Waking Up (OneRepublic album)

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Waking Up
Studio album by OneRepublic
ReleasedNovember 17, 2009[1]
(see release history)
Recorded2008—August 25, 2009
GenreAlternative rock, pop rock
Length47:28
LabelMosley Music Group, Interscope
ProducerRyan Tedder (exec.)
OneRepublic chronology
Dreaming Out Loud
(2007)
Waking Up
(2009)
Native
(2012)
Singles from Waking Up
  1. "All the Right Moves"
    Released: September 29, 2009
  2. "Secrets"
    Released: October 30, 2009[2]
  3. "Marchin On[3]"
    Released: June 18, 2010
  4. "Good Life"
    Released: November 19, 2010
 
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Waking Up
Studio album by OneRepublic
ReleasedNovember 17, 2009[1]
(see release history)
Recorded2008—August 25, 2009
GenreAlternative rock, pop rock
Length47:28
LabelMosley Music Group, Interscope
ProducerRyan Tedder (exec.)
OneRepublic chronology
Dreaming Out Loud
(2007)
Waking Up
(2009)
Native
(2012)
Singles from Waking Up
  1. "All the Right Moves"
    Released: September 29, 2009
  2. "Secrets"
    Released: October 30, 2009[2]
  3. "Marchin On[3]"
    Released: June 18, 2010
  4. "Good Life"
    Released: November 19, 2010

Waking Up is the second studio album by American rock band OneRepublic, released through Interscope Records on November 17, 2009. The album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200[4] and has sold over 400,000 copies in the U.S and over 800,000 total.

Lead singer Ryan Tedder has stated in an interview that Jerrod Bettis, who was a former OneRepublic member, had come up with the idea for the album cover while in Seattle.[5]

Contents

Background

After the success of OneRepublic's debut album, Dreaming Out Loud, they began work on a second album in 2008. Lead singer Ryan Tedder announced on July 21, 2009, that the band's second album would be completed five weeks from that date which was August 25, 2009. On September 6, 2009, the band posted a low-quality version of the first single from their second album, "All the Right Moves", while a higher quality version can be found on their MySpace page. On September 8, 2009, the band posted samples of 4 of their songs from the new album onto their MySpace page. 11 songs were announced to make up the track list, which was officially confirmed by Amazon's German site on November 3, 2009.

Promotion and release

Waking Up was released through Interscope Records on November 17, 2009, in North America, November 20, in Australia, while being released on November 13 in Germany and not until January 18, 2010, in the United Kingdom. A deluxe version of the album was released exclusively in North America at the same time as the standard version. The album was completed on August 25, 2009. The lead single from the album, "All the Right Moves", was released on September 29, 2009, for airplay and officially released on October 6, 2009. The lead single in Germany, "Secrets" was released on October 30, 2009, and it was released as a single in the US on June 1, 2010.

The first single from Waking Up, "All the Right Moves", was released for radio airplay on September 29, 2009, and then received an official release digitally on October 6, 2009. The music video for the single was released on October 8, 2009. It has peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] OneRepublic then digitally released "Everybody Loves Me" on October 20, 2009, after having already posted a snippet of the song along with three others on their MySpace page. "Good Life" was then released digitally on November 10, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

"Secrets" was released as the lead single from the album in Germany for airplay on September 21, 2009 and was released digitally on October 30, 2009, in Germany. It was also released on November 3, 2009 as the album's second digital single in the US.[6] "Secrets" was released as a single in Germany due to the fact that it is being used as the title song in the film Zweiohrküken,[7] the sequel to Keinohrhasen, which used the band's song "Apologize" as the title song. Ryan Tedder has confirmed that this will serve as the official second single worldwide in 2010.[citation needed]

The song "Marchin On" was selected to support the German TV channel ZDF and serves as the channel's official FIFA 2010 World Cup song. It was released for digital download in Germany on June 18, 2010.[3]

The song "Good Life" is featured on the advertisements for the films Eat Pray Love and One Day, as well as advertisements for Disneyland.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(61/100)[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[9]
BBC(mixed)[10]
Billboard(favorable)[11]
The Guardian3/5 stars[12]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[13]
Slant1.5/5 stars[14]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[15]

Waking Up received mostly mixed reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 61, based on 8 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[8]

Track listing

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Made for You"  Ryan Tedder, Brent KutzleTedder, Kutzle4:18
2."All the Right Moves"  TedderTedder, Andy Prickett, Kutzle3:58
3."Secrets"  TedderTedder, Prickett3:44
4."Everybody Loves Me"  Tedder, KutzleTedder, Kutzle3:34
5."Missing Persons 1 & 2"  TedderTedder4:59
6."Good Life"  Tedder, Kutzle, Noel Zanacanella, Eddie FisherTedder, Kutzle, Zanacanella4:13
7."All This Time"  Tedder, KutzleTedder, Kutzle4:03
8."Fear"  TedderTedder3:48
9."Waking Up"  Tedder, Drew BrownTedder6:09
10."Marchin On"  TedderTedder4:13
11."Lullaby"  Tedder, KutzleTedder, Prickett, Kutzle4:38
Total length:
47:28

Personnel

Chart performance

Charts (2009–2010)Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[16]28
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[17]87
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[18]88
Czech Republic IFPI Chart[19]43
Dutch Albums Chart[16]88
French Albums Chart[16]58
German Albums Chart[16]19
Greek Albums Chart[20]9
Irish Albums Chart[16]29
Italian Albums Chart[21]77
Polish Albums Chart[16]22
Swiss Albums Chart[16]14
UK Album Chart[16]29
US Billboard 200[4]21

Year-end charts

Chart (2010)Rank
German Albums Chart[22]90
US Billboard 200143[23]

Certifications

CountryCertifications
(sales thresholds)
Sales or
shipments
AustriaGold[24]10,000
GermanyGold[25]100,000
United StatesGold[26]500,000

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
GermanyNovember 13, 2009CD, digital downloadInterscope
November 20, 2009CD
Hungary[27]November 16, 2009CDUniversal Music Hungary
Hong KongNovember 16, 2009CDInterscope
United KingdomNovember 16, 2009[28]Digital downloadPolydor
January 18, 2010CDInterscope
AustraliaNovember 17, 2009Digital download
United StatesNovember 17, 2009CD, digital download
PolandJanuary 22, 2010[29]CD
Italy[30][31]CD, digital download
BrazilFebruary 2, 2010[32]CDUniversal Music Brazil

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