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"Golden" is a song by American singer and rapper Travie McCoy featuring Australian recording artist Sia. It was released digitally as a single on June 15, 2015 through Fueled by Ramen.

"Golden"
Golden by Travie McCoy and Sia cover.jpg
Single by Travie McCoy featuring Sia
from the album Rough Water
ReleasedJune 15, 2015
Genre
Length3:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Travie McCoy singles chronology
"Wrapped Up"
(2014)
"Golden"
(2015)
Sia singles chronology
"Déjà Vu"
(2015)
"Golden"
(2015)
"Fire Meet Gasoline"
(2015)

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, McCoy said, "I think 'Golden' is a cog in the machine that is the next album. Every song has its own shape and sound in order to make the machine move and work the way I want it to."[1]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly online, McCoy said he met Sia four years ago, and he had been a fan of hers for years. "When we finally [met] we were totally kindred spirits. We had both gone through a lot and she became a sister to me very quickly. [...] This was probably the third of about three or four that we've recorded together. Who knows if the others will ever be heard, but they all mean so much to me. She actually wrote a song for me when I was going through some really hard times that I will always hold dear to my heart. She's an angel with the voice of one."[2] Speaking on Entertainment Tonight, McCoy said, "It's like second nature working with Sia. We have this brotherly-sisterly vibe going on. Once I heard the hook, I kinda knew where I wanted to go lyrically and I wrote it in about 45 minutes... I think a lot of people can relate to having those tinglies in their stomach about that special somebody."[3]

VideoEdit

The video for "Golden" premiered on YouTube on June 14, 2015[4] and is inspired by an iconic traffic shot in Jean-Luc Godard's cult classic 1967 film Week End. The video is a continuous looping shot of Travie leaving his car on a desert road and observing the eccentric passengers in the vehicles in front of him.[5]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 4
Australia Urban (ARIA)[7] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 74
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 20
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[10] 71
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 69

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[12] Platinum 70,000^

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

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
United States[13] June 15, 2015 Digital download Fueled by Ramen
Australia[14] Warner Music Australia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ARIANA BACLE (16 June 2015). "Travie McCoy Sia Collaborations". www.ew.com. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ ARIANA BACLE (16 June 2015). "Travie McCoy Sia Collaborations". www.ew.com. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ Sophie Schillaci (23 June 2015). "Travie McCoy on 'Brotherly-Sisterly Vibes' With Sia, New Album(s) and Hillary Clinton's Playlist". www.etonline.com. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Travie McCoy: Golden ft. Sia [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube.com. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Sia Sings on New Travie McCoy Track, "Golden"". www.abcnewsradioonline.com. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Travie Mccoy feat. Sia – Golden". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "ARIA Dance Singles Chart - 13/7/15" (PDF). ARIA Charts. July 13, 2015. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Travie Mccoy feat. Sia – Golden" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Travie Mccoy feat. Sia – Golden". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201533 into search.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201533 into search.
  12. ^ Ryan, Gavin (September 26, 2015). "ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber Maintains Top Spot After Four Weeks". Noise11. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  13. ^ "Golden (feat Sia) – Single by Travie McCoy". iTunes US. June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  14. ^ "Golden (feat Sia) – Single by Travie McCoy". iTunes Aus. June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.