Punching in a Dream

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"Punching in a Dream"
Single by The Naked and Famous
from the album Passive Me, Aggressive You
Released 23 August 2010
Format Digital download
Genre Noise pop, electronic rock
Length 3:33
Label Somewhat Damaged
Writer(s) Thomas Powers, Alisa Xayalith and Aaron Short
Producer(s) Thom Powers and Aaron Short
The Naked and Famous singles chronology
"Young Blood"
(2010)
"Punching in a Dream"
(2010)
"Girls Like You"
(2011)

"Punching in a Dream" is the third single from The Naked and Famous's album Passive Me, Aggressive You. It was released digitally on 23 August 2010.[1] It debuted and peaked on the RIANZ charts at number 11 on 30 August.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The single was featured in the episodes "Kill or Be Killed" and "Our Town" of The Vampire Diaries. It also appears on the soundtrack for EA Sports' Fifa 12 video game[3] and season 1 episode 7 of the show World of Jenks.[4] The song is frequently used as the pre-match tune on Foxsports A-League coverage. It can also be heard in a car commercial for the 2012 GMC Terrain.[5] The song can also be heard briefly in the short film Kony 2012.[6] The song was used on the British series Made in Chelsea in 2011, and also in the 2012 film, Pitch Perfect,The song was also used in the 2012 video game,"Forza Horizon".

Track listing[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010–12) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[7] 56
Canada: Alternative Rock[8] 16
New Zealand Singles Chart[9] 11
UK Singles Chart[10] 135
US Billboard Alternative Songs[11] 18
US Billboard Rock Songs 33

Release history[edit]

Region Format Date Label
New Zealand[1] Digital download 23 August 2010 The Naked and Famous
Denmark[12] 5 December 2010 Somewhat Damaged, Polydor
Netherlands[13]
Norway[14]
Sweden[15]
United Kingdom[16]
United Kingdom 7" vinyl 6 December 2010 Fiction, Somewhat Damaged, Polydor, Universal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Punching In a Dream - Single by The Naked and Famous". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ "The Naked and Famous – Punching in a Dream". Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Trapara, Nemanja (12 September 2011). "FIFA 12 soundtrack featuring 39 artists from 15 countries". EA Sports Football. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "World Of Jenks " Season 1 " Songs From the Show " Ep. 107". 
  5. ^ "2012 GMC Terrain commercial". 
  6. ^ "KONY 2012". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Pandora Archive". Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  8. ^ Rock, Canadian (2011-11-29). "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - November 29, 2011". Canadianrockalt.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  9. ^ Recording Industry Association of New Zealand
  10. ^ UK Charts from zobbel.de
  11. ^ Billboard Alternative Songs chart
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Punching In a Dream - Single by The Naked and Famous". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Muziek - 'Punching In a Dream - Single' van The Naked and Famous". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  14. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Musik - Punching In a Dream - Single av The Naked and Famous". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  16. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 

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