The Anthem (album)

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The Anthem
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Studio album by
Released16 February 2005
Recorded2004
Length39:26
Label RCA/BMG
Producer RedOne, Ghost, Jörgen Elofsson, Arnthor Birgisson, Johan Brorson, George Samuelson
Darin chronology
Darin Zanyar
(2002)
The Anthem
(2005)
Darin
(2005)
Singles from The Anthem
  1. "Money For Nothing"
    Released: 26 January 2005
  2. "Why Does It Rain"
    Released: 27 April 2005

The Anthem is the debut studio album from Swedish singer and former Idol contestant Darin. It was his first commercial release following the independent release of his previous album Darin Zanyar in 2002. The Anthem features two top 10 singles, including the number one single "Money For Nothing". Also included on the album is the song "Coming True", which was recorded by Darin to be released as a single should he have won the Idol contest, but as he finished in second place, the song was included as a bonus track.

Contents

History

After having finished in second place on Idol in 2004, Darin started recording his first studio album, working with producers such as RedOne, Ghost and Jörgen Elofsson. The album consists of 12 tracks: 10 new tracks, 1 bonus track and 1 reproduced tracks from Darin's debut independent album Darin Zanyar. The track What You're Made Of was recorded as a demo for Darin's previous studio album and written by Darin himself, it was known as What Ya Made Of. The bonus track on the album Coming True, a song written and produced by Jörgen Elofsson, was recorded by Darin and fellow Idol contestant Daniel Lindström and would serve as the single for the eventual winner. Since Lindström won the contest, Darin's version was added as a bonus track. [1]

Track listing

Credits adapted from Spotify. [2]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Give it To Me"3:44
2."Money for Nothing"3:07
3."I Can See U Girl"
3:00
4."Why Does It Rain"4:00
5."Encore, Otra Vez, 1 More Time"
3:27
6."The Anthem"
  • Adam Baptiste
  • George Samuelson
3:01
7."What Is Love"
2:41
8."The Way I Am"
  • Anders Barrén
  • Harry Sommerdahl
  • Ninos Yakoub
  • Stefan Adel
3:35
9."One True Flame"
4:15
10."Stand By Me"
3:11
11."What You're Made of"
3:05
12."Coming True" (Bonus Track)3:40
Total length:39:26

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2005)Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [3] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2005)Position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [4] 14

Certifications

Certifications for The Anthem
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF) [5] Gold30,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

RegionDateLabelCatalgoue
Sweden 16 February 2005 [6] [7] RCA/BMG 82876 67652 2

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