Alone (Alan Walker song)

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"Alone"
Alan Walker - Alone.png
Single by Alan Walker
Released 2 December 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre EDM
Length 2:41
Label Mer Musikk
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Alan Walker
  • Mood Melodies
Alan Walker singles chronology
"Routine"
(2016)
"Alone"
(2016)
"Back to Beautiful"
(2017)

"Routine"
(2016)
"Alone"
(2016)
"Back to Beautiful"
(2017)
Music video
"Alone" on YouTube
Instrumental Remix and Remixes cover
Instrumental Remix and Remixes cover

"Alone" is a song by Norwegian record producer and DJ Alan Walker. Incorporating uncredited vocals provided by Swedish recording artist Noonie Bao,[1] it was released commercially for digital download on 2 December 2016.[2]

Background[edit]

In a press release 2 December, Walker stated: "For me, "Alone" is about cohesion. A song that praises the feeling and comfort of solidarity. When I started making music it was never about to be any [particular], but about creating something for others who could enjoy it with me. What I have experienced by making music and sharing it with [others] are stunning."[3]

Music video[edit]

The release of the music video for "Alone" was published on Walker's YouTube channel on 2 December 2016.[4] As of August 2018, it has over 700 million views.

The music video explores themes of being alone yet quickly evolves into what seems to be a group effort by Walkers to meet up.[5]

Most of the video was filmed in Norway, focusing on Walker's home town Bergen, and included panoramic shots of nearby tourist attractions such as Ulriken and Trolltunga in Odda.[1] Some parts were also filmed at prominent locations in Europe, including Berlin, London and Paris.

In connection with the release of his third official single, he recorded the music video at Ulriken mountain in mid-October. For that, he sought and used over 100 Bergen-citizens to supernumerary roles in the production, which was made by the Swedish production company Bror Bror.[3]

Alone (Restrung)[edit]

On 10 February 2017, Alan Walker published an acoustic version of "Alone", called "Alone (Restrung)",[6] exactly one year after he published "Faded (Restrung)". The music video to "Restrung" was released 16 February.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Alone"2:41
Digital download[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Alone"2:41
2."Alone" (Instrumental Remix)2:58
3."Alone" (Restrung)3:05

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[58] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[59] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[60] Gold 40,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[61] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[62] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[63] Platinum 400,000^
Italy (FIMI)[64] Platinum 50,000double-dagger
Norway (IFPI Norway)[65] 4× Platinum 40,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[66] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[67] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[68] Gold 20,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[69] Platinum 30,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Version Format Label Ref.
United States 1 December 2016 Instrumental Remix Digital download Mer Musikk [10]
2 December 2016 Original [8]
Single [9]
3 March 2017 Remixes [11]

References[edit]

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