Punching in a Dream

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"Punching in a Dream"
The Naked and Famous - Punching in a Dream.png
Single by The Naked and Famous
from the album Passive Me, Aggressive You
B-side "Wild"
Released 23 August 2010 (2010-08-23)
Format
Genre
Length 3:33
Label Somewhat Damaged
Writer(s)
  • Thomas Powers
  • Aaron Short
Producer(s)
  • Thom Powers
  • Aaron Short
The Naked and Famous singles chronology
"Young Blood"
(2010)
"Punching in a Dream"
(2010)
"Girls Like You"
(2011)

"Punching in a Dream" is a song by New Zealand indie electronic band The Naked and Famous from their debut studio album, Passive Me, Aggressive You (2010). It was released on 23 August 2010 as the album's third single.[3] The song debuted and peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand chart.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

The single was featured in the episodes "Kill or Be Killed" and "Our Town" of The Vampire Diaries and in 2011 comedy Getting That Girl. It also appears on the soundtrack for EA Sports game, FIFA 12 video game[5] and season 1 episode 7 of the show World of Jenks.[6] The song is frequently used as the pre-match tune on Foxsports A-League coverage. It can also be heard in a car commercial for the 2012 GMC Terrain.[7] The song can also be heard briefly in the short film Kony 2012.[8] The song was used on the British series Made in Chelsea in 2011, and also in the 2012 film Pitch Perfect. The song was also used in the 2012 video game Forza Horizon, as part of the Horizon Pulse radio station, which only plays indie music.

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 56
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 37
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[11] 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 135
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 18
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[14] 33

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
New Zealand 23 August 2010 Digital download Somewhat Damaged [3]
Denmark 5 December 2010
[15]
Netherlands [16]
Norway [17]
Sweden [18]
United Kingdom [19]
6 December 2010 7" single
[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weisz, Ben (2011). "The Naked & Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You". musicOMH. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Harley, Kevin (3 March 2011). "Review of The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You". BBC Music. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Punching In a Dream - Single by The Naked and Famous". itunes.apple.com. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Charts.org.nz – The Naked and Famous – Punching in a Dream". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  5. ^ Trapara, Nemanja (12 September 2011). "FIFA 12 soundtrack featuring 39 artists from 15 countries". EA Sports Football. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "World Of Jenks " Season 1 " Songs From the Show " Ep. 107". 
  7. ^ "2012 GMC Terrain commercial". 
  8. ^ "KONY 2012". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 7th February 2011" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Naked and Famous – Punching in a Dream" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Naked and Famous – Punching in a Dream" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  12. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK – Weekly Updates Sales 2011". Zobbel. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Naked and Famous – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for The Naked and Famous. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  14. ^ "The Naked and Famous – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for The Naked and Famous. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Punching In a Dream - Single by The Naked and Famous". itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - Muziek - 'Punching In a Dream - Single' van The Naked and Famous". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  17. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  18. ^ "iTunes - Musik - Punching In a Dream - Single av The Naked and Famous". itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  19. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  20. ^ "Punching In A Dream – Limited Edition Clear Vinyl". Fiction Records. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 

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