Epic (Sandro Silva & Quintino song)

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"Epic"
Cover Epic (Sandro Silva and Quintino song).jpg
Single by Sandro Silva & Quintino
Released 3 October 2011 (2011-10-03)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 5:50 (original)
2:52 (radio edit)
Label Musical Freedom, Spinnin' Records
Songwriter(s) Shandro Jahangier, Maarten Vorwerk, Quinten van de Berg
Producer(s) Sandro Silva, Maarten Vorwerk
Maarten Vorwerk singles chronology
"Selecta"
(2011)
"Epic"
(2011)
"Selecta"
(2011)
"Epic"
(2011)
Spinnin' Records cover
Spinnin' Records cover

"Epic" is a song credited to Dutch producers Sandro Silva and Quintino and produced by Silva and Maarten Vorwerk, released on 3 October 2011. It is considered the first true big room house song. The single became a success in The Netherlands by reaching the peak position in both the Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Single Top 100 (see charts and certifications). "Epic" is the twelfth full instrumental number-one hit in the Dutch Top 40[citation needed]. The track was also featured on Swedish House Mafia's compilation album Until Now.

will.i.am caused controversy with his track "Bang Bang" as the drop is extremely similar to the drop from this track, however no permission was used. will.i.am was involved in another sampling scandal on the same album[citation needed]. Eventually, all three of the songwriters of "Epic" were added to the credits of "Bang Bang".

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] 34
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maarten Vorwerk – Epic" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maarten Vorwerk – Epic" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Maarten Vorwerk search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Maarten Vorwerk – Epic" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Maarten Vorwerk – Epic". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 July 2012.