Alone (Marshmello song)

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"Alone"
Alone Marshmello cover.jpg
Single by Marshmello
from the album Monstercat 027 – Cataclysm
ReleasedMay 13, 2016
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
Genre
Length
  • 4:33 (original mix)
  • 3:20 (radio edit)
LabelMonstercat
Songwriter(s)Marshmello
Producer(s)Marshmello
Marshmello singles chronology
"Colour"
(2016)
"Alone"
(2016)
"Magic"
(2016)
Music video
"Alone" on YouTube
Alone (The Remixes)
Alone (The Remixes) cover
Alone (The Remixes) cover

"Alone" is a single by American DJ and record producer Marshmello. It was first released in May 2016,[2] then later released as a digital download on June 17, 2016 on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. Upon its release, it charted on the Canadian Hot 100 at 56 and US Billboard Hot 100 at 60, and its music video has received over 1.4 billion views as of August 2019 on YouTube. In February 2019, it reached a new peak of 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 following Marshmello playing a virtual live concert in the video game Fortnite.[3] It is also the first and only Monstercat song to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Music video[edit]

The release of the music video for "Alone" was released on July 2, 2016 on both Marshmello's and Monstercat's YouTube channels. As of August 2019, the video on Marshmello's channel has over 1.4 billion views.

The video shows Marshmello being bullied by his fellow schoolmates. A sympathetic classmate goes to his house after school, but catches him creating music. She decides to record and share a video of her findings and Marshmello becomes more popular overnight. The video ends with Marshmello taking out his portable EDM Pad Controller, a Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2, and stirring up a dance party in his classroom.

During the video Marshmello is shown placing a rat in a cage with the label "Joel" on the front. This is reference to Canadian electronic music producer and DJ deadmau5. The reason behind this joke was a series of tweets posted by the Canadian DJ blasting Marshmello for his "poor music" and calling his followers "brain-dead sheep". Marshmello responded jokingly asking if deadmau5 wanted to have a basketball match and the loser would buy dinner, after which, the Canadian DJ deleted all of his tweets that disputed Marshmello.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Alone"4:33
Digital download – Remixes EP[4]
No.TitleLength
1."Alone" (Slushii Remix)4:19
2."Alone" (Getter Remix)4:22
3."Alone" (Diskord Remix)3:04
4."Alone" (Streex Remix)3:53
5."Alone" (Mrvlz Remix)2:46
6."Alone" (Luca Lush Remix)4:30
Total length:22:54

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[18] Platinum 80,000*
Italy (FIMI)[19] Gold 25,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[20] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
United States May 13, 2016 Digital download Original Monstercat [2]
August 25, 2016 Remixes EP [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medved, Matt. "Listen to Marshmello's New Single 'Alone' on Monstercat". Billboard.
  2. ^ a b c "Alone - Single by Marshmello on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Trust, Gary (February 11, 2019). "Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' Spends Third Week Atop Billboard Hot 100, Marshmello Makes Fortnite-Fueled Flight to No. 2". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Alone (The Remixes) - EP by Marshmello on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Billboard Argentina Hot 100 – Semana del 17 de Febrero". Billboard Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Digital Tracks" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  12. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 7, 15 februari 2019". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  17. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Marshmello – Alone". Music Canada. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  19. ^ "Italian single certifications – Marshmello – Alone" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved March 11, 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Alone" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Marshmello – Alone". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.