Animal (Neon Trees song)

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"Animal"
AnimalNeonTrees.jpg
Single by Neon Trees
from the album Habits
B-side "Calling My Name"[1]
Released March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16)
Format
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length 3:32
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Tim Pagnotta
Neon Trees singles chronology
"Animal"
(2010)
"1983"
(2010)

"Animal"
(2010)
"1983"
(2010)

"Animal" is a song by American rock band Neon Trees. It was released as their debut single on March 16, 2010, also acting as the lead single from their debut studio album, Habits (2010).

It reached number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 29 in Canada. The song reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart after 32 weeks, making "Animal" their first number-one song on a Billboard chart.[2] This also broke the record for the longest-length of time for a song to get to the top of that list after entering.[3] The song reached number two on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.[4] On May 22, 2011, the song won Top Alternative Song at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in November 2010.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The song received increased coverage after it was played on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight, Lopez Tonight, Conan, and Live with Regis & Kelly by the band. It was also featured on the TV shows Melrose Place[6][7] and Secrets of Aspen.[8][9] The TV show Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers performed a duet version in the episode "Sexy". It was sung by characters Blaine Anderson, played by Darren Criss, and Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer, it peaked at number 62 on Billboard Hot 100.[10] The song was also recorded in Simlish for The Sims 3.

The song has also been covered live by The Wanted, Train, Bridgit Mendler, Panic! at the Disco, and Secondhand Serenade. The song was released as downloadable content for Rock Band in August 2010.[11] The song is also included on the soundtrack for the open world racing video game Forza Horizon. According to in-game files, the song was also originally meant to appear on Grand Theft Auto V's Non-Stop-Pop FM radio station, but it was not included in the final release of the game.

The song also appears on the trailer of the 2014 film, The Purge: Anarchy,the 2011 film, What's Your Number? and the 2010 film, Love and Other Drugs.

Charts and certifications[edit]

"Animal" was the first song to be number one on the Alternative Songs chart and to be in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 since Linkin Park's "New Divide" in June 2009.[12]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
United States March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16)
United Kingdom January 10, 2011 (2011-01-10)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Neon Trees Take Top Alternative Song". RTTNews. September 24, 2010. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
  3. ^ Trust, Gary, "Neon Trees' 'Animal' Claws To Alternative Songs Summit", Billboard, September 22, 2010
  4. ^ "Neon Trees Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rock Songs for Neon Trees. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  5. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum – November 22, 2010: Neon Trees certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  6. ^ Marr, Madeleine, "Neon Trees light it up", The Miami Herald, July 16, 2010
  7. ^ "About Neon Trees", The Commercial Appeal
  8. ^ Perry, Clayton, "Interview: Tyler Glenn (of Neon Trees)", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 16, 2010
  9. ^ Iwasaki, Scott, "Neon Trees proud of Provo, Utah, roots", Mormon Times, March 19, 2010
  10. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/302914/glee/chart
  11. ^ Andy, "This Week in Rock Band: The Black Keys and Neon Trees Edition", VGrevolution, August 13, 2010
  12. ^ Keith Caulfield and Silvio Pietroluongo (October 7, 2010). "Chart Moves: Far East Movement, Bruno Mars, Neon Trees, Lil Wayne". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 11, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
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  21. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
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  24. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
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  27. ^ "Neon Trees Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  28. ^ "Neon Trees Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  29. ^ "Neon Trees Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  30. ^ "Neon Trees Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  31. ^ "Neon Trees Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  32. ^ "Neon Trees Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
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