Stay the Night (Zedd song)

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"Stay the Night"
Single by Zedd featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
from the album Clarity: Deluxe Edition
Released September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 3:37
Label Interscope
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Zedd
Zedd singles chronology
"Clarity"
(2012)
"Stay the Night"
(2013)
"Push Play"
(2013)
Hayley Williams singles chronology
"Airplanes"
(2010)
"Stay the Night"
(2013)

"Stay the Night" is a song by German/Russian electronic dance music producer Zedd, from the deluxe edition (2013) of his debut studio album, Clarity: Deluxe Edition (2012). It features vocals from Hayley Williams, the lead singer of American rock group Paramore. The song was written by Zedd, Williams, Benjamin Eli Hanna, and Carah Faye. "Stay the Night" was released to digital retailers on September 10, 2013 by Interscope Records as the lead single off Clarity: Deluxe Edition, the deluxe edition of Clarity.[1]

The song is an electro house ballad[2] with EDM-style club-ready dance beats, "dreamy" synths,[3] and a pop-style vocal. "Stay the Night" received critical acclaim, with some critics noting the song's potential for crossover appeal to audiences of mainstream pop.[3]

The single reached the number one spot on both Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts in its December 7, 2013 issue,[4][5] giving Zedd his second number one at Dance Airplay and his third chart topper at Dance Club Play, while Williams marks her first number one on a Billboard chart (at Dance/Mix Show Airplay) as a solo artist.[6] The song has sold over a million copies in the U.S. as of March 2014.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

"Stay the Night" received critical acclaim from contemporary music critics, with many highlighting Williams' vocals. Idolator editor Mike Wass call the song "another soaring house anthem with massive crossover potential" and praised the "inspired" choice of vocalist: "Hayley Williams puts her trademark angsty rock leanings to the side ... and she lends the track a certain credibility outside the ever-growing EDM market."[3]

James Shotwell of the entertainment news blog Under the Gun Review gave "Stay the Night" a mixed review. While stating the song "is destined for dance club glory" and will "fit nicely" on contemporary hit radio, Shotwell also criticized its lack of uniqueness.[8]

Music blog Critic of Music gave the song an A- rating, noting that while the song suffers in comparison to previous single "Clarity", particularly in the weakness of its lyrics, "Stay the Night" is still successful at highlighting Williams' "vocal versatility" and Zedd's "excellent, radio-friendly" dance beats.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[9]
No. Title Length
1. "Stay the Night" (featuring Hayley Williams) 3:37
CD single[10]
No. Title Length
1. "Stay the Night" (album version) 3:37
2. "Stay the Night" (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix) 4:03
Digital download - EP[11]
No. Title Length
1. "Stay the Night" (DJ Snake Remix) 5:06
2. "Stay the Night" (Tiesto's 'Club Life' Remix) 5:22
3. "Stay the Night" (Schoolboy Remix) 6:40
4. "Stay the Night" (Nicky Romero Remix) 5:37
5. "Stay the Night" (Henry Fong Remix) 4:08
Stay the Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)
No. Title Length
1. "Stay the Night" (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix) 4:03
Stay the Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Extended Remix)
No. Title Length
1. "Stay the Night" (Zedd & Kevin Drew Extended Remix) 4:48

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[15] 14
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[16] 20
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[17] 15
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 15
Germany (Media Control Charts)[19] 15
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 8
Italy (FIMI)[21] 13
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 85
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[23] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[24] 19
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20)[25] 6
Poland (Dance Top 50)[26] 21
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[27] 82
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 56
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[30] 2
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[31] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[32] 18
US Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[33] 2
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[34] 23
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[35] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[36] 6
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[37] 18

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[38] Platinum 70,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States September 10, 2013 Digital download
United States[39] October 8, 2013 Contemporary hit radio airplay
United States November 4, 2013 Digital remix EP
United Kingdom February 9, 2014 Digital download

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zedd "Stay the Night" (featuring Hayley Williams) [Video Premiere]". josepvinaixa. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Single Review: Zedd Feat. Hayley Williams - Stay the Night". Critic of Music. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Wass, Mike (Sept 10, 2013). "Zedd Teams Up With Hayley Williams For Club-Conquering Anthem “Stay The Night”: Listen". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ From Billboard Top 40 Update (November 25, 2013)
  5. ^ Trust, Gary (November 25, 2013). "Chart Highlights: Colbie Caillat Returns With 'Hold On'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Zedd Zips Up Dance Charts" from Billboard (November 28, 2013)
  7. ^ Grein, Paul (March 26, 2014). "Chart Watch: Two Movie Songs In Top 5". Yahoo Music. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ Shotwell, James. "Zedd Streams "Stay the Night" Featuring Hayley Williams Of Paramore". Under The Gun Review. Spin Media. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - Stay the Night (feat. Hayley Williams) - Single by Zedd". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Stay The Night -2tr-: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - Stay the Night (Remixes) (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore) - EP by Zedd". iTunes. 2013-11-04. 
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  13. ^ "Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night" (in French). Ultratip.
  16. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Zedd.
  17. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201403 into search. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Zedd feat. Hayley Williams: Stay the Night" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  19. ^ "Zedd – Stay The Night". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  20. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Top Digital Download - Classifica settimanale WK 5 (dal 27-01-2014 al 02-02-2014)" (in Italian). FIMI. 
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved =27 February 2014.
  23. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night". Top 40 Singles.
  24. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night". VG-lista.
  25. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  26. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  27. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201420 into search. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  28. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night". Singles Top 60.
  29. ^ "Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  30. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  31. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Dance Chart.
  32. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Zedd.
  33. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs for Zedd.
  34. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Zedd.
  35. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Zedd.
  36. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Zedd.
  37. ^ "Zedd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Zedd.
  38. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  39. ^ "CHR/Top 40 National Airplay". All Access. All Access. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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