Friends (Aura Dione song)

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"Friends"
Single by Aura Dione featuring Rock Mafia
from the album Before the Dinosaurs
Released March 2, 2012 (2012-03-02)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Santa Monica, California, United States
(Rock Mafia Studios)
Genre Pop
Length 3:42
Label Island, Universal, Koolmusic
Writer(s) Aura Dione, Antonina Armato, Tim James, David Jost
Producer(s) Rock Mafia, David Jost
Aura Dione chronology
"Geronimo"
(2011)
"Friends"
(2012)
"In Love with the World"
(2012)

"Friends" is a song by Danish singer-songwriter Aura Dione from her second studio album, Before the Dinosaurs. The song features American production team Rock Mafia who co-wrote the song with Dione and David Jost. Dione wrote the song to let her friends know how precious they are to her. "Friends" was released as the album's second single on March 2, 2012. It became Dione's third top ten hit in her native Denmark, where it peaked at number six. "Friends" also became a top ten hit in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number twenty-five on February 17, 2012 in Denmark.[1] The following week the song rose to number twelve.[2] In its third week on the chart the song peaked at number six, becoming Dione's third top 10 single.[3] The song has since been certified gold by IFPI Denmark for sales of 15,000 digital copies. In Switzerland, "Friends" debuted at number sixty-four on the chart issue dated February 26, 2012.[4] In its fourth week on the chart, the song peaked at number ten on March 18, 2012.[4] The song has since been certified gold by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for shipments of 15,000 copies in Switzerland. "Friends" debuted at number thirteen in Austria on the chart dated March 9, 2012.[5] The following week it peaked at number three.[5] The song debuted at number five in Germany, becoming Dione's third top 10 hit.[6] On the chart issue dated 25 May 2012 the song hit number 1 on Polish Airplay Top 5.

Live performances[edit]

Aura Dione performed "Friends" on November 30, 2011 on German television show The Dome along with "Geronimo". On February 14, 2012 Aura performed the song in Moscow, Russia on Big Love Show. On February 18, 2012 she performed the song for the first time on Danish television in the singing competition Voice – The Biggest Voice of Denmark together with the eight semi-finalists.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Friends" (Rock Mafia & David Jost Radio Mix)
  2. "Friends"
  • Digital download[8]
  1. "Friends" (Rock Mafia & David Jost Radio Mix) – 4:00
  2. "Friends" – 3:42
  3. "Friends" (Van Beil Remix) – 4:59
  4. "Friends" (Banks & Rawdriguez Drumstep Remix) – 3:40
  5. "Friends" (Banks & Rawdriguez Moombathon Remix) – 3:18
  6. "Friends" (Bodybangers Remix) – 5:22

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Aura Dione – songwriter
  • Antonina Armato – songwriter, producer, vocal recording
  • Tim James – songwriter, producer, vocal recording, mixing
  • David Jost – songwriter, producer, vocal recording
  • Steve Hammons – engineer
  • Adam Comstock – engineer
  • Paul Palmer – mixing
  • Devrim Karaoğlu – programming
  • Sean Hurley – bass
  • Rami Jaffee – keyboards
  • David Davidson – string arrangement, violin
  • David Angel – violin
  • Kristin Wilkinson – viola
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Kai Blankenberg – mastering

Credits adapted from Before the Dinosaurs liner notes.[9]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Denmark[25] January 23, 2012 Radio airplay Island Records, Universal Music, Koolmusic
Germany[7][8] March 2, 2012 CD single, digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Track Top-40". Tracklisten. IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Track Top-40". Tracklisten. IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Track Top-40". Tracklisten. IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Aura Dione feat. Rock Mafia – Friends – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  5. ^ a b c "Aura Dione feat. Rock Mafia – Friends – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ a b "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ a b "Friends (2-Track): Aura Feat. Rock Mafia Dione: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Friends: Aura Dione: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads". Amazon.de. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Before the Dinosaurs (liner notes). Aura Dione. Island Records, Universal Music, Koolmusic. 2011. 060252785619. 
  10. ^ "07.05.2012-13.05.2012" Airplay Top 5. Bulgarian Association of Music Producers.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201229 into search.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  13. ^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs - April 7, 2012". Billboard. 
  14. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20.
  15. ^ "Ediţia din 28 octombrie 2012 (28 October 2012 edition)" (in Romania). Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201216 into search.
  17. ^ "11 Червня 2012 [11 June 2012]" (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  18. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 2012" (in hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Airplay Top 2012" (in Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  20. ^ "TOP digital utworów - 2012" (in Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  21. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Aura Dione – Friends" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Aura Dione in the field Interpret. Enter Friends in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  22. ^ "Danish single certifications – Aura Dione – Friends". IFPI Denmark. 
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Aura Dione; 'Friends')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  24. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Aura Dione; 'Friends')". Hung Medien. 
  25. ^ Henneberg, Christoffer (17 February 2012). "Aura runder en million streams" (in Danish). Gaffa. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 

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