Lovers on the Sun

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"Lovers on the Sun"
Loversonthesun.jpg
Single by David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
from the album Listen
Released June 30, 2014
Format
Genre EDM
Length
  • 3:23 (radio edit)
  • 5:53 (extended)
  • 12:31 (EP)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • David Guetta
  • Avicii
  • Frédéric Riesterer
  • Giorgio Tuinfort
  • Daddy's Groove (additional)
David Guetta singles chronology
"Blast Off"
(2014)
"Lovers on the Sun"
(2014)
"Dangerous"
(2014)
"Blast Off"
(2014)
"Lovers on the Sun"
(2014)
"Dangerous"
(2014)
Sam Martin singles chronology
"Lovers on the Sun"
(2014) Lovers on the Sun2014
"Dangerous"
(2014) Dangerous2014
Music video
"Lovers on the Sun" on YouTube

"Lovers on the Sun" is a song by French music producer David Guetta from his sixth studio album, Listen. It features vocals by American singer and songwriter Sam Martin.[2] It was released as a digital download and the lead single from the album on 30 June 2014. It was produced by Guetta, Avicii, Riesterer, and Tuinfort, with additional production from Italian house production team Daddy's Groove.[3] This track has since crowned the singles chart in Austria, Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom, and has reached top 40 on most of the countries where the track has been charted.

Mallory Knox covered the song on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.[4]

Background[edit]

This song and other new songs of his are inspired by spaghetti western film scores.[5]

Composition[edit]

"Lovers on the Sun" is a country and folk-infused EDM song.[6] Mike Einziger, the guitarist on “Wake Me Up,” also reportedly plays guitar on this track. The song is written in the key of B minor, at a tempo of 125 beats per minute. The chord progression of the chorus (Bm/D/F#m/E) bears similarity do Daft Punk's 2013 single "Get Lucky". The instrumental hook follows the chord progression of G/A/Bm/D. “We’re burning up — we might as well be lovers of the sun!” Martin chants across the chorus — sort of channeling The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers — before giving way to an (inevitable) explosive beat drop.[7]

Music video[edit]

A lyric video was produced for the song with a Wild West theme.[8] An accompanying music video was released on 12 August 2014 again with a Wild West theme.[9] It was directed by Marc Klasfeld[10] and stars Ray Liotta who portrays a villain. Idolator said the video was "refreshing" and "a special effects-filled extravaganza".[11]

Critical reception[edit]

4Music celebrated the song's "double DJ power" (Guetta and Avicii, who co-wrote and co-produced the track) and suggested that it "must mean this'll be a big hit".[8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download — radio edit[12]
No. Title Length
1. "Lovers on the Sun" (featuring Sam Martin) 3:23

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from CD single.[18]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[58] Platinum 70,000^
Germany (BVMI)[59] Platinum 400,000^
Italy (FIMI)[60] 2× Platinum 60,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[61] Gold 30,000*
Sweden (GLF)[62] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[63] Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[64] Gold 400,000double-dagger
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[65] Platinum 2,600,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[66] Platinum 10,000,000^

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
France June 30, 2014 (EP)[15] Digital download
July 21, 2014 (remixes)[14]
Germany August 1, 2014[16] CD single
United Kingdom August 17, 2014[67] Digital download

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