Replay (Zendaya song)

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"Replay"
Single by Zendaya
from the album Zendaya
Released July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)[1]
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:29
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Mick Schultz, Tiffany Fred, Paul Phamous, Zendaya
Producer(s) Mick Schultz
Zendaya singles chronology
"Contagious Love"
(2013)
"Replay"
(2013)

"Replay" is a song by American recording artist Zendaya from her self-titled debut studio album, Zendaya (2013). The song was released on July 16, 2013, as the lead single from the album through Hollywood Records after being premiered on July 12, 2013.[2] The song was written by Zendaya in collaboration with Mick Schultz, Tiffany Fred and Paul Phamous while the songs production was handled by Mick Schultz. Musically, "Replay" is an electro-R&B song.

Critical response to "Replay" was positive: many critics praised its composition and compared the work to that of American singer Cassie. The song debuted at number seventy seven on the United States' Billboard Hot 100 chart, before reaching a peak of forty. It has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song also made appearances on charts in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

An accompanying video was recorded on June 1, 2013 in Los Angeles and directed by Colin Tilley; the music video premiered on Disney Channel on August 15, 2013 and later that day on Zendaya's new VEVO channel. It was inspired by Janet Jackson's "The Pleasure Principle" video, referencing the clip in several scenes. To further promote the song, Zendaya performed it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and included it as part of her setlist for her debut tour.

Background[edit]

After starting her career as an actress, acting in shows including Shake It Up, she began featuring on soundtracks releasing the singles "Watch Me" and "Something To Dance For". On August 8, 2012, Zendaya announced she had signed a record deal with Hollywood Records, via her official Twitter account she commented on the signing writing; "epic moment in my life...it's official!!! HOLLYWOOD RECORDS!!!", the comment also included pictures of herself with the label executives signing a contract.[3][4] In May 2013, it was reported that Zendaya's debut album would be released in the fall of 2013 and the album's lead single would be released in June.[5]

Composition[edit]

"Replay" has a length of three minutes and twenty-nine seconds.[6] Musically, "Replay" is an electro-R&B song.[7] Zendaya's vocals in the song expands two octaves from the low note of E3 to the high note of E5.[8]

The song was composed by Tiffany Fred and Paul "Phamous" Shelton. "It's a very special song. I think it's very different and unexpected for me because I feel like it's on a higher level production wise,"[9] Zendaya said in an interview with Radio Disney: "It's one of those songs that's creating its own lane or genre. I don't think it's pop, I don't think it's hip hop, I don't think it's R&B. I don't even know where you would consider it because it kind of mixes that pop sound beat with a very R&B kind of melody". Zendaya describes the single as not basic pop music, but having an urban twist to it.[10]

Promotion[edit]

Zendaya released a preview of "Replay" on July 12, 2013 and released it to Radio Disney the next day. On July 16, 2013, she officially released "Replay" on iTunes. In August 2013, Zendaya released two previews of the music video. On September 19, 2013, Zendaya made her first national performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in which she sang the album's lead single.[11] On October 29, 2013, Zendaya was the New Artist of the Month on The Today Show, where she performed an acoustic version of "Replay".[12] On November 29, 2013, she performed "Replay" on BET's 106 & Park.[13] Zendaya further promoted the project by hosting events like the 106 & Park special "106 & Prom", in which she spoke about her upcoming music project.[14] In early 2012, Zendaya embarked on a North American tour entitled Swag It Out Tour, in order to promote her debut album and the Shake It Up soundtrack. The tour started on August 5, 2012 in Oakland and finished on December 17, 2013. The tour consisted of two legs over America and Canada with a total of twenty one shows.

Reception[edit]

Sam Lansky of Idolator praised the song calling "Replay" a "sick burner with a pristine pop finish", Lanksy went on to praise the song calling it "mature, self-assured and sexy without being overly provocative" and compared the song to that of Usher‘s “Climax” or a Cassie mixtape track.[15] Muumuse praised the song and Zendaya for the maturity, praising the production and it's "strange and drippy, full of spacey, “something more urban” comparing "Replay" to the music of Cassie and JoJo.[16]

On July 26, 2013, "Replay" made its debut at number forty two on the Pop Digital Songs chart with 12,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[17] The song debuted at number seventy seven on the US Billboard Hot 100, the following week the song climbed to number sixty eight. The song eventually peaked at forty on the Hot 100 and was certified platinum, and has sold over 1.2 million copies in the US as of December 2014.[18]

Music video[edit]

The video of the song was recorded on June 1, 2013 in Los Angeles and directed by Colin Tilley. The dance is choreographed by Ian Eastwood.[9] The music video premiered on the Disney Channel on August 15, 2013[19] and later that day on Zendaya's new VEVO channel. It was inspired by Janet Jackson's "The Pleasure Principle" video, referencing the clip in several scenes.[20] The video peaked at number 5 on the iTunes Music Video chart. Replay now has over 70 million views on her YouTube channel for VEVO.

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
  1. "Replay" – 3:29
Remixes
  1. "Replay" (Ralphi Rosario Remix) – 8:07
  2. "Replay" (Jason Nevins Remix) – 6:34
  3. "Replay" (It's The Kue Remix!) – 6:13
  4. "Replay" (Belanger Remix) – 6:24
  5. "Replay" (Riddle Remix) – 7:13
  6. "Replay" (Jump Smokers Remix) – 4:48
Replayed and Remixed - 1
  1. "Replay" (Cahill Club Mix) – 6:05
  2. "Replay" (Cahill Edit) – 3:45
  3. "Replay" (Ralphi Rosario Remix) – 8:06
  4. "Replay" (Country Club Martini Crew Remix) – 6:42
  5. "Replay" (Jump Smokers Remix) – 4:48
  6. "Replay" (Jason Nevins Remix) – 6:34
Replayed and Remixed - 2
  1. "Replay" (Monsieur Adi Remix) – 5:28
  2. "Replay" (Monsieur Adi Remix / Radio Edit) – 3:38
  3. "Replay" (Belanger Remix) – 6:24
  4. "Replay" (Bit Error Remix) – 5:43
  5. "Replay" (Riddler Remix) – 7:13
  6. "Replay" (It's the Kue Remix!) – 6:13

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[30] Platinumdagger 70,000[31]
United States (RIAA)[32] Platinum 1,200,000[18]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States 16 July 2013 Radio impact Hollywood Records
Canada 22 August 2013 Digital download
Italy 25 February 2014
United States 23 August 2013
Ireland TBA
United Kingdom

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Zendaya - Replay (Audio) on YouTube
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  4. ^ "Zendaya Coleman Signs Her Recording Contract with Hollywood Records". Disney Dreaming. 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Zendaya Coleman Announces Debut Album and Talks Release Date". j-14. 2012-05-27. 
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  9. ^ a b Zendaya Talks about Her New Single, Video & Tour on YouTube
  10. ^ Zendaya | Video | windycitylive.com
  11. ^ "Zendaya Performs “Replay” On ‘Ellen’: Watch - Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "THE TODAY SHOW: Elvis' 'Artist of the Month' Zendaya [WATCH] - Elvis Duran and the Morning Show". Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Get Down With Zendaya". BET.com. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Zendaya Has It Going On!". BET.com. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Zendaya Makes A Sultry Splash With “Replay”: Listen To Her Debut Single - Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  16. ^ Bradley Stern. "Zendaya, “Replay”: Disney’s Newest Pop Princess Arrives With An Amazing Debut Single". MuuMuse. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bubbling Under: Zendaya Hits 'Replay' For The First Time". Billboard. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "The Big 9 in 2014: Disney". HITS Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  19. ^ Zendaya - Replay (Official Single Teaser) on YouTube
  20. ^ "Video Premiere: Zendaya - "Replay" - Popservations". 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  21. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Zendaya – Replay". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Zendaya – Replay" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  23. ^ "Zendaya Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Zendaya.
  24. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Zendaya – Replay". Top 40 Singles.
  25. ^ "Zendaya Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Zendaya.
  26. ^ "Zendaya Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Zendaya.
  27. ^ "Zendaya Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Zendaya.
  28. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2014". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "2013 Year-End Hot Dance/Club Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  31. ^ "Accreditions 2014". ARIA. April 26, 2014. 
  32. ^ "American single certifications – Zendaya – Replay". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 14, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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