Disco Tits

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"Disco Tits"
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Single by Tove Lo
from the album Blue Lips
Released7 September 2017 (2017-09-07)
RecordedApril 2017
Genre
Length3:43
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
  • Tove Lo
  • Ludvig Söderberg
  • Jakob Jerlström
Producer(s)The Struts
Tove Lo singles chronology
"True Disaster"
(2016)
"Disco Tits"
(2017)
"Out of My Head"
(2017)
Music video
"Disco Tits" on YouTube

"Disco Tits" (stylized as "disco tits" on the tracklist) is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo. It was released on 7 September 2017 as the lead single from Lo's third studio album, Blue Lips,[3][4] and it was her first release after the short film Fire Fade.[5] The song was released on Spotify a week prior to the song's official release, but was removed soon after.[6]

Composition[edit]

"Disco Tits" is a disco- and house-inflected[7][8] electroclash[1] and dance-pop[2] song. The song moves at a tempo of 110 beats per minute.[9] According to the singer, "Disco Tits" is about "losing yourself with your new found love."[10]

We were at Coachella, and I had just performed. I was wearing this see-through top that looked like a disco ball exploded all over my boobs. I got offstage, and my boyfriend, he just turns around and goes, "Hey disco tits, let's go." And I was like, "Wow, that's me."

— Tove Lo on the inspiration for "Disco Tits", [11]

Critical reception[edit]

Tom Breihan of Stereogum praised the song's "sexy-deadpan delivery and its chilly throb."[12] Hilary Hughes of MTV wrote that the song "is a banger to blast as you're getting hyped for a night out, and an anthem to keep you on the dance floor once you get there all rolled up in a single song." She additionally wrote that "it's definitely not for the faint of heart."[13] Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that the song "retreats to the druggy dance-pop of Queen of the Clouds."[2] David Sikorski of Ear Milk called the song "a sweat dripping retro club banger that we just can't get enough of."[9] Media site Uproxx described the song as "a disco-inspired take on a modern club banger that has some Robyn vibes."[7]

Year-end lists[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
BuzzFeed 50 Best Pop Songs of 2017
5
Stereogum Top 40 Pop Songs of 2017
36
Billboard Top 100 Best Songs of 2017
51

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, directed by Tim Erem, premiered on 5 October 2017, via Lo's Vevo channel. The video begins with Tove Lo on a family-friendly talk show with a puppet. When being asked to describe the name "Lady Wood" she says a banned word. She then flirts with the puppet and invites him on a raunchy road trip filled with drugs and sex. The video was described by media as "titillating" and "riotous". Chris Malone of Billboard analyzed the music video by saying "while she [Lo] and the Muppet engage in foreplay, a handsome Swedish-looking man begins to take the place of the Muppet, presumably as a metaphor for her escapades (and sexcapades) with human men".[17][18] As of 22 August 2020, the clip has over 11,000,000 views on YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[4]
  1. "Disco Tits" – 3:44
  1. "Disco Tits" (Oliver Remix) – 4:23
  2. "Disco Tits" (Beatanger Remix) – 6:30
  3. "Disco Tits" (KREAM Remix) – 2:59
  • Remixes (Part II)[20]
  1. "Disco Tits" (Chris Lake Remix) – 5:02
  2. "Disco Tits" (LENNO Remix) – 4:02
  3. "Disco Tits" (MK Remix) – 5:02

Personnel[edit]

Taken from Tidal.[21]

  • Tove Lo – lead vocals, songwriting
  • Jakob Jerlström – songwriting, production
  • Ludvig Söderberg – songwriting, production
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering engineer
  • John Hanes – assistant mixer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer
  • Fat Max Gsus – additional vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[22] 6
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[23] 33
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[24] 91
Scotland (OCC)[25] 94
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 55
UK Download (OCC)[27] 89
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[28] 119
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[29] 1

Sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States None 5,498[30]

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Ref.
Worldwide 7 September 2017 Digital download [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (7 September 2017). "Tove Lo Is Totally Ready To Go on Throbbing New Song 'Disco Tits'". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Tove Lo Announces Amazingly-Titled New Single "Disco Tits"". idolator. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ Spanos, Brittany (7 September 2017). "Hear Tove Lo's Entrancing New Song 'Disco Tits'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Disco Tits – Single by Tove Lo". iTunes Store. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Tove Lo Drops Hazy New Single, 'Disco Tits'". 7 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Tove Lo Teases Perky New Tune 'Disco Tits': Listen". BreatheHeavy.com. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Tove Lo Isn't Afraid To Get Explicit on Sexy New Single 'Disco Tits'". UPROXX. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ Cook, Cameron. "Tove Lo: Blue Lips Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Tove Lo is fully charged, nipples hard and ready to go in new single "Disco Tits" – EARMILK". EARMILK. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Tove Lo shares new single 'Disco Tits' – NME". NME. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Tove Lo Talks New Album 'Blue Lips' and Doing Her Own Thing". Time.
  12. ^ "Tove Lo – "Disco Tits"". Stereogum. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Tove Lo's 'Nipples Are Hard' On Her New Single 'Disco Tits'". MTV News. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  14. ^ "The Top 50 Pop Songs of 2017". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  15. ^ ‘’Chris DeVille (14 December 2017). "The Top 40 Pop Songs of 2017". Stereogum. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Billboard's 100 Best Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks". Billboard. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Tove Lo's 'Disco Tits' Video: Watch Adults-Only Muppet-Themed Visual". Billboard. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Watch Tove Lo go on a sex and drugs-filled road trip with a puppet in new 'Disco Tits' video". NME. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Disco Tits (Remixes) – Single by Tove Lo on Apple Music". iTunes, Apple Music. 10 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Disco Tits (Remixes II) – Single by Tove Lo on Apple Music". iTunes, Apple Music. 15 December 2017.
  21. ^ "Try the TIDAL Web Player". listen.tidal.com. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  22. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. 7 November 2017. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Official Russia Top 100 Airplay Chart (week 50)" (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  26. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  27. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). 19 September 2017. Archived from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017. Cite uses generic title (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  29. ^ "Tove Lo Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  30. ^ "Nielsen SoundScan charts – Digital Songs – Week Ending: 09/14/2017" (PDF). Nielsen SoundScan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.

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