STORY OF SONG

Story of Song

In an interview with The Sun, writer John Martin said: “That song was actually written by me and Michel Zitron, my friend that I write with. We sat down in Michel’s studio on a Sunday, we were kind of hangover. We had this discussion about our relationship with our dads. We started to play around with a loop, then this melody came out quickly and we did it in one day.” Then he added: “You have to touch the crying nerve in music. When you mix sad melodies with euphoric tracks. There is something that happens that really works.”

The real inspiration for Swedish House Mafia was the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia. In an interview with MTV News, Axwell said: “We were at this amazing house in Sydney by the water, and we were trying to take in all the amazingness of Sydney. So we took out a couch and sat in the garden with the ocean view there. And we were like, ‘OK, let’s make something that sounds how this looks.’”

Release date

Released on September 14, 2012.

Songwriter/s

Axel Hedfors – Steve Angello – Sebastian Ingrosso – John Martin Lindstrom – Michel Zitron

Label

Virgin – EMI – Polydor

Chart Rankings

In the US, ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 becoming the band’s first and only top 10 single. The Recording Industry Associaton of America (RIAA) certified it Triple Platinum for sales over 3.3 million copies. In the UK, the single topped the Official Charts Company, and was the 13th best selling single of 2012. The British Phonographic Industry certified it Platinum for sales over 1 million copies.

The single topped the charts in other countries including Australia, Scotland and Sweden. While being in the top 10 charts in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey. It was certified Triple Platinum in Denmark for streaming over 5.4 million times, and in Sweden 9 times Platinum. In Australia, it was certified 7 times Platinum, Triple Platinum in Canada, Double Platinum in Italy, Mexico and New Zealand. In Austria, Belgium, Finland and Germany, it was certified Gold.

Artist’s age on release date

Swedish House Mafia had been active for 7 years when they released this song.

Cover Versions

Pentatonix – Olly Murs – Within Temptations – 3M8S – The Piano Guys – TG Lurgan – Anthem Lights – Joelle Hadjia (The X Factor Australia) – Kingsland Road – Song of Serendip (America’s Got Talent) – Hadi Sarieddine (ambient/mellow) – Rick Astley – Postmodern Jukebox – Sam Tsui & Kurt Schneider – Beth – Madilyn Bailey – Conor Maynard – Kristoff & Rapunzel – Chestersee – DSharp (instrumental) – Nightcore – Nicole Cross – AuroraBrivido – Relley C (The X Factor England 2013) – Alex G & Friends – Us The Duo – PlentaKill featuring Brother Blake – Avery – Jarno Ibarra (The Voice of Holland) – Max Schneider – Lovelectric (Metal) – Noah – The Mad Violinist (instrumental).

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