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American soul singer Aloe Blacc provides vocals for the track   and Mike Einziger of Incubus provides acoustic guitar. Peter Dyer also provides keyboard on the song. Avicii introduced "Wake Me Up! Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' has been named as the highest charting dance Wake Up - Various - A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away (File) of the decade sitting at No.
It was also released as a promotional stand-alone single on Interscope Recordsmade available online for downloads via iTunes. A separate music Where Im From - House Of Pain - Same As It Ever Was was also made. The Blacc single also charted in its own right in various charts. At the same time I was tipped off about doing another track with Aloe Blaccand I started working on that track.
None of us [could] sing and we really needed to get that demo down and the only person Wake Up - Various - A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away (File) knew that lived in LA was Aloe, so I called him and he was free. Lyrics come really easy to him so he wrote them in a couple of hours and we finished the track.
Aloe Blacc, who is not credited on the track, explained to The Huffington Post : "I started writing the lyrics at the top oftravelling back from Switzerland. I started in hip hop music back in the 90s and I never expected to be singing and have an actual career as a musician, but I'm travelling all over the world and I thought 'Life is a dream, wake me up when it's all over'.
I was invited to the studio with Avicii and Mike Einziger from Incubus, and when I got to the studio they had already come up with a chord progression of the song. I came in with the lyrics and I just developed the melody as I heard the chords, and we all thought it was something very strong. We finished the song that night as an acoustic version, then Avicii Wake Up - Various - A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away (File) the dance mix in a couple of days, and that's what we released to the world, and that was his release.
It was also released as a promotional stand-alone single by Interscope Records and made available online for download via iTunes.
The single also charted in its right in various charts. Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review, stating:. Kudos to Avicii then, who has dared to try something a little different for his latest offering.
The jig-along chorus may conjure up images of Wake Up - Various - A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away (File), but to be honest, what summer anthem doesn't? The single has peaked at number one in 22 countries to date, including Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Ireland,  the United Kingdom and several European countries, in addition to reaching the top 10 in six others. The song is also the most searched on the Apple owned music identifying app Shazam with more than 23 million in February The song debuted at number 42 on 24 June.
On the next week, the song skyrocketed to number 2, behind " Blurred Lines ". The number position became Avicii's highest charting song, beating " I Could Be the One " record which peaked at number four earlier in the year. It also beat Blacc's hit, " I Need a Dollar ", which peaked at number A week later, the song hit the top position, ending "Blurred Lines" eight-week reign.
On its sixth week at the top, 12 August, the song became the longest-running number one Barock Project - Detachment a Swedish act since Roxette 's hit " The Look ".
In July"Wake Me Up" entered at the number one on the UK Singles Chartselling 88, copies in its first day  andin its first week, becoming Britain's fastest-selling single of The single spent 32 consecutive weeks in the top 40, before exiting. The song is used in the first trailer for the animated film The Lego Movie.
Swiss singer Sebalter performed a version as his cover song choice during the Swiss national final for the Eurovision Song Contest Croatian cello duo 2Cellos released a cover version on YouTube on 6 January As of Novemberthe video has been viewed Jai Des Doutes - Various - Les Tubes 9 40 million times.
K-pop group Lunafly recorded a version of "Wake Me Up" in The song is used in the first trailer for the animated film Abominable. A lyric video to accompany the release of "Wake Me Up" was first released on YouTube 28 Juneat a total length of four minutes and thirty two seconds, and teaser clips for the official video were also released.
The official video for "Wake Me Up" was released a month after the lyric video on 29 July It features two women: the older girl is Russian fashion model Kristina Romanovaand the younger girl is Laneya Grace.
It depicts them and how they are different from the people in their dreary village, said Wake Up - Various - A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away (File) are seen looking at the two often with disgust and revulsion. One morning, Kristina gets up early and rides off on a horse to a nearby city. Once in the city, she finds how welcoming and accepting the people are of her. She notices a woman with the Avicii logo birthmark like the one on her Percy Sledge - Warm & Tender Soul arm.
They meet others and then jump into a truck and are then shown to be attending an Avicii concert. The next morning, Kristina rides back on the horse to Laneya and tells her that she found "somewhere they belong" as they pack up all their belongings and depart the village for good.
The video ends with them walking down the highway as they move into the city and shots from the concert and the staring villagers from the beginning just moving on with their dreary lives with only one seeming to notice and be depressed by the sisters' departure before resuming her uninspired life. Avicii concert footage was from Miami. As of Novemberthis video has been viewed on Avicii's official YouTube channel over 1. On 30 SeptemberBlacc released his own acoustic version of the song.
Wake Up - Various - A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away (File) director is Alex Rivera. The cast were real life immigrant activists: Hareth Andrade Ayala a Virginia leader in the immigrant youth movement working to stop her own father's deportationAgustin Chiprez Alvarez a Los Angeles day laborerand Margarita Reyes who was deported with her mother as a child despite being born in the US.
Buchanan and Keys performed the song as a tribute to Avicii who had died a little over a month earlier. We're celebrating life, love and finding ourselves! In the United Kingdom, the original release date was intended to be 8 September The video received heavy publicity and popularity within Ireland from many news websites and the public.
The video was a viral hit within the country and with Irish abroad, hitting a million views in one week. The once fun-loving track has taken a turn for the melancholy, but it plays so well you'll hardly think twice about the change.
It was also released as part of his album, Wicked Game. Irish singer Derek Ryan did a Country and Irish version of the song in his album The Entertainer — Live accompanied with a music video of footage from his performances. Christian rock band Skillet began performing a shortened cover of the song at some of their live shows starting in The Norwegian acoustic-pop supergroup Stavangerkameratene covered the song as a translated single called "Vekk meg opp" Wake Me Upreleased 11 March Choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone has previously had chart success after putting together non-singers and turning them into a cohesive choir.
Inhe guided the Military Wives — a group of women with partners serving overseas in the army — to Christmas number one with the song " Wherever You Are ". Inin collaboration with Gary BarlowMalone produced the song " Sing ", as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, with the Commonwealth Band being joined by the Military Wives.
Malone was chosen to create the official Children in Need single forand his efforts were captured in a two-part series, Gareth Malone's All Star Choirwhich aired on 3 November and 10 November. The BBC press release said that Malone would "bring together an array of untrained voices from the world of television sport and theatre" for the single. Gareth Malone went on numerous television and radio shows to promote the song, including some presented by celebrities who feature on the record.
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