Lay Me Down (Avicii song)

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"Lay Me Down"
Avicii - Lay Me Down.jpg
Single by Avicii
from the album True
ReleasedApril 21, 2014
Recorded2013
Genre
Length5:00 (album version)
3:26 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Avicii
  • Arash Pournouri
Avicii singles chronology
"Addicted to You"
(2013)
"Lay Me Down"
(2014)
"Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)"
(2014)
Music video
"Lay Me Down" on YouTube

"Lay Me Down" is a song by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii. Written by Avicii, Ash Pournouri, Nile Rodgers and Adam Lambert, the track appears on Avicii's debut studio album, True (2013). American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert also provides vocals for the track, while Nile Rodgers provides guitar backing. The track was released as the fifth single from his album on April 21, 2014. The song is featured in a 2014 commercial for Lipton Ice Tea.[1] The music video shows Avicii performing the song live during his True Tour. However, Adam Lambert and Nile Rodgers do not appear in the video. The song is written in the key of A minor.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

Additional personnel

  • Nile Rodgers – composition
  • Adam Lambert – composition

Live performances[edit]

On The Original High Tour Lambert performed the song, stating: "Most of you might not be aware of this song, but for whatever reason my name wasn't on the title".[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 34
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 4
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 30
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 2
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 4
France (SNEP)[8] 47
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 35
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[10] 8
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[11] 3
Hungary (Single Top 40)[12] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 94
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[14] 14
Poland (Dance Top 50)[15] 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[16] 56
Slovenia (SloTop50)[17] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 39
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 200
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[21] 29
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[22] 22

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[23] Gold 20,000^

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[24] 21 April 2014 Contemporary hit radio Universal Music
United Kingdom[25] 14 July 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, Adam (April 9, 2014). "Twitter / adamlambert : "Lay Me Down" w @Avicii and ..." Twitter.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Avicii – Lay Me Down". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Avicii – Lay Me Down" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Avicii – Lay Me Down" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Avicii – Lay Me Down" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Avicii – Lay Me Down" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Avicii – Lay Me Down" (in French). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Avicii – Lay Me Down" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Avicii – Lay Me Down". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 26, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201426 into search.
  17. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official singles weekly chart" (in Slovenian). SloTop50. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Avicii – Lay Me Down". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Avicii – Lay Me Down". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  21. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Avicii Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  23. ^ "Avicii – Lay Me Down" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  24. ^ "Single of the Day". The Music Network. 17 April 2014. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  25. ^ Lane, Daniel (14 July 2014). "This Week's New Releases 14-07-2014". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 July 2014.