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Drop Dead Cynical
North Vision Song Contest 11 entry
Country Denmark
Artist(s) Amaranthe
Language English
  • Olof Mörck
  • Jake E Berg
  • Elize Ryd
Finals performance
Semi-final result 4th, 95 points
Final result 1st, 231 points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Supernova" (10)   
"Into the Fire" (12) ►

"Drop Dead Cynical" is a song by Swedish/Danish band Amaranthe from their third studio album Massive Addictive. It was released as the first single from the album on 1 September 2014. It was composed and written by members of the band Olof Mörck, Jake E Berg and Elize Ryd.

The song represented Denmark in the eleventh edition of the North Vision Song Contest after it won the seventh edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. It competed in the first semi-final where it came fourth with 95 points and reached the final where it won with 231 points, marking Denmark's second victory.

Track listings

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Drop Dead Cynical"   3:17
NVSC release
No. Title Length
1. "Drop Dead Cynical"   3:17
2. "Drop Dead Cynical" (NVSC version) 3:03
3. "Drop Dead Cynical" (Radio Edit) 3:10
4. "Amaranthine" (Acoustic) 3:07

North Vision Song Contest

Amaranthe were revealed to be the returning act of the seventh edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with "Drop Dead Cynical". The song managed to win the edition with 207 points, more than 40 points over the runner-up. Following their victory, Amaranthe revealed the continuation of their previous NVSC tour: The Hunger Tour – Chapter Two. The band performed in several countries before the contest, among them Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

Amaranthe performed twentieth in the first semi-final from where they qualified in the fourth place with 95 points. They was later drawn to perform last in the grand final. Amaranthe managed to win the final with 231 points, just three points ahead the runner-up. "Drop Dead Cynical" held the record for the highest score of a winner, later taken by Kazakhstan's "Falling For You" in the thirteenth edition and later re-taken by the country in the fourteenth edition with "My Crown". It received high points from seven countries: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein and Sweden. After the contest, the band continued their tour which also included concerts in the United States, Mexico and Brazil.

Charts and certifications


Chart (2014) Peak
Azerbaijan (Top 50) 2
B&H (Top 50) 11
Cyprus (Official Cyprus Charts) 6
Denmark (Tracklisten) 1
Faroe Islands ( 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 15
France (SNEP) 55
Germany (Media Control Charts) 8
Hungary (Single Top 20) 17
Ireland (IRMA) 12
Iceland (Tonlist) 1
Latvia (Latvian Airplay Top) 5
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 1
Liechtenstein (Top 50) 1
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) 23
Norway (VG-lista) 39
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 50) 17
San Marino (San Marino Top 20) 14
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 24
Sweden (Aqua Charts) 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1
Turkey (Number One Charts) 31
UK (Official Charts Company) 2


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Denmark Diamond 670,000^
Ireland Gold 9,000x
Iceland Gold 10,000x
Latvia Gold 9,000x
Lebanon Diamond 380,000x
Sweden 2× Platinum 99,000^
UK Platinum 650,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Denmark September 1, 2014 Digital download Spinefarm
Europe November 10, 2014 NVSC release Universal Music

External links