Marea (We've Lost Dancing)

"Marea (We've Lost Dancing)" is a song by Fred Again and the Blessed Madonna, released on 22 February 2021 through Again. and Atlantic Records.[3]

"Marea (We've Lost Dancing)"
Fred Again and The Blessed Madonna - Marea (We've Lost Dancing).png
Single by Fred Again and the Blessed Madonna
from the album Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)
Released22 February 2021 (2021-02-22)
GenreDeep house,[1] House[2]
Length4:48
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Alex Gibson
  • Boston Bun
  • Fred Again
Fred Again singles chronology
"Gang"
(2020)
"Marea (We've Lost Dancing)"
(2021)
"Dermot (See Yourself in My Eyes)"
(2021)

Background and releaseEdit

The song was created by Fred Again following a conversation with the Blessed Madonna. The lyrics were created by sampling the Blessed Madonna's speech.[4] It was released on Atlantic Records on 22 February 2021.[5]

In March 2021, Fred Again announced his debut solo album, Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020), which includes this song.[6]

Lyrics and compositionEdit

The song describes the loss of dancing and clubbing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also looks forward to its return.[7]

RemixEdit

In June 2021, the song was remixed by Diplo.[8]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Weekly chart performance for "Marea (We've Lost Dancing)"
Chart (2021–2022) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 45
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[11] 22
Hungary (Single Top 40)[12] 29
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 41
Lithuania (AGATA)[14] 30
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 11
UK Singles (OCC)[17] 36
UK Dance (OCC)[18] 15
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[19] 33

Year-end chartsEdit

Year-end chart performance for "Marea (We've Lost Dancing)"
Chart (2021) Position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 48
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[21] 74
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 63

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Silver 200,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marea (We've Lost Dancing) - Original Mix". beatport. Retrieved 30 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Condon, Dan (18 March 2021). "Fred again… and The Blessed Madonna might be sad, but they have hope". Double J. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ Maicki, Salvatore (22 February 2021). "Fred again... and the Blessed Madonna eulogize the dance floor on 'Marea (We've Lost Dancing)'". The Fader. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  4. ^ Martin, Felicity (21 February 2021). "Fred again.. samples the Blessed Madonna voicemail on track lamenting the loss of club culture". Dummy. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Marea (We've Lost Dancing)". Retrieved 22 June 2021 – via SoundCloud.
  6. ^ Moore, Sam (29 March 2021). "Fred again.. announces debut solo album 'Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)'". NME. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  7. ^ Thompson, Hayley (22 March 2021). "We've lost dancing, but Fred Again.. doesn't want you to be sad". Music Festival News. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  8. ^ Defaria, Cameron (15 June 2021). "Diplo repurposes 'Marea (We've Lost Dancing)' into a tech-house anthem". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Fred Again.. & The Blessed Madonna – Marea (We've Lost Dancing)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Fred Again.. & The Blessed Madonna – Marea (We've Lost Dancing)" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Fred Again..". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  14. ^ "2021 27-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 25, 2021" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  16. ^ "Fred Again.. & The Blessed Madonna – Marea (We've Lost Dancing)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart: Week of July 3, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  20. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2021". Ultratop. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  21. ^ "Dance Top 100 - 2021". Mahasz. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  22. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 2021" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  23. ^ "British single certifications – Fred Again & The Blessed Madonna – Marea (We've Lost Dancing)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 October 2021.