Swedish House Mafia ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ surpasses 1 Billion Spotify streams
Swedish House Mafia’s iconic anthem, “Don’t You Worry Child,” has achieved a remarkable milestone by surpassing 1 billion streams on Spotify. The track, released as the sixth single by the renowned house music supergroup, holds a special place in the hearts of EDM enthusiasts worldwide.
History of ‘Don’t You Worry Child’
“Don’t You Worry Child” served as the final single from Swedish House Mafia‘s second compilation album, Until Now. The song features the soulful vocals of Swedish singer John Martin and became the group’s biggest hit single to date. Its success on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart marked their second number-one single in the United States, following “Save the World.”
The song received widespread acclaim, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 2013 Grammy Awards, continuing the success of its predecessor, “Save the World.” Notably, “Don’t You Worry Child” is written in the key of B minor.
Creation and Inspiration:
The song’s origins trace back to a studio session in May 2010 when songwriters John Martin and Michel Zitron were crafting material. Zitron’s personal experiences, particularly the divorce of his parents, influenced the heartfelt lyrics. The chorus was derived verbatim from Zitron’s father, adding a poignant layer to the song’s emotional depth.
Initially intended for their “electro-pop indie duo,” the demo found its way to Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso in 2010. The supergroup’s involvement eventually led to the development of “Save the World” before “Don’t You Worry Child.”
Live Debut and Farewell:
The song was announced during Swedish House Mafia’s tour of Australia, inspired by the beauty of the country. As the group revealed their decision to embark on their last tour, “Don’t You Worry Child” was unveiled as the farewell single. The track made its live debut at the Milton Keynes Bowl concert and was first played on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show on August 10, 2012.
The emotional resonance of the song became a part of their One Last Tour, concluding in Miami, where Swedish House Mafia took a hiatus for five years.
Chart and Sales Performance:
In the United Kingdom, “Don’t You Worry Child” made an impressive debut, claiming the number one spot with first-week sales of 135,000 copies. It went on to sell 632,000 copies in the UK in 2012, ranking as the 13th best-selling single of the year.
In the United States, the track reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Swedish House Mafia’s first and only top-ten single in the country. Boasting over 3 million copies sold in the U.S. as of March 2014 and over 5.5 million copies worldwide, “Don’t You Worry Child” solidifies its place as a timeless anthem in the realm of electronic dance music.
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