Together (Calvin Harris song)

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"Together"
Song by Calvin Harris featuring Gwen Stefani
from the album Motion
Released 31 October 2014
Genre EDM
Length 3:38
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Motion track listing
"Open Wide"
(12)
"Together"
(13)
"Burnin'"
(14)

"Together" is a song recorded by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris featuring Gwen Stefani for the former's fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It was written by Harris, Stefani, Benjamin Levin, and Ryan Tedder, the track was solely produced by Harris.

Background and Recording[edit]

In 2013, Calvin Harris started recording new material after the release of his 2012 studio album, 18 Months, this is when he worked with a wide variety of collaborators, including: Alesso, Hurts, John Newman, Ellie Goulding, Ummet Ozcan, Big Sean, R3hab, Haim, Tinashe, Firebeatz, All About She, and Gwen Stefani.[1]

Critical Reception[edit]

After the release of the song, it received very positive reviews from critics who considered it a standout from the album. Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times praised her performance on the track, saying "the presence of strong women does wonders for Harris' amped-up music, they bring out the man, not the meathead, in the machine."[2]

Live performances[edit]

Stefani performed the track live on certain occasions, during the 24th Annual Men’s Handball World Championship happened in Qatar [3] and her 2015-16 promotional concert tour MasterCard Priceless Surprises Presents Gwen Stefani.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Together" – 3:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[5] 25
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (Billboard)[6] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corner, Lewis. "Calvin Harris bags Gwen Stefani, Haim and Ellie Goulding for new album". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Wood, Mikael. "Calvin Harris keeps jock jams pumping on 'Motion'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Photos/Videos: Live in Qatar; Debuted “Baby Don’t Lie” and “Together” (Updated)". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Gwen Stefani Setlist". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gwen Stefani – Chart search". Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for Gwen Stefani. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Gwen Stefani – Chart search". Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Songs for Gwen Stefani. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 

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