Sad Singalong Songs

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Sad Singalong Songs
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Studio album by Anouk
Released May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17)
Recorded 2011–2013
Genre Progressive rock, symphonic rock
Label Goldilox
Anouk chronology
To Get Her Together
(2011)To Get Her Together2011
Sad Singalong Songs
(2013)
Live at Symphonica in Rosso
(2014)Live at Symphonica in Rosso2014
Singles from Sad Singalong Songs
  1. "Birds"
    Released: March 11, 2013

Sad Singalong Songs is the eighth studio album by Dutch singer Anouk. The album was released on May 17, 2013 by her own record label Goldilox. On December 27, 2012, Anouk released the song "Stardust" via her own YouTube-channel as a preview to her new sound. It was also available as a free download.[1] The album is preceded by the single "Birds", which she performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. Anouk herself revealed the cover art and track listing on her official website.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Rules"
  2. "Pretending as Always"
  3. "Birds"
  4. "The Good Life"
  5. "Are You Lonely"
  6. "Stardust"
  7. "Only a Mother"
  8. "Kill"
  9. "I Don't Know Nothing"
  10. "The Black Side of My Mind"

Critical reception[edit]

As it was released in the wake of her Eurovision participation, the album received reviews from a number of Eurovision fansites. Nick Van Lith of escXtra described it as "an impressive album which is anything but mainstream";[3] whereas Rory Gannon of ESC Views hailed it as a "departure from her previous albums" which "showed Anouk is a versatile singer and not just a one-trick pony".[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 133
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 99

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Dutch Albums Chart[8] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Netherlands (NVPI)[9] Platinum 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.anouk.com/blog/anouk-announces-new-album-sample-now-available-as-a-free-download/2527/
  2. ^ http://www.anouk.com/blog/sad-singalong-songs-album-cover-tracklist-released/2580/
  3. ^ http://escxtra.com/reviews/anouk-sad-singalong-songs/
  4. ^ http://escviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/album-review-anouks-sad-singalong-songs/
  5. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Anouk – Sad Singalong Songs" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2013. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Belgian Chart" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Anouk – Sad Singalong Songs" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  8. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=2013&cat=a
  9. ^ "Netherlands: Anouk Riding Wave of Success". escflashmalta.com. Retrieved 24 May 2013.