Seeb’s famed ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ remix hits 1 billion streams
An elite group of tracks is forming on streaming sites such as Spotify and YouTube, and being a member of that group is quite the achievement. Hitting 1 billion streams is most likely more than any producer imagines when they first set out on their journey, but now Seeb can celebrate after smashing the barrier to break into that elite group.
The Norwegian trio burst onto the scene with their monumental remix of Mike Posner‘s track ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza‘, with the track becoming known for the following lyrics:
“I took a pill in Ibiza, to show Avicii I was cool.”
It was recently noted that Mike Posner caught up with the guy that gave him that pill in Ibiza.
Now, almost three years on from its release in July 2015, the track has toppled 1 billion streams on Spotify. Such an incredible achievement in itself, and to add even more fuel to the celebrations the track is also nearing the same feat on YouTube. The track became one of the biggest summer hits of its release year, and the success carried over into 2016 where it really hit its stride. The remix follows trends set by Alesso on OneRepublic’s ‘If I Lose Myself‘ and Ryan Riback on Starley’s ‘Call On Me‘, where the remix has been more widely known than the original track, and has as a result made its way through the charts worldwide. Topping the charts in the UK, Norway, Ireland, and the Netherlands, whilst hitting the top 10 in a further 6 countries, including Posner’s homeland of the United States, the track was a worldwide success.
The trio followed up with their debut single ‘Breathe‘ featuring Neev, which also received an incredible remix from Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, however Seeb were unable to replicate their success. Productions have continued to fly out from the trio, with a collaboration with OneRepublic amongst others, though the Norwegian producers will forever be known for creating one of the biggest summer anthems of previous years.
Take a listen to back to Seeb’s 1 billion stream remix of ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza‘: