Donald Trump (song)

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"Donald Trump"
Single by Mac Miller
from the album Best Day Ever
Released February 8, 2011
Format MP3
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop rap
Length 2:45
Label Rostrum
Writer(s) Malcolm McCormick
Producer(s) SAP
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Mac Miller singles chronology
"Donald Trump"
(2011)
"Frick Park Market"
(2011)
Music video
"Donald Trump" on YouTube

"Donald Trump" is the third official single from American rapper Mac Miller, and the only song released as an official single from his mixtape Best Day Ever. The melody, which is played throughout the song, is taken from "Vesuvius" by Sufjan Stevens. The music video to the song was uploaded to YouTube on March 3, 2011, while the single was released digitally on May 17, 2011. "Donald Trump" is also incorrectly included as a bonus track on the tracklist of some versions of Mac Miller's debut album Blue Slide Park.[1] Miller himself confirmed that the song does not feature on the album.

Background[edit]

The money-inspired hip-hop song refers to American business magnate Donald Trump, particularly Mac Miller's ambitions to become wealthy and successful like him ("Take over the world when I'm on my Donald Trump shit/Look at all this money, ain't that some shit?"). In August 2011, shortly after the music video to the song reached 20 million views on YouTube, Donald Trump himself praised the song and branded the young Pittsburgh rapper as "the next Eminem".[2] Mac Miller responded appreciatively, but played down any comparisons between himself and Eminem.[3][4]

Critical Reception[edit]

Rolling Stone called the track an "irresistible bro-down".[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Donald Trump" was the first song by Mac Miller to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, managing to reach #75 on January 7, 2012. It also entered the US Digital chart at #58 on the same date.[6] On March 19, 2013, "Donald Trump" was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[7][8]

The song has also charted in SNEP, the official French Singles Chart peaking at #110 in July 2012.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[10]
No. Title Length
1. "Donald Trump" (Explicit) 2:45
2. "Donald Trump" (Clean) 2:45

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mac Miller : Blue Slide Park". newburycomics.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  2. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2011-08-18). "Donald Trump Brands Mac Miller "The Next Eminem" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2011-08-22). "Mac Miller Speaks On Donald Trump Calling Him "The New Eminem" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Mac Miller Responds To Donald Trump’s Eminem Comparison". Rapfix.mtv.com. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ By Nick Catucci (2013-06-18). "Mac Miller, 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  6. ^ ""Donald Trump" Debuts At #80 On Billboard Hot 100 | Mac Miller Fan Site". Macmiller.org. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - September 02, 2013". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  8. ^ Paine, Jake (2013-04-18). "Mac Miller's "Donald Trump" Certified Platinum | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  9. ^ LesCharts.com SNEP charts - Mac Miller - "Donald Trump" song page
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Donald Trump - Single by Mac Miller". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mac Miller – Donald Trump" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Mac Miller Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Mac Miller.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Mac Mille – Donald Trump". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 19, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH