Faded Alan Walker
Song Title: Faded
Artist: Alan Walker
Date of release: 3 December 2015
Description: ” Faded ” is by Alan Walker, the Norwegian producer. The EDM track ( Electronic dance music ) was written and produced by Alan.
The song features the vocals of singer Iselin Solheim ( Iselin Løken Solheim ), the Norwegian singer-songwriter who now lives in Oslo didn’t receive full credit for being the featured artist on the track.
” Faded ” is a reworked version of Alan’s past track ” Fade ” which was released by the organisation NoCopyrightSounds, this platform releases royalty-free music which can be put to use on various platforms and services by others.
The first version of this track was watched over 40 Million times on the video-sharing website YouTube, currently, as of March 2016, the song has exceeded 85 Million views.
Both versions may seem identical. However, the newer version ” Faded ” differs by a piano intro, added vocals ( Iselin Solheim ) and enhanced mixing and mastering.
The music video that accompanies ” Faded ” features actor Shahab Salehi, who starred in the 2007 film ” Leo “, as the central character. The video was directed by Rikkard and Tobias Häggbom.
In the video a young man roams a desolate setting wearing a backpack and holding a photograph of his home, exploring for any signs of life he roams the devastation.
Filming took place in Estonia using locations where buildings were derelict, in a state of disrepair or just abandoned. The sites used were then edited together to form a continuation.
” Faded ” was a commercial success for Alan; the song charted in many countries and in February 2016 reached Number One on the Shazam Worldwide Top 100 Popular Songs list.
The song topped the Ö3 Austria Top Forty singles Chart in Austria after entering at number fifty-eight, it spent eight weeks at the top and a total of eleven weeks on the chart.
In Sweden, the song entered the SverigeTopplistan Chart at number fifty before moving to the Number One position where it spent eight weeks and a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.
” Faded ” also charted in many other countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 11th of February 2016 and reached a peak position of number eighteen, the song spent one week in the Top Twenty and a total of seven weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 18
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 4, Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia) 4, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 56, Croatia (Airplay Radio Chart Top 20) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 15, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 2, Denmark (Tracklisten) 3, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 32, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 6, Italy (FIMI) 1, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 2, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 3, Poland (Polish TV Airplay Chart) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 11, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Official Website: Alanwalkermusic.no
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/alanwalkermusic
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/AlanWalker