Ain't My Fault

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"Ain't My Fault"
Ain't My Fault (Official Single Cover) by Zara Larsson.png
Single by Zara Larsson
from the album So Good
Released 2 September 2016 (2016-09-02)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop[1]
Length 3:44
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Zara Larsson singles chronology
"This One's for You"
(2016)
"Ain't My Fault"
(2016)
"I Would Like"
(2016)

"This One's for You"
(2016)
"Ain't My Fault"
(2016)
"I Would Like"
(2016)
Music video
"Ain't My Fault" on YouTube

"Ain't My Fault" is a song by Swedish singer Zara Larsson. It was released on 2 September 2016, by Record Company TEN, Epic Records, and Sony Music, as the third single from her second and international debut studio album, So Good.[2][3] The official remix features American rapper Lil Yachty.[4][5]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Shazam, Larsson said about the first version of the song: "The topic is me talking to a girl about her man, and I basically stole her man, and I'm like, 'It's not my fault that I'm better you'."[6][7] The song was written in a few hours with MNEK for fun and never intended as a single, but when the studio loved it, her reaction was, "Whoa whoa whoa I can't sing this." So she changed the lyrics of the song to reflect her values: "I would never be proud of stealing a girl's man and sing about it, it would be very not me."[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on 30 September 2016 via Larsson's official Vevo account. It was directed by Emil Nava and primarily features Larsson performing dance moves with her girlfriends.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Robbie Daw of Idolator stated the song is "a sexy departure from the somber dulcet tones of 'Never Forget You' and the sassy pop swagger of 'Lush Life'" and went on to call it a "Rihanna-esque banger" and a "saucy gem".[10] Entertainment Weekly's Nolan Feeney called the song "bold" and "club-ready".[7]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Ain't My Fault" – 3:44
  • Digital download[11]
  1. "Ain't My Fault" (J Hus & Fred VIP Mix) – 3:31
  • Digital download[12]
  1. "Ain't My Fault" (R3hab Remix) – 2:38
  • Digital download[13]
  1. "Ain't My Fault" (Remix) (featuring Lil Yachty) – 3:58

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[48] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Belgium (BEA)[49] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[50] Gold 40,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[51] Gold 30,000^
France (SNEP)[52] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[53] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[54] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[55] Gold 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[56] Platinum 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[57] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[58] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[59] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[60] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 2 September 2016 Digital download [2]
United States 20 September 2016 Top 40 radio Epic [61]

References[edit]

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