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"Safe & Sound"

Safe & Sound cover
Promotional single by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars from the album The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond
Released December 23, 2011 (2011-12-23)
Format Digital download
Genre Country, folk rock
Length 4:01
Label Big Machine
Writer Taylor Swift, Joy Williams, John Paul White, T Bone Burnett
Producer T Bone Burnett

"Safe & Sound" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift featuring country/folk duo The Civil Wars, and a promotional single from the upcoming soundtrack for the 2012 film, The Hunger Games. As of February 15, 2012 it has sold 504,000 copies.[1]

Chart performance Edit

The song entered the Digital Songs tally at No. 19 with 136,000 sold in two days.[2] The song debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. In its second week it dropped to No. 31.[3] As of February 2012, the song has sold more than 500,000 copies in the United States.

Track listingEdit

Digital Download[4]
  1. Safe & Sound – 4:01

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 33
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 30

Music video Edit

The song's music video, which is directed by Philip Andelman, premiered on February 13, 2012 at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV.[7] The video features Swift, walking barefoot through the woods, wearing a long white gown. In between scenes, The Civil Wars singing in front of a fireplace, as they accompany Swift.[8]

The video was shot in a cemetery and the scene with Swift on the graves are a real couple's grave from the 1853.[9]

Relation to The Hunger GamesEdit

The video mentions some things related to The Hunger Games book series,written by Suzanne Collins.Some of the references are:

  • Taylor interpretes the older ghost of Primrose Everdeen in a destroyed District 12.
  • The Civil Wars' member interprete the older ghosts of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
  • There are nightlock berries in the video.
  • Prim (Taylor) sits in the tombs of Katniss and Peeta.
  • Taylor finds the Mockingjay Pin.

Cover versionsEdit

  • Country singer Savannah Berry sang this song at her blind audition on season 4 of the popular NBC singing show The Voice, earning her a spot on fellow country singer Blake Shelton's team. Berry's version of the song was later released digitally on iTunes the day her blind audition aired.

ReferencesEdit

  1. NAME:. "Country Chart News: Top 30 Digital Singles (week of February 15 2012) | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video". Roughstock.com. http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-chart-news-top-30-digital-singles-week-of-february-15-2012. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. "Michael Buble Remains No. 1, Adele's '21' Has Best Sales Week Yet". Billboard. Billboard. 2011-12-29. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/michael-buble-remains-no-1-adele-s-21-has-1005744752.story. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  3. "Week Ending Jan. 1, 2012. Songs: LMFAO Beats Everybody". Yahoo. Yahoo. 2012-01-05. http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/week-ending-jan-1-2012-songs-lmfao-beats-002955103.html. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. "iTunes - Music - Safe & Sound [feat. The Civil Wars] - Single by Taylor Swift". Itunes.apple.com. 1989-12-13. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/safe-sound-from-the-hunger/id490735511?ls=1. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  5. "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Billboard (magazine). http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/song/taylor-swift-featuring-the-civil-wars/safe-sound/27533082. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  6. "Week Ending Dec. 25, 2011. Songs: Bringing “Sexy” Back". Yahoo. Yahoo. 2011-12-29. http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/week-ending-dec-25-2011-songs-bringing-sexy-235057906.html. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  7. "Safe and Sound video premiere". Facebook. 2012-02-10. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150570574165369&set=a.113530295368.91862.19614945368&type=1&theater. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  8. "Taylor Swift's 'Safe & Sound' Video Matches Song's Eerie Vibe". MTV. MTV. 2012-02-14. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1679207/taylor-swift-safe-and-sound-music-video-premiere.jhtml. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  9. Geller, Wendy (2012-02-15). "Taylor Swift Has Ghostly Location For New Video, ‘Safe And Sound’ | Our Country (NEW) - Yahoo! Music". Music.yahoo.com. http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/our-country/taylor-swift-ghostly-location-video-safe-sound-152330948.html. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 

Official music videoEdit

Taylor Swift ftTaylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars - Safe & Sound (The Hunger Games)(04:01)
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