Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)

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"Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)"
Single by Foster the People
from the album Torches
Released January 10, 2012
Recorded 2010–11
Genre Indie pop, alternative rock
Length 2:56
Label Columbia, Startime
Writer(s) Mark Foster
Producer(s) Rich Costey, Mark Foster
Foster the People singles chronology
"Call It What You Want"
(2011)
"Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)"
(2012)
"Houdini"
(2012)

"Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" is a song by American indie pop band Foster the People from their debut studio album Torches. Written by the band's frontman Mark Foster, the song was released as the fourth single from the album on January 10, 2012.[1] "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" has been used in television commercial advertisements for the Nissan Versa.[2] The song was also featured in videogame Forza Horizon and trailers for the movie Turbo. The song was written about what a four-year-old would do if they ruled the world.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" was filmed by Daniels[4] in 3D in partnership with Digital Revolution Studios and released on December 8, 2011. It stars Foster alongside American actress Gabourey Sidibe.[5]

In the video, Sidibe plays a driving student who unknowingly lets a con man (played by Foster) into her car, thinking he is the DMV examiner. The con man and the student fight for control of the wheel as the car (a Toyota Tercel) moves, and end up attracting the attention of two police officers (played by Foster the People members Mark Pontius and Cubbie Fink) driving a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. They end up on a car chase around Hollywood, which ends when the con man gives himself up to the police and the student drives away.[5]

At the 2012 3D Creative Arts Awards in Hollywood, the International 3D Society presented Digital Revolution Studios with a Lumiere Award for Best Television Short for the music video.[6]

Personnel[edit]

  • Mark Foster - vocals, guitar, synthesizer, percussion, programming
  • Cubbie Fink - bass
  • Mark Pontius - drums

Chart performance[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States[1] January 10, 2012 Alternative radio
United Kingdom[22] April 23, 2012 Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top 40 Mainstream Radio Adds (January 10, 2012)". Allaccess.com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
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  3. ^ Williams, Andrew (2012-04-16). "Mark Foster: My family used to bug me to try out for American Idol". Metro. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Foster the People "Don't Stop" video in production". Videostatic.com. October 12, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Daw, Robbie (December 8, 2011). "Foster the People & Gabourey Sidibe Have a Car Chase in "Don't Stop" Video". Idolator. Buzz Media. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ Giardina, Carolyn. "'Hugo' Tops International 3D Society Awards With Three Trophies". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Foster The People – Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Foster The People - Don't Stop (color On The Walls) - Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock – March 20, 2012". America's Music Charts. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock – February 14, 2012". America's Music Charts. February 14, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "ARC, Issue Date: March 26, 2012" (in Croatian). HRT. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  12. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201204 into search.
  13. ^ "Don't Stop (Color On the Walls) - Foster the People". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. February 2, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat#/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-lady-antebellum-plants-1006039352.story
  15. ^ a b "Foster the People Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-pitbull-shakira-debut-new-1006712952.story
  17. ^ "Billboard - Adult Pop Songs - Week of March 24, 2012". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Foster the People – Don't Stop". Music Canada. 
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Foster the People – Don't Stop". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  20. ^ "Best of 2012 - Rock Songs 21-30". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Best of 2012 - Alternative Songs 11-20". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Radio1 Rodos Greece ::: UK Forthcoming Singles ::: Charts, DJ Promos, Dance, Lyrics, Free Mp3 Samples". Radio1 Greece. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 

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