Arms Around You

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"Arms Around You"
XXXTentacion and Lil Pump – Arms Around You.png
Single by XXXTentacion and Lil Pump featuring Maluma and Swae Lee
ReleasedOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
Format
Genre
Length3:18
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
XXXTentacion singles chronology
"Falling Down"
(2018)
"Arms Around You"
(2018)
"Bad"
(2018)
Lil Pump singles chronology
"Multi Millionaire"
(2018)
"Arms Around You"
(2018)
"Overseas"
(2019)
Maluma singles chronology
"Amigos con Derechos"
(2018)
"Arms Around You"
(2018)
"Créeme"
(2018)
Swae Lee singles chronology
"Close to Me"
(2018)
"Arms Around You"
(2018)
"Better to Lie"
(2018)
Music video
"Arms Around You" on YouTube

"Arms Around You" is a collaborative single by American rappers XXXTentacion and Lil Pump featuring Colombian singer Maluma and American rapper Swae Lee.[4] It was released on October 25, 2018, and is produced by Skrillex, Mally Mall, JonFX.[4]

Background[edit]

The track was originally recorded in 2017 with Rio Santana, who appeared on Onfroy's ? album, but was later changed to add bigger star co-features.[5] Lil Pump contacted XXXTentacion's mother Cleopatra Bernard after his death to ask if he could make a song to "honor his legacy", which resulted in the collaboration.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Rap-Up called the track a "global crossover track" featuring "Latin, alternative, hip-hop and pop influences".[4] Michael Saponara of Billboard wrote that XXXTentacion "implements an intoxicating flow mixed with some Spanish over the Mally Mall, Jon FX, handling the reggaeton-tinged track's chorus duties".[6] C. Vernon Coleman II of XXL also felt the track had a "reggaeton feel", with Pump "stunt[ing] heavy as usual" and Swae Lee delivering a "rosy verse".[7] In addition, Winston Cook-Wilson of Spin called the track "house-inflected".[8]

While Ben Kaye of Consequence of Sound labeled it a "Latin-flavored club jam", he also stated that the timing of its release was "a bit of cringeworthy irony" with XXXTentacion's line in the chorus about protecting his girlfriend, as a recently released recording features him "confessing to multiple violent crimes including assaulting his girlfriend and stabbing eight people".[9] Brendan Klinkenberg of Rolling Stone felt that the song is "bland, Latin-inflected pop that reflects none of the talents of its four collaborators" and also called it "a mish-mash of vague pop-in-2018 signifiers without cohering into any sort of artistic statement".[10]

Promotion[edit]

Skrillex initially teased the track on Twitter and previewed the track on his Instagram, but later deleted the post.[11] NME noted that the post featured the hashtag "#LLJ" which stands for "Long Live Jahseh", which was XXXTentacion's real name.[12]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Arms Around You" was released on November 16, 2018. It was directed by James Lerese and features an animated XXXTentacion.[13]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[14]

  • XXXTentacion – vocals, composition
  • Lil Pump – vocals, composition
  • Maluma – vocals, composition
  • Swae Lee – vocals, composition
  • Edgar Barrera – composition, engineer
  • Rio Santana – composition
  • Skrillex – production, composition, mix engineer
  • Mally Mall – production
  • JonFX – production
  • Rashawn Mclean – assistant mix engineer
  • Mike Seaberg – assistant mix engineer
  • Jacob Richards – assistant mix engineer
  • Brandon Brown – assistant mix engineer
  • Gerald Yusuf — recording engineer
  • Koen Heldens – mix engineer
  • Tom Norris – mix engineer
  • Jaycen Joshua – mix engineer
  • Dave Kutch – mastering engineer
  • Gil Corber - A&R Consultant
  • Eesean Bolden - A&R


Charts[edit]

Chart (2018–19) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100)[15] 62
Australia (ARIA)[16] 14
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[17] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[18] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[19] 7
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[20] 13
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[21] 6
Denmark (Tracklisten)[22] 9
Estonia (IFPI)[23] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[24] 5
France (SNEP)[25] 25
Germany (Official German Charts)[26] 16
Hungary (Single Top 40)[27] 8
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[28] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[29] 8
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay)[30] 1
Italy (FIMI)[31] 13
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[32] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[33] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[34] 15
Norway (VG-lista)[35] 10
Portugal (AFP)[36] 2
Romania (Airplay 100)[37] 84
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[38] 67
Singapore (RIAS)[39] 22
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[40] 61
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[41] 6
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[42] 35
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[43] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[44] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[45] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[46] 28
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[47] 16
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[48] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[49] Platinum 70,000^
France (SNEP)[50] Gold 100,000*
Italy (FIMI)[51] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[52] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[53] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[54] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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