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"Unsteady" is a song by American rock band X Ambassadors. It was released as the third single from the band's debut studio album, VHS, on October 13, 2015. The song has a remix version entitled "Unsteady (Erich Lee Gravity Remix)", a single for the motion picture soundtrack for the film Me Before You.[1] The Erich Lee Gravity Remix has also been used on the Fox drama series Lucifer.[2]

"Unsteady"
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Single by X Ambassadors
from the EP The Reason and the album VHS
ReleasedOctober 13, 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
Genre
Length3:13
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
X Ambassadors singles chronology
"Cannonball"
(2015)
"Unsteady"
(2015)
"American Oxygen"
(2015)
Music video
"Unsteady" on YouTube

Contents

CompositionEdit

According to the sheet music published at MusicNotes.com, the song is written in the key of B minor, with a tempo of 58 beats per minute.[3]

AccoladesEdit

"Unsteady" was nominated for Top Rock Song at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.[4]

Music videoEdit

Influenced by the song’s theme of divorce, the music video follows a couple at two points in their relationship: the moment they fell in love, and the moment they knew their relationship was over. Throughout the song you see how habits that may have been “fun and spontaneous” when young can turn into serious problems when they begin to affect an adult family life where children can be influenced by those choices.

The video was directed by ENDS (Zack Sekuler, Daniel Iglesias Jr.)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Platinum 80,000*
Italy (FIMI)[25] Gold 25,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[28] 2× Platinum 2,000,000[27] 

^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Me Before You - X Ambassadors "Unsteady" (Erich Lee Gravity Remix)". Warner Bros. Pictures. YouTube.
  2. ^ . YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNN3_Du-2Nk&t=9s. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ X Ambassadors "Unsteady" Sheet Music in B Minor musicnotes.com
  4. ^ "Drake, The Chainsmokers Lead Nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  5. ^ "CHART WATCH #375". auspOp. July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada Rock for X Ambassadors. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  9. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  11. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  14. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  17. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  19. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  20. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  21. ^ "Adult Pop Songs: Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  22. ^ "Alternative Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  23. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  24. ^ "Canadian single certifications – X Ambassadors – Unsteady". Music Canada. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  25. ^ "Italian single certifications – X Ambassadors – Unsteady" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 22, 2018. Select "2018" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Unsteady" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  26. ^ "British single certifications – X Ambassadors – Unsteady". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 20, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Unsteady in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  27. ^ 5 Big Hits From 2016 Soundtracks
  28. ^ "American single certifications – X Ambassadors – Unsteady". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 16, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.