|"Dance to This"|
|Single by Troye Sivan featuring Ariana Grande|
|from the album Bloom|
|Released||13 June 2018|
|Troye Sivan singles chronology|
|Ariana Grande singles chronology|
"Dance to This" is a song by Australian singer Troye Sivan, featuring guest vocals by American singer Ariana Grande. Written by Sivan, Leland, Noonie Bao and its producer Oscar Holter, the song was released by EMI Music Australia on 13 June 2018, as the fourth single from Sivan's second studio album, Bloom (2018).
Troye Sivan Mellet, known professionally as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and Internet personality. After gaining popularity as a singer on YouTube and in Australian talent competitions, Sivan signed with EMI Australia in 2013 and released his debut extended play, TRXYE (2014), which peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200. Its lead single, "Happy Little Pill", reached number 10 on Australian music charts. In 2015, he released his second extended play Wild followed by his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood, whose lead single "Youth" became Sivan's first single to enter the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 23. His second studio album Bloom (2018) reached number three in Australia and number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "My My My!" became Sivan's second number-one single on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Florida to a family of New York-Italian origin, she began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious from 2010 to 2013, and in the spinoff Sam & Cat from 2013 to 2014. Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.
Brett Leland McLaughlin, known professionally as Leland, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, composer and lecturer. Based in Los Angeles, California, he has worked closely with a range of popular artists, including Troye Sivan, Daya, Selena Gomez, Andy Grammer, Kelsea Ballerini and Allie X. In December 2017, McLaughlin signed with Vertigo Berlin/Universal Music Germany for his artist project Leland and is currently published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Sivan first revealed the song during an interview with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 in February. "This was not a planned announcement, but I'm so excited. It sounds exactly like I dreamt it would. [Grande] and I are friends. She's really fun. I said 'would you ever sing on this song?' And she just did it. My favourite thing is not telling people who it is, and then starting to play the song and as soon as she starts to sing, everyone's like 'are you serious?' Her voice is nuts."He wrote on Twitter immediately after the show: "Yes! The rumours are trumours! [Grande] is my pop queen and I can't wait for you guys to hear our song."
Nicholas Peter Andrew Grimshaw is an English television and radio presenter. He is best known for having hosted a variety of shows on BBC Radio 1 including The Radio 1 Breakfast Show between 2012 and 2018. He is also known for his Channel 4 roles in T4 and The Album Chart Show. In 2015, he was a judge on the twelfth series of The X Factor.
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Described as a "mellow dance track", Sivan later revealed the song's title in an interview with GQ Australia .On 11 June 2018, Sivan officially announced the title and release date of the song on social media and teased an 11-second preview the following day. The teaser features a close-up still of Sivan and Grande, whose faces are illuminated by blue lights. He also confirmed that the track would debut on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe. Sivan told Lowe that he was initially nervous to ask Grande to sing on the song. After he sent her the song, Grande replied instantly and excitedly asked when she could work on it. They happened to be working at the same studio that day and they hung out to discuss life and decide on Grande's part in the song. Sivan got the voice demo back from her the next day.
GQ Australia is the Australian version of men's magazine GQ and is Australia's leading men's lifestyle publication.
Beats 1 is a 24/7 music radio station owned and operated by Apple Inc. It is accessible through iTunes on a computer, and Apple Music on a smartphone or tablet.
Alexander Zane Reid Lowe is a New Zealand-born radio DJ, live DJ, record producer, and television presenter.
"Dance to This" is a pop and R&B song with '80s influences,lined with "muted, shuffling percussion" and a "syncopated, polyrhythmic beat". The song opens with "heavy beats and melodic guitars", before joining "flickering drum machines and feathery synth pads, with the occasional presence of dreamy guitars", eventually building up to "an atmospheric bridge with massive drums". Lyrically, the song is about "that moment when you feel like you've been to enough house parties or events, and staying home making out in the kitchen and cooking dinner sounds like a much, much better alternative", according to Sivan.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.
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Katherine Barner of Complex praised the song, writing: "The two voices are a true match made in dance music heaven and blend beautifully together during the second chorus." She found it "a great candidate for any playlist of summer anthems".In a lukewarm review, Sasha Geffen of Pitchfork regarded the song as "a subtle, low-key affair" rather than "the kind of pop banger that gets blasted at every single Pride party for the rest of the month". She praised the two artists' voices, but noted that the track "doesn't push them to the heights they've achieved separately". She was displeased that Grande mostly serves as a background vocalist, faulting the track for its failure to "justify Grande's sidelining".
Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky. Complex reports on trends in style, pop culture, music, sports and sneakers with a focus on streetwear, sneaker culture, hip hop, and graphic art. Complex reached over 90 million unique users per month in 2013, across its owned and operated and partner sites, socials and YouTube channels. The magazine ceased publication with the December 2016/January 2017 issue.
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The music video was first teased with a series of pictures via Instagram by Sivan and Grande on 28 June 2018. A teaser for the video was released on 16 July 2018 announcing that the video would premiere on 19 July 2018 at 9 am PST.W magazine described the video as Sivan and Grande "goofily danc[ing] their night away" in a rec room in front of a "disinterested audience decked out in nylon neon-colored '90s sportswear", with the pair continuing to perform the song until all the others present leave. The video is an homage to the 2003 music video for "Pass This On" by Swedish duo The Knife; Sivan stated the video was also inspired by High School Musical , Grease and a "gif of Cher spinning around". It has been viewed more than 120 million times on YouTube.
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"Pass This On" is a single from the Swedish electronic duo The Knife, released in 2003. It is the third track on The Knife's second studio album, Deep Cuts.
Credits adapted from Tidal.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||36|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||85|
|Croatia Airplay (HRT)||91|
|Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)||69|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)||1|
|Romania (Airplay 100)||92|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||38|
|Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)||66|
|South Korea International Downloads (Gaon)||45|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||64|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ( Billboard )||15|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Gold||20,000*|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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