Antidote (Swedish House Mafia song)

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Antidote (Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party song).jpg
Single by Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party
from the album Until Now
Released16 December 2011 (2011-12-16)
FormatDigital download
GenreElectro house
Length6:14 (original mix)
2:57 (radio edit)
Swedish House Mafia singles chronology
"Save the World"
Knife Party singles chronology
Audio sample

"Antidote" is a song by Swedish house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia in collaboration with Australian electronic music duo Knife Party. It was released on 16 December 2011 in the United States as the second single from the Swedish House Mafia compilation album, Until Now. The remix EP was released on 15 January 2012 for the UK digital download in the iTunes Store. "Antidote" was written by Swedish House Mafia members Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, and Knife Party members (the members of the drum and bass band Pendulum) Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen. The song contains vocals by Swedish American hip hop recording artist Adam Baptiste (also known as ADL), whose vocals are uncredited, co-written by Swedish songwriter Klas Åhlund.

Chart performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number four on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the UK Dance Chart with first-week sales of 46,757 copies. It is the Swedish House Mafia's fourth consecutive top 10 hit in the UK.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released via YouTube on 19 December 2011 in association with Vevo in two different versions (clean and explicit). Both videos feature a heist in a Japanese strip club, with certain people talking in Japanese. The explicit version contains violent and sexual scenes. The two videos are also cut differently, in the sense that the more graphic scenes are left out of the clean version of the video. Certain scenes are more understandable after watching the explicit version of the video.

The explicit video is filmed in first person as the protagonist and his gang put on masks and steal a briefcase in the strip club, shooting and killing many of their enemies. The protagonist escapes and gets into a van just before the driver is shot by the rival gang; the gang then shoots and presumably kills the protagonist.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
1."Antidote" (radio edit)2:57
2."Antidote" (original mix)6:14
3."Antidote" (Knife Party Dub)6:07
4."Antidote" (Swedish House Mafia Dub)6:14
5."Antidote" (Tommy Trash Remix)5:53


Chart (2011–12) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 30
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 35
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 9
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 13
France (SNEP)[5] 93
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 63
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 39
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 49
Poland (Dance Top 50)[9] 38
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 70
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[13] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 4
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[15] 3


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[16] 3× Platinum 120,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States 16 December 2011[18] Digital download EMI Records
Ireland 13 January 2012[19]
United Kingdom 15 January 2012[20]


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  5. ^ " – Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote" (in French). Les classement single.
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  7. ^ "Chart Track: Week 04, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  8. ^ " – Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ " – Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote". Singles Top 100.
  12. ^ " – Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Dance/Club Play Songs". Hot Dance Club Songs. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party - Antidote" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party – Antidote". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Antidote in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ "Antidote - Single by Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party". iTunes
  19. ^ "Antidote (Remixes) Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party". iTunes
  20. ^ "Antidote (Remixes) Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party". iTunes