And We Danced (Macklemore song)

"And We Danced" is a song by Macklemore, under the alter-ego Raven Bowie, and features singer Ziggy Stardust. It was released as a single on October 31, 2011 by Macklemore LLC.

"And We Danced"
And We Danced - Macklemore.jpg
Single by Macklemore featuring Ziggy Stardust
from the album The Unplanned Mixtape
ReleasedOctober 31, 2011
Recorded2011
GenreAlternative hip hop
Length4:06
LabelMacklemore LLC
Songwriter(s)Ben Haggerty
Producer(s)Ryan Lewis
Macklemore singles chronology
"The Town"
(2009)
"And We Danced"
(2011)
"Drug Dealer"
(2016)
Music video
"And We Danced" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

Unlike later releases by Macklemore like "My Oh My", "Wing$", "Same Love", and the major hits "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us", all taken from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, this release was taken from his 2009 mixtape, The Unplanned Mixtape, and only credits Macklemore and "Ziggy Stardust". Primarily due to the popularity of the single "Thrift Shop", the song charted in 2013 in Austria, France, Ireland and Switzerland.

Music videoEdit

The music video was shot in 2011 and was directed by Griff J and Ryan Lewis. The music video was uploaded to Ryan Lewis's YouTube channel and has over 100 million views as of July 2016. Contrary to the song's own release data, it states Macklemore x Ryan Lewis as the artists.[1]

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 4
France (SNEP)[3] 89
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 67
Slovenia (SloTop50)[5] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 36

Year-endEdit

Chart (2013) Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 10

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
United States October 31, 2011[8][9] Digital download Macklemore LLC.

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Italy (FIMI)[10] Gold 25,000 
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[11] Gold 15,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhf5cuXiLTA
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Macklemore feat. Ziggy Stardust – And We Danced" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Macklemore feat. Ziggy Stardust – And We Danced" (in French). Les classement single.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Singles". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official singles weekly chart" (in Slovenian). SloTop50. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Macklemore feat. Ziggy Stardust – And We Danced". Swiss Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "JAHRESHITPARADE 2013" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "And We Danced (Single) (2011)". Music Bazar. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  9. ^ "Macklemore x Ryan Lewis – And We Danced". Sunset in the Rearview. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Italian single certifications – Macklemore feat. Ziggy Stardust – And We Danced" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved July 29, 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "And We Danced" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  11. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Macklemore feat. Ziggy Stardust; 'And We Danced')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 29, 2019.