Clarity (Zedd song)

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"Clarity"
Single by Zedd featuring Foxes
from the album Clarity
Released February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
(see release history)
Format
Recorded 2012
Length 4:31
Label Interscope
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Zedd
Zedd singles chronology
"Spectrum"
(2012)
"Clarity"
(2013)
"Stay The Night"
(2013)
Foxes singles chronology
"White Coats"
(2012)
"Clarity"
(2013)
"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 English 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.[1]

The extended play of the track was released on February 18, 2013. It features ten remixes including Tiësto, Headhunterz, and Funkagenda among others.[2] From December 2012 to February 4, 2013, Zedd hosted a remix contest for the track. There were 982 official entries.[3] The winning remix by Tom Budin is due to feature on an upcoming Zedd release.[4]

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. DJ Earworm used the song in a mashup called "SummerMash '13" along with 10 other songs that he felt were the hottest tracks of summer 2013. 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. The song was covered on the fifth season of The X Factor Australia during the sixth live show by Dami Im. 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 US 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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Clarity"   4:31
Digital download - Extended mix[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Clarity" (Extended Mix) 5:43
Clarity (Remixes)[7]
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
5. "Clarity" (Andrew Rayel Remix) 6:15
Clarity (Remixes) Beatport version[2]
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
11. "Clarity" (Andrew Rayel Remix) 6:15

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Commercial releases
Australia February 1, 2013 Digital download Interscope Records
New Zealand
United States[38] February 12, 2013 Digital remixes EP
Promotional releases
Italy[39] December 14, 2012 (Contemporary hit radio) Interscope Records
United States March 5, 2013

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Clarity Remixes (Interscope Records) :: Beatport". Beatport. 2013-02-18. 
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  4. ^ "Zedd Ft. Foxes - Clarity (Tom Budin Remix) by Tom Budin". SoundCloud. 2013-01-08. 
  5. ^ "GRAMMY.com". Grammy Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
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  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
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  18. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
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  23. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Zedd.
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  25. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Zedd.
  26. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs for Zedd.
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". October 19, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Zedd – Clarity". Music Canada. 
  30. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
  31. ^ "American single certifications – Zedd – Clarity". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  32. ^ "Chart Watch: Two Movie Songs In Top 5". March 27, 2014. 
  33. ^ "2013 Year End Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  34. ^ "Best of 2013: Canadian Hot 100". publisher=Prometheus Gobal Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Best of 2013 – Hot 100 Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
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  37. ^ "Best of 2013 – Pop Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  38. ^ "iTunes - Music - Clarity (Remixes) - EP by Zedd". iTunes Store. 2013-02-12. 
  39. ^ "ZEDD - Clarity (Universal) | Radio Date 14/12/2012". Radioairplay.fm. 2012-12-14. 

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