Back to You (Selena Gomez song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Back to You"
Selena Gomez - Back to You (Artwork).jpg
Single by Selena Gomez
from the album 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Music from the Original TV Series)
Released May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)
Format Digital download
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:27
Label Interscope
Songwriter(s)
  • Amy Allen
  • Parrish Warrington
  • Micah Premnath
  • Diederik Van Elsas
  • Selena Gomez
Producer(s)
Selena Gomez singles chronology
"Wolves"
(2017)
"Back to You"
(2018)
"Taki Taki"
(2018)
Music video
"Back to You" on YouTube

"Back to You" (stylized as "Back 2 You '18" on the single cover) is a song by American singer Selena Gomez. It was written by Amy Allen, Parrish Warrington, Micah Premnath, Diederik Van Elsas, and Gomez, while the production was handled by Trackside and Ian Kirkparick. The track was released on May 10, 2018, as the lead single from the soundtrack of the second season of Netflix's original series 13 Reasons Why, a series adaptation of the eponymous book.[1]

Commercially, the song achieved global success; reaching the top 5 in Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore and Slovakia; the top 10 in Belgium, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal and Scotland; as well as the top 20 in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the US, the song also became Gomez's 15th consecutive top 40 entry on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest active run of any artist.

Release[edit]

Before its official announcement, the song was registered in ASCAP and teased by various US radio stations such as 104.7 KISS FM.[2] Gomez finally confirmed the release through social media on May 1, as well as its inclusion on the soundtrack of the second season of the Netflix's original series 13 Reasons Why, in which she takes part as an executive producer.[3] The song premiered on May 10 in Zane Lowe's Apple Music radio show Beats 1 as the release day's "World Record". She was also interviewed by Lowe and confirmed that her third solo studio album was being completed.[4][5]

Composition[edit]

"Back to You" was written by Amy Allen, Parrish Warrington, Micah Premnath, Diederik Van Elsas and Selena Gomez.[6] The production was handled by Trackside and Ian Kirkpatrick, the latter also working on Gomez's previous single "Bad Liar".[5] The track has been described as an emotional[5][7] acoustic midtempo[8] with country influences,[7] being also called a "dance-pop anthem"[5][1] ballad.[8] Gomez said that it was a "very special record" and that she wanted it to be "a beautiful message in a really complicated way but really fun".[8]

The song is performed in the key of F major with a tempo of 102 beats per minute in 4/4 time and follows a chord progression of Dm–B–F. Gomez’ vocals span two octaves, from C3 to C5.[9]

Music video[edit]

A lyric video with scenes of the second season of 13 Reasons Why was released on May 10, 2018.[10]

Release and synopsis[edit]

The official music video was directed by Scott Cudmore.[11] The imagery for the music video is inspired from the 1965 French New Wave film Pierrot le Fou. The music video starts at a party with Gomez, dressed in a vintage feather-trimmed green sequined high-neck dress, locking eyes with a sharply suited man (Andrey Kupchenko), and they steal a convertible and end up frolicking in a bucolic pasture. Gomez wears an ensemble fit for the French countryside: a vintage white skirt and a sleeveless orange-and-yellow crop top. and take Gomez’s twist on iconic ’60s French-girl style as some summer style inspiration.[12]

Nevertheless, Gomez's video, is saturated with Godard's quintessential filmmaking quirks: fragmented editing; characters breaking the fourth wall; melodramatic dialogue; a garish, primary color-focused palette; and cartoonish neorealism. Cinemaphiles will immediately notice parallels, as the music video's opening visual directly mirrors the famous party scene in "Pierrot le Fou," both doused in deep, ever-changing colors. The inane dialogue from side characters serves to highlight the shallow, bourgeois lifestyle that Pierrot wants to escape from. The two find they are wanted and burn their car to destroy the evidence. The video returns to the party from the start and despite everything, Gomez cycles back, locks eyes with a sharply dressed man and asks: "Do you want to steal a car?".[13]

As of September 2018, Back to You has received over 150 million views on YouTube.

Accolades[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result Ref
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Song Won [14]
People's Choice Awards The Song Of 2018 Pending
The Music Video of 2018 Pending

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[15]
  1. "Back to You" – 3:30
  1. "Back to You" (Riton and Kah-Lo remix) – 3:27
  • Joey Pecoraro remix[17]
  1. "Back to You" (Joey Pecoraro remix) – 3:46
  1. "Back to You" (Anki remix) – 4:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Argentina Anglo (Monitor Latino)[18] 8
Australia (ARIA)[19] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[20] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[21] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[22] 37
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[23] 4
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 8
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[25] 9
Croatia (Croatia Singles Chart)[26] 17
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[27] 4
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[28] 3
Denmark (Tracklisten)[29] 12
Dominican Republic (Monitor Latino Anglo)[30] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[31] 8
France (SNEP)[32] 51
Germany (Official German Charts)[33] 19
Greece International Digital (IFPI)[34] 5
Hungary (Single Top 40)[35] 22
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[36] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[37] 4
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay)[38] 1
Italy (FIMI)[39] 49
Japan Hot Overseas (Billboard)[40] 8
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[41] 11
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[42] 7
Lithuania (M-1 Top 40)[43] 1
Malaysia (RIM)[44] 3
Mexico (Monitor Latino Anglo)[45] 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[46] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[47] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[48] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[49] 10
Panama (Monitor Latino Anglo)[50] 9
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[51] 5
Portugal (AFP)[52] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[53] 9
Singapore (RIAS)[54] 3
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[55] 53
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[56] 2
Slovenia (SloTop50)[57] 16
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[58] 44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[59] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[60] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[61] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[62] 18
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[63] 22
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[64] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[65] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[66] Platinum 70,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[67] Gold 20,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[68] Gold 10,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[69] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[70] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[71] Platinum 1,000,000double-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 Version Label Ref.
Various May 10, 2018 Digital download Original Interscope [15]
United States May 15, 2018 Contemporary hit radio [72]
Various August 10, 2018 Digital download Remixes [16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugh McIntyre (May 10, 2018). "Selena Gomez Continues Her Latest Era With New EDM-Pop Single 'Back To You'". Forbes. 
  2. ^ Sam Prance (May 1, 2018). "Selena Gomez Appears to Start Teasing Her Next Single". MTV UK. 
  3. ^ Shanté Honeycutt (May 1, 2018). "Selena Gomez Announces New Song 'Back To You': 'I'm So Excited'". Billboard. 
  4. ^ Ben Kaye (May 10, 2018). "Selena Gomez shares new song "Back to You": Stream". Consequence of Sound. 
  5. ^ a b c d Mike Wass (May 10, 2018). "Selena Gomez's "Back To You" Is A Deeply Emotional (Post) Breakup Song". Idolator. 
  6. ^ https://tidal.com/track/88755806
  7. ^ a b Erica Russell (May 10, 2018). "Selena Gomez Drops Country-Hued New Single 'Back to You'". PopCrush. 
  8. ^ a b c Claire Dodson (May 10, 2018). "Selena Gomez Released a New Single for the "13 Reasons Why" Soundtrack". Teen Vogue. 
  9. ^ Gomez, Selena. "Selena Gomez "Back to You" Sheet Music in F Major". Musicnotes LLC. Retrieved 2018-06-10. 
  10. ^ "Selena Gomez – Back to You (Lyric Video)". YouTube. May 10, 2018. Retrieved June 4, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Selena Gomez – Back to You". YouTube. June 8, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Watch Selena Gomez Dress Like a '60s New Wave French Muse in Her New Music Video". Vogue.com. June 8, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Selena Gomez's New Music Video Parallels a French Film — And Fans Can't Decide If It's an Homage Or Rip-Off". uk.businessinsider.com.com. June 8, 2018. 
  14. ^ Iansimone, Ashley (August 12, 2018). "Teen Choice Awards Winners 2018: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  15. ^ a b "13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Music from the Original TV Series) by Selena Gomez, OneRepublic & YUNGBLUD". iTunes (US). Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  16. ^ a b "Helix, Vol. 2 by Various Artists". iTunes (US), Apple Music. July 27, 2018. 
  17. ^ a b c d All remixes of "Back to You" released on August 10, 2018:
  18. ^ "Top 20 Anglo Argentina – Del 18 al 24 de Junio, 2018" (in Spanish). Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  20. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Selena Gomez – Back to You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Selena Gomez – Back to You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Selena Gomez – Back to You" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  23. ^ "Selena Gomez Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  24. ^ "Selena Gomez Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  25. ^ "Selena Gomez Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  26. ^ "Croatia Singles Chart". Croatia Singles Chart. June 20, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2018. 
  27. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201835 into search. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  28. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201823 into search. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  29. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You". Tracklisten. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "TOP 20 ANGLO – República Dominicana". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  31. ^ "Selena Gomez: Back to You" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  32. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles – SNEP (Week 24, 2018)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved June 22, 2018. 
  33. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Selena Gomez – Back to You". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  34. ^ "Greece Official IFPI Charts: Digital Singles Chart (International) – Εβδομάδα: 22/2018". IFPI Charts. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  35. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  36. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  37. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Selena Gomez". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  38. ^ "מדיה פורסט – לדעת שאתה באוויר". Mediaforest.biz. Retrieved 1 September 2018. 
  39. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  40. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Overseas" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. June 25, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  41. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. Retrieved June 22, 2018. 
  42. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20 - Selena Gomez". The Official Lebanese Top 20. June 10, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2018. 
  43. ^ "Lithuanian Airplay Chart". Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018. 
  44. ^ "Top 20 Most Streamed International & Domestic Singles in Malaysia : Week 21 (18/05/18 – 24/05/18)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Retrieved June 2, 2018. 
  45. ^ "TOP 20 ANGLO - México". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  46. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 24, 2018" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  47. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Selena Gomez – Back to You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  48. ^ "Charts.nz – Selena Gomez – Back to You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  49. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You". VG-lista. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  50. ^ "TOP 20 ANGLO – Panama". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  51. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  52. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  53. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  54. ^ ""Singapore Top 30 Digital Streaming Chart Week 26"". Recording Industry Association (Singapore). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 28, 2018. 
  55. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201835 into search. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  56. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201823 into search. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  57. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 5 September 2018. 
  58. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  59. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  60. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Selena Gomez – Back to You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  61. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  62. ^ "Selena Gomez Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  63. ^ "Selena Gomez Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  64. ^ "Selena Gomez Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  65. ^ "Selena Gomez Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  66. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 11, 2018. 
  67. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Selena Gomez – Back To You" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved September 24, 2018. 
  68. ^ "Danish single certifications – Selena Gomez – Back To You". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved September 11, 2018.  Click on næste to go to page if certification is from the official website.
  69. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Selena Gomez – Back to You". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 
  70. ^ "British single certifications – Selena Gomez – Back To You". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 13, 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Back To You in the search field and then press Enter.
  71. ^ "American single certifications – Selena Gomez – Back To You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 7, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  72. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018.