Greyhound (song)

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"Greyhound"
Greyhoundsong.jpg
Single by Swedish House Mafia
from the album Until Now
Released March 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)
Format
Genre Electro house
Length 6:51
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia singles chronology
"Antidote"
(2011)
"Greyhound"
(2012)
"Don't You Worry Child"
(2012)
"Antidote"
(2011)
"Greyhound"
(2012)
"Don't You Worry Child"
(2012)
Music video
"Greyhound" (Official) on YouTube
Audio sample

"Greyhound" is a single by the electronic dance trio Swedish House Mafia. The track was released worldwide on March 12, 2012 as the third single from the album Until Now, released as a digital download on the iTunes Store. The song was created to promote a new drink for Absolut, Absolut Greyhound.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Greyhound" was first released onto YouTube on 13 March 2012 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-two seconds.[1] The video starts with three groups of people driving to a salt desert in cars and they have each one color (blue, yellow and red). Then the video cuts to shots of Axwell, Ingrosso and Angello putting on headsets in an underground room. The headsets give off an electric charge, which creates colored bubbles around the members of Swedish House Mafia. Axwell is yellow, Angello is red and Ingrosso is blue. The members are connected to three robot dogs; the people in the cars are dog racers. A woman lays a hovering rabbit on the ground, which starts moving, and the three greyhound dogs start to chase it. The video alternates between scenes of the robot dogs' race, shots of the owners that support their dogs, and scenes of Axwell, Ingrosso and Angello leading the robots. The yellow greyhound trips the blue greyhound, which quickly recovers and resumes the race. The three dogs reach the finishing line at the same time. A polaroid camera develops a photo of the finish, which is blown away into the desert. The video finishes with a shot of a bottle of Absolut Greyhound on a silver tray. A longer version of the video is also available.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Greyhound" 6:51
2. "Greyhound" (radio edit) 3:36

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[19] Gold 35,000^
Sweden (GLF)[20] 7× Platinum 280,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Silver 200,000^
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[22] Gold 900,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[23] 12 March 2012 Digital download EMI Records
Ireland[24]
United Kingdom[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound. The music video is also an ad for the Absolute drink. YouTube
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound". Tracklisten.
  6. ^ "Swedish House Mafia: Greyhound" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Swedish House Mafia search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 12, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-03-24". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound". Singles Top 100.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-03-24" UK Dance Chart.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-03-24" UK Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Swedish House Mafia – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for Swedish House Mafia. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-pitbull-shakira-debut-new-1006712952.story
  17. ^ "Classement des 200 premiers Singles Fusionnés par GfK année 2012" (PDF). SNEP. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  18. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 2012". BBC Radio 1. BBC Online. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  20. ^ "Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  21. ^ "British single certifications – Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Greyhound in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  22. ^ "Certificeringer - Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  23. ^ iTunes - Music - Greyhound - Single by Swedish House Mafia. US
  24. ^ iTunes - Music - Greyhound - Single by Swedish House Mafia. IRE
  25. ^ iTunes - Music - Greyhound - Single by Swedish House Mafia. UK