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"1234" (pronounced "One Two Three Four") is a song from Feist's third studio album, The Reminder. It is Feist's most successful single to date. The original song was written by Sally Seltmann, a Melbourne, Australia singer-songwriter who records under the name New Buffalo, and Feist added and rewrote parts of the lyrics.
"1234" was nominated for Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video. Likewise, the success of the song largely contributed to Feist's other nominations that year for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.This song was #19 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. "1234" also won the Juno award for Single of the Year on 6 April 2008 in Calgary.
Since its digital release, "1234" peaked at #2 at the US Hot Digital Songs. The single has also reached #8 in the US Hot 100, #10 at the US Pop 100, and #34 at the US Modern Rock Tracks chart . The single's unexpected success led to its release worldwide. In the UK it proved to become a huge hit, making it in the top 10 peaking at #8. It had a very successful release in Canada making it at number 2. The song has also entered the top 10 in other European countries. The single's success has made Feist famous globally and it has boosted the remaining sales. It also managed to debut at number 67 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, as digital tracks were added from the 5th of November 2007 to the singles chart in Australia. It later entered the top 50 of the chart in late December, and has thus far peaked at #36.
It also ranked as the #4 single of 2007 on CBC Radio 3's year-end R3-30 chart and placed at number 34 in the Triple J Hottest 100
Time magazine named "1234" one of The 10 Best Songs of 2007, ranking it at #2 after "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse. Writer Josh Tyrangiel called the song a “masterpiece”, praising Feist for singing it “with a mixture of wisdom and exuberance that's all her own".
In the 28 April 2008 episode of The Colbert Report where she was a guest, Feist said that she had planned to offer "1234" as the official campaign theme for Stephen Colbert's Presidential bid, before he dropped out..