Shave It

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"Shave It"
Single by Zedd
from the album Clarity
ReleasedOctober 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)
Songwriter(s)Anton Zaslavski
Zedd singles chronology
"The Anthem"
"Shave It"

"Shave It" is a song by Russian-German electronic music producer Zedd. The song was produced and written by Zedd, and released on October 4, 2011 via Skrillex's record label OWSLA. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart on March 3, 2012.[1] An extended play of the track – featuring remixes by Kaskade, Tommy Trash, and 501 – was released on November 8, 2011, titled Shave It – The Aftershave.[2]

The alternate version of the song, "Shave It Up", is included on Zedd's debut studio album, Clarity. The extended version was released exclusively on Beatport on 22 October 2012.[3] Another song that incorporates the use of "Shave It" is Zedd's song "Hourglass" (featuring LIZ), the track before "Shave It Up" in Clarity. After the 4 minutes of the main part of the song, it becomes a 1:15-prelude to "Shave It Up".[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Sean Stiegemeier and produced by Mike Longenbach was released on November 1, 2011. As of January 2015, the video has received over 2,000,000 views on YouTube.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Shave It – The Aftershave
EP by
ReleasedNovember 8, 2011
  • Electro house
  • complextro
Zedd chronology
Shave It – The Aftershave
CD single and digital download[2]
1."Shave It"3:31
2."Shave It" (Kaskade Remix)5:33
3."Shave It" (Tommy Trash Remix)4:40
4."Shave It" (501 Remix)4:09
Total length:17:53
Digital download (Extended Mix) (Beatport exclusive)[3]
1."Shave It Up" (Extended Mix)4:48



"Shave It" debuted at number 39 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart for the week of January 21, 2012[6] and climbed until position four.[1]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[1] 4


  1. ^ a b c "Dance/Club Play Songs chart for the week of March 3, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Shave It - The Aftershave (Remixes) – EP by Zedd". iTunes Store. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Shave It Up (Extended Mix)". Beatport. Interscope Records. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  4. ^ "Zedd feat. LIZ's Hourglass sample of Zedd's Shave It". WhoSampled. jbcedeno95.
  5. ^ "Zedd - Shave It (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "Dance/Club Play Songs chart for the week of January 21, 2012 (biggest jump)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2012.

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