Update: A snippet of Gucci Mane’s remix of “Cold Water” has surfaced after it was played at a club. See the video below.
Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” featuring Justin bieber and MØ has landed a Top 30 pop radio bow on the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart, after its ascent to the top of iTunes worldwide with No. 1’s achieved on iTunes charts in 65 countries, including the U.S. and Canada.
The song rocketed to No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes single sales chart within 45 minutes of its premiere, before going to top charts around the world. The track has now spent four days at No. 1 on Worldwide iTunes.
'Cold Water' by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ spends a 3rd day at #1 on iTunes Worldwide. pic.twitter.com/OHEoGBN8ki
— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) July 24, 2016
Over on Spotify, “Cold Water” pulled in 1,029,062 million streams in the U.S. and debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Top 50 in the first 24 hours after release. It racked up 2,909,329 million streams globally in the same time period and was at No. 5 on the service’s global toplist. The lyric video accompanying the release drew over five million overnight.
— Vodafone Big Top 40 (@BigTop40) July 24, 2016
Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” jumped in at No. 28 on this week’s Mediabase’pop radio airplay chart even though the song dropped late in the July 17-23 tracking week. This is because the mid-tempo received 1,659 spins following its premiere on July 22 due to on-the-hour airplay from iHeartMedia radio stations.
— HeadlinePlanet.com (@headlineplanet) July 24, 2016
A total of 2,204 spins took place within the official tracking period, Headline Planet reports.
— Spotify (@Spotify) July 22, 2016
While time will tell how the song does long-term, the iTunes success of the dancehall-flavoured single reflects the massive reception to Justin Bieber, MØ, and Major Lazer’s collaboration. The DJ-team’s “Lean On” smash with MØ went on to become the biggest track of 2015. Meanwhile, Diplo and Skrillex, in their Jack Ü incarnation, had massive success with Bieber on their hit “Where Are Ü Now.”
'Cold Water' by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ spends a 2nd day at #1 on Worldwide iTunes. pic.twitter.com/e6ArbatqwB
— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) July 23, 2016
Revealing how “Cold Water” came about, Diplo says, “I had been trying to link with Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran for years to find the right song we could all work on together.” He adds, “And the moment I heard this one, I knew it was the one.”
The producer-DJ continued, “The timing was perfect and when we approached Justin, he also was in love with the song we all had written.” Diplo explained that he “thought it would be interesting to incorporate another vocal and seeing she’s family, I reached out to MØ and we decided to try our best to make something fresh and interesting as Major Lazer.”
To Rolling Stone, Diplo elaborated, “It was spontaneous, no one thought it would work.”
Diplo talks "spontaneous" new Justin Bieber and MØ collaboration, "Cold Water" pic.twitter.com/LcGPJV7tug
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 22, 2016
With easy-to-relate-to lyrics, such as “Everybody gets high sometimes, you know / What else can we do when we’re feeling low?” and a reassuring chorus (“I won’t let go / I’ll be your lifeline tonight”), Bieber, MØ, and Major Lazer’s new release has struck a welcome chord with listeners.
With writing credits from Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran, acoustic guitars, pulsing reggaeton beats, and combined vocal talents of Mø and Bieber, the speculation is that “Cold Water” could become the “Song of the Summer.”
— The Source Magazine (@TheSource) July 24, 2016
And, for those wanting a harder version, it’s been revealed Gucci Mane will be on a “Cold Water” remix. Complex magazine reports a few days ago Gucci Mane posted a video on Snapchat of him enjoying the song. He followed up by announcing that he would be remixing the jam.
A hyper tweet, accompanied by Gucci’s screenshot, rolled out from Justin Bieber’s official Twitter account on Saturday. The rapper replied on Sunday with an enthused message of his own.
Gucci wrote, “Wassup my guy @justinbieber we need to drop dat cold water remix! We gotta cool tha summer down bruh! Burrrrrrrrr.”
Wassup my guy @justinbieber we need to drop dat cold water remix! We gotta cool tha summer down bruh! Burrrrrrrrr
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) July 24, 2016
The remix seems to be done as Diplo previewed it in New York City during a guest appearance at Brunch Bounce’s summer party. For al those already love Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” be very excited for what’s to come.
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