Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (song)

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"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
Skrillex scary monsters.jpg
Single by Skrillex
from the album Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Released October 22, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Dubstep[1]
Length 4:03
Label
Songwriter(s) Skrillex
Producer(s) Skrillex
Skrillex singles chronology
"WEEKENDS!!!"
(2010)
"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
(2010)
"Get Up!"
(2011)

"WEEKENDS!!!"
(2010)
"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
(2010)
"Get Up!"
(2011)

"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" is a song by American electronic dance music producer Skrillex. It was released as the lead single from his second EP of the same name. It uses a vocal sample of exclamations from Rachael Nedrow (also known as "speedstackinggirl") shouting "Yes, oh my gosh!", after speedily stacking a set of cups in one of her YouTube videos.[2] On October 3, 2013, the song was certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales exceeding 2,000,000 units.[3] It was also certified Gold within Canada, with sales exceeding 40,000 units.[4] On February 12, the song won Best Dance Recording at the 54th Grammy Awards.

It was used in the 2012 film Spring Breakers and an ad for GoPro titled "Kayak Kiss with Ben Brown",[5] and also the video games MLB 2K12 and Ridge Racer Unbounded.

The song name was inspired by the David Bowie album and song Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"4:03

Official remixes[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skrillex - Scary Monster and Nice Sprites (2010)". Punknews.org. December 13, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Fedida, Ethan. "Skrillex's "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites" get a mouthstep a cappella remix!". CBS News. CBS. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 19, 2013
  4. ^ Gold and Platinum Search Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ GoPro Official Website: The World's Most Versatile Camera
  6. ^ "Issue 1114" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Report: Issue 1117" (PDF). ARIA. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites". VG-lista. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: January 15, 2012 to January 21, 2012)". Gaon Chart. December 15, 2012. Archived from the original on December 19, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites". Swedishchats.com. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ Official Streaming Chart Top 100 - 17th August 2013 The Official Streaming Chart Top 100 - Official Charts
  14. ^ The Hot 100 : Jan 07, 2012 | Billboard Chart Archive
  15. ^ "Skrillex". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  16. ^ "Skrillex > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  17. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2011" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Swedish Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites". Music Canada. 
  19. ^ "Danish single certifications – Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page if certification is from the official website.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  21. ^ Paul Grein (January 4, 2013). "Week Ending Dec. 30, 2012. Songs: Taylor Knew Bruno Was Trouble". Chart Watch. Yahoo Music. Retrieved January 5, 2013.