Cinema (Benny Benassi song)

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Single by Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go
from the album Electroman
Released8 March 2011
GenreHouse, dance-pop, electro house
Length3:03 (radio edit)
LabelAll Around the World
Songwriter(s)Benny Benassi, Alle Benassi, Gary Baker
Producer(s)Marco "Benny" Benassi
Benny Benassi singles chronology
"Beautiful People"

"Cinema" is a song by Italian DJ and electro house music producer Benny Benassi and British singer-songwriter Gary Go. The song was written by Gary Go with music produced by Benny and Alle Benassi. It was released on 8 March 2011 by Ultra Records and All Around the World, on Benny Benassi's fourth studio album Electroman. The song made its first appearance on the video game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit in November 2010, months before the song was released as a single. The single EP featured several remixes by Skrillex, Laidback Luke, Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney, and Congo Rock. The Skrillex remix went on to become a hit in its own right, staying in iTunes US Dance Top 10 for over six months after its release, and winning a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording. An instrumental version was featured in the debut trailer for the video game, Sonic Lost World. The song has, as of May 2019, been viewed/played over 400 million times on YouTube.

In late 2020-early 2021, the song went viral on TikTok, appearing on more than 400 videos as of March 6, 2021.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Cinema" was first released onto YouTube on 24 March 2011 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-nine seconds.[1] It features Benassi, his cousin Alle and Gary Go. The video was later featured in the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Copy Machine".

Skrillex remix[edit]

In January 2011, Skrillex released a remix of the song. It was used in the launch promo for the WWE Network, aired on the 5 December 2011 episode of WWE Raw. It was also given the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 54th Grammy Awards. The song was featured in the video game Forza Horizon and the mobile game Beat Fever.

Track listing[edit]

UK Digital download
1."Cinema" (Radio Edit)3:03
2."Cinema" (Extended Mix)4:55
3."Cinema" (Skrillex UK Radio Edit)3:17
4."Cinema" (Alex Gaudino and Jason Rooney Remix)8:12
5."Cinema" (Laidback Luke Remix)6:08
6."Cinema" (Congorock Remix)5:58
7."Cinema" (DJ Mazza Club Mix)6:02
iTunes Digital download – Cinema (feat. Gary Go) [Part 1] - EP[2]
1."Cinema" (Radio Edit)3:03
2."Cinema" (Extended Mix)4:55
3."Cinema" (Congorock Remix)5:58
4."Cinema" (Alex Gaudino and Jason Rooney Remix)8:16
5."Cinema" (Andrea "DJ Mazza" Mazza Club Mix)6:02
iTunes Digital download – Cinema (Remixes) (feat. Gary Go), Pt. 2 - EP[3]
1."Cinema" (Skrillex Radio Edit)3:11
2."Cinema" (Skrillex Remix)5:07
3."Cinema" (Laidback Luke Remix)6:08
4."Cinema" (Maurizio Gubellini Remix)6:02
5."Cinema" (DJ Mazza Dub Mix)5:45

Commercial performance[edit]

The single was certified platinum in Canada through Music Canada for selling over 80,000 downloads.[4] The single was certified platinum in Australia for selling over 75,000 downloads. The single was certified gold in New Zealand. The Skrillex remix was certified platinum in the United States for over 1,000,000 downloads.

In the US, the single achieved a milestone of sorts when it spent a record 48 weeks from 2011 to 2012 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, the third highest number of weeks that a single has ever remained on that chart without advancing into the Billboard Hot 100.[5]



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[22] 2× Platinum 160,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA) (Skrillex Remix)[23] 2× Platinum 2,000,000

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 24 July 2011[24] Digital download All Around the World
United States February 2013 Radio release Ultra Records


  1. ^ "Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go - Cinema". YouTube.
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  4. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Benny Benassi – Cinema". Music Canada.
  5. ^ "Singles Charts Archive Search" (in the "Artist" field, enter "Benny Benassi"; in the "Single Title" field, enter "Cinema", in the "Single Chart Name" field, select "Bubbling Under Hot 100"; in the "Date" field, select "All Weeks(Artist or Title required)"; select "Enter"). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2012. The song remained on the Billboard dance chart for over 120 weeks.
  6. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ Benny Benassi and Gary Go - Cinema - Music Charts
  10. ^ " – Discography Benny Benassi". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Benny Benassi And Gary Go" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema". Singles Top 100.
  16. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Benny Benassi Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Benny Benassi Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  21. ^ "Dance/Mix Show Songs – Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Benny Benassi – Cinema (Ft. Gary Go)". Music Canada. 18 December 2017.
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Benny Benassi – Cinema". Recording Industry Association of America. April 25, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  24. ^ Cinema (feat. Gary Go) by Benny Benassi iTunes

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