Disparate Youth

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"Disparate Youth"
Disparate Youth single cover.jpg
Single by Santigold
from the album Master of My Make-Believe
Released14 February 2012
Producer(s)Ricky Blaze
Santigold singles chronology
"Car Song"
"Disparate Youth"
"The Keepers"

"Disparate Youth" is a song from American musician Santigold. The track was released in the United States on 14 February 2012 as the lead single from the artist's second studio album, Master of My Make-Believe (2012).[1]

In September 2012, "Disparate Youth" became the soundtrack to insurance company Direct Line's latest television advertisement.[2] In December 2012, an instrumental version of the song was used by Honda for their television advertisement, "Things Can Always Be Better". The UK insurance company, Direct Line also utilised the track for a range of adverts between 2012 and 2014. The song is also featured in the video games Forza Horizon and NBA 2K16.[3][4][5] It has also been used to advertise YouTube's Geek Week in August 2013.[6] The song was also used in the Netflix original series Atypical, in season one, episode six, during the end credits, and featured in Good Girls.

Critical reception[edit]

In March 2012, The Guardian heralded "Disparate Youth" as part of his 'New Music' feature. Reviewer Michael Cragg hailed it as "an absolute corker, all sleek new-wave keyboards mixed with frantic bursts of guitar and Santigold's intriguingly emotionless delivery."[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
1."Disparate Youth"4:44
CD single[1]
1."Disparate Youth"4:44
2."Disparate Youth (Switch Remix)"3:56
Digital EP[8]
1."Disparate Youth"4:44
2."Disparate Youth" (Switch Remix)3:56
3."Disparate Youth" (The 2 Bears Remix)7:42
4."Disparate Youth" (Amateur Best Remix)3:38
5."Disparate Youth" (Radio Edit)3:41
6."Disparate Youth" (SWjR & Santigold Remix)3:37


For the chart week dated April 21, 2012, "Disparate Youth" debuted at number ninety-six on the UK Singles Chart;[9] marking the artist's second appearance on the chart—following "L.E.S. Artistes" (number 27, 2008).[10]

Chart (2012–13) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 70
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 38
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 36
France (SNEP)[14] 104
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 26
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[16] 94
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[17] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 55
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 96
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[19] 9
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[19] 20
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[20] 27

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
 United States 14 February 2012[1] Digital download
 United Kingdom 9 March 2012[8] Digital EP


  1. ^ a b c d "Santigold - 'Disparate Youth' - Digital Download". iTunes (US). Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  2. ^ "Direct Line - Take the Direct Line - Advert Details". TVAdMusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  3. ^ http://www.ign.com/wikis/forza-horizon/Soundtrack
  4. ^ Makuch, Eddie (July 9, 2015). "NBA 2K16 Has 50+ Song Soundtrack Curated By DJ Khaled, DJ Premier, DJ Mustard". GameSpot. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (July 24, 2015). "Get your groove on with the official NBA 2K16 soundtrack". VG247. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m_S-IDs3Wg
  7. ^ "New Music: Santigold - Disparate Youth". The Guardian. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  8. ^ a b "Santigold - 'Disparate Youth' - Digital EP". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  9. ^ a b "The Official Charts Company - Disparate Youth by Santigold Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  10. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Disparate Youth". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Santigold – Disparate Youth" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Santigold – Disparate Youth" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Santigold – Disparate Youth" (in French). Ultratip.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Santigold – Disparate Youth" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Santigold – Disparate Youth" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  16. ^ "Santigold Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Santigold Chart History (Mexico Ingles Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Santigold – Disparate Youth". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ a b "Santigold Discography - Alternative Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  20. ^ "Santigold Discography - Alternative Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-08.

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