Walking on a Dream (song)

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"Walking on a Dream"
Single by Empire of the Sun
from the album Walking on a Dream
Released 30 August 2008 (2008-08-30)
Format CD single, digital download,
7" single
Recorded Soundworks Music Studio, Linear Recording
(Sydney, Australia)
Genre Synthpop, new wave, alternative dance
Length 3:16
Label Capitol, EMI Australian Music
Writer(s) Luke Steele, Nick Littlemore, Jonathon Sloan
Producer(s) Empire of the Sun, Donnie Sloan, Peter Mayes
Empire of the Sun singles chronology
"Walking on a Dream"
(2008)
"We Are the People"
(2008)
Music video
"Walking on a Dream" on YouTube
Music sample

"Walking on a Dream" is a song by the Australian electronic duo Empire of the Sun, released as the lead single from their debut album, Walking on a Dream. The full Sam La More remix was made available as a free download on the band's official website.[1] The single was successful on the Australian ARIA Charts, reaching as far as number ten and being certified double platinum. It was also placed at number four in the 2008 Triple J Hottest 100. "Walking on a Dream" won the award for Single of the Year at the ARIA Music Awards of 2009.[2]

Although the single was originally due for release in the United Kingdom on 9 February 2009, the CD release date was postponed until 6 July 2009.[3] The song was made the Single of the Week on the iTunes Store for the week of 21 April 2009.

Music video[edit]

Nick Littlemore raises a sphere to create a blue beam in the video for "Walking on a Dream".

The music video for the song was shot by Josh Logue on location along the Bund in Shanghai, China in July/August 2008, just prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] It features Steele and Littlemore wearing Eastern costumes and makeup, inspired by Peking Opera.

Track listings[edit]

CD single • iTunes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Walking on a Dream"   3:16
2. "Walking on a Dream" (Van She Tech Remix) 3:46
3. "Walking on a Dream" (Hong Kong Blondes Remix) 7:11
4. "Walking on a Dream" (Sam La More Remix Edit) 3:36
UK 7" single
No. Title Length
1. "Walking on a Dream"   3:16
2. "Walking on a Dream" (Sam La More Remix Edit) 3:36
iTunes exclusive single
No. Title Length
1. "Walking on a Dream" (Sam La More 12" Remix) 7:52

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format
Australia 30 August 2008 Capitol Records, EMI Digital download
18 October 2008 CD single
United Kingdom 16 February 2009 Virgin Records 7" single
6 July 2009 CD single
Germany [23] 11 March 2011 Capitol Records, EMI

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website". walkingonadream.com.au. 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Walking On a Dream Songfacts
  3. ^ "Walking on a Dream: Empire Of The Sun". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Duncan (31 August 2008). "Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream". The Inspiration Room. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ a b c "Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista – 2009. 17. hét". Mahasz (in Hungarian). Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Top 50 Singles, Week Ending 12 February 2009". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Empire of the Sun search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Chart Stats – Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2009". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  20. ^ "Éves összesített listák - MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 (súlyozott)". Mahasz. Mahasz. 
  21. ^ "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Ricerche e dati di mercato". Fimi.it. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  22. ^ "2009 Year End Swiss Singles Chart". Swiss Music Charts. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  23. ^ "Walking on a Dream: Empire of the Sun: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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