Swedish House Mafia’s hit single “Save the World” is now 7 years old.
The timeless classic was first released on May 13th 2011, and it quickly became a hit, being played in radio’s all over the world, and racking up millions of plays on Spotify, as well as millions of views on Youtube. It’s Swedish House Mafia’s second most watched Youtube video to date, with over 100 millions views.
The track had a pop vibe, compared to other Swedish House Mafia releases, which is part of the reason of its success. Featuring very percussive and rhythmic drums, as well as the familiar vocals of John Martin, the song was a diferent take on their usual style, but it clearly worked, as “Save the World” managed to find its place as a must play in almost every Axwell /\ Ingrosso/Steve Angello set.
Coincidentally, another ageless classic has had its birthday recently, with Sebastian Ingrosso’s collab with Tommy Trash “Reload” turning 5 years old, which, despite not being as radio friendly as “Save the World”, clearly made its mark in the dance music world, and it’s now a crowd pleaser. The track had no vocals when it was released under Ingrosso’s Refune Music label in September 2012, but chilling vocals from John Martin forced the track to have a re-release.
You can listen to both tracks in the links down below.