5 years ago today, Swedish House Mafia released the legendary “Save The World”
Whether you love them or hate them, no one can deny the impact that the Swedish House Mafia has had on modern day dance music. At a time when dance music was making a huge mainstream revival, they cemented the genre as part of popular culture with tracks such as One and Antidote having a massive effect on bridging the gap between dance music and pop music. What followed on from the group’s more traditional house roots was a blend of hard hitting beats with pop elements and sing along vocals as seen in one of their most widely known hits “Save The World.”
“Save The World” went on to dominate festivals and charts worldwide peaking at number 10 on the UK singles chart and selling over 463,000 copies in the US as well as being certified 5x platinum in the group’s home country of Sweden. It received huge radio plays and become a staple and an unforgettable moment in the group’s sets. They used the acapella version of the track in the closing moments of their colossal “One Last Tour” leaving many with a tear in their eye as the group waved goodbye to the world. Who of course could forget the wacky music video released with the track, or the goosebump-inducing moment when Axwell asked the crowd in Miami if they could “Save the world one last time” as the group played their last ever set at Ultra in 2013. What a goosebump-inducing moment that was, and what a record this is.
So let’s take a look back at one of the biggest hits from one of the biggest dance acts ever – this is the Swedish House Mafia with “Save The World”: