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“Animals” by Martin Garrix

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    “Animals” by Martin Garrix (official video) is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) song.

    Song Title: Animals (official video)
    Artist: Martin Garrix
    Album: Gold Skies EP
    Genre: Dutch EDM, electro house, progressive house, drop house, micro house, big room house, Dutch house
    Composer: Copyright © 2012 Martijn Garritsen
    Vocals: Martin Garrix
    Producer: Martin Garrix
    Recorded: 2012-2013
    Released: 17 June 2013
    Format: CD single, digital download
    Label: Spinnin’ Records
    Number of listens: 3957
    Current rank: 2368 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 2368 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Animals” is a song by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix. It was released on June 17, 2013 through Spinnin’ Records. After Garrix was named the youngest DJ ever to reach number one on Beatport, the song has become a commercial success, reaching the top ten in more than ten countries worldwide and topping the charts in the United Kingdom and Belgium. In the former country, it became the first instrumental to top the UK Singles Chart since Mr. Oizo’s “Flat Beat” achieved the feat in April 1999. It also reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and topped the Hot Dance Club Songs.

Composition and release

    Prior to release, the track gained buzz after being played anonymously with speculation increasing about the author after Dutch record label Spinnin’ Records released a clip of the track online only titled “Animals (Teaser)”. It started to reach even more speculation after a Vine video featuring Agnes from Despicable Me was posted. The track was, at various times, attributed to other acts like Hardwell, GTA, Sidney Samson and Bassjackers before the actual identity of the producer was revealed.

    According to Garrix, the melody was based on a previous, never-released track that he composed two years prior, and the “ruthlessly minimalist” rhythmic sound (the drop) is a interpretation of Busta Rhymes’ “What It Is”. “Animals” is set at the tempo of 128 beats per minute.

Commercial performance

    Animals booked initial success at electronic dance music festivals like Tomorrowland, held throughout the summer of 2013. Subsequently it rose to number 1 at the online music store Beatport 100. In the period of August to October, the track began to climb up dance hit-lists as well as mainstream singles charts across continental Europe, getting all the way to top on Belgium’s Ultratop 50. In November, the single debuted at number 1 on UK’s Official Singles Chart, ahead of tough competition from Lily Allen’s John Lewis 2013 Christmas campaign cover single “Somewhere Only We Know” and Ellie Goulding’s Children in Need 2013 cover “How Long Will I Love You?”.

Usage in media

    “Animals” was used in a commercial for video game Madden NFL 25. It was added in the March 2014 update of i>Asphalt 8: Airborne. In April, the song was also used in the Dior advertisement for their “Dior Addict Fluid Stick”.

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