"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" is a song by American electronic music producer Skrillex. It was released as the lead single from his second EP of the same name. It is prominently a dubstep song. It also uses a vocal sample of exclamations from Rachael Nedrow (also known as "speedstackinggirl") shouting "Yes, oh my gosh!" The song has since become his most commercially successful single to date, peaking within the charts of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden. On October 3, 2013, the song was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales exceeding 2,000,000 units. It was also certified Gold within Canada, with sales exceeding 40,000 units. 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", and also the video games MLB 2K12 and Ridge Racer Unbounded.
Charts and certifications
- ^ Genre, as designated in Skrillex's official soundcloud account: Dubstep Elcetronic
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- ^ Week Ending Dec. 25, 2011. Songs: Bringing “Sexy” Back | Chart Watch (NEW) - Yahoo! Music
- ^ australian-charts.com - Discography Skrillex
- ^ Skrillex - Music Charts
- ^ norwegiancharts.com - Discography Skrillex
- ^ swedishcharts.com - Discography Skrillex
- ^ RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 19, 2013
- ^ Gold and Platinum Search
- ^ GoPro Official Website: The World's Most Versatile Camera
- ^ "Issue 1114". Retrieved 2011-08-31.
- ^ "Lescharts.com – Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
- ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites". VG-lista. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
- ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: January 15, 2012 to January 21, 2012)". Gaon Chart. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- ^ "swedishcharts.com - Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites". Swedishchats.com. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
- ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
- ^ Official Streaming Chart Top 100 - 17th August 2013 The Official Streaming Chart Top 100 - Official Charts
- ^ The Hot 100 : Jan 07, 2012 | Billboard Chart Archive
- ^ "Skrillex > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
- ^ "Canadian single certifications – Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites". Music Canada.
- ^ "Danish single certifications – Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites". IFPI Denmark.
- ^ "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
- ^ Paul Grein (January 4, 2013). "Week Ending Dec. 30, 2012. Songs: Taylor Knew Bruno Was Trouble". Chart Watch (Yahoo Music). Retrieved January 5, 2013.