Slide (Calvin Harris song)

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"Slide"
Calvin Harris "Slide" single cover.jpg
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean and Migos
from the album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Released23 February 2017
Recorded2016; God's Eyes (Los Angeles); Chalice Recording (Los Angeles)
Genre
Length3:50
LabelSony
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"My Way"
(2016)
"Slide"
(2017)
"Heatstroke"
(2017)
Frank Ocean singles chronology
"Nikes"
(2016)
"Slide"
(2017)
"Chanel"
(2017)
Migos singles chronology
"T-Shirt"
(2017)
"Slide"
(2017)
"Gucci On My"
(2017)

"Slide" is a song by Scottish musician Calvin Harris featuring American singer Frank Ocean, and hip hop trio Migos. It is the lead single from Harris's fifth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, released on 23 February 2017 through Sony Music.

Background[edit]

The Harris-produced song was announced on 21 February 2017, and its release came just two days later, with Quavo and Offset being billed under the Migos name. It is the first collaboration between any of the three acts, as well as Ocean's first collaboration as an independent artist, as Harris' liner notes of "Slide" list Ocean as appearing courtesy of himself.[2][3][4]

Composition[edit]

"Slide" is a "sultry, piano-tipped grooving"[5] nu-disco[6] song that combines hip hop and dance music.[7] Its production features "handclapped-styled beats and pitched background vocals", and has elements of funk, R&B, and pop.[5][8][9] FACT has described the songwriting of "Slide" as "pop songwriting".[6] The song begins with the verses sung by Ocean in a distorted voice: "I might/Empty my bank account/And buy that Boy with a Pipe." Referring to the lyric, Ocean explains that it is an allusion to: "A Picasso painting that sold for so much money."[10][11] The Picasso in question is Garçon à la pipe, painted during the artist's Rose Period, which was auctioned off for $104 million at Sotheby's in 2004.[12] Elsewhere in the song, Migos' Offset raps, "Swallow the bottle while I sit back and smoke gelato/ Walk in my mansion 20 thousand paintin' Picasso/ Bitches be dippin', dabbin' with niggas like a nacho/ Take off her panties, diamonds dancin' like Rick Ricardo."[5][11]

Reception[edit]

"Slide" received mostly positive reviews. Ryan Dombal of Pitchfork gave it the title of "Best New Track", writing that "[Frank Ocean's] deadpan instantly adds shade and nuance to the dayglo surroundings, suggesting a weariness big pop rarely allows. The effect is magnetic and a little startling, like Jeff Tweedy rapping over a Dr. Dre beat". He adds that "Migos' Quavo and Offset, known for twisting tongues over dank trap, come off like a winning insurance plan as they adapt to this more traditional pop showcase with ease."[8]

Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic gave it a mixed to positive review, saying that "the divides between Ocean, Migos, and Harris's sensibilities couldn't be clearer, but the song is a reminder of pop's power to make very different elements slide together", and concluding that Frank Ocean's "team-up with Calvin Harris and Migos on 'Slide', scrambles some expectations, but mostly just sounds like summer".[13]

Las Vegas Review-Journal published that "'Slide' carries a mixture of the depth and warmth of analog instrumentation alongside modern vocal production, arrangement and mixing and showcases Calvin's music abilities and prowess to the best".[14]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adopted from Tidal[15]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[79] 3× Platinum 210,000double-dagger
Belgium (BEA)[80] Platinum 30,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[81] Platinum 90,000double-dagger
France (SNEP)[82] Platinum 133,333double-dagger
Germany (BVMI)[83] Gold 200,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI)[84] Platinum 50,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[85] 2× Platinum 120,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[86] Platinum 30,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV)[87] Platinum 20,000double-dagger
Portugal (AFP)[88] Platinum 10,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[89] Gold 20,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[90] Platinum 20,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[91] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[92] 4× Platinum 4,000,000double-dagger

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 23 February 2017 Digital download [15]
United Kingdom 2 March 2017 Contemporary hit radio [93]
Italy 3 March 2017 Sony [94]
United States 7 March 2017 Top 40 radio Columbia [95]

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