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For the lyrics to the song see Safe & Sound (lyrics)"Safe & Sound" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift featuring country/folk duo The Civil Wars, and a promotional single from the soundtrack for the 2012 film, The Hunger Games. As of February 15, 2012 it has sold 504,000 copies.
Chart performanceThe song entered the Digital Songs tally at No. 19 with 136,000 sold in two days. The song debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. In its second week it dropped to No. 31.
As of February 2012, the song has sold more than 500,000 copies in the United States.
- Digital Download
- Safe & Sound – 4
|Chart (2012)|| Peak|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||33|
|US Billboard Hot 100||30|
The song's music video, which is directed by Philip Andelman, premiered on February 13, 2012 at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV.
The video features Swift, walking barefoot through the woods, wearing a long white gown.
The video was shot in a cemetery and the scene with Swift on the graves are a real couple's grave from the 1853.
Relation to The Hunger Games
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.
Awards and nominations
“Safe & Sound” received one award from six nominations.
|Country Music Association Awards||2012||Musical Event of the Year||Nominated|
|CMT Music Awards||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Collaborative Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||2013||Best Original Song||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||Best Country Duo/Group Performance||Nominated|
|Best Song Written for Visual Media||Won|
- 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.
- Singer Sonika Vaid sang this song on the February 10, 2016 episode of American Idol.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ 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.