Adore (Amy Shark song)

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Adore by Amy Shark (single).jpg
Single by Amy Shark
from the album Night Thinker and Love Monster
Released 26 July 2016 (2016-07-26)
Recorded 2016
Length 3:05
Amy Shark singles chronology
"Golden Fleece"
Music video
"Adore" on YouTube

"Adore" is a song written and recorded by Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. It was released independently and digitally on 26 July 2016 and re-released in November 2016 after signing with Sony Music Australia.[1][2] It received heavy airplay on triple j and quickly gained traction with other more mainstream radio stations in early 2017.

Amy Shark describes the track as a tribute to those that are “crushing hard,” and ultimately wants to instill confidence in those who feel like they are trapped in a world of emotional turmoil. [3] Speaking to Savage Thrills, Shark said "I wrote it very quickly and the second I threw my headphones on to listen back to what I had recorded through my phone I knew it was special. [it's] just one of those songs that didn’t need heaps of words." [4]

"Adore" peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified 4× Platinum.[5]

In January 2017, the song placed second in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016.[6]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2017, the song was nominated for ARIA Award for Song of the Year.[7] At the APRA Music Awards of 2017 the song was nominated for Song of the Year[8] and at the APRA Music Awards of 2018 the song won Pop Work of the Year. [9]

In 2018, Shark won the prestigious Vanda and Young songwriting competition. [10]

Music video

The music video for "Adore" was released on YouTube on 25 July 2016.[11]


Tom Vu from aaa Backstage described the track as "brooding " and said "Opening with a beachy guitar riff, the song features soothing synthesisers and a solid beat that nicely caresses Shark’s homely vocals. The lyrics are attention grabbing and there’s a certain youthful delicacy and cerebral quality in her music that lacks in other pop offerings."[12]

Hannah Maire from At Wood Magazine said "Put simply, “Adore” possesses a unique, addictive ambiance that demands you to think about your first emotional infatuation." adding "The track could be described as being too linear and anti-climatic, but that’s just the point. A crush, especially one of your first, remains just that – a constant reminder of intense feelings – but also you face the very real, unfortunate dilemma of it going nowhere fast."[3]

Track listing

One-track single

  1. "Adore" - 3:05

Digital remix single

  1. "Adore" (Dave Sitek Remix) - 3:13[13]

Digital acoustic

  1. "Adore" (acoustic) - 3:10[14]

Digital Piano unplugged

  1. "Adore" (acoustic) - 3:17[15]


Weekly charts

Chart (2016-18) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[16] 3
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[17] 35

Year-end charts

Chart (2017) Position
Australia (ARIA)[18] 40
Australian Artist (ARIA)[19] 4


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] 4× Platinum 280,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Country Date Format Version Label
Australia July 2016 Digital download[21] Original Wonderlick Entertainment (US-HM2-16-21431)
Australia 4 November 2016 Digital download Original Wonderlick /Sony Music Australia
Australia 26 June 2017 Digital download[13] Dave Sitek remix Wonderlick / Sony
Australia 13 October 2017 Digital download[14] Acoustic Wonderlick / Sony
Australia 24 November 2017 Digital download[14] Piano Unplugged Wonderlick / Sony

Cover Versions


  1. ^ "Adore (single) by Amy Shark". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "THE PURGE #183". auspOp. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "TODAY'S SONG: REVIVING INNOCENT MEMORIES WITHIN AMY SHARK'S "ADORE"". At Wood Magazine. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Amy Shark – Interview With An Artist On The Rise". Savage Thrills. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Triple j's Hottest 100: Relive the top 10 songs including Flume's Never Be Like You". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 ARIA Awards Nominated Artists Revealed". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 10 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 APRA Music Award Winners Announced". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 3 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Amy Shark, Sia, Paul Kelly Among Winners at 2018 APRA Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  10. ^ "Amy Shark wins $50,000 Vanda and Young songwriting competition". ABC. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Amy Shark - ADORE [Official Music Video]". YouTube. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  12. ^ "AMY SHARK SHARES SWEET NEW SINGLE FROM UPCOMING EP". aaa Backstage. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Adore (Dave Sitek Remix) – Single by Amy Shark". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "Adore (acoustic) – Single by Amy Shark". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Adore (Piano Unplugged) – Single by Amy Shark". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  16. ^ " – Amy Shark – Adore". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Amy Shark Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2017". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  19. ^ "2017ARIA AUSTRALIAN ARTIST SINGLES CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  21. ^ "Adore by Amy Shark". Google Play. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Hellions cover Amy Shark 'Adore' for triple j's Like A Version". YouTube. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  23. ^ "YouTube: Paul Dempsey - Adore (Amy Shark cover)". ABC. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Watch Dashboard Confessional Cover Amy Shark's 'Adore'". Music Feeds. April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
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