Close to Me (Ellie Goulding and Diplo song)

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"Close to Me"
Ellie Goulding and Diplo – Close to Me.png
Single by Ellie Goulding and Diplo featuring Swae Lee
Released24 October 2018 (2018-10-24)
Length3:03
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Ellie Goulding singles chronology
"First Time"
(2017)
"Close to Me"
(2018)
Diplo singles chronology
"Time Is Up"
(2018)
"Close to Me"
(2018)
Swae Lee singles chronology
"Sunflower"
(2018)
"Close to Me"
(2018)
"Arms Around You"
(2018)
Music video
"Close to Me" on YouTube

"Close to Me" is a song by English singer Ellie Goulding and American record producer Diplo featuring American rapper Swae Lee, released on 24 October 2018.[1] It was premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 as the "Hottest Record in the World".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Close to Me" was filmed in Budapest, Hungary, and premiered on 14 November 2018.[3]

Promotion[edit]

Goulding wiped her social media accounts and began promoting the track on 22 October 2018, first sharing a cartoon image of hers, Diplo and Swae Lee's arms locked in a triangle, displaying their tattoos against a cheetah print background, captioning it "CLOSE TO ME".[1] She then later confirmed this would be the title, and along with posting an audio clip of the track,[4] announced the release date and time.[5]

Live performances[edit]

Goulding performed the song for the first time during On Air with Ryan Seacrest on 16 November 2018.[6] She later performed an acoustic version of the song during BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Month on 28 November.[7] Her first televised performance of the song was on the final of The X Factor on 2 December.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 49
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 64
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 14
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 67
Croatia (HRT)[14] 43
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[15] 47
Estonia (IFPI)[16] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 97
Greece International Digital Singles (IFPI)[18] 57
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[19] 37
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[20] 29
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 13
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[22] 23
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[23] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[24] 53
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[25] 31
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[26] 17
Romania (Airplay 100)[27] 89
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[28] 22
Singapore (RIAS)[29] 24
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[30] 61
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[31] 45
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[32] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[33] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[34] 93
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[35] 21
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[36] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[37] 19

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States 6 November 2018 Contemporary hit radio Interscope [38]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Goulding, Ellie. "Ellie Goulding on Twitter: Tune in to @BBCR1 tonight from 7.30pm to hear 'Close To Me' with @diplo featuring @goSwaeLee !". Retrieved 24 October 2018 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (14 November 2018). "See Ellie Goulding's Fashionable Budapest Romp in 'Close to Me' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  4. ^ Ainsley, Helen (23 October 2018). "Ellie Goulding teases new single Close To Me in cryptic social media posts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ Nied, Mike (23 October 2018). "Ellie Goulding Taps Diplo & Swae Lee For New Single, 'Close To Me'". Idolator. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
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  8. ^ Green, Alex (2 December 2018). "Ellie Goulding backs Dalton Harris to win X Factor final". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  9. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
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  14. ^ "Croatia ARC TOP 100". HRT. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
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  20. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  21. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. 25 November 2018. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
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  25. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  27. ^ Arvunescu, Victor (9 December 2018). "Top Airplay 100 – Oh Djadja! Aya Nakamura cucereşte românii!" [Top Airplay 100 – Oh djadja! Aya Nakamura reigns over the Romanians!] (in Romanian). Un site de muzică. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  29. ^ "Singapore Top 30 Digital Streaming Chart – Week 49" (PDF). Recording Industry Association (Singapore). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 13, 2018.
  30. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201847 into search. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  31. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201848 into search. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
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  35. ^ "Ellie Goulding Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  36. ^ "Ellie Goulding Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  37. ^ "Ellie Goulding Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  38. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.