Hotter Than Fire

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"Hotter Than Fire"
Single by Eric Saade featuring Dev
from the album Saade Vol. 2
Released 2 November 2011 (Sweden), 2012 (UK),
24 August 2012 (Poland)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011[1]
Genre Europop[1]
Length 3:19[2]
Label Roxy Recordings, All Around The World Productions
Writer(s) Eric Saade, Jason Gill, Julimar Santos
Eric Saade singles chronology
"Hearts in the Air"
(2011)
"Hotter Than Fire"
(2011)
"Imagine"
(2012)
Dev singles chronology
"Hey Hey Hey (Pop Another Bottle)"
(2011)
"Hotter Than Fire"
(2011)
"Sunrise"
(2011)

"Hotter Than Fire" is a song by Swedish singer Eric Saade and American singer Dev. It is the first single from Saade's third album, Saade Vol. 2, and was first released on 2 November 2011 in Sweden. The song reached #5 in Sweden.[3]

Background[edit]

"Hotter Than Fire" was written by Eric Saade, Jason Gill and J-Son. The song was recorded in 2011.[1]

The collaboration with Dev started after Saade saw the video of her single Bass Down Low. Dev heard an early demo of Hotter Than Fire and said immediately yes after they asked her if she wanted to join the song. About the song and the collaboration with Dev, Saade said: "It's a song that shows quite clearly where I am going. I love electro-pop and I feel like I'm in the middle of the development to begin to find what I want to do. When Dev wanted to sing on the song it became the icing on the cake. Her 'rap song' style was so perfect for the song. She made it sexy."

scandipop.co.uk released a preview of the song on 30 October 2011.

Other versions[edit]

Remixes of the song were released on 30 November 2011 in Sweden.[4] The remixes are from Niclas Kings.[5] A remixed version by LMC will be released as a single in the UK in 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

In general, "Hotter Than Fire" received positive reviews from critics. scandipop.co.uk wrote about the song: "Well it's bloody fantastic, isn't it?" myfizzypop.blogspot.com wrote that the song "stands out - partly from familiarity at this point and partly because it is one of the most insistent, amazing pop songs of the year. It still sounds great, has a ferocious beat and some tremendous vocals from Eric."[6] popcrush.com wrote that "Saade and Dev bring the Eurodance jams with 'Hotter Than Fire', with Dev taking the song full circle with her smooth, smoky, infectious hook."[7] The website also compared the song to Pitbull's song "Rain Over Me"[8] and David Guetta's songs. The website gave the song 4 out of 5 stars.[9] idolator.com wrote that the song is "a blazing dance-pop jam" and compared it to Usher's "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love".[10]

popdust.com compared the song to Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" and wrote that "it seems too labored". The lyrics were also criticised. The website gave the song two of five stars.[11]

Awards, nominations and certifications[edit]

In December 2011, myfizzypop.blogspot.com has listed the song on number two of their list Best of 2011.[12]

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on 7 December 2011. It was shot in one take and filmed on 19 November 2011 in Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Dev filmed her part in the United States.[13] In the video, Saade is dancing from room to room in an abandoned house.[14] Dev is featured via video link. The video uses sped-up and slowed-down sections.[15]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011-2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[16] 23
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia Dance)[16] 48
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 5

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Sweden 2 November 2011 CD single, digital download Roxy Recordings
Sweden[4] (Remixes) 30 November 2011
United Kingdom[18] 25 June 2012 (Only via Clubland 21 Compilation Album) All Around the World

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eric Saade - Hotter Than Fire Lyrics and Video". musicloversgroup.com. 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hotter Than Fire (feat. Dev) - Single by Eric Saade". itunes.apple.com. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  3. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Eric Saade - Saade Vol. 2". swedishcharts.com. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  4. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Hotter Than Fire (Remixes) - Single by Eric Saade". itunes.apple.com. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Scandipop.co.uk - Eric Saade: 'Hotter Than Fire' (Niclas Kings Remix)". scandipop.co.uk. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  6. ^ "FizzyPop!!: Album Assessment: Eric Saade & Adam Tyler...". myfizzypop.blogspot.com. 2011-12-04. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  7. ^ "Eric Saade vs. Nervo - Sound Off". popcrush.com. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  8. ^ "Eric Saade vs. Pitbull - Sound Off". popcrush.com. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Eric Saade, 'Hotter Than Fire' Feat. Dev - Song Review". popcrush.com. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  10. ^ "Eric Saade And Dev Are "Hotter Than Fire" On New Single". idolator.com. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  11. ^ "The Singles Bar: Eric Saade ft. Dev, "Hotter Than Fire" - Popdust". popdust.com. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  12. ^ "FizzyPop!!: Best of 2011 - Singles of the year part two (The top ten!)". myfizzypop.blogspot.com. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  13. ^ "Scandipop.co.uk - Eric Saade's 'Hotter Than Fire' video!". scandipop.co.uk. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  14. ^ "Swedish Stereo: Eric Saade feat. Dev - Hotter Than Fire (video)". swedishstereo.blogspot.com. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  15. ^ "auspOp: ERIC SAADE FTG. DEV : Hotter Than Fire". auspop.blogspot.com. 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  16. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Eric Saade feat. Dev – Hotter Than Fire" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eric Saade feat. Dev – Hotter Than Fire". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ [1]

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