Disparate Youth

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"Disparate Youth"
Single by Santigold
from the album Master of My Make-Believe
Released 14 February 2012
Format Digital download, CD
Recorded 2010–11
Genre
Length 4:44
Label Atlantic
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Ricky Blaze
Santigold singles chronology
"Car Song"
(2012)
"Disparate Youth"
(2012)
"The Keepers"
(2012)

"Disparate Youth" is a song from American singer-songwriter 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 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]

Critical reception[edit]

In March 2012, The Guardian journalist Michael Cragg heralded "Disparate Youth" as part of his 'New Music' feature. Cragg gave the track a positive review, stating: "The much easier-on-the-ear Disparate Youth is the album's first "proper" single and it's 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]
No. Title Length
1. "Disparate Youth"   4:44
CD single[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Disparate Youth"   4:44
2. "Disparate Youth (Switch Remix)"   3:56
Digital EP[8]
No. Title Length
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

Charts[edit]

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" (#27, 2008).[10]

Chart (2012-13) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 70
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 38
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 36
France (SNEP)[14] 104
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 55
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 96
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[16] 9
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[17] 20
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[18] 27

Release history[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Santigold – Disparate Youth". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Santigold Discography - Alternative Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  17. ^ "Santigold Discography - Alternative Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  18. ^ "Santigold Discography - Alternative Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 

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