Butterfly (Smile.dk song)

Last updated
Single by Smile.dk
from the album Smile
Released2 November 1998 (1998-11-02)
Genre Eurodance
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Robert Uhlmann
Producer(s) Robin Rex
Smile.dk singles chronology
Music video
"Smile - Butterfly (Official Music Video)" at YouTube

"Butterfly" is a song by Swedish bubblegum dance group Smile.dk, from their 1998 album, Smile. It was written and produced by Robert Uhlmann and Robin Rex.


The song gained popularity outside of Sweden when it was included on the first version of Konami's music video game, Dance Dance Revolution and Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix . In honor of its popularity, the song was remixed for the franchise's 2008 installment Dance Dance Revolution X , a mix primarily intended to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the series. [1] The song also became an internet meme in the 2010s after being included in made-in-China toys.[ citation needed ]

In 2009, the song was re-recorded with Veronica and Malin doing the vocals. This version was released as a single on May 13, 2009, and was titled "Butterfly '09 (United Forces Airplay Edit)."

South African band Die Antwoord sampled the song in their hit "Enter the Ninja," having heard it on Dance Dance Revolution X . [2]

Music video

The music video starts with Smile.dk descending from an orange butterfly-shaped ship and going on a mission to find two samurai. After finding the samurai, the girls take them to their ship.


The song was played twice during the 2019 film Flatland . It was briefly featured in the sixth episode of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ series WandaVision , titled "All-New Halloween Spooktacular!"

Official remixes

  1. Anaconda Remix 4:21
  2. China Power Mix 1:48
  3. Delaction Radio Remix 3:40
  4. Delaction Mix 5:48
  5. Extended Mix 4:21
  6. Hyper-K Mix 3:23
  7. KCP Kung-Fu Mix 1:34
  8. Pan-Ace Radio Mix 3:00
  9. Romance Mix 2:56
  10. S3RL Mix 4:50
  11. United Forces Airplay Edit 3:07
  12. Upswing Mix 5:25

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