Tightrope (Walk the Moon song)

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"Tightrope"
Tightrope cover art.jpg
Single by Walk the Moon
from the album Walk the Moon
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2012
Format Digital download
Studio
  • Doppler (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Maze (Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre Indie pop [1]
Length3:29
Label RCA
Songwriter(s)
  • Chris Robinson
  • Eli Maiman
  • Kevin Ray
  • Nicholas Petricca
  • Sean Waugaman
Producer(s) Ben Allen
Walk the Moon singles chronology
"Anna Sun"
(2012)
"Tightrope"
(2012)
"Shut Up and Dance"
(2014)
Music video
"Tightrope" on YouTube

"Tightrope" is a song by American rock band Walk the Moon. It was written by the members of the band and Chris Robinson. The song appeared on the band's first major-label debut album, Walk the Moon , and was later included on its own self-titled EP as the lead track.

Contents

Background and release

"Tightrope" first appeared on the Anna Sun EP as the first track, released on February 7, 2012. [2] [3] It was included on the band's 2012 self-titled album and was later sent to US alternative radio stations on September 11, 2012, through RCA Records as the second single. [4] [5] An EP of the same name was released to digital retailers on January 18, 2013. [6] The song was written by Chris Robinson, Eli Maiman, Kevin Ray, Nicholas Petricca and Sean Waugaman. [7]

Reception

Joe Robinson of Diffuser.fm praised the song's production with its "infectious melodies, swirling guitars and party-starting dance beats all swirled together through an electronic pulse". [8]

Chart performance

"Tightrope" peaked at number 15 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, [9] giving Walk the Moon their second top twenty hit on that chart after "Anna Sun". Outside the Alternative Songs chart, it reached number 21 on the Adult Alternative Songs chart, [10] number 27 on the Hot Rock Songs chart, [11] and number 33 on the Rock Airplay chart. [12] The song also appeared on the Mexico Ingles Airplay chart for one week at number 81. [13]

Music video

A screenshot from the "Tightrope" music video Tightrope music video.jpg
A screenshot from the "Tightrope" music video

The official music video for "Tightrope" was released in October 5, 2012.

Usage in media

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Walk the Moon. [7]

Locations
Personnel

Weekly charts

Chart (201213)Peak
position
Mexico Ingles Airplay ( Billboard ) [13] 81
US Hot Rock Songs ( Billboard ) [11] 27
US Rock Airplay ( Billboard ) [12] 33

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelRef.
United StatesSeptember 11, 2012 Modern rock radio RCA Records [5]

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