God Loves You When You're Dancing

God Loves You When You're Dancing is the debut extended play by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy. It was released in Australia on 22 March 2013 via Liberation Music.

God Loves You When You're Dancing
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Released22 March 2013 (2013-03-22)
Vance Joy chronology
God Loves You When You're Dancing
Dream Your Life Away
Singles from God Loves You When You're Dancing
  1. "From Afar"
    Released: 21 January 2013
  2. "Riptide"
    Released: 21 May 2013

The EP was nominated for two awards at the ARIA Music Awards of 2013; ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist - Release, but lost to Flume by Flume and ARIA Award for Best Pop Release, but lost to Armageddon by Guy Sebastian.[1]

The EP contains the single, "Riptide", which in May 2015 became the longest-charting song in ARIA Chart history, having remained in the top 100 for 107 weeks and counting. It surpassed previous record holder, Poker Face by Lady Gaga's 106 week record.[2] In January 2016, the week count was at 120.[3]

In March 2019, to celebrate the EP's 6 year anniversary, Joy announced a limited edition 10" of the EP on vinyl for release on 26 April. This was the first time the EP had ever been released on Vinyl and was limited to 1,000 units. [4] As from September of that year, it was accredited by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) with 9× platinum certificates, for shipment of 630,000 units.[5] It had peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Australian Artists Singles Chart and was still on that chart in that month for 208 weeks; it also peaked at No. 9 on the related ARIA Streaming Singles Chart and was still on that chart for 145 weeks.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Grace Goodfellow of The Ripe TV gave the extended play a positive review, praising each song and concluding; "Vance Joy isn’t just a musician. He is an artist and this EP is his masterpiece. ‘’God Loves You When You’re Dancing’’ is a beautiful piece of art – it really, truly is."[6] Daniel Falconer of Female First UK also praised each track and gave the EP 5 out of 5 saying "Vance Joy is without a doubt one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to emerge from the scores we see on a regular basis, and any fan of music would be a fool not to keep an eye firmly on him." [7]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Emmylou" - 4:40
  2. "Riptide" - 3:24
  3. "Play with Fire" - 4:23
  4. "Snaggletooth" - 5:19
  5. "From Afar" - 4:24

Release historyEdit

Region Release date Format Label
Australia[8][9] 22 March 2013 Liberation LMCD0219


  1. ^ "2013 ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 7 August 2012. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  2. ^ Cameron Adams (10 May 2015). "Vance Joy's Riptide breaks Lady Gaga's incredible record on the Australian charts". www.heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ "ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber 'Love Yourself' Is Australia's First No 1 Of 2016". Gavin Ryan. www.noise11.com. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Vance Joy Talks New Music, Vinyl Release of 'God Loves You When You're Dancing': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b Wallace, Ian (30 September 2019). "Week Commencing ~ 30th September 2019 ~ Issue #1543" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (1543): 24. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  6. ^ "VANCE JOY – GOD LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DANCING". www.theripe.tv. 24 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Vance Joy - 'God Loves You When You're Dancing' - EP Review". www.femalefirst.co.uk. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  8. ^ "God Loves You When You're Dancing (EP) by Vance Joy". iTunes Store (AU). Apple Inc. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  9. ^ "God Loves You When You're Dancing EP by Vance Joy". www.sanity.com.au. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.