Clarity (Zedd song)

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"Clarity"
Single by Zedd featuring Foxes
from the album Clarity
Released December 14, 2012 (2012-12-14) (Italy)
February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12) (U.S.)
Format
Recorded 2012
Genre EDM[1]
Length 4:31
3:27 (radio edit)
Label Interscope
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Zedd
Zedd singles chronology
"Spectrum"
(2012)
"Clarity"
(2012)
"Stay the Night"
(2013)
Foxes singles chronology
"White Coats"
(2012)
"Clarity"
(2012)
"Beauty Queen"
(2013)
Clarity (Remixes)
Remix album by Zedd
Released February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12)
Recorded 2012-13
Length 17:22
Label Interscope
Producer Zedd
Zedd chronology
Clarity
(2012)
Clarity (Remixes)
(2013)

"Clarity" is a song by German/Russian electronic dance music producer Zedd. It serves as the third single from his debut studio album of the same name. It features vocals from British singer Foxes. The song was written by Zedd, Matthew Koma, Porter Robinson and Skylar Grey and released as iTunes Single of the Week on October 2, 2012, and as an EP on February 12, 2013 via Interscope Records. Zedd has released an extended mix of the song exclusively on Beatport on November 12, 2012.[2]

When Zedd listened to Foxes' song "Youth", he skyped her and asked her to be the vocalist on "Clarity". After she did research on Wikipedia about Zedd, she accepted the offer.[1]

The extended play of the track was released on February 18, 2013. It features ten remixes including Tiësto, Headhunterz and Funkagenda, among others.[3] From December 2012 to February 4, 2013, Zedd hosted a remix contest for the track. There were 982 official entries.[4] The winning remix by Tom Budin is due to be featured on an upcoming Zedd release.[5]

Covers[edit]

The song was covered by Jessica Sanchez in her 2013 guest starring on Glee where she performed this song for Regionals competition in the episode "All or Nothing". Jessica also performed an acoustic version of this song with Zedd which was uploaded on YouTube. Michelle Chamuel also covered this song on the fourth season of the North American version of The Voice. The song was covered on the third season of The X Factor USA during the four chair challenge by Ellona Santiago. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 86, peaked at 8, and was his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and his most successful song in the United States and worldwide. It has sold 2,238,000 copies in the United States as of March 2014. The song won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.[6] This song was performed by Jena Irene on American Idol 2014

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Clarity"   4:31
Digital download - Extended mix[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Clarity" (Extended Mix) 5:43
Clarity (Remixes)[8]
No. Title Length
1. "Clarity" (Zedd Union Mix) 3:27
2. "Clarity" (Tiësto Remix) 5:54
3. "Clarity" (Style of Eye Remix) 6:37
4. "Clarity" (Brillz Remix) 5:57
Clarity (Remixes)Beatport version[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Clarity" (Style of Eye Remix) 6:35
2. "Clarity" (Headhunterz Remix) 4:30
3. "Clarity" (Tiësto Remix) 5:54
4. "Clarity" (Funkagenda Remix) 7:30
5. "Clarity" (Torro Torro Remix) 4:33
6. "Clarity" (Roy Rosenfeld Remix) 7:44
7. "Clarity" (Felix Cartal Remix) 5:14
8. "Clarity" (Nick Thayer Remix) 4:50
9. "Clarity" (Shreddie Mercury Remix) 6:07
10. "Clarity" (Swanky Tunes Remix) 5:09

Charts and certifications[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Australia (ARIA)[40] 57
Australia Dance (ARIA)[41] 12
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[42] 49
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[43] 180
US Billboard Hot 100[44] 24
US Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[45] 5
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[46] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[47] 5

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Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Italy[48] December 14, 2012 Contemporary hit radio Universal Music
Australia[49] February 1, 2013 Digital download Interscope Records
New Zealand[50]
United States[51] February 12, 2013 Digital download (remixes EP)
Australia[52] February 18, 2013
Germany[53]
New Zealand[54]
United States[55] March 5, 2013 Contemporary hit radio
United Kingdom[56] June 6, 2014 Digital download (remixes EP)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  35. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
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  37. ^ "Chart Watch: Two Movie Songs In Top 5". March 27, 2014. 
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