Faded (Zhu song)

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"Faded"
Faded Zhu.jpg
Single by Zhu
from the album The Nightday
Released April 20, 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Deep house[1]
Length 3:46 (album version)
2:46 (radio edit)
Label Mind of a Genius, Spinnin'
Songwriter(s) Stephen Fasano, Zhu

"Faded" is a song by Zhu, an electronic musician who has been active since the beginning of 2014. A remix extended play was released on June 29, 2014.[2] "Faded" peaked at number one on the US Dance chart.[3]

One of the first radio stations to pick up "Faded", the alternative music orientated station Triple J, gave the song significant airplay which was responsible for its success in Australia.[4] Subsequent to its success on Triple J, more mainstream stations began to play it, giving the song a larger audience. Eventually, "Faded" gained momentum internationally, becoming a club hit largely thanks to its initial success on Triple J. A black-and-white music video for the song was released on May 6, 2014. The track was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne. Despite this, the song came to be one of Zhu's most successful singles to date since its release, and his debut in 2014.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Faded"3:46

Remixes

No.TitleLength
1."Faded" (The Magician Remix)5:34
2."Faded" (ODESZA Remix)3:58
3."Faded" (AMTRAC Remix)5:17
4."Faded" (Lido Remix)4:24
5."Faded" (TÂCHES Remix)5:00
6."Faded" (Steve James Remix)4:49
7."Faded" (Toyo Remix)3:58
8."Faded" (Redondo Rhode To Home Mix)7:19
9."Faded" (A. Abdukhalikov Remix)3:36
10."Faded" (DJ Snake & DJ Mustard Remix)3:26

Chart performance[edit]

It became the third single released in 2014 to top the UK Dance Chart without topping the UK Singles Chart (the first two being "Wasted" by Tiësto featuring Matthew Koma and "Right Here" by Jess Glynne), charting at number 3.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
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  14. ^ "Chart Track: Week 35, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
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  17. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – ZHU – Faded". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  22. ^ "ZHU Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard.
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  24. ^ "End of Year Charts – ARIA Top 100 Singles 2014". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on January 9, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Utwory, których słuchaliśmy w radiu – Airplay 2014" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  26. ^ "The Official Top 100 Biggest Songs of 2014 revealed". 
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  28. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Zhu; 'Faded')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Italian single certifications – Zhu – Faded" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. 
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Zhu – Faded". British Phonographic Industry.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Faded in the search field and then press Enter.
  31. ^ Murray, Gordon (October 22, 2015). "Justin Bieber Doubles Up at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2015.