I Don't Like You

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"I Don't Like You"
Single by Eva Simons
from the album EVA-LUTION
Released March 26, 2012
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Electropop, R&B, electro house, complextro, dubstep
Length 4:13
Label Interscope Records
Writer(s) Eva Simons
Producer(s) Zedd
Eva Simons singles chronology
"Take Over Control"
(2010)
"I Don't Like You"
(2012)
"This Is Love"
(2012)
Music video
"I Don't Like You" on YouTube

"I Don't Like You" is a song by Dutch recording artist Eva Simons, from her debut studio album, EVA-LUTION. It was released as the album's lead single in the United States on 26 March 2012. It topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs, and gave Simons her first US Dance number 1.

Background[edit]

"I Don't Like You" is Simons' debut on the label Interscope Records and it was produced by Russian-German producer Zedd.[1] The song was included on Now That's What I Call Music! 43, with the collection debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.

Remixes[edit]

Nicholas Philippou from MTV.com reported that Dutch producer R3hab had remixed the single.[2] It was released on 22 May 2012, as part of Simons' EP titled "I Don't Like You (Remixes)".[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Kristin Houser from LA Music branded the song as a "straightforward single", which has Simons "poised to be the next breakthrough artist in the dance music scene."[4] Lansky opined that the song is a "brilliant pastiche" of many different dance-pop genres, being a mixture of "frosty house, buzzing chopped 'n' screwed electro, grimy dubstep, and glitchy progressive house" mixed in with Simons' "husky vocals".[5] He added that she serves up a "chilling falsetto" during the chorus. The writer concluded that overall the song feels as though the listener is in "five different nightclubs at once" with all the elements to secure a "big dance hit".[5]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video was released via VEVO on 27 April 2012.[6] In the video, Simons and two other females are depicted entering her unfaithful partner's apartment to vandalise his property in an act of revenge. She disposes of his alcohol beverages, smashes items and throws flowers down a fire escape. In one scene she gives his dog a haircut.[7]

MTV's Sam Lansky noted that the video helped to "remind us not to get on Eva Simons' bad side" because the video is "all about revenge". They praised Simons' trademark hairstyle which was "put front and center"; adding that she was "killing it" with some "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" warrior princess realness".[7] Lansky opined that Simons and her backing females' attire consisted of "glamorous kicking-ass-or-maybe-going-to-the-club outfits and heels". However, he named cutting the dog's hair off a "cold" act.[7]

Track listing and formats[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format
United States 26 March 2012 Digital download[8]
22 May 2012 Digital download - Remixes[3]
26 June 2012 Rhythmic radio[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[11] 29

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newly Signed To Interscope Records, Electro-Dance Artist Eva Simons Announces Appearances At 2012 Winter Music Conference In Miami On March 23rd". MarketWatch. (Dow Jones & Company). 22 March 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Philippou, Nicholas (21 May 2012). "Afrojack, Bassnectar Top Off Inaugural EDC New York". MTV.com. (MTV Networks). Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "I Don't Like You (Remixes) - EP". iTunes. (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Houser, Kristin (2 June 2012). "Win Tickets to See LMFAO and Eva Simons". LA Music blog. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Lansky, Sam (22 March 2012). "New Song: Eva Simons, 'I Don't Like You'". MTV.com. (MTV Networks). Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Eva Simons : News : "I Don't Like You" video". Interscope Records. (Universal Music Group). 1 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Lansky, Sam (2 May 2012). "New Video: Eva Simons, 'I Don't Like You'". MTV.com. (MTV Networks). Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "I Don't Like You - Single". iTunes. (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". Allaccess.com. (All Access Music Group). Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Dance/Club Play Songs from July 14, 2012
  11. ^ "Dance/Club Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 16 December 2012.