing and walking towards an ambulance. After climbing inside the ambulance they continue singing while trashing it from the inside. After exiting they watch a group of people, who are dressed in black and wearing bear masks, spray paint and further vandalise the vehicle. The video ends with additional clips of the band dancing and singing the lyrics, closing with the camera moving away from the now unrecognisable ambulance.

Completely different promo for the single, originally rejected by the band, also exists. Bits of it was uploaded on YouTube.

Track listingEdit

CD singleEdit

  1. "Take Me to the Hospital" (09 EQ) – 3:42
  2. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Sub Focus remix) – 4:33

12" vinylEdit

  1. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Sub Focus remix) – 4:33
  2. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Rusko remix) – 4:23

CD single promoEdit

  1. "Take Me to the Hospital" (09 EQ) – 3:40
  2. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Sub Focus remix) – 4:33
  3. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Rusko remix) – 4:23
  4. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Adam F and Horx remix) – 5:33
  5. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Losers Middlesex A and E remix) – 5:48
  6. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Josh Homme and Liam H's "Wreckage" mix) – 4:09

Digital downloadEdit

  1. "Take Me to the Hospital" (09 EQ edit) – 3:15
  2. "Take Me to the Hospital" (09 EQ) – 3:42
  3. "Take Me to the Hospital" (instrumental 09 EQ) – 3:40
  4. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Sub Focus remix) – 4:33
  5. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Rusko remix) – 4:23
  6. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Adam F and Horx remix) – 5:33
  7. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Losers Middlesex A and E remix) – 5:48
  8. "Take Me to the Hospital" (Josh Homme and Liam H's "Wreckage" mix) – 4:09
  9. "Take Me to the Hospital" (album version) – 3:42

ChartsEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
position
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[3] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 38

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Singles". Theprodigy.com. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Take Me To The Hospital". Theprodigy.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2019-12-20.