Mountain Sound

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"Mountain Sound"
Of Monsters and Men - "Mountain Sound".jpg
Single by Of Monsters and Men
from the album My Head Is an Animal
Released 2 September 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre Indie folk, indie pop, baroque pop
Length 3:31
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jacquire King
Of Monsters and Men singles chronology
"Dirty Paws"
(2012)
"Mountain Sound"
(2012)
"King and Lionheart"
(2013)
"Dirty Paws"
(2012)
"Mountain Sound"
(2012)
"King and Lionheart"
(2013)
Music video
"Mountain Sound" on YouTube

"Mountain Sound" is a single by the Icelandic indie folk/indie pop band Of Monsters and Men. The song was released as the second single from the international version of their debut studio album, My Head Is an Animal. It was written by Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson; and produced by Jacquire King.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Mountain Sound" – 3:31

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Mountain Sound" was filmed on location at a festival held at the Hljomskalagardurinn park in Reykjavík, Iceland, on 7 July 2012.[1] The band was filmed while performing at the festival. The video was first released onto YouTube on 14 September 2012 at a total length of four minutes.[2]

Use in media[edit]

The song was used in the trailer of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.[3] Mountain Sound can be heard in a bar in the fourth episode of the first season of Gang Related (TV series), "Perros". Mountain Sound is included as a playable song in Guitar Hero Live.

Lyric video[edit]

A lyric video was released in 2014 with the presence of the music video. The video features horses running through mountains and caves also shaped like horses.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[21] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[22] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[23] Platinum 1,000,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[24] Gold 0*

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thoreson, Nels (2012-09-27). "'Featured Artist,' Of Monsters and Men, "Mountain Sound"". The Troubadour’s Road. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  2. ^ Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound. YouTube
  3. ^ Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day -- Trailer OFFICIAL | HD. YouTube
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Canada Rock)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 07, 2013". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Of Monsters and Men: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  13. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Rock Airplay)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  14. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  16. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Alternative Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  17. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Triple A Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  20. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  22. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Of Monsters and Men – Mountain Sound". Music Canada. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Of Monsters and Men – Mountain Sound". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  24. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Of Monsters and Men – Mountain Sound". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 31 October 2015.