"Stay the Night" is a song by Russian-German electronic dance music producer Zedd, from the deluxe edition (2013) of his debut studio album, Clarity (2012). It features vocals from Hayley Williams, the lead singer of American rock group Paramore. The song was written by Zedd, Williams, Benjamin Eli Hanna, and Carah Faye. "Stay the Night" was released to digital retailers on September 10, 2013, by Interscope Records as the lead single off the deluxe edition of Clarity, and the fourth overall single from the album.

"Stay the Night"
Zedd Stay the Night.jpg
Single by Zedd featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
from the album Clarity
ReleasedSeptember 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
Format
Recorded2012
Genre
Length3:37
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Zedd
Zedd singles chronology
"Clarity"
(2012)
"Stay the Night"
(2013)
"Push Play"
(2013)
Hayley Williams singles chronology
"Airplanes"
(2010)
"Stay the Night"
(2013)
"Vicious Love"
(2015)

The song has been compared to Zedd's previous electro house ballad "Clarity", with Critic of Music saying "Stay the Night" is primed for "pop radio".[1] Digital Spy said the song was "generic EDM",[2] and Idolator pointed to its EDM-style club-ready dance beats, "dreamy" synths, and a pop-style vocal.[3] "Stay the Night" received critical acclaim, with some critics noting the song's potential for crossover appeal to audiences of mainstream pop.[3]

The single reached the number one spot on both Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts in its December 7, 2013 issue,[4][5] giving Zedd his second number one at Dance Airplay and his third chart-topper at Dance Club Play, while Williams marks her first number one on a Billboard chart (at Dance/Mix Show Airplay) as a solo artist.[6] The song has sold over a million copies in the U.S. as of March 2014.[7]

Critical receptionEdit

Idolator editor Mike Wass call the song "another soaring house anthem with massive crossover potential" and praised the "inspired" choice of vocalist: "Hayley Williams puts her trademark angsty rock leanings to the side ... and she lends the track a certain credibility outside the ever-growing EDM market."[3]

James Shotwell of the entertainment news blog Under the Gun Review gave "Stay the Night" a mixed review. While stating the song "is destined for dance club glory" and will "fit nicely" on contemporary hit radio, Shotwell also criticized its lack of uniqueness.[8]

Music blog Critic of Music gave the song an A– rating, noting that while the song suffers in comparison to previous single "Clarity", particularly in the weakness of its lyrics, "Stay the Night" is still successful at highlighting Williams' "vocal versatility" and Zedd's "excellent, radio-friendly" dance beats.[1]

"Stay the Night" won the MTV Clubland Award in the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.[9]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[10]
No.TitleLength
1."Stay the Night" (featuring Hayley Williams)3:37
CD single[11]
No.TitleLength
1."Stay the Night" (album version)3:37
2."Stay the Night" (Zedd and Kevin Drew Remix)4:03
Digital download – EP[12]
No.TitleLength
1."Stay the Night" (DJ Snake Remix)5:06
2."Stay the Night" (Tiësto Remix)5:22
3."Stay the Night" (Schoolboy Remix)6:40
4."Stay the Night" (Nicky Romero Remix)5:37
5."Stay the Night" (Henry Fong Remix)4:08
6."Stay the Night" (Zedd and Kevin Drew Remix)4:48
Digital download (Zedd and Kevin Drew Remix)[citation needed]
No.TitleLength
1."Stay the Night" (Zedd and Kevin Drew Remix)4:03
Digital download (Zedd and Kevin Drew Extended Remix)[citation needed]
No.TitleLength
1."Stay the Night" (Zedd and Kevin Drew Extended Remix)4:48

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[56] Platinum 70,000^
Germany (BVMI)[57] Gold 150,000^
Italy (FIMI)[58] Gold 15,000*
Sweden (GLF)[59] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[60] Gold 400,000 
United States (RIAA)[61] 2× Platinum 2,000,000 
Venezuela (APFV)[62] Gold 5,000^
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[63] Gold 1,300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format
United States September 10, 2013 Digital download
United States[64] October 8, 2013 Contemporary hit radio airplay
United States November 4, 2013 Digital remix EP
United Kingdom February 9, 2014 Digital download

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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