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Owl City


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“Fireflies” is a song and the debut single from synthpop artist Owl City’s album Ocean Eyes. Relient K vocalist Matt Thiessen is featured as a guest vocalist in the song. Adam Young described the song as “a little song about bugs and not being able to fall asleep at night.“ The song is based around a “bleepy” 80s-influenced synthline and features wondrous, child-like lyrics about insomnia, fireflies and summer. The single attained worldwide success in late 2009-early 2010, topping the charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Netherlands. Fireflies was used in the promotional video for Sony’s EyePet video game. It is also featured in . Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It's hard to say that I'd rather stay ... Awake when I'm asleep ... I'd like to make myself believe

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Most votes come from United States, United Kingdom, Greece, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, and Germany.


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