” Neon Lights ” is by Demi Lovato ( Demetria Devonne “Demi” Lovato ), the American singer. The song was written by Demi Lovato, Mario Marchetti, Tiffany Vartanyan, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella.
The song was produced by Ryan Tedder, who is the frontman of the band OneRepublic and Noel Zancanella who has written songs for artists like Maroon 5, B.o.B and Gavin DeGraw.
” Neon Lights ” was released by the record label Hollywood ( part of the Disney Music Group ) as the third single from Demi’s fourth album, Demi.
The electropop song came about when Ryan Tedder heard it on a friend’s demo-reel, he says that the next day he had the melody. He compliments Demi for her vocal performance on the song saying ” She came in and just ripped it “.
The song’s release was announced on Demi’s Facebook by way of a short teaser video which had the words ” Neon Lights ” lit up with neon tubes.
Later she held a live Facebook chat with her fans when she announced that it was indeed ” Neon Lights ” that was being released as her third single from the album.
Fans of Demi Lovato loved the song with one fan stating ” I like neon lights because it has a meaning that Demi gets, and I think this song
fits her voice very well like a hand in a glove “.
Despite a good response by Demi’s fans, music critic Jason Lipshutz of Billboard noted that the song was ” misguided dance stunt “. He also went on to comment that the song ” covers well-worn electro-pop territory “.
But he then went on to praise the song and Demi’s vocal performance, after a slightly negative initial review he also added that ” the blinking synthesisers and clomping bass that receive a boost from the singer’s unflappable power “.
” Neon Lights ” proved to be a commercial success for Demi, in the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-six and climbed to reach number thirty-six. It stayed on the chart for a total of twenty weeks.
The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) awarded the song Platinum status with one million copies sold in the United States.
In the United Kingdom, ” Neon Lights ” entered the UK Singles Chart and climbed to reach number fifteen, the song stayed in the Top Twenty for one week and spent a total of three weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 36
UK Highest Chart Position: 15
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 11, Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders) 38, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 15, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 40,Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 46, Ireland (IRMA) 67, Israel (Media Forest) 32, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 12,Scotland (Official Charts Company) 9
Official Website: Demilovato.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/DemiLovato
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/DemiLovato
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