Thursday, May 25, 2023

Dua Lipa “Dance the Night” released

Dance the Night

Dua Lipa

Writer(s): Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin, Andrew Wyatt, Mark Ronson (see lyrics here)

Released: May 25, 2023

First Charted: June 10, 2023

Peak: 6 BB, 4 AC, 12 A40, 11 UK, 4 CN, 3 AU (Click for codes to charts.)

Sales (in millions): -- US, 0.6 UK, 1.37 world (includes US + UK)

Airplay/Streaming (in millions): -- radio, 184.60 video, 641.88 streaming


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About the Song:

The pop singer/songwriter Dua Lipa was born in 1995 in London, England. She released her self-titled debut in 2017 and it reached #3 in the UK, generating five top-ten hits there, one of which (“New Rules”) also reached the top 10 in the United States. Her second album, 2020’s Future Nostalgia, reached #1 in the UK and #3 in the U.S. She garnered four more UK top-ten hits, including “Don’t Start Now” and “Levitating,” which both reached #2 in the United States.

After another UK #1 dueting with Elton John in 2021 on “Cold Heart (Pnau remix),” she landed a song on the 2023 soundtrack to the Barbie movie, a live-action adaptation of the iconic Mattel doll. The song, “Dance the Night,” gave her yet another #1 in the UK and her fifth top-ten hit in the United States. It was released as the lead single for the album.

The pop/disco song is “an anthem that embodies the spirit of dancing through the night, transcending sadness caused by a turbulent romance.” SF It is featured in the movie during a highly choreographed number. Director Greta Gerwig reached out to Mark Ronson to create the song and then he and Andrew Wyatt created a backing track. WK Ronson then reached out to Lipa, saying, “there’s a song with a huge 60 person dance number with the whole cast…I would…love it if you would consider co-writing and starring in it…I honestly think the movie’s going to be incredible.” SF

“Dance the Night” was nominated for Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media. It also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.


First posted 1/19/2024.

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