Castle (Halsey song)

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Single by Halsey
from the album Badlands and The Huntsman: Winter's War
ReleasedApril 9, 2016 (2016-04-09)
  • 4:38 (original version)
  • 4:20 (The Huntsman: Winter's War version)
Halsey singles chronology
Music video
”Castle" on YouTube

"Castle" is a song by American singer and songwriter Halsey. Originally recorded for her debut studio album, Badlands (2015), it was re-recorded for the soundtrack to the 2016 film The Huntsman: Winter's War.[1] It was released on April 9, 2016 through Capitol Records as a promotional single from the record. "Castle" was co-written by Halsey and the track's producer, Lido. The song was used in commercials and in the teaser trailer to promote the film. The song has background vocals of a choir singing Agnus Dei. She is singing about taking the throne and the kingdom is locked up which is a reference to her album Badlands.

Music video[]

A "Behind-the-Scenes" video was released for the song on Halsey's official Vevo channel on YouTube on April 8, 2016, one day prior to the single's digital download release. Five days later, on April 13, 2016, the official music video was released on Halsey's Vevo account.

In the media[]

The album version of "Castle" was featured in TV shows The Royals,[2] iZombie and The Originals. The Huntsman: Winter's War version of "Castle" was featured in TV show Dance Moms.[citation needed]

Track listing[]

Digital download[3]
  1. "Castle (The Huntsman: Winter's War version)" – 4:20

Chart performance[]

Chart (2016) Peak
Australia (ARIA Charts)[4] 76
France (SNEP)[5] 143
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 80
UK Downloads (Official Charts Company)[7] 85
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard)[8] 1


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "The ARIA Report (Issue #1364)" (PDF). PANDORA. ARIA. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  5. ^ " – Halsey – Castle" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100" (April 15, 2016 – April 21, 2016). Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "Official Downloads Singles Chart Top 100" (April 15, 2016 – April 21, 2016). Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 : May 7,2016 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard Biz. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Halsey – Castle". Recording Industry Association of America.
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