Geronimo (Aura Dione song)

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"Geronimo"
Single by Aura Dione
from the album Before the Dinosaurs
B-side "Call Messiah"
Released September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop
Length 3:15
Label Island, Universal, Koolmusic
Writer(s) Aura Dione, David Jost, Joachim Persson, Ian O'Brien-Docker, Lil Andru, Mike Jess, Thomas Troelsen
Producer(s) David Jost, DamienDamien, Joachim Persson
Aura Dione chronology
"Something from Nothing"
(2010)
"Geronimo"
(2011)
"Friends"
(2012)

"Geronimo" is a song by Danish singer-songwriter Aura Dione from her second studio album, Before the Dinosaurs. The song was released as the album's lead single on September 19, 2011. "Geronimo" is a pop song with folk elements,[1] with critics comparing the song's arrangement to Shakira.[2] It was written by Aura Dione, David Jost, Joachim Persson, Ian O'Brien-Docker, Lil Andru, Mike Jess and Thomas Troelsen, and it was produced by David Jost, DamienDamien and Joachim Persson. According to Aura, the song is about staying true to yourself and living out your dreams, and is one of her favourite songs on the album.

"Geronimo" peaked at number one in Austria, Denmark and Germany. It's her first number-one single in Austria and Denmark, and her second in Germany. Dione is also the first Danish artist to debut at number one in Germany. The song charted at number seven in Switzerland, becoming Dione's highest-charting single since "I Will Love You Monday (365)" (2010).

Track listing[edit]

  • Danish digital download[3]
  1. "Geronimo" (Jost & Damien Radio Mix) – 3:15
  • Danish digital download — remixes[4]
  1. "Geronimo" (Martin Roth Clubmix) – 6:43
  2. "Geronimo" (The Disco Boys Remix) – 5:38
  3. "Geronimo" (The Disco Boys Remix Edit) – 3:23
  4. "Geronimo" (LTM Slowdown Remix) – 8:12
  1. "Geronimo" (Jost & Damien Radio Mix) – 3:15
  2. "Geronimo" (The Disco Boys Remix Edit) – 3:23
  3. "Geronimo" (The Disco Boys Remix) – 5:38
  4. "Geronimo" (LTM Slowdown Remix) – 8:12
  5. "Call Messiah" (Aura Dione, Per Ebdrup) – 6:53
  • German CD single[6]
  1. "Geronimo" (Jost & Damien Radio Mix)
  2. "Geronimo" (The Disco Boys Remix)

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Aura Dione – songwriter, vocals
  • David Jost – songwriter, producer, mixing, vocal recording, guitar, programming
  • Joachim Persson – songwriter, producer, mixing, programming
  • Ian O'Brien-Docker – songwriter, producer, guitar, keys, programming
  • Thomas Troelsen – songwriter, vocal recording, backing vocals, and keyboards
  • DamienDamien – producer, mixing
  • Sebastian Zenke – guitar, programming
  • Johan Alkenäs – additional keys and programming

Credits adapted from Before the Dinosaurs liner notes.[7]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Denmark[3] September 19, 2011 Digital download Koolmusic, Music for Dreams, Universal Music
Austria[21] October 21, 2011 Koolmusic, Island Records, Universal Music
Germany[5][6] CD single, digital download
Switzerland[22] Digital download
Denmark[4] November 28, 2011 Digital download — remixes Koolmusic, Music for Dreams, Universal Music

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreas Krogull: Aura Dione – Geronimo beatblogger, 21 October 2011, accessed 8 January 2012
  2. ^ Schollert, Peter (3 November 2011). "Aura Dione: Before The Dinosaurs". Jyllands-Posten (in Danish). Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Geronimo (Jost & Damien Radio Mix) - Single by Aura Dione". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Geronimo (The Remixes) - EP by Aura Dione". iTunes Store. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "iTunes - Musik – "Geronimo (Remixes) - EP" von Aura Dione". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Geronimo (2-Track): Aura Dione: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Before the Dinosaurs (liner notes). Aura Dione. Island Records, Universal Music, Koolmusic. 2011. 060252785619. 
  8. ^ "Aura Dione – Geronimo – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Aura Dione – Geronimo". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201151,52 into search.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Aura Dione – Geronimo" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Coldplay holen Album-Sieg - media control". Media Control Charts (in German). 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201148 into search.
  14. ^ "Aura Dione – Geronimo – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Track Top-50". Hitlisten. IFPI Denmark & Nielsen Music Control. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. 
  16. ^ http://www.mtv.de/charts/Single_Jahrescharts_2011
  17. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Aura Dione – Geronimo" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Aura Dione in the field Interpret. Enter Geronimo in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  18. ^ "Danish single certifications – Aura Dione – Geronimo". IFPI Denmark. 
  19. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Aura Dione; 'Geronimo')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  20. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Aura Dione; 'Geronimo')". Hung Medien. 
  21. ^ "iTunes - Musik – "Geronimo (Remixes) - EP" von Aura Dione". iTunes Store. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Musik – "Geronimo (Remixes) - EP" von Aura Dione". iTunes Store. Retrieved 3 November 2011.