White Sky (song)

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"White Sky"
Single by Vampire Weekend
from the album Contra
Released August 6, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Indie pop, synthpop
Length 2:58
Label XL
Writer(s) Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend singles chronology
"Holiday"
(2010)
'White Sky'
(2010)
"Diane Young"
(2013)
Alternative cover
cover for 12" vinyl

"White Sky" is the fourth single from Vampire Weekend's second album Contra.[1] The single release features three remixes of the song by Basement Jaxx. It is also the first song to be written on Contra dating back before their debut album was released.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital EP[2]
  1. "White Sky" - 2:58
  2. "White Sky" (Basement Jaxx Club Mix) - 6:43
  3. "White Sky" (Basement Jaxx Warp Dub Mix) - 5:13
  4. "White Sky" (Basement Jaxx Vamp Dub Mix) - 3:57
  • Digital Remixes EP[3]
  1. "White Sky" - 2:58
  2. "White Sky" (Cécile Remix) - 6:41
  3. "White Sky" (New Look Remix) - 2:51
  4. "White Sky" (Basement Jaxx Club Mix) - 6:42

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank
Rolling Stone 50 Best Songs of 2010[4] 2010 7

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010-11) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 16
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 32
France (SNEP)[7] 60
Ukraine (FDR Music Charts)[8] 19
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[9] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 78
US Dance/Electronic Singles Sales (Billboard)[11] 7
US Hot Singles Sales (Billboard)[12] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vampire Weekend – "White Sky (Basement Jaxx Remix)"". Stereogum. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Vampire Weekend - White Sky". Junodownload.com. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ "White Sky (Remixes) - EP". iTunes. 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ Jon Dolan, David Fricke, Will Hermes, Melissa Maerz, Jody Rosen, Rob Sheffield, Jonah Weiner (December 15, 2010). "50 Best Songs of 2010: Vampire Weekend, "White Sky"". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vampire Weekend – White Sky" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vampire Weekend – White Sky" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Vampire Weekend – White Sky" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Pop" (in Ukrainian). FDR Music Charts. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-08-28" UK Indie Chart. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "Chart Log UK 2010: V". zobbel.de. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Dance Singles Sales". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hot Singles Sales". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2014.