Save the World (song)

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"Save the World"
Single by Swedish House Mafia
from the album Until Now
Released 13 May 2011 (2011-05-13)
Format Digital download
Genre House
Length 3:33
Label EMI
Writer(s) Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, John Martin, Michel Zitron, Vincent Pontare
Producer(s) Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia singles chronology
"Miami 2 Ibiza"
(2010)
"Save the World "
(2011)
"Antidote"
(2011)

"Save the World" is a song by Swedish house music group Swedish House Mafia. The song features uncredited vocals from Swedish singer John Martin, who co-wrote the song with Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Michel Zitron and Vincent Pontare.[1][2] It was released on 13 May 2011 as a digital download, and it premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 22 April 2011 by Pete Tong. The song debuted in the UK single chart at No. 11, and reached No. 10.[3] Jon Watts directed the video, which features dogs as superheroes.[4] The song peaked at number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States, becoming the group's second consecutive number-one single following "Miami 2 Ibiza" (2010). On 30 November 2011 the song received a Nomination in 54th Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording. The song has sold 463,000 copies in the US.[5] Save the World was well-received from music critics. The song is written in the key of A minor.

Popular usage[edit]

The song was included on the Now! 79 CD where it was the third Swedish House Mafia song to be included on a CD in the Now! series.

Music video[edit]

The video features several characters being victims of crime. One is sitting in his car when a man comes up, smashes the window and carjacks him, another is working in a diner when two robbers armed with baseball bats storm in, smashing the tip jar, and another is a woman who gets her handbag violently stolen in the street. A dog witnesses the woman being mugged and barks, calling other dogs into action. While one dog comes over and comforts the woman by licking her, another dog chases after the robber and pushes him through the glass pane at a bus stop. Two more dogs arrive at the shop, and while one pulls on the trousers of one of the robber, the other jumps up, bites the jacket of the robber and slams his head onto the countertop. Multiple dogs chase the man in the stolen car, who flips and crashes the car after swerving to avoid hitting two puppies sitting in the street. Quick and brief aftermaths are shown; the two puppies confront the man in the car, and the woman who was mugged is being comforted by one of the dogs (the aftermath of the store burglary is left ambiguous). The video ends showing quick flashing images of the dogs.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[6]
  1. "Save the World" (Radio Mix) – 3:33
  2. "Save the World" (Extended Mix) – 6:50
  • Digital download — remixes[7]
  1. "Save the World" (Knife Party Remix) – 5:13
  2. "Save the World" (Style of Eye & Carli Remix) – 6:41
  3. "Save the World" (Alesso Remix) – 5:41
  4. "Save the World" (Third Party Remix) – 6:55
  5. "Save the World" (Futurebound & Metrik Remix) – 4:23
  • Digital download — AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix[8]
  1. "Save the World" (AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix) – 6:42
  • Digital download — Zedd Remix
  1. "Save the World" (Zedd Remix) – 6:21[9]
  • Digital download — Cazzette Remix
  1. "Save the World" (Cazzette's Angry Swedish Hunter Mix) – 6:22 - This remix, which was released through Swedish House Mafia's Facebook page, is no longer available for download.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[6] 13 May 2011 Digital download EMI
Ireland[45]
Sweden[46]
Germany[47] 15 May 2011
United Kingdom[48]
United States[49] 17 May 2011 Astralwerks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florino, Rick (13 May 2011). "Swedish House Mafia Talks "Save the World", Breaking Boundaries, Queens of the Stone Age, and "American Dad"". Artistdirect. Rogue Digital. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Stewart, Adam (24 March 2011). "Swedish House Mafia's 'Save The World' To Debut At Miami Music Week". MTV. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Swedish House Mafia - Save the World". acharts.us. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Watch Swedish House Mafia's 'Save The World'". MTV.com, Akshay Bhansali, May 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kerri Mason (December 14, 2012). "The Year In EDM 2012: Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Skrillex Get Massive". Billboard. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
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  7. ^ iTunes - Music - Save the World (The Remixes) - EP by Swedish House Mafia
  8. ^ "Save The World (AN21 and Max Vangeli Remix) [EMI UK] :: Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Save The World (Zedd Remix) [EMI UK] :: Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
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  21. ^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs - July 30, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 33, 2011" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
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  24. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Swedish House Mafia – Save The World". VG-lista.
  25. ^ "Dance Chart :: Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video" (in Polish). Polish Music Charts. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
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  31. ^ "Swedish House Mafia – Save The World – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  32. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Dance Chart.
  33. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  34. ^ "Bubbling Under and other charts". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 123 (23). 2011-08-13. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  35. ^ "Chart Highlights: Pop, Country Songs & More". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. July 25, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  36. ^ "Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson Debuts On Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-09-05. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  37. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 2011" (in hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
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  40. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  41. ^ "Certificeringer" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
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  43. ^ "Veckolista Singlar - Vecka 42, 2 december 2011". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). GLF. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  44. ^ "British single certifications – Swedish House Mafia – Save the World". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Save the World in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
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  47. ^ Save The World: Swedish House Mafia: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads
  48. ^ Save The World: Swedish House Mafia: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads
  49. ^ "Swedish House Mafia back to Save The World". EMI Group Limited. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.