We Come Running

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"We Come Running"
We come running.jpg
Single by Youngblood Hawke
from the album Wake Up and Youngblood Hawke
Released August 13, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Indie pop, indie rock, electropop[1]
Length 4:08
Label Republic
Songwriter(s) Samuel Martin, Simon Katz, Matt Squire
Producer(s) Simon Katz, Matt Squire
Youngblood Hawke singles chronology
"We Come Running"
"Stars (Hold On)"

"We Come Running"
"Stars (Hold On)"

"We Come Running" is the debut single by American indie pop band Youngblood Hawke. The song was written by Samuel Martin, Simon Katz, and Matt Squire, and was produced by Katz and Squire. It serves as the lead single from their debut studio album, Wake Up, and was also featured on their self-titled extended play. The song reached the top ten of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in November 2012, peaking at number seven in December. The week of August 20, 2012, "We Come Running" was featured as the "Single of the Week!" by iTunes.[2] The song contains vocals from Simone and the West Los Angeles Children's Choir.

Critical reception[edit]

"We Come Running" was met with positive reviews from critics. Rolling Stone said "the song's lush textures shimmer with positivity,"[3] also calling the track "energetic" and "triumphant."[4] According to Robert Johnson of Houston Music Review, the song has "a ridiculously catchy hook", "deliciously radiant vibe" and "is the perfect mixture of organic and electronic sounds, with inspirational lyrics to boot."[5] Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio called the song "a catchy, candy-coated piece of alternative pop."[6] Paul Lester of The Guardian stated that "there are chanty choruses that will either make you want to hug your neighbour or gouge out your eardrums."[7] Tom Howard of NME said, "...[the song] isn't exactly good...[but] whatever evil is in action here, it's working."[8]

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Marc Klasfeld was released for the song on October 19, 2012.[9] The video features the band performing the song underwater, as well as scuba diving with sharks.

Live performances[edit]

The band performed "We Come Running" for the November 14, 2012 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[10] They also sang it performed it live on Rachael Ray on May 20, 2013, along with "Stars (Hold On)".[11][12]

Usage in popular culture[edit]

  • The song was featured on the soundtrack for the video game by EA Sports, FIFA 13.[13]
  • The song was featured in a 2013 Coca-Cola commercial.[14]
  • The song was used for TeenNick's 2012 Fall Promo[15]
  • The song was featured in Season 2 Episode 2 of Arrow (TV series).
  • The song was featured in Season 1 Episode 1 of The 100

Track listing[edit]

A remix EP of the track was released on November 27, 2012.[16]

Digital download
1."We Come Running" (Tiësto Remix)4:29
2."We Come Running" (RAC Remix)4:01
3."We Come Running" (The Knocks Remix)4:59
4."We Come Running" (Spacebrother Remix)4:10
5."We Come Running" (Vicetone Remix)5:47
6."We Come Running" (B!ZNiZ Remix)4:11
Total length:27:37

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ http://musictrajectory.com/2012/11/05/youngblood-hawke-we-come-running-the-song-of-the-week-for-1152012/
  2. ^ Colleen, Keltie (August 20, 2012). "Soundcheck: Youngblood Hawke". The Insider. CBS Television Distribution. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Premiere: Youngblood Hawke Strip Down 'We Come Running'". Rolling Stone. 
  4. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Dive Below the Surface in 'We Come Running' – Premiere". Rolling Stone. 
  5. ^ Administrator. "Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up - HoustonMusicReview.com". houstonmusicreview.com. 
  6. ^ "Youngblood Hawke, 'We Come Running' – Song Review - Audio Ink Radio". audioinkradio.com. 
  7. ^ Paul Lester. "New band of the day: Youngblood Hawke (No 1,542)". the Guardian. 
  8. ^ NME.COM. "NME Reviews - Youngblood Hawke - 'We Come Running' - NME.COM". NME.COM. 
  9. ^ "We Come Running - Youngblood Hawke". Vevo. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE - 'WE COME RUNNING' LIVE ON JIMMY KIMMEL". coupdemainmagazine.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ Pat Howard. "Rachael Ray: Wayne Brady Whose Line Is It Anyway & Youngblood Hawke". Recapo. 
  12. ^ "Encore Performance by Youngblood Hawke". Rachael Ray Show. 
  13. ^ "FIFA 13 Soundtrack". EA.com. September 6, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Coca-Cola and Spotify Launch Groundbreaking Social Music App". The Coca-Cola Company. 
  15. ^ "This Fall on TeenNick". Degrassi ACES Online. October 17, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ "We Come Running (Remixes) - EP by Youngblood Hawke". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  18. ^ "Canada: Alternative Rock". America's Music Charts. January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  19. ^ http://canadianrockalt.blogspot.com/2013/01/alternative-rock-january-29-2013.html
  20. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20138 into search. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  21. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  22. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  23. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Heatseekers Songs for Youngblood Hawke. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  25. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  26. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "Alternative Songs: Year End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 

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