Happy Little Pill

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"Happy Little Pill"
Happy Little Pill Troye Sivan.jpg
Single by Troye Sivan
from the album TRXYE
Released 25 July 2014 (2014-07-25)
Format Digital download
Genre Electropop[1]
Length 3:44
Label EMI Australia
Songwriter(s)
  • Troye Sivan
  • Brandon Rogers
  • Tat Tong
Producer(s)
  • Tong
  • Alex JL Hiew
  • SLUMS
Troye Sivan singles chronology
"Happy Little Pill"
(2014)
"Papercut"
(2015)

"Happy Little Pill"
(2014)
"Papercut"
(2015)

"Happy Little Pill" is a single by singer and songwriter Troye Sivan. The song is the first single from TRXYE, his first extended play (EP) released by a major label. It was released digitally on 25 July 2014. The song was written by Troye Sivan, Brandon Rogers, and Tat Tong.[2]

"Happy Little Pill" peaked at number 10 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart (aided by the sales of his extended play TRXYE that were not eligible to chart on the Australian Albums Chart) and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 35,000 copies.[3] The single received critical acclaim for its mature sound.

Background[edit]

Sivan said of the song, "It's about loneliness and the different ways that people cope with the things that are going on in their lives."[1] He also stated: "I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day I wrote it."[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Happy Little Pill" was posted by Troye Sivan, on his Vevo YouTube page. It was directed by Jeremy Koren.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

"Happy Little Pill" has garnered acclaim from contemporary music critics. Mike Wass from Idolator praised the song, and said: "'Happy Little Pill' is a surprisingly mature (and dark) pop anthem."[6] Abby Abrams from TIME praised the lyrics and production of the song, and commented: "'Happy Little Pill' seems primed to move the teen into the big leagues, with melancholy lyrics and a downtempo electronic sound that give off a world-weary vibe."[7] Platform called the single "an infectious and brooding synth-pop song which is sure to take over dancefloors across the world" and praised its "profound lyricism."[8]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Happy Little Pill" (radio edit)
  • Troye Sivan
  • Brandon Rogers
  • Tat Tong
3:44

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia 25 July 2014[25] Digital download EMI Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Why Everyone's Swallowing Troye Sivan's 'Happy Little Pill'". MTV. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Happy Little Pill'". All Music. August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  4. ^ Barroni, Nastassia (23 July 2014). "Australian Prodigy Troye Sivan streams new track 'Happy Little Pill'". Music Feeds. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. ^ Caulfield, Keith (27 June 2014). "YouTube Star Troye Sivan Signs With EMI Australia, Announces EP". Billboard. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  6. ^ "who is Troye Sivan 10 fun facts Happy Little Pill". Idolator. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  7. ^ Abrams, Abby (25 July 2014). "Hear YouTube Superstar Troye Sivan's Single 'Happy Little Pill'". Time.com. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ "REVIEW: Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill". platform-online.net. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201439 into search. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Troye Sivan Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill". Tracklisten.
  15. ^ "Troye Sivan: Happy Little Pill" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  16. ^ "Musicline.de – Troye Sivan Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  17. ^ "Chart Track: Week 34, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  19. ^ "Charts.nz – Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill". Top 40 Singles.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  21. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201440 into search. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Troye Sivan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2014". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  25. ^ "Troye Sivan - 'Happy Little Pill' Australian iTunes Chart Performance". itunescharts.net. Retrieved 6 August 2014.