Sound of Silence (Dami Im song)

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"Sound of Silence"
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Single by Dami Im
Released 11 March 2016
Format
Recorded 2016
Genre Pop
Length 3:15
Label Sony
Songwriter(s)
  • Anthony Egizii
  • David Musumeci
Producer(s) DNA
Dami Im singles chronology
"Smile"
(2015)
"Sound of Silence"
(2016)
"Fighting for Love"
(2016)

"Smile"
(2015)
"Sound of Silence"
(2016)
"Fighting for Love"
(2016)
Music video
"Sound of Silence" on YouTube
Australia "Sound of Silence"
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci
Lyricist(s)
Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
330
Final result
2nd
Final points
511
Appearance chronology
◄ "Tonight Again" (2015)   
"Don't Come Easy" (2017) ►

"Sound of Silence" is a song performed by Australian recording artist Dami Im.[2] Written by Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci of DNA Songs, it is best known as Australia's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, where it finished 2nd, receiving a total of 511 points.[3][4][5] The song also won the Marcel Bezençon Award in the composer category. The song was leaked on 10 March 2016, one day before its initial release date.[6] It is Dami Im's fourth Australian top 20 hit and worldwide, it reached the top 40 in more than six countries after the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Final.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Sound of Silence"3:15
Short edit[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Sound of Silence" (Short edit)3:04
Remixes – Single
No.TitleLength
1."Sound of Silence" (7th Heaven Club Mix)7:57
2."Sound of Silence" (7th Heaven Radio Edit)4:18
Other versions (Sony promo release)
  • Glamstarr Club Mix – 6:26
  • Glamstarr Radio Edit – 3:49
  • Glamstarr Instrumental – 6:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 39
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 10
Finland Download (Latauslista)[12] 11
France (SNEP)[13] 69
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 57
Iceland (RÚV)[15] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 100
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 53
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 37
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 55
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[21] 54
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 160

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[23] Platinum 70,000^
Sweden (GLF)[24] Gold 20,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sound of Silence (Single) DAMI IM". JB Hi-Fi. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ Mack, Emmy (10 March 2016). "Here's a taste of what Australia's Eurovision 2016 song sounds like". Music Feeds. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Dami readies Sound of Silence". Auspop. 10 March 2016. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  4. ^ Vincent, Peter (10 March 2016). "Eurovision 2016: Dami Im to tackle song contest with Sia-like power ballad Sound of Silence". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  5. ^ Corner, Lewis (10 March 2016). "Eurovision 2016: Australia's Dami Im has a big ballad for Stockholm". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  6. ^ García, Belén (10 March 2016). "Full Australian song leaked, listen to "Sound of Silence" by Dami Im!". ESC+Plus. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Sound of Silence – Single by Dami Im on iTunes". iTunes. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Sound of Silence (Short Edit) – Single by Dami Im on iTunes". iTunes. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Dami Im – Sound of Silence". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Dami Im – Sound of Silence" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dami Im – Sound of Silence" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Dami Im: Sound of Silence" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Dami Im – Sound of Silence" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Dami Im – Sound of Silence". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  15. ^ "RÚV - Vinsældalisti Rásar 2". RÚV. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dami Im – Sound of Silence" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Dami Im – Sound Of Silence" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Dami Im – Sound of Silence". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Dami Im – Sound of Silence". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ Chart Log UK: "21.05.2016 (wk20)". UK Singles Chart. Zobbel.de. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  24. ^ "Sverige Toplistan: Sök" (To retrieve the certification, enter "Dami Im" in the upper right box "Sök", and then click on "Visa" on "Sound of Silence") (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 10 July 2016.