"Fireflies" peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the Autumn of 2009.
Adam Young told the story behind the song to AntiMusic: "It was 2AM and I was sitting on the floor in my parent's basement with a MicroKorg on my lap. I built this synthy legato, 'ping' sound routed through a lowpass filter and ran it through a bunch of guitar pedals. I come up with a little cascading part that wound up as the intro and…
You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep