Start the Commotion

"Start the Commotion" is a song by British electronic music duo The Wiseguys, from their second album The Antidote. It was released as a single in the UK in 1998,[1] and peaked at #66 on the UK Singles Chart. A re-release the following year gave the song a higher chart placing, peaking at #47.[2] It also peaked at #36 on the American dance charts in 2000.[3]

"Start the Commotion"
Single by The Wiseguys
from the album The Antidote
FormatCD single, 12"
GenreBig beat
LabelLabel Mammoth
Songwriter(s)Theo Keating
The Wiseguys singles chronology
"Ooh La La"
"Start the Commotion"
"Dizzy Spell"

After being used in a Mitsubishi Motors television commercial in the U.S. in 2001, the song gained a second life and significant radio airplay, reaching the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and making it the Wiseguys' best known song. It was featured in the 2001 comedy Zoolander, where it was used to promote the film. It was also featured in the films Gun Shy and Kangaroo Jack. It has also been officially remixed by Eric Kupper and DJ Spinna.


The song includes samples of:[4]

Track listing

UK CD single
  1. "Start the Commotion" (Radio edit)
  2. "Fatal Femme" (feat. Sense Live)
  3. "Start the Commotion" (Full length)


Chart (1998–2001) Peak position
UK Singles Chart 47
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles[5] 36
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 31
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 14
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 11


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