Animals (Martin Garrix Song)
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Animals Martin Garrix Song
"Animals"
Martin Garrix - Animals.png
Single by Martin Garrix
from the EP Gold Skies
Released17 June 2013 (2013-06-17)
Format
GenreBig room house[1]
Length
  • 5:04 (original mix)
  • 2:56 (radio edit)
LabelSpinnin'
Martijn Garritsen[2]
Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix singles chronology
"Just Some Loops"
(2013)
"Animals"
(2013)
"Wizard"
(2013)
Alternative UK and US cover
MartinGarrixAnimalsAlternateCover.png
Music video
"Animals" on YouTube

"Animals" is an instrumental by Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix, released as a digital download on 17 June 2013 on iTunes. The song quickly became popular within the EDM culture, leading to Garrix becoming the youngest producer to ever have a song reach number one on the electronic music store Beatport.[3] The track was a commercial success, reaching the top ten or topping on a number of electronic music charts, topping singles charts in the United Kingdom, French-speaking Switzerland and Belgium, and in the United States reaching number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Dance chart.

It is considered the most popular big room house song of all-time along with "Epic" by Sandro Silva and Quintino, "Spaceman" by Hardwell, "Tsunami" by Dvbbs and Borgeous and "Tremor" by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Composition and release

Prior to release, the track gained buzz after being played anonymously with speculation increasing about the author after Dutch record label Spinnin' Records released a clip of the track online only titled "Animals (Teaser)".[4] It started to reach even more speculation after a Vine video featuring Agnes from Despicable Me was posted.[5][6] The track was, at various times, attributed to other acts like Hardwell, GTA, Sidney Samson[7] and Bassjackers[8] before the actual identity of the producer was revealed.

According to Garrix, the melody was based on a previous, never-released track that he composed two years prior, and the "ruthlessly minimalist"[9] rhythmic sound (the drop) is an interpretation of Busta Rhymes' "What It Is".[10] and the first part is inspirating to a song by Aura Qualic called D.A.T.A.

Commercial performance

Animals booked initial success at electronic music festivals and venues like Ultra Korea, Tomorrowland, Governors Beach Club, Amsterdam Dance Event, and Ultra Music Festival, to name a few. Subsequently, it rose to number one at the online music store, Beatport 100. In the period of August to October, the track began to climb up dance hit-lists as well as mainstream singles charts across continental Europe, getting all the way to top on Belgium's Ultratop 50.[11] In November, the single debuted at number one on UK's Official Singles Chart, ahead of tough competition from Lily Allen's 2013 John Lewis Christmas advert cover single "Somewhere Only We Know" and Ellie Goulding's Children in Need 2013 cover "How Long Will I Love You?".[12] Garrix became the second-youngest artist to enter at the top of the UK Singles Chart with their debut single behind Billie's "Because We Want To" in July 1998.

In the United States, "Animals" was the first instrumental track to reach the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Kenny G's "Millennium Mix" of "Auld Lang Syne" in 1999.[13]

As of July 2019, the song's music video has over 1.3 billion views on YouTube.[14]

Usage in media

"Animals" was used in a commercial for video game Madden NFL 25.[15] It was added in the March 2014 update of Asphalt 8: Airborne. In April, the track was also used in the Dior advertisement for their "Dior Addict Fluid Stick".[16] "Animals" is also featured on Just Dance 2016. The instrumental version of the song was also featured in FIFA Online 3, an online free-to-play version of the FIFA series.

Track listing

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Animals" (original mix)5:04

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[80] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[81] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[82] 2× Platinum 160,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[83] Gold 15,000^
Germany (BVMI)[84] Platinum 300,000^
Italy (FIMI)[85] 2× Platinum 60,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[86] Gold 7,500*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[87] 2× Platinum 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[88] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[89] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[90] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[91] Platinum 1,800,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[92] Gold 4,000,000^

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

Release history

Country Date Version Format(s) Label Ref.
Worldwide 1 July 2013
  • Single version
  • radio edit
Digital download Spinnin' [93]
Germany 2 August 2013 Tiger [94]
Scandinavia 8 October 2013 disco:wax [95]
United Kingdom 10 November 2013
  • Silent
  • Republic
[96]
8 November 2013 Remixes - EP [97]
United States 17 September 2013 Single version [98]

Parodies

In December 2013, a SoundCloud user named McMaNGOS posted an edited version of "Animals" titled "Funnymals", which remixes the song's drop to the tune of "Old McDonald Had a Farm". The "Funnymals" edit gained prominence at the 2014 Ultra Music Festival, when Deadmau5 (who had made comments attacking Garrix on Twitter earlier in the day, and has been a prominent critic of "mainstream" electronic music) played the edit as part of his live set.[99][100]

See also

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