If I Lose Myself" is a song recorded by American pop rock band OneRepublic for their third studio album, (2013). It was released as the album's first official single on January 8, 2013. Native The song was written by [1 ] Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Brent Kutzle and Zach Filkins. It was produced by Tedder and Blanco and Kutzle served as the co-producer. The song peaked at number 74 on the US and number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Media Control Charts in Germany. In early 2014, the single was re-released in the UK after the huge success of " Counting Stars".
Writing and inspiration [ edit ]
Ryan Tedder told about the song's lyrics: "It's actually about my buried, latent fear of flying and going down in an airplane, having that moment of sheer panic, looking out the window, seeing your life pass before you and somehow finding comfort in the fact that the person next to you is experiencing the same traumatic event." Billboard [2 ]
Composition [ edit ]
"If I Lose Myself" runs for 4:01 minutes and has a tempo of 140 beats per minute.
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Live performances [ edit ]
On March 28, 2013, OneRepublic performed "If I Lose Myself" on
with former Idol contestant and American Idol NBC star Smash Katharine McPhee. They also performed on [6 ] , Good Morning America and The Ellen Degeneres Show , as well as several other concerts and festivals. Rachael Ray
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was released on January 24, 2013.
In the video, a group of people are sent a text from Ryan Tedder, of a picture of a wolf and the numbers 11.11.11 at the bottom. The camera follows the group around the city chasing clues that are spray painted on fire hydrants and street signs around the town that will help them guide their way to a secret concert that OneRepublic is holding. The video cuts to scenes of the band performing the song in a dark, smokey room with colored lights surrounding the room with a bunch of fans dancing. There are pictures of owls and foxes being projected around the room which are allusions to the album cover for [7 ] Native. At the end of the video, there is a fox being projected on Tedder's face. The video was inspired by the movies and 12 Monkeys . The Matrix
Track listing [ edit ]
"If I Lose Myself" – 4:01
Digital download – remix
"If I Lose Myself" (OneRepublic vs
Alesso) – 3:34
"If I Lose Myself" (Album version) – 4:01
"If I Lose Myself" (Love Thy Brother remix) – 4:03
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Recorded at Black Rock Studios,
Santorini, Greece; The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia; Lotzah Matzah Studios, New York City, New York; Patriot Studios, Denver, Colorado; Downtown Studios, New York City, New York; Orion Studio, Orange County, California Mixed at MixStar Studios,
Virginia Beach, Virginia Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
Backing vocals - Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher, Brent Kutzle, David McGlohon Instrumentation and programming - Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, OneRepublic
Mix engineering - John Hanes
Assistant mix engineering - Phil Seaford
Mastering – Chris Gehringer, Will Quinnell
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Alesso vs. OneRepublic version [ edit ]
A more progressive house version of the song remixed by Swedish
producer Alesso ,which was made for DJs to play at their shows,clubs or festivals,was released in certain countries on March 30, 2013, notably Netherlands and Sweden, charting with a version credited to OneRepublic vs. Alesso. "If I Lose Myself" was promoted and released in the United Kingdom and Australia in February 2014. [43 ] [44 ]
The remix was nominated for a
Grammy Award in the category Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Alesso explained: [45 ]
I haven’t been this happy about a remix I’ve done since "
Pressure". I feel like I’ve got everything I want in this record, all what I could wish for musically. I do like the original and I wanted a kick that would preserve the ‘live’ feeling energy you get when you listen to it. I worked on it for like a month, going to the studio everyday, wondering what I was going to do, going backward, forward, trying different beats and drums and basslines, everything. I had an idea but didn’t really know how to make it sound the way I wanted. Then I thought, I’m not going to mess around for ages, I want to give it to them straight away. Sometimes people give just a preview, and you never know when it’s coming out. This time I wanted to hear their thoughts immediately because I felt so excited by the record. [46 ] ”
Track listing [ edit ]
"If I Lose Myself" (OneRepublic vs. Alesso) – 3:34
Digital download — extended remix
"If I Lose Myself" (OneRepublic vs. Alesso) (extended remix) – 7:08
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ Timmons, Lisa (March 29, 2013). ". 'American Idol': OneRepublic & Katharine McPhee Do "If I Lose Myself," Devin Velez Goes Home" Idolator . Retrieved . December 8, 2013
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^ " Australian-charts.com – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
^ " Austriancharts.at – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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^ "FIMI – Classifiche". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (in Italian). Enter the section Archivio , then choose Top Digital in the field Sezione and 2013 in the field Anno . Finally, click on the chart for week 34 .
^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs - April 27, 2013". Billboard . Retrieved . April 30, 2013
^ " Charts.org.nz – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". Top 40 Singles.
^ " Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
^ " Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
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^ " Spanishcharts.com – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" Canciones Top 50.
^ " Swedishcharts.com – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". Singles Top 60.
^ " Swisscharts.com – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". Swiss Singles Chart.
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^ "Top 100 Singles Jahrescharts 2013" (in German). VIVA. Viacom International Media Networks . Retrieved . 12 January 2014
^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
^ "Canadian single certifications – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". Music Canada.
^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (OneRepublic; 'If I Lose Myself')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
^ "Italian single certifications – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Select Online in the field Sezione . Enter OneRepublic in the field Filtra . The certification will load automatically
^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – 22 April 2013". Recorded Music NZ . Retrieved . August 31, 2013
^ "OneRepublic vs. Alesso - If I Lose Myself" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening . Retrieved . December 24, 2014
^ "Certificeringer - OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark . Retrieved . January 5, 2014
^ a b "iTunes - Music - If I Lose Myself (Alesso vs OneRepublic) - Single by OneRepublic & Alesso". iTunes.
^ "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". Grammy Awards . Retrieved . 7 December 2013
^ Mckay, Chris (May 3, 2013). "Interview with Alesso: ‘I’m still working on my sound, I’m still evolving as an artist’". The Independent . Retrieved . July 27, 2014
^ " Dutchcharts.nl – Alesso vs. OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
^ " Archive Chart: 2014-02-15". Scottish Singles Top 40.
^ " Archive Chart: 2014-02-" UK Dance Chart.
^ " Archive Chart: 2014-02-15" UK Singles Chart.
^ "British single certifications – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". British Phonographic Industry. Enter If I Lose Myself in the field Keywords . Select Title in the field Search by . Select single in the field By Format . Select Silver in the field By Award . Click Search
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