Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

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"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" is a song by American electronic dance music producer Skrillex. It was released as the lead single from his second EP of the same name. It uses a vocal sample of exclamations from Rachael Nedrow (also known as "speedstackinggirl") shouting "Yes, oh my gosh!", after speedily stacking a set of cups in one of her YouTube videos. On October 3, 2013, the song was certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales exceeding 2,000,000 units. It was also certified Gold within Canada, with sales exceeding 40,000 units. On February 12, the song won Best Dance Recording at the 54th Grammy Awards. It was used in the 2012 film Spring Breakers and an ad for GoPro titled "Kayak Kiss with Ben Brown", and also the video games MLB 2K12 and Ridge Racer Unbounded. The song name was inspired by the David Bowie album and song Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). A scientific study demonstrates that the song could provide protection against mosquito bites. A study found that "female mosquitoes exposed to the song Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites attacked hosts much later than their non-exposed peers." Although this observation at first glance is humorous, it indicates that repetitive tones (a signature of "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites") can serve as a more environmentally friendly means of pest control (versus pesticides). The song was remixed by a variety of producers such as Zedd, Noisia, Kaskade among others. 


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2012
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I'm just like you 
You don't need
Just like you 

Yes, oh my gosh 

I'm just like you
You don't need
Just like you 

Yes, oh my gosh

I'm just like you, you don't need, just like you

Look at this
I'm a coward too
You don't need to hide, my friend
For I'm just like you

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Sonny John Moore (born January 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Skrillex, is an American electronic musician and singer-songwriter. Raised in Northeast Los Angeles and in Northern California, Moore joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004, and recorded two studio albums with the band (Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count, 2004, and Heroine, 2006) before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007. He began his first tour as a solo artist in late 2007. After recruiting a new band lineup, Moore joined the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer, and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press' annual "100 Bands You Need to Know" issue. more »

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Written by: Anton Zaslavski, Sonny Moore

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