We Are the People (Empire of the Sun song)

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"We Are the People"
Single by Empire of the Sun
from the album Walking on a Dream
Released 20 September 2008 (2008-09-20)
Format CD single, digital download,
7" single
Recorded Soundworks Music Studio
(Sydney, Australia)
Genre Folktronica
Length 4:27 (Album Version)
4:02 (Radio Edit)
Label Capitol, EMI
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)
"Standing on the Shore"
(2009)
Alternative cover
Australian iTunes single cover
Music sample

"We Are the People" is a song by the Australian electronic duo Empire of the Sun, released as the second single from their debut album, Walking on a Dream. It was released in Australia on 20 September 2008[1] and debuted at number eighty-five on the ARIA Singles Chart before peaking at number twenty-four on 12 January 2009.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song, directed by Josh Logue, was shot in Mexico, and was inspired by the ancient Mexican festival Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). Locations included the surreal gardens of Sir Edward James at Las Pozas of Xilitla in the state of San Luis Potosi, Monterrey, Nuevo León and García, Nuevo León.[2]

Usage in media[edit]

The song has been used in media productions such as advertisements for the Special Broadcasting Service, Vizio televisions, and Idents for Channel V. Since October 2010, the song has been used in the Vodafone TV commercial in Germany.[3] The song was also used in the 2011 film The Roommate and in the 2011 film Hall Pass, when Rick (Owen Wilson), Fred (Jason Sudeikis) and Coakley (Richard Jenkins) run into Rick's children's babysitter.

Track listings[edit]

Australian CD single
  1. "We Are the People" – 4:34
  2. "We Are the People" (Sam La More Remix) – 7:32
  3. "Walking on a Dream" (Neon Neon Mix) – 3:50
  4. "Walking on a Dream" (Danger Racing Remix) – 4:37
Australian iTunes EP
  1. "We Are the People" – 4:32
  2. "We Are the People" (Sam La More Remix) – 7:31
  3. "We Are the People" (Shazam Remix) – 5:44
  4. "Walking on a Dream" (Danger Racing Remix) – 4:37
  5. "Walking on a Dream" (Neon Neon Mix) – 3:49
Australian iTunes remix EP
  1. "We Are the People" (Shapeshifters Club Remix) – 8:17
  2. "We Are the People" (The Golden Filter Remix) – 7:12
  3. "We Are the People" (Style of Eye Remix) – 8:08
  4. "We Are the People" (Canyons Ancient Gods Mix) – 8:23
  5. "We Are the People" (Burns Remix) – 6:51
UK iTunes EP #1
  1. "We Are the People" – 4:32
  2. "We Are the People" (Burns Remix) – 6:52
  3. "We Are the People" (The Golden Filter Remix - UK Edit) – 6:57
  4. "We Are the People" (We Are the Cagedbaby Mix - UK Edit) – 6:56
  5. "We Are the People" (Crazy P Remix - UK Edit) – 6:49
UK iTunes EP #2
  1. "We Are the People" – 4:32
  2. "We Are the People" (Wawa Remix) [UK Edit] – 6:55
  3. "We Are the People" (The Shapeshifters Vocal Remix) [UK Edit] – 6:47
  4. "We Are the People" (Sam La More Remix) [UK Edit] – 6:47
  5. "We Are the People" (Shazam Remix) – 5:44
  6. "We Are the People" (Style of Eye Remix) [UK Edit] – 6:58
UK limited edition 7" single
A. "We Are the People" – 4:34
B. "Romance to Me" – 3:25
German CD single
  1. "We Are the People" (Radio Edit) – 4:34
  2. "We Are the People" (Instrumental) – 4:34
German iTunes EP
  1. "We Are the People" – 4:32
  2. "We Are the People" (Sam La More Remix) – 7:31
  3. "We Are the People" (Burns Remix) – 6:51
  4. "We Are the People" (The Golden Filter Remix) – 7:12
  5. "We Are the People" (Shazam Remix) – 5:44

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
German Singles Chart number-one single
10 December 2010
Succeeded by
"Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format
Australia 20 September 2008[1] Capitol Records, EMI Digital single
20 February 2009[32] Digital EP
21 February 2009[33] CD single
1 May 2009[34] Digital remix EP
Germany 8 May 2009[35] EMI Digital EP
United Kingdom 24 May 2009[36] Virgin Records
31 May 2009[37]
1 June 2009 7" single
Germany 26 November 2010[38] EMI CD single

References[edit]

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