We Write the Story

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"We Write the Story"
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"We Write the Story" cover
Anthem by Avicii, B&B and Choir
Released 18 May 2013 (2013-05-18)
Recorded April 2013
Language English
Length 06:33
Composer

"We Write the Story" is a song composed by ex-ABBA members, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and the Swedish DJ and record producer, Avicii. The performer is still to be announced, although iTunes provisionally listed the artists as "Avicii & B&B & Choir" when the track was made available. It was the anthem for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, released on the day of the Grand Final. The song has been only charted in the Dutch single chart peaking at the 73rd place.[1]

Release and background[edit]

It was announced by EBU on 15 April that Benny, Bjorn and Avicii will compose the Eurovision 2013 anthem.[2][3] The idea of a "Eurovision Anthem" for 2013 was there from the beginning of the planning of this year's contest. From the start, Benny, Björn and Avicii were on the very top of the list of musicians that SVT wished to collaborate with.[2] Martin Österdahl, the executive producer, said:

"We are extremely delighted to announce that Benny, Bjorn and Avicii have accepted to compose a unique piece of music for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest" [4]

Andersson and Ulvaeus, who made up half of ABBA - alongside Agnetha Fältskog and Frida Lyngstad - said they agreed with host broadcaster SVT's "vision for the contest". The collaboration is being hailed as a "union of two of Sweden's biggest musical exports".[4] The song was performed for the first time in the Final on the 18 May.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
  1. "We Write the Story" – 6:33
  2. "We Write the Story" (Edited Version) – 4:04

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
positions
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[1] 73

It is also worth noting that it debuted at 199 midweek according to the Official Charts Company on the UK Singles Chart, but did not enter the top 200 on the official week ending chart. [7]

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