Most Girls (Hailee Steinfeld song)

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"Most Girls"
Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (single cover).jpg
Single by Hailee Steinfeld
ReleasedApril 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
Genre
Length3:24
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Ryan Tedder
  • Zach Skelton
  • Tim Sommers
  • Jeremy Dussolliet
  • Asia Whiteacre
Producer(s)
Hailee Steinfeld singles chronology
"At My Best"
(2017)
"Most Girls"
(2017)
"Let Me Go"
(2017)
Music video
"Most Girls" on YouTube

"Most Girls" is a song recorded by American singer Hailee Steinfeld. It was released on April 28, 2017 by Republic Records.[3] Steinfeld wrote the "female empowerment anthem" with Jeremy Dussolliet, Tim Sommers, Asia Whiteacre, and the record's co-producers, Ryan Tedder and Zach Skelton.[4]

Background and release[edit]

On April 24, Steinfeld revealed the cover and release date for "Most Girls" through her social media pages.[5] The song is Steinfeld's first single as a lead artist since "Starving" in July 2016, following a number of collaborations released earlier in 2017. "Most Girls" was released to digital retailers worldwide on April 28, 2017.[6] While it was made available for airplay immediately, its official impact date at American contemporary hit radio was May 2, 2017.[3][7] Republic Records also serviced the song to hot adult contemporary stations on May 15, 2017.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Jonathan Currinn of Outlet Mag wrote that the song's lyrics "are incredibly clever, really proving that Hailee Steinfeld has what it takes to inspire women," and also praised the "rhythmically groovy" but not over-produced beat.[4] De Elizabeth of Teen Vogue called Steinfeld's vocals on the track "catchy," and wrote that "you'll want to be listening to this jam all weekend."[1] Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that "Most Girls" is "as catchy as it is relatable and inspiring."[9]

Live performances[edit]

Steinfeld performed "Most Girls" live for the first time at 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 29, 2017.[10]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Most Girls" was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and premiered May 23, 2017.[11] The clip begins with Steinfeld rebuffing a man who claims she is "not like most girls."[12] Throughout the majority of the video, Steinfeld "channels" various different personas, including a boxer, party girl, and a bookworm.[12] Arielle Tschinkel of Idolator wrote that the video's premise emphasizes "that girls can be whoever they want to be."[12] At the end of the video, Steinfeld is joined by a group of young women wearing T-shirts emblazoned with positive attributes such as "fearless" and "relentless."[13]

While the video received praise for its message of embracing individuality,[14] it also drew some criticism for its lack of diversity.[13][15] "All of these girls are extremely thin and femme," writes Aimée Lutkin of The Muse-Jezebel, "so in reality most girls do not appear in this video."[15]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[36] 2× Platinum 140,000double-dagger
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[37] Gold 30,000double-dagger
Canada (Music Canada)[38] Platinum 80,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[39] Gold 45,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI)[40] Gold 25,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[43] 2× Platinum 2,000,000[42]

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Version Label Ref.
Worldwide April 28, 2017 Digital download Original Republic [6]
United Kingdom Contemporary hit radio Island [44]
United States May 2, 2017 Mainstream radio Republic [7]
Top 40 radio [45]
May 15, 2017 Hot adult contemporary [8]
Italy July 14, 2017 Contemporary hit radio Universal [46]
Various August 4, 2017 Digital download Acoustic Republic [47]

References[edit]

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  40. ^ "Italian single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved July 23, 2018. Select "2018" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Most Girls" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
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  47. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/most-girls-acoustic-single/1264686911

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