The Prodigy: their 10 best songs

4 March 2023, 10:00

Keith Flint of The Prodigy performs in Milan in 2012
Keith Flint of The Prodigy performs in Milan in 2012. Picture: Fabio Diena / Alamy Stock Photo

On 4th March 2019, we lost the brilliant Keith Flint, Here are some of his band's finest moments.

  1. The Prodigy - Firestarter

    Perhaps the greatest Prodigy tune of all, released as a single over a year before the accompanying album The Fat Of The Land dropped. Featuring a sample of The Art Of Noise’s 1980s classic Close (To The Edit), the video features the late, great Keith Flint giving a legendary performance at the deserted Aldwych Underground station.

    The Prodigy - Firestarter (Official Video)

  2. The Prodigy - Voodoo People

    Phenomenally BIG tune from Music For The Jilted Generation, this bass-heavy techno classic was given an early remix by The Chemical Brothers back when they were still known as “The Dust Brothers”.

    The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Official Video)

  3. The Prodigy - No Good (Start The Dance)

    Based around a supercharged sample from a 1987 by Kelly Charles, this 1994 single made Number 4 in the UK charts, heralding The Prodigy’s most successful period.

    The Prodigy - No Good (Start The Dance) (Official Video)

  4. The Prodigy - Charly

    Keith Flint didn’t actually appear on The Prodigy’s debut single - its star was a sample of the 1970s children’s character Charly, the cat who warned kids of the dangers of talking to strangers, playing with matches and a multitude of other everyday hazards.

    The Prodigy - Charly (Official Video)

  5. The Prodigy - Out Of Space

    Utterly bonkers early single from The Prodigy, which taps into the breaking genre of drum and bass. The sample “I’ll take your brain to another dimension, pay close attention” is another clip of Liam Howlett’s favourite act Ultramagnetic MCs.

    The Prodigy - Out Of Space (Official Video)

  6. The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die

    A storming latter-day entry from The Prodigy and the title track for their fifth studio album in 2009. Still nose-bleed-inducing, still relentless, still brilliant.

    Invaders Must Die

  7. The Prodigy - Breathe

    Possibly their most accessible track, Breathe made Number 1 in 1996 and showcases the merciless vocal duo of Keith Flint and Maxim.

    The Prodigy - 'Breathe'

  8. The Prodigy - Poison

    Released in March 1995, Poison wasn't your usual 1,000bpm Prodigy banger and was all the better for it.

    The Prodigy - Poison (Official Video)

  9. The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place

    Beautifully no-nonsense early track from the team - the cover of the single features a photo of the old Corkscrew ride from Alton Towers, which kind of sums up what you can expect.

    The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place (Official Video)

  10. The Prodigy - Warrior's Dance

    A top 10 hit, no less, from the Invaders Must Die album in 2009. Spooky video, too.

    The Prodigy - Warrior's Dance Uncut (Official Video)