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"Alive" is a song by Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun. It was released on 15 April 2013 as the lead single from their second studio album, Ice on the Dune, released on 14 June 2013. It is the band's most known song as it has been used and remixed all over the world.

"Alive"
Empire of the sun-alive s.jpg
Single by Empire of the Sun
from the album Ice on the Dune
Released15 April 2013 (2013-04-15)
Format
GenreDance-pop[1]
Length3:24
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Empire of the Sun singles chronology
"Half Mast (Slight Return)"
(2010)
"Alive"
(2013)
"DNA"
(2013)
Music video
"Alive" on YouTube

The single was certified platinum both by the Australian Recording Industry Association and the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. It is also featured in the football video game FIFA 14.

Contents

Track listingEdit

"Alive" – remixes
No.TitleLength
1."Alive" (Zedd Remix)3:46
2."Alive" (David Guetta Remix)5:56
3."Alive" (M4SONIC Remix)3:29
4."Alive" (Mat Zo Remix)5:40
5."Alive" (Zedd Extended Remix)4:43
6."Alive" (Gold Fields Remix)5:20

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song has acquired widespread notice. Directed by Alex Theurer and Charles Scott from Kelvin Optical, Inc., a division of J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.[2] It features science fiction costumes and was filmed in Bryce Canyon National Park and the redwoods of California.[citation needed]

The animation starting at (0:45) depicts both singers standing on a rock tower, which is Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly located on the Navajo Nation in Arizona

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 22
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 16
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 13
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 13
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 44
France (SNEP)[8] 32
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 39
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 39
Israel (Media Forest)[11] 2
Italy (FIMI)[12] 18
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[13] 43
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 94
Slovenia (SloTop50)[15] 27
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 25
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[17] 83
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[18] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[19] 26

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2013) Position
Italy (FIMI)[20] 51

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[21] Platinum 70,000^
Italy (FIMI)[22] Platinum 30,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "100 Best Songs of 2013 > 79: Empire of the Sun, "Alive"". Rolling Stone. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. ^ Battan, carrie. "Watch Empire of the Sun's Typically Over-the-Top Video for "Alive"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Empire of the Sun – Alive". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Empire of the Sun – Alive" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Empire of the Sun – Alive" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Empire of the Sun – Alive" (in French). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201340 into search.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Empire of the Sun – Alive" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Empire of the Sun – Alive". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 27, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Media Forest: Airplay chart". mediaforest.biz. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – {{{artist}}} – {{{song}}}". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Empire of the Sun – Alive" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official singles weekly chart" (in Slovenian). SloTop50. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Empire of the Sun – Alive". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/130629cluk.txt
  18. ^ "Empire of the Sun Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  19. ^ "Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Classifiche annuali top 100 singoli digitali 2013" (PDF) (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  22. ^ "Italian single certifications – Empire of the Sun – Alive" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 29 November 2013. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Alive" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".