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Celestia (song)
CelestiaCoverSingle
Information
By The Laylas
From Celestia
Released March 12, 2013
Genre(s) Dance-pop
Length 3:21
Written By Delilah Byrd
Single Chronology
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"Shining"
(2013)

"Celestia" is a song by English-Scottish girl group The Laylas and is featured on their debut album Celestia. It was written by Delilah Byrd.

It was released as the lead single on March 12, 2013.

ReceptionEdit

CriticalEdit

"Celestia" recieved almost universally positive reviews from critics, mainly complimenting it's strong and catchy chorus.

Pop on the Rocks, a music magazine called the song a standout track and excellent choice of lead single and gave it a 9/10 stars.

CommercialEdit

"Celestia" did as well commercially as it did critically. The song debuted at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in it's second week on the chart it jumped to #6. In it's third week on the chart it jumped to #1. The song is currently in the #1 spot for it's second week. In the UK, "Celestia" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at #2 and in it's second week it jumped to #1, knocking Spotlight's cover of "Teenage Dream" out of the top spot. It's currently at #1 in it's fourth week. In Australia the song recieved success as well, peaking at #6 on the Australian Singles Chart. So far the song has sold over 3,000,000 copies in the U.S. and is certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. Worldwide, the single has sold over 5,000,000 copies.

Music VideoEdit

SynopsisEdit

The music video takes place in an isolated, deserted nightclub, dust caking the tables and shattered bottles littering the floor (a close up of a beetle crawling across an abandoned microphone is seen); after a few seconds of seeing this scene, a glass falls off the bar, and the scene suddenly switches to the same nightclub, but packed to the brim with partiers. Music starts, and Delilah Byrd is seen on a stage, singing the first few lyrics of the song; the scene switches to the other girls, with Ellie Hawthorne tucked in the corner, reading, Nadia Goulding necking down shots, Shan Hale dancing in the middle of the dance floor  and Tiffany Andrews surrounded by teenage boys.

The girls sing the lyrics of the song whilst one-by-one joining Byrd up on the stage. It ends with the entire group singing into microphones, and when the music stops, then scene cuts back to the desolate, abandoned nightclub, accompanied with the sound of whistling wind.

LyricsEdit

Chorus:
All: Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia

Verse 1:
Delilah: There's a place, up in space
The night is your path
Nadia: If you break away, if you learn to fly
You'd want to go back and make it shine

Pre-chorus:
Ellie: You can look but you won't find it
You can look but you won't see it

All: But

Chorus:
All: Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia

Verse 2:
Tiffany and Shan: It's there, in the stars
Five miles straight past Mars
Delilah: If you leave, if you fall
You'd never want to go and play with dolls

Pre-chorus:
Ellie: You can look but you won't find it
You can look but you won't see it

All: But

Chorus:
All: Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia

Bridge:
Ellie: And if you go go go, I will still be right here
Until you disappear, oh yeah
Delilah: But don't worry, it is right-right there
Who said this game was fair, oh yeah
Tiffany: But I want you to


Chorus:
All: Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia

Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Take me to Cele-s-s-s-s-s-tia
Cele-s-tia

ChartsEdit

Weekly ChartsEdit

Chart
(2013)
Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 10
Belgian (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 8
Belgian (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) 3
Canadian Singles Chart 8
Czech Republic (IFPI) 2
European Hot 100 Singles 3
France (SNEP) 17
Ireland (IRMA) 9
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) 7
New Zealand (RIANZ) 15
Slovakia (IFPI) 9
South Africa (Mediaguide) 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 1
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Pop Songs (Billboard) 1
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 3

Release HistoryEdit

Region Release Date Format
North America March 12, 2013 Digital download,
mainstream radio
United Kingdom
Worldwide March 13, 2013

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