Contraband (Madcon album)

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Studio album by Madcon
Released November 17, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, electropop
Label Cosmos, Columbia, Sony Music Nasty Kutt
Producer Jonas Jeberg, TJ Oosterhuis, Sha DreamRoc'a, Nasty Kutt, StarGate, Element
Madcon chronology
An InCONvenient Truth
Singles from Contraband
  1. "Glow"
    Released: May 30, 2010
  2. "Freaky Like Me"
    Released: September 20, 2010
  3. "Outrun the Sun"
    Released: September 20, 2010
  4. "Helluva Nite"
    Released: September 7, 2011

Contraband is the fourth studio album by the Norwegian urban music duo Madcon. It was released on November 17, 2010. It peaked at number two on the Norwegian Albums Chart, becoming the group's highest-charting album. The album was preceded by the Element-produced lead single, "Glow" which became a top 20-hit in nine countries.


  • "Glow" was released on 30 May 2010 as the first single from the album. It peaked at number one in Norway. Madcon performed the song during the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 interval in Oslo, Norway.
  • "Freaky Like Me" was released on 20 September 2010. It features the Belgian singer Ameerah. The song peaked at number one in Norway, becoming the group's third number-one single. It also reached number forty-six in the United Kingdom.
  • "Outrun the Sun" was released on 19 November 2010. It features the American singer Maad*Moiselle. The song peaked at number eleven in Norway and at number twenty-seven in Germany.
  • "Helluva Nite" was releasedon 7 September 2011. It features the American singer Maad*Moiselle. Even though Ludacris is featured on the album, Madcon decided not to put him in the single. For the release in Germany a part of the singer/rapper Itchy from the German band Culcha Candela was added instead.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Outrun the Sun" (featuring Maad*Moiselle) Tshawe Baqwa, Yosef Wolde-Mariam, Terence Abney, Marcella Brailsford, Jonas Jeberg Jonas Jeberg 3:12
2. "Helluva Nite" (featuring Ludacris and Maad*Moiselle) Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Marcus John Bryant, Nakisha Smith, Jeberg Jonas Jeberg 3:29
3. "Freaky Like Me" (featuring Ameerah) Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Ameerah Ouiglani, TJ Oosterhuis, Arjang "Sha" Shishegar TJ Oosterhuis, Sha DreamRoc'a 3:09
4. "Worldshaker" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Abney, Brailsford, Jeberg, Ole Brodersen, Kasper Larsen Jonas Jeberg 3:23
5. "Be Mine" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, William Wiik Larsen Nasty Kutt 3:30
6. "Do What You Do" (featuring Ne-Yo) Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen StarGate 3:52
7. "All I Do" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Hitesh Ceon, Kim Ofstad Element 3:33
8. "Walk Out the Door" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, W. Larsen Nasty Kutt 3:23
9. "Share My Sky" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Wayne Hector, Lucas Secon, Jeberg Jonas Jeberg 3:30
10. "One" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Abney, Brailsford, Jeberg,, K. Larsen, Brodersen Jonas Jeberg 3:34
11. "Cliché" Hitesh Ceon, Kim Ofstad, Yosef Wolde-Mariam, Tshawe Baqwa, Orji Okoroafor Element 3:36
12. "Glow" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Ceon, Ofstad Element 3:49
International edition bonus track[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Beggin'" Bob Gaudio, Peggy Farina Element 3:37
iTunes Deluxe Version bonus tracks[2]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Turn Me Loose" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Ofstad, Helgi Mar Hübner 3:41
15. "Electric" Baqwa, Wolde-Mariam, Ofstad, Hübner 3:51


Chart (2010) Peak
Norwegian Albums Chart[3] 2
Polish Albums Chart[4] 100

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Label
Norway 1 November 2010 Digital download[5] Cosmos Music Norway AS
United States 17 November 2010 CD
Germany 3 December 2010 CD Columbia/Sony Music


  1. ^ "Contraband: Madcon: Music". 9 September 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Musik – "Contraband (Deluxe Version)" von Madcon". Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Madcon - Contraband". Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Official Retail Sales Chart - Top 100". Polish Music Charts (in Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Contraband by Madcon". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2012.