Song Title: Stay the night
Artist: Zedd ft Hayley Williams
Date of release: September the 10th 2013
Description: ” Stay the night ” is by Zedd ( Anton Zaslavski ), the Russian-German Grammy Award winning record producer, DJ and musician. The song was written by Zedd ( also produced the song ), Hayley Williams, Benjamin Eli Hanna and Carah Faye.
The song was released on the 10th of September 2013 by record label Interscope ( part of Universal Music Group ) and taken from the 2013 deluxe edition of Zedd’s debut Album ” Clarity “.
The song features vocals from Hayley Williams, who is the lead singer and main songwriter for the American rock band Paramore, formed in 2004 in Franklin, Tennessee in the US.
” Stay the night ” is a electro house ballad about a couple who are breaking up but are staying together for one more night of passion. In an interview with radio.com Hayley said ” I was actually getting into the shower and it just happened, ” she added ” The words just came to me and I got out immediately and wrote everything down “.
Zedd felt Hayley was right for the song, although they both had different musical styles be told MTV News ” Although my music is electronic, it has a lot of influences from my past, which is all sorts of genres; I’ve been in a rock-metal band for a longtime, and I still feel like, personally, I have a lot of influence from that “. He added ” My classical influence, you can find spots here and there. I think we have a similar background, musically, and maybe that’s why it fits so well … I feel like a lot of other genres are in my music even though they’re not in the spotlight “.
The accompanying video was directed by Daniel Cloud Campos, the director is based in Los Angeles. Daniel is also an award-winning dancer and indulges in occasional acting.
Argentinian born and wife of Daniel Cloud Campos, Tamara Levinson Campos, choreographed the video for ” Stay the night “. Tamara as a gymnast represented the USA in 1992 at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. She moved into professional dancing after being three times USA National Champion.
In an interview with MTV News Hayley expressed her professional admiration for Daniel. ” He’s easy to work with and he’s excited to work on videos, and that passion and energy is really important. You draw off it and feed off it. You get a lot of emotion. There’s a few cool tricks in this video, like there are scenes where I’m singing, and Cloud is holding a light bulb up to the lens, and it makes this really crazy effect, but it’s just a light bulb; and I love that. It’s not about spending a bazillion dollars on some fancy trick, it’s about being creative “.
” Stay the night ” was a commercial success for Zedd and Hayley. In the United States the song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent 3 weeks on the chart there.
The single went to Number One on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart where it spent one week on the chart and Number One on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart where it stayed for 10 weeks on that chart.
In the United Kingdom ” Stay the night ” entered the UK chart on the 22nd of February 2014 and climbed to peak at number 2. The song spent 3 weeks in the top ten and a total of 12 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 18
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 11, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 12, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 10, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 14, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 20, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 15, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 15, Germany (Official German Charts) 15, Ireland (IRMA) 8, Italy (FIMI) 13, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 85, Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 20, Norway (VG-lista) 19, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 6, Poland (Dance Top 50) 21, Poland (Polish TV Airplay Chart) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 82, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 47, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 56
Official Website: Zedd.net
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/Zedd
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Zedd