Desire (Years & Years Song)
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Desire Years & Years Song
"Desire"
Desire Years & Years.jpg
Single by Years & Years
from the album Communion
Released 23 November 2014 (2014-11-23)
Format
Recorded 2014
Length 3:25
Label Polydor
Years & Years singles chronology
"Sunlight"
(2014)
"Desire"
(2014)
"King"
(2015)
"Sunlight"
(2014)
"Desire"
(2014)
"King"
(2015)

"Desire" is a song by English synthpop band Years & Years from their debut studio album, Communion (2015). It was released on 23 November 2014 as the album's third single. Written by Years & Years and Kid Harpoon, the song peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video

A music video to accompany the release of "Desire" was first released onto YouTube on 4 November 2014 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-six seconds.[1] The video features night scenes of the city of Tokyo with Olly seen writing the same word on a typewriter in a darkened room, scenes of Japanese people eating dinner, taking Paparazzi pictures, having sex, and the members recording the song in a blue foggy studio. At the end, Olly is seen in the darkened room with the typewriter with the entire room on fire.

Track listing

  • Digital download[2]
  1. "Desire" - 3:27
  • Digital download - Remixes[3]
  1. "Desire" (Tourist Dub Mix) - 5:06
  2. "Desire" (Rainer + Grimm Remix) - 4:45
  3. "Desire" (Zac Samuel Remix) - 3:01
  4. "Memo" - 3:22
  1. "Desire" - 3:25
  2. "Memo" - 3:22
  • Digital download - Re-release[5]
  1. "Desire" (featuring Tove Lo) - 3:23

Charts and certifications

Release history

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[20] 23 November 2014 Digital download Polydor
24 November 2014 7" single
United States[21] 29 September 2015 Contemporary hit radio Interscope

Remix featuring Tove Lo

"Desire"
Years & Years feat. Tove Lo Desire cover .jpg
Single by Years & Years featuring Tove Lo
from the album Communion (deluxe edition)
Released 4 March 2016 (2016-03-04)
Format Digital download
Length 3:23
Label Polydor
  • Years & Years
  • Two Inch Punch
Years & Years singles chronology
"Eyes Shut"
(2015)
"Desire"
(2016)
"Worship"
(2016)
"Eyes Shut"
(2015)
"Desire"
(2016)
"Worship"
(2016)
Tove Lo singles chronology
"Scars"
(2016) Scars2016
"Desire"
(2016) Desire2016
"Close"
(2016) Close2016
Music video
"Desire (featuring Tove Lo)" on YouTube

On 24 February 2016, the band announced a re-release of "Desire" via social media. They uploaded a short video containing clips from the new video and featuring a new backing track containing female vocals. The clip ended with the words "Desire March 4th" appearing on screen.[22] On 2 March, the band announced Swedish singer Tove Lo would be featured on the new version.[23] On 3 March, the band debuted the track on Capital FM Breakfast. At midnight on 4 March, the band released the new video via their Vevo channel on YouTube.[24]

Track listing

  • Digital download - Re-release[5]
  1. "Desire" (featuring Tove Lo) - 3:23

Charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[25] 22
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 78
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[27] 27

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United Kingdom 4 March 2016 Digital download Polydor [5]
18 March 2016 Contemporary hit radio [28]

References

  1. ^ Years & Years - Desire. 4 November 2014 - via YouTube. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Desire - Single by Years & Years". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Archived from the original on 2015-03-09. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Desire (Remixes) - EP by Years & Years". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). 
  4. ^ "Desire [7" VINYL] by Years & Years: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 
  5. ^ a b c "Desire (feat. Tove Lo) - Single". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be - Years & Years - Desire" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Airplay Top5: 23.02.2015 - 01.03.2015" Airplay Top 5. Bulgarian Association of Music Producers.
  8. ^ "?NS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda - Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201615 into search. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 15, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - Years Years" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Years & Years - Desire" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyró?nienia :: Zwi?zek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50.
  13. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyró?nienia :: Zwi?zek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Years & Years Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Songs Year End 2015". top40.nl. Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 2015. 
  19. ^ "British single certifications - Years & Years - Shine". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016.  Enter Shine in the search field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ "Desire - Years & Years". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  21. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Retrieved 2015. 
  22. ^ "Years & Years on Twitter". Twitter. 
  23. ^ "Years & Years on Twitter". Twitter. 
  24. ^ Years & Years - Desire ft. Tove Lo. 3 March 2016 - via YouTube. 
  25. ^ "Ultratop.be - Years & Years feat. Tove Lo - Desire" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Years & Years feat. Tove Lo - Desire". Singles Top 100.
  27. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  28. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Playlist". BBC Radio 1. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 2016. 

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