Walk the Moon (album)

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Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon - Walk the Moon.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 19, 2012 (2012-06-19)
GenreNew wave, dance-rock, indie pop[1]
Length43:00
LabelRCA
ProducerBen Allen
Walk the Moon chronology
I want! I want!
(2010)
Walk the Moon
(2012)
Talking Is Hard
(2014)
Singles from Walk the Moon
  1. "Anna Sun"
    Released: February 7, 2012
  2. "Tightrope"
    Released: September 11, 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic67/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
AbsolutePunk8.7/10[3]
Consequence of SoundD–[4]
DIY5/10[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB[6]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5[7]

Walk the Moon is the self-titled second studio album by American rock band Walk the Moon. It was released on June 19, 2012, by RCA Records. The first single, "Anna Sun", peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Alternative chart and number 20 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.[8]

Use in media[edit]

The second single, "Tightrope", was used in a commercial for the HP Envy 4 Ultrabook computer and was also featured in the game Saints Row IV.[9][10]

"Quesadilla" was featured in the game FIFA 13.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Walk the Moon – Standard edition[12]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Quesadilla"
3:15
2."Lisa Baby"
  • Petricca
  • Galvin
  • Lerangis
  • Reifsnyder
3:53
3."Next in Line"
  • Petricca
  • Eli Maiman
  • Kevin Ray
  • Sean Waugaman
4:00
4."Anna Sun"
  • Petricca
  • Galvin
  • Lerangis
  • Reifsnyder
5:21
5."Tightrope"
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
  • Chris Robinson
3:31
6."Jenny"Petricca4:05
7."Shiver Shiver"
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
  • Robinson
3:53
8."Lions"
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
0:35
9."Iscariot"Petricca5:24
10."Fixin'"
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
4:22
11."I Can Lift a Car"Petricca4:49
Total length:43:09
Walk the Moon – Expanded edition (bonus tracks)[13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Anywayican"
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
3:41
13."Tête-à-tête"
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
2:52
14."Drunk in the Woods"
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
2:49
15."Tightrope" (Acoustic)
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
  • Robinson
3:29
16."Burning Down the House" (Live)3:51
17."Tightrope" (J. Viewz Remix)
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
  • Robinson
4:03
18."Shiver Shiver" (Bells & Whistles Mix)
  • Petricca
  • Maiman
  • Ray
  • Waugaman
  • Robinson
3:45
Total length:1:07:38

Personnel[edit]

Walk the Moon[edit]

  • Nicholas Petricca – lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Eli Maiman – guitar, backing vocals
  • Kevin Ray – bass, backing vocals
  • Sean Waugaman – drums, backing vocals, percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Lindsay Brandt – backing vocals, hand claps, sunshine on "Quesadilla"
  • Mark Needham – cowboy boots on "Iscariot"
  • Dustin Chow – additional drum programming on "I Can Lift a Car"

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Ben Allen
  • Mixing – Mark Needham

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 36
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[15] 8
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[16] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b James Christopher Monger. "Walk the Moon – Walk the Moon – Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards – AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Walk the Moon by Walk the Moon". metacritic.com.
  3. ^ "Walk The Moon – Walk The Moon". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Walk the Moon – Walk the Moon – Album Reviews – Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Walk The Moon – Walk The Moon". DIY. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Walk the Moon". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Review: Walk the Moon – Walk the Moon – Sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Walk The Moon Billboard Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  9. ^ Robinson, Joe (August 16, 2012). "HP Envy 4 Ultrabook 'Hot Potato' 2012 Commercial – What's the Song?". Diffuser. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
  10. ^ Savage, Phil (August 6, 2013). "Saints Row 4's full in-game radio tracklist to let you dance if you want to". PC Gamer. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  11. ^ Lee, Ben (September 6, 2012). "'FIFA 13' soundtrack revealed: Ladyhawke, Flo Rida, Kasabian, more". Digital Spy. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  12. ^ "Walk the Moon by WALK THE MOON on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  13. ^ "Walk the Moon (Expanded Edition) by WALK THE MOON on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "Walk the Moon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  15. ^ "Walk the Moon Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  16. ^ "Walk the Moon Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2020.

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