Owl City discography

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Owl City discography

Adam Young of Owl City performing at the Bowery Ballroom in 2009
Releases
Studio albums 4
EPs 3
Singles 17
Music videos 12
Promotional singles 3

The discography of American electronica project Owl City consists of four studio albums, three extended plays, seventeen singles (including three as a featured artist), three promotional singles and twelve music videos. Owl City issued its debut release, the extended play Of June, in September 2007; it peaked at number 15 on the United States Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[1] His debut studio album Maybe I'm Dreaming followed in December 2008, peaking at number 13 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[1] Following the success of Of June and Maybe I'm Dreaming, Young signed to Universal Republic Records in late 2008.[2] His second studio album and major-label debut, Ocean Eyes, was released in July 2009. "Fireflies", the album's lead single, became an international success, peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a top ten hit in several other countries.[3][4] Fueled by success of "Fireflies", Ocean Eyes peaked at number eight on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[5][6] An additional three singles were released from the album: "Vanilla Twilight", "Hello Seattle" and "Umbrella Beach".

Owl City's third studio album All Things Bright and Beautiful was released in June 2011, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200 and selling 143,000 copies.[5][7] The album produced six singles, with "Alligator Sky" and "Lonely Lullaby" managing to chart on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[8] "Good Time", a collaboration with Canadian recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen, peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a top ten chart hit in countries such as Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.[3][9][10][11] Owl City released his fourth studio album The Midsummer Station in August 2012; it peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200.[5]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[5]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[13]
GER
[14]
IRL
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWI
[4]
UK
[18]
Maybe I'm Dreaming[19]
Ocean Eyes 8 14 14 18 7 16 42 5 29 7
All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Released: June 14, 2011
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
6 33 65 7 69 100 40 52
  • US: 150,000[7]
The Midsummer Station
  • Released: August 21, 2012
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
7 29 1 44 36 24 61 34
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
Dance

[1]
Of June
  • Released: September 8, 2007
  • Label: Sky Harbor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15
Shooting Star
  • Released: May 15, 2012
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
49
The Midsummer Station - Acoustic EP
  • Release date: July 30, 2013
99
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[3]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[10]
GER
[25]
IRL
[15]
NLD
[26]
NZ
[17]
SWI
[4]
UK
[11]
"Fireflies" 2009 1 1 2 2 6 1 1 2 4 1 Ocean Eyes
"Vanilla Twilight" 2010 72 44 74 20 36 94
  • RIAA: Gold[6]
"Hello Seattle"[A] 106
  • RIAA: Gold[6]
"Umbrella Beach" 110
"To the Sky"[B] 125 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
"Peppermint Winter"[C] 108 65 N/A
"Alligator Sky"[D]
(featuring Shawn Chrystopher)
2011 105 All Things Bright and Beautiful
"Galaxies"[30]
"Deer in the Headlights"[31]
"Lonely Lullaby"[E] 112
"Angels"[32]
"Dreams Don't Turn to Dust"[33]
"Shooting Star" 2012 176 The Midsummer Station
"Good Time"
(with Carly Rae Jepsen)
8 5 9 1 11 6 9 1 4 5 The Midsummer Station and Kiss
"Metropolis" 2013 The Midsummer Station
"Beautiful Times"
(featuring Lindsey Stirling)
2014 N/A
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(FL)

[36]
NLD
[26]
"Youtopia"
(Armin van Buuren featuring Adam Young)
2011 137 27 Mirage
"All About Us"[37]
(He Is We featuring Owl City)
Skip to the Good Part
"Cactus in the Valley"[38]
(Lights featuring Owl City)
2013 Siberia Acoustic
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Hot Air Balloon"[39] 2009 Ocean Eyes
"Strawberry Avalanche"[40]
"Sunburn"[41]

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
Christ

[42]
US
Christ
Rock

[43]
"Tidal Wave" 2009 28 Ocean Eyes
"The Real World"[F] 2011 109 All Things Bright and Beautiful
"The First Noel"
(TobyMac featuring Owl City)
30 Christmas in Diverse City
"Dreams and Disasters" 2012 29 The Midsummer Station
"When Can I See You Again?"[G] 111 Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack
"Light of Christmas""
(featuring TobyMac)
2013 2 VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the Light of Christmas
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Enchanted"[44] 2011 N/A N/A
The First Noel"[45] TobyMac Christmas in Diverse City
"Alive" [46] 2012 Schiller Sonne
"When Can I See You Again?"[47] N/A Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack
"Shine Your Way"[48] 2013 Yuna The Croods soundtrack
"Live It Up" N/A The Smurfs 2 soundtrack
"Light of Christmas" TobyMac "VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the Light of Christmas"
"In the Air"[49] Ørjan Nilsen No Saint Out of Me

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Early Birdie" 2008 Andy Johnson[50]
"Fireflies" 2009 Steve Hoover[51][52]
"Vanilla Twilight" 2010
"Umbrella Beach" Alexander Brown[53]
"To the Sky" Danny Yourd[54]
"Alligator Sky" 2011 Steve Hoover[55][56]
"Deer in the Headlights"
"Good Time"
(with Carly Rae Jepsen)
2012 Declan Whitebloom[57]
"Shooting Star" Ethan Lader[58]
"When Can I See You Again?" Matt Stawski[59]
"Shine Your Way"[60]
(with Yuna)
2013
"Metropolis" Daniel Cummings[61]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  31. ^ "Deer In the Headlights – Single by Owl City". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  32. ^ "R&R Going For Adds: Christian CHR (Week Of: September 20, 2011)". Radio & Records. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
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  37. ^ "All About Us (feat. Owl City) – Single by He Is We". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Cactus In the Valley (Acoustic) – Single by Lights". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Hot Air Balloon – Single by Owl City". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  40. ^ "Strawberry Avalanche – Single by Owl City". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  41. ^ (track listing) Sunburn (Media notes). Owl City. Universal Republic Records. 2009.
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  45. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Christmas in DiverseCity – tobyMac". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  46. ^ "Schiller - Sun". Balance Music. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  47. ^ Gallo, Phil (September 13, 2012). "Skrillex, Owl City Add to 'Wreck-It Ralph' Score by Henry Jackman". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  48. ^ Gallo, Phil (February 20, 2013). "‘The-Croods’-Soundtrack-Announced". Film Music Reporter. 
  49. ^ "Pre-order: Orjan Nilsen – No Saint Out Of Me". Armada Music. August 2, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  50. ^ Owl City (performer); Andy Johnson (director) (2008). "Early Birdie" (music video). 
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  52. ^ "Vanilla Twilight | Owl City | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  53. ^ "Umbrella Beach | Owl City | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  54. ^ "To The Sky (From The Soundtrack For The Original Motion Picture Legend of the Guardians The Owls of | Owl City | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  55. ^ "Alligator Sky | Owl City | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  56. ^ "Deer In The Headlights | Owl City | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  57. ^ "Good Time feat. Carly Rae Jepsen | Owl City | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  58. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (November 16, 2012). "Director Ethan Lader on Owl City "Shooting Star"". Video Static. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
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  60. ^ "Shine Your Way – Owl City & Yuna". Vevo. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  61. ^ "Metropolis | Owl City | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 

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