Broken Arrows (song)

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"Broken Arrows"
Broken Arrows single cover artwork.jpg
Single by Avicii
from the album Stories
Released29 September 2015[1][2]
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:52
LabelUniversal Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Avicii
Avicii singles chronology
"Pure Grinding"
(2015)
"Broken Arrows"
(2015)
"Taste the Feeling"
(2016)

"Broken Arrows" is a 2015 single by Avicii featuring uncredited vocals from Zac Brown of American country music group Zac Brown Band, released on Universal Music.[3][4][5] The track appears on his album Stories.[2]

Composition[edit]

"Broken Arrows" combines Brown's vocals with "thumping bass and twinkling synth lines".[6]

Like one of Avicii's previous singles, "Hey Brother", "Broken Arrows" is a dance song containing elements of country music. It is written in the key of G major.[6]

Reception[edit]

Chris Parton of Rolling Stone described Brown's vocals as "crystal-clear" and the song's hook as "a cross between a game-show theme song and something from Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers".[6]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Julius Onah.[7] It was released on 23 November 2015. It is inspired by the life of Dick Fosbury, who revolutionized the high jump by introducing a new technique known as the Fosbury Flop.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download — Remixes[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Broken Arrows" (M-22 Remix)3:58
2."Broken Arrows" (Aston Shuffle Remix)3:39
3."Broken Arrows" (Kid Remix)4:22
4."Broken Arrows" (Didrick Remix)2:55
Total length:14:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 30
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 70
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 12
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 16
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[14] 48
Belgium Dance (Ultratip Wallonia)[14] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 82
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[16] 25
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[17] 1
Hungary (Single Top 40)[18] 21
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 74
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[20] 86
New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)[21] 7
Norway (VG-lista)[22] 38
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[23] 95
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 57
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[26] 178
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[27] 10
Chart (2018) Peak
position
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[28] 39

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[29] Gold 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[30] 3× Platinum 120,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AviciiOfficialVEVO (29 September 2015). "Avicii - Broken Arrows". Retrieved 30 June 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ a b "Stories - Avicii".
  3. ^ Times, Music (1 July 2015). "Avicii Premieres 'Stories' Zac Brown Band Collaboration "Broken Arrows"". MusicTimes.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ "New Avicii Single \"Broken Arrows\" featuring Zac Brown Band". EDM Chicago. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Listen to Avicii's New Collab with Zac Brown Band, 'Broken Arrows'". Billboard.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Hear Zac Brown Band and Avicii's Sparkling 'Broken Arrows'". RollingStone.com. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Avicii - Broken Arrows (2015) - IMVDb". IMVDb. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  8. ^ Stutz, Colin (23 November 2015). "Avicii Releases Inspirational New 'Broken Arrows' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Broken Arrows (Remixes) - EP by Avicii on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Avicii – Broken Arrows". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Avicii – Broken Arrows" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Avicii – Broken Arrows" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Avicii – Broken Arrows" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance.
  14. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Avicii – Broken Arrows" (in French). Ultratip.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Avicii – Broken Arrows". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  18. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  19. ^ "Chart Track: Week 4, 2016". Irish Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Avicii – Broken Arrows" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  21. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 2 November 2015. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  22. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Avicii – Broken Arrows". VG-lista.
  23. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201551 into search.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Avicii – Broken Arrows". Singles Top 100.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Avicii – Broken Arrows". Swiss Singles Chart.
  26. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update – 10.10.2015 (wk41)". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  27. ^ "Avicii Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard.
  28. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  29. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Avicii – Broken Arrows". Music Canada. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  30. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 2017-11-09. Type Avicii in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select Broken Arrows and see certification.