Swing (Savage song)

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For the song by Trace Adkins, see Swing (Trace Adkins song).
Single by Savage
from the album Moonshine and Savage Island
Released January 2005 (original release)
2008 (US release)
(see release history)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre New Zealand hip hop hardcore hip-hop
Length 3:30 (original)
3:39 (remix feat. Soulja Boy)
4:42 (remix feat. Pitbull)
Label Dawn Raid/Universal
Producer(s) Savage
Certification Platinum (RIANZ)
Platinum (RIAA)
Savage singles chronology
"Hook Up"
2008 release featuring Soulja Boy
Savage singles chronology
"Turn Me Loose"
Soulja Boy singles chronology
"Let Me Get 'em"
Single by Joel Fletcher & Savage
Released 31 October 2013
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Genre Dutch house, Melbourne bounce
Length 3:00 (radio edit)
5:15 (original mix)
Label Ministry of Sound Australia
Certification 3x Platinum (CRIA)
Joel Fletcher singles chronology
Savage singles chronology
"Because of You"
Music video
"Swing" on YouTube

"Swing" is the lead single from Savage's debut solo album, Moonshine. It was released in January 2005 and went on to reach number one in the New Zealand singles chart.[1] In 2008, it was released as a single in the United States with a re-done version featuring Soulja Boy, as well as an additional version featuring Pitbull. Both remixes are featured on the rapper's second studio album Savage Island, and the Soulja Boy version additionally appeared on Now That's What I Call Music! 29. There are also covers of this song by metalcore bands Drop Dead, Gorgeous and Miss May I.

"Swing" was remixed by Australian producer Joel Fletcher in 2013. The remix, credited as "Joel Fletcher & Savage", has reached number two in Australia - charting much higher than the original version. A music video was filmed on 17 December 2013[2] and released on 14 January 2014.[3] The track features on the Australian release of Ministry of Sound - The Annual 2014. This version of the song was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association.[4]

Music video[edit]

In the music video for the Joel Fletcher remix, Savage arrvies at a house party and sings.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Swing" entered the New Zealand Singles Chart on 17 January 2005 at number two. The following week it climbed to number one, where it remained for five weeks. The original release of the song spent 19 weeks on the chart. With the Soulja Boy version, "Swing" re-entered in August 2008 and spent a further five weeks on the chart with a peak at number 23.[1] "Swing" hit the ARIA Singles Chart on 22 August 2005, debuting at number 44[6] and peaking at number 36 the following week.[7] It spent 13 weeks on the chart.[8] Prior to its US release, "Swing" had sold over 130,000 copies in New Zealand and Australia.[9]

As of May 2009 "Swing" had sold more than 1.8 million copies in the United States, which prompted Savage to be presented with the inaugural International Breakthrough accolade at the Pacific Music Awards.[10] "Swing" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[11]

The Joel Fletcher remix of "Swing" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart on 18 November 2013,[12] and in early 2014, reached number two.[13] It has reached number one on the ARIA Australian Artist Singles Chart.[14] The remix was certified double platinum by ARIA.[15]

Track listing[edit]

2005 CD single[16][17]
  1. "Swing" (radio edit) - 3:32
  2. "Swing" (album version) - 3:32
  3. "Swing" (Sol Messiah remix) - 3:39
  4. "Swing" (instrumental) - 3:32
2008 digital download - featuring Soulja Boy[18]
  1. "Swing" (featuring Soulja Boy) - 3:39
2008 digital download - featuring Pitbull[19]
  1. "Swing" (featuring Pitbull) - 4:42
2013 digital download - Joel Fletcher remix[20]
  1. "Swing" (original mix) (Joel Fletcher & Savage) - 5:15
2013 digital download - Joel Fletcher remix[21]
  1. "Swing" (radio edit) (Joel Fletcher & Savage) - 3:00

Chart positions[edit]

Original version[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[22] 36
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[1] 1

Remix featuring Soulja Boy[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[1] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 45
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 20

Joel Fletcher remix[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[13] 2
Australian Artist Singles (ARIA)[14] 1
New Zealand Artists Singles (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 8

Release history[edit]

Region Version Format Date Label
New Zealand Original CD single January 2005[17] Dawn Raid/Universal
United States Remix featuring Soulja Boy Digital download 2008[9] Universal
United Kingdom 1 August 2008[18]
United States Mainstream radio 25 August 2008[25]
United States Remix featuring Pitbull Digital download 18 November 2008[19]
Worldwide Joel Fletcher remix (original mix) Digital download 31 October 2013[20] Ministry of Sound Australia
Australia Joel Fletcher remix (radio edit) Digital download 15 November 2013[21]
New Zealand

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Savage - Swing". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/fletch.music/posts/726669114010601
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/Joel_Fletcher/status/422880046403944449
  4. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart - 24/03/2014". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Savage 'swings' back into the charts
  6. ^ "The ARIA Report". 22 August 2005. 
  7. ^ "The ARIA Report". 29 August 2005. 
  8. ^ "The ARIA Report". 14 November 2005. 
  9. ^ a b "Kiwi Savage Aims High With 'Swing'". Billboard. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Bennett, Cath (24 May 2009). "Give it up for Savage". Sunday News (Fairfax New Zealand). Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "The ARIA Report". 18 November 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". 27 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Artist Singles Chart". 13 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". 17 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Savage-Swing/release/2429699
  17. ^ a b http://musicbrainz.org/release/e44e2bca-ec0e-43a2-bb35-99dbbe19260c
  18. ^ a b https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/swing-feat.-soulja-boy-tell/id285552656
  19. ^ a b https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/swing-remix-feat.-pitbull/id295992455
  20. ^ a b http://www.beatport.com/release/swing-single/1189755
  21. ^ a b https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/swing-joel-fletcher-remix/id740176533
  22. ^ "Savage - Swing". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  23. ^ Swing - acharts.com
  24. ^ NZTop40
  25. ^ http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2008

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