Adagio for Strings (Tiësto song)

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"Adagio for Strings"
Adagio for Strings front cover (US)
Single by Tiësto
from the album Just Be
Released April 2005 (2005-04)
(See release history)
Format 12", CD maxi
Recorded 2003
Genre Trance
Length 9:34 (original mix)
7:23 (album version)
3:28 (radio edit)
Label Nettwerk America, Magik Muzik, Playground Music Scandinavia, Nebula, Kontor Records, Edel Distribution GmbH, Independence Records, Universal Licensing Music (ULM), Media Records
Writer(s) Samuel Barber
Tiësto singles chronology
"Love Comes Again"
(2004)
"Adagio for Strings"
(2005)
"UR/A Tear in the Open"
(2005)
Alternate cover
Adagio for Strings front cover (UK)
Music sample

"Adagio for Strings" is a song by Dutch DJ Tiësto. It was released in April 2005 as the fourth single from the album Just Be. The song is a cover of the original composition by Samuel Barber. In 2013, Mixmag named this as the second best dance track of all time behind Daft Punk's "One More Time".

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD, Maxi Singles[edit]

Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, United States Maxi-single[1]

  1. "Adagio for Strings" (Radio Edit)–3:28
  2. "Adagio for Strings" (Original LP Version)–9:33
  3. "Adagio for Strings" (Danjo & Styles Remix) - 11:22
  4. "Adagio for Strings" (Fred Baker Remix) - 8:18
  5. "Adagio for Strings" (Phynn Remix) - 7:09

Germany, United Kingdom Maxi-single[2]

  1. "Adagio for Strings" (Radio Edit)–3:25
  2. "Adagio for Strings" (Original Mix)–9:35
  3. "Adagio for Strings" (Fred Baker Remix) - 7:11
  4. "Adagio for Strings" (Danjo & Styles Remix) - 11:31
  5. "Adagio for Strings" (Phynn Remix) - 8:26
  6. "Adagio for Strings" (video) - 3:31

12" Vinyl[edit]

Independence Records, Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 12" Vinyl[3]

  1. "Adagio for Strings" (Original Album Version)–7:23
  2. "Adagio for Strings" (Radio Edit)–3:47

Nebula, Magik Muzik, Media Records 12" Vinyl[4]

  1. "Adagio for Strings" (Original LP Version)–9:33
  2. "Adagio for Strings" (Fred Baker Remix)–7:11

Nebula, Magik Muzik, Nettwerk America 12" Vinyl[5]

  1. "Adagio for Strings" (Danjo & Styles Remix)–11:24
  2. "Adagio for Strings" (Phynn Remix)–8:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 54
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 12
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 41
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 20
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[10] 47
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 37
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales[11] 4

Official versions[edit]

  • Just Be Album Version (7:23)
  • Parade of the Athletes Album Version (5:57)
  • Parade of the Athletes: Unmixed Album Version (9:34)
  • Danjo & Styles Remix (11:31)
  • Fred Baker Remix (7:11)
  • Music Video (3:31)
  • Original Mix (9:35)
  • Phynn Remix (8:26)
  • Radio Edit (3:25)
  • Wrongun! Remix (7:55)
  • W&W 2012 Rework (6:17)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Netherlands April 14, 2005 Magik Muzik vinyl, 12" Magik Muzik 823-5
vinyl, 12" Magik Muzik 824-5
France January, 2005 Independence Records vinyl, 12", Picture Disc IR 0431 V
Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 982 570-4
United Kingdom April 11, 2005 Nebula vinyl, 12" NEBT068
vinyl, 12" NEBTX068
April 5, 2005 CD, Maxi-Single, Enhanced NEBCD068
2005 Vinyl, 12", Promo NEBDJ068
December 27, 2007 Wrongun vinyl, 12", Single Sided WRONGUN004
Germany April 14, 2005 Kontor Records CD, Maxi-Single, Enhanced, Limited Edition Kontor446
vinyl, 12" Kontor446
vinyl, 12" Kontor444
vinyl, 12" Kontor445
May 2, 2005 Edel Distribution GmbH CD, Maxi-Single, Enhanced, Limited Edition 0159815KON
vinyl, 12" 0159815KON
United States May 10, 2005 Nettwerk America CD, Maxi-Single 0 6700 33252 2 6
vinyl, 12" 0 6700 33250 1 1
vinyl, 12" 0 6700 33251 1 0
Sweden 2005 Playground Music Scandinavia CDr, Promo none
Australia & New Zealand Central Station CD, Maxi-Single CSR CD5 0475
Italy April, 2005 Media Records vinyl, 12" MR 2020

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