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"Fireflies" is a song by Owl City released as the first single from his second album Ocean Eyes. Relient K vocalist Matt Thiessen is featured as a guest vocalist in the song. The song debuted at #97 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100; however it soon became a hit, reaching number one on the chart. The song's leap to number one in the US gave the album its rise on the Billboard 200 from #20 to #8.


The music video features Adam Young playing the song on his synthesizer in a toy-filled bedroom, where most of the toys (including an astronaut, toy cars, and a blimp) come to life. It was directed by Steve Hoover. The video had an exclusive premiere on MySpace, but was leaked onto Dailymotion and YouTube hours earlier.

Chart performance

The song has reached number 38 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, number 27 on the Alternative Songs chart, and number one on the Digital Songs chart. The song debuted at number 97 on the Billboard Hot 100, but its strong digital sales have propelled it to the number-one position for the issue dated November 7, 2009 and back for the issue dated November 21, 2009. It also has currently sold 1,574,678 downloads. It has reached number two on the Canadian Hot 100 and went to number one on the Canadian Digital Songs chart. Owl City have also had the track "Fireflies" featured on newly released Tap Tap Revenge 3 application for iPod Touch and iPhone.


Chart (2009) Peak

Australian Singles Chart 38
Canadian Hot 100 2
Danish Singles Chart 1
Dutchmarker Tipparade 1
Japan Hot 100 78
New Zealand Singles Chart 2
Swedish Singles Chart 59
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 27
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 8
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 38


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  2. Grein, Paul (2009-10-28). Chart Watch - Week Ending Oct. 25, 2009: Taking A Second Bite Out Of #1
  3. Swedish Singles Chart - Sverigetopplistan

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