Hide Away (Daya song)

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"Hide Away"
Hide Away (Official Single Cover) by Daya.png
Single by Daya
from the album Daya and Sit Still, Look Pretty
ReleasedApril 22, 2015 (2015-04-22)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreSynthpop
Length3:12
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Scott Bruzenak
  • Gino Bartletta (exec.)
Daya singles chronology
"Hide Away"
(2015)
"Don't Let Me Down"
(2016)
Music video
"Hide Away" on YouTube

"Hide Away" is the debut single by American singer Daya, and was released on April 22, 2015.[2] It is also the lead single from her debut self-titled extended play (EP), Daya (2015) and her debut studio album Sit Still, Look Pretty (2016). The song peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Daya's first top 40 single in the U.S. The single also charted other countries including, Germany, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.[3]

The song has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4] A music video for the song was released on October 28, 2015.[5] Daya performed a mashup of the song live at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards with Kelsea Ballerini.

Background[edit]

"Hide Away" was released through Artbeatz, Z Entertainment, and RED Distribution on April 22, 2015.[2] It was written by Gino Barletta, Brett McLaughlin, Britten Newbill, Grace Tandon and Scott Bruzenak. it was also produced by Bruzenak.[6]

Composition[edit]

Musically, "Hide Away" is composed in the key of D major, with a tempo of 95 beats per minute. It is set in common time.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard's Jason Lipshutz featured the single on his list "Pop Playlist Summer 2015: 15 Awesome Songs You Might Have Missed", labelling it "a gorgeous debut".[8]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hide Away" made its first chart appearance on the week ending September 12, 2015, debuting at number 10 on the Pop Digital Songs chart. The next week, it entered the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It stayed there for two weeks, peaking at number 3 on the second week of the chart. On the week ending October 3, 2015, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 97, peaking at number 23 on March 12, 2016.[9][3]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released on October 28, 2015. The music featured a bunch of overprotective fathers who banded together to kidnap a boy who Daya goes on dates with. Daya is confused to why her date disappears one day at the bowling alley, until she comes home from a pool party arranged by her friends to get her mind off of her date, she sees her date run out of her house followed by Dayas father running behind him. Daya scolds her father for kidnapping him in the first place.

Live performance[edit]

On May 1, 2016, Daya performed the song at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards with Kelsea Ballerini as a mashup with her song "Peter Pan".[10]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[34] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[35] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[36] Gold 45,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[37] Platinum 15,000*
United States (RIAA)[38] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'HIDE AWAY' STAR DAYA TALKS FEMINISM AND THE FUTURE: Q&A". 28 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016 – via Fuse.tv.
  2. ^ a b "Daya's 'Hide Away' on iTunes! www.theofficialdaya.com - YouTube". YouTube. April 22, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard - Daya - Chart History - Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. December 14, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  5. ^ DayaVEVO (28 October 2015). "Daya - Hide Away (Official Video)". Retrieved 8 December 2016 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ EP album notes
  7. ^ Daya "Hide Away" Sheet Music musicnotes.com
  8. ^ "Pop Playlist Summer 2015: 15 Awesome Songs You Might Have Missed – Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs - Week of October 3, 2015". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Melas, Chloe (May 1, 2016). "Kelsea Ballerini & Daya Perform 'Peter Pan' & 'Hide Away' Mashup At Radio Disney Awards". Hollywood Life. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Daya – Hide Away". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Daya – Hide Away" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Daya – Hide Away" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Daya – Hide Away" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "Daya Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Daya – Hide Away". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Chart Track: Week 18, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "Top Digital - Classifica settimanale WK 11 (dal 2016-03-11 al 2016-03-17)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Daya – Hide Away" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  20. ^ "Charts.nz – Daya – Hide Away". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Daya – Hide Away". VG-lista. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  22. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20161 into search. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Daya – Hide Away". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Daya – Hide Away". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  25. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  26. ^ "Daya Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  27. ^ "Daya Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  28. ^ "Daya Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  29. ^ "Daya Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  30. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2016". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  31. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  32. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  33. ^ "Pop Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  34. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2016 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  35. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Daya – Hide Away". Music Canada. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  36. ^ "Daya "Hide Away"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  37. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Daya – Hide Away". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  38. ^ "American single certifications – Daya – Hide Away". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 21, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.