The Warrior (song)

"The Warrior" is a song by American rock band Scandal featuring Patty Smyth, from the album Warrior, written by Holly Knight and Nick Gilder. The song went to number one in Canada and number seven in the United States, as well as number one on the US Rock Top Tracks chart, and won a BMI Airplay Award in 1984. It was also a hit in Australia, where it peaked at number six, and in New Zealand and South Africa, peaking in both countries at number eleven. The music video of the song depicts the apocalypse in a warehouse.

"The Warrior"
Scandal - The Warrior single.jpg
Single by Scandal
from the album Warrior
ReleasedAugust 1984
Format7-inch single
Producer(s)Mike Chapman
Scandal singles chronology
"Win Some, Lose Some"
"The Warrior"
"Hands Tied"

The song is used in the opening credits to the first episode of each of the first three seasons of the Netflix show GLOW.


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1984–1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 86
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 7
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1984) Position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 62
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 46


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[9] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8943." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  3. ^ " – Scandal feat. Patty Smyth – The Warrior". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Patty Smyth Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Patty Smyth Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 1984". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1984". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Scandal – Warrior". Music Canada. Retrieved September 26, 2019.