Don't You Worry Child

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"Don't You Worry Child"
Single by Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
from the album Until Now
Released September 14, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre EDM
Length 3:32 (radio edit)
6:43 (extended mix)
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Axel Hedfors, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, John Martin Lindström, Michel Zitron
Producer(s) Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia singles chronology
"Greyhound"
(2012)
"Don't You Worry Child"
(2012)
John Martin chronology
"Save the World"
(2011)
"Don't You Worry Child"
(2012)
"Reload"
(2013)

"Don't You Worry Child" is a song by Swedish electronic dance group Swedish House Mafia. It is the sixth and final single released before the group broke up, featuring vocals from Swedish singer John Martin. In the United States, it is the act's second number-one single on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, following "Save the World".[1] It received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording in the 2013 Grammy Awards, as did its predecessor, "Save the World", the previous year. The song is written in the key of D major.[2]

History[edit]

The song was announced during the Swedish House Mafia's tour of Australia while they played at Future Music Festival 2012. They say it was made from the inspiration they took from the beauty of Australia. The title "Don't You Worry Child" was mentioned a few times, with hints from the group members themselves on their Twitter pages. When it was announced that the tour the Swedish House Mafia was about to set on would be their last, a farewell single was also announced – "Don't You Worry Child" being that single. The song had its live debut at the Swedish House Mafia's Milton Keynes Bowl concert and its radio debut on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show on 10 August 2012. It was written by John Martin and Max Kennedy, and the sheet music is available to download for free as a PDF file.[3]

The song contains a sample from the song "Be My World" by Italian dance act Milky.

Chart and sales performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, "Don't You Worry Child" made its debut at number one with first week sales of 135,000 copies.[4] It sold 632,000 copies in the United Kingdom in 2012, the 13th best-selling single of that year.[5]

In the United States, the song became Swedish House Mafia's biggest hit, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their first top ten single. The song has sold over 2 million copies in the United States as of March 2013.[6]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released on 14 September 2012, filmed on location at the group's final British performance on 14 July 2012 at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes. As of August 2014, the music video has 200 million views on YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

EP - Digital download[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Don't You Worry Child" (Radio Edit) 3:32
2. "Don't You Worry Child" (Extended Mix) 6:43
3. "Don't You Worry Child" (Acoustic Version) 4:17
4. "Save the World" (Zedd Remix) 6:21

Remixes[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Don't You Worry Child" (Tom Staar & Kryder Remix) 6:20
2. "Don't You Worry Child" (Promise Land Remix) 5:45
3. "Don't You Worry Child" (Joris Voorn Remix) 7:03

Covers[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The track has been used during various television programmes around the world. It was performed by a group of children in the British soap opera Emmerdale at the funeral of the character Gemma Andrews.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide September 14, 2012 Digital download Polydor (TBC)
UK October 8, 2012 Digital download Polydor (TBC)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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