Capital Letters (song)

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"Capital Letters"
Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop Capital Letters.jpg
Single by Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop
from the album Fifty Shades Freed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:39
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Benjamin Rice
  • BloodPop
Hailee Steinfeld singles chronology
"Let Me Go"
(2017)
"Capital Letters"
(2018)
"Colour"
(2018)
BloodPop singles chronology
"Friends"
(2017)
"Capital Letters"
(2018)
"A Good Night"
(2018)
Fifty Shades soundtrack singles chronology
"For You"
(2018)
"Capital Letters"
(2018)
"Heaven"
(2018)
Music video
"Capital Letters" on YouTube

"Capital Letters" is a song by American singer Hailee Steinfeld and American record producer BloodPop. It was written by Steinfeld, BloodPop, Raye, Andrew Jackson, Ellie Goulding and Ely Weisfeld, with production handled by BloodPop and Benjamin Rice. The song was released via Universal Studios and Republic Records on January 12, 2018, as the second single from the soundtrack to the film Fifty Shades Freed (2018).

Background[edit]

The song was first revealed when the track list of the soundtrack was released.[1] On January 10, 2018, Steinfeld teased the song via Twitter with an audio preview.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Madeline Roth of MTV News wrote that the song features a "synthy dance beat", and felt it "lacks in raunchiness" and instead "makes up for with pure, high-flying emotion".[3] Sam Damshenas of Gay Times opined that the song is "very romantic", calling it "a total banger".[4] Monica Sisavat of PopSugar wrote that the song is "extremely sexy" and "will have you on your feet in a matter of seconds".[5] Shaun Kitchener of Daily Express was disappointed as "it's not the much-hyped sing-song from Jamie Dornan", but still regarded the song as "a great pop nugget".[6] Mike Wass of Idolator described the first two songs from the soundtrack album as "plodding bedroom anthems", deeming this song "a raunchy, club-ready anthem".[7]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[8]

  • Hailee Steinfeld – songwriting
  • BloodPop – songwriting, production
  • Raye – songwriting
  • Andrew Jackson – songwriting
  • Ellie Goulding – songwriting
  • Ely Weisfeld – songwriting
  • Pete Anthony – conducting
  • David Buckley – conducting
  • Benjamin Rice – production, record engineering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 32
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12] 4
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 69
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[14] 50
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[15] 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[16] 34
France (SNEP)[17] 21
Germany (Official German Charts)[18] 32
Hungary (Single Top 40)[19] 9
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[20] 19
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 38
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[22] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 72
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[24] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 17
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[26] 6
Portugal (AFP)[27] 31
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[28] 33
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[29] 15
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[30] 95
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 42
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[33] 39
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[34] 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[35] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brandle, Lars (January 8, 2018). "'Fifty Shades Freed' Track List: Sia, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld & More". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ Braca, Nina (January 10, 2018). "Hailee Steinfeld Teases Upbeat New Track, 'Capital Letters' With Bloodpop". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  3. ^ Roth, Madeline (January 12, 2018). "Hailee Steinfeld Goes All Fifty Shades On New Song 'Capital Letters'". MTV News. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  4. ^ Damshenas, Sam (January 12, 2018). "Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop's collaboration for Fifty Shades Freed is an absolute banger". Gay Times. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  5. ^ Sisavat, Monica (January 14, 2018). "Hailee Steinfeld's Sexy Fifty Shades Freed Song Will Have You on Your Feet in Seconds". PopSugar. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  6. ^ Kitchener, Shaun (January 12, 2018). "Fifty Shades Freed: New soundtrack song out today - but it's not Jamie Dornan's (LISTEN)". Express. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  7. ^ Wass, Mike (January 12, 2018). "Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop's "Capital Letters" Is A Sexy Banger". Idolator. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Capital Letters (From "Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)") / Hailee Steinfeld TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201818 into search. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201808 into search. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters". Tracklisten. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop® – Capital Letters". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  21. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved February 24, 2018. 
  22. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  23. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  24. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  25. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters". VG-lista. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  26. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  27. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  29. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201808 into search. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  30. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 8: del 16.2.2018 al 22.2.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  31. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters". Singles Top 100. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  32. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop%AE – Capital Letters". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  33. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  34. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  35. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.