Bills (song)

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"Bills"
LunchMoney Lewsi Bills Red.jpg
Single by LunchMoney Lewis
from the album Bills
ReleasedFebruary 5, 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
Genre
Length3:25
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ricky Reed
LunchMoney Lewis singles chronology
"Bills"
(2015)
"Whip It!"
(2015)
Music video
"Bills" on YouTube

"Bills" is the debut single by American rapper LunchMoney Lewis. The song was released on February 5, 2015 by Kemosabe Records.[2] The song topped the charts in Australia and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Belgium (Flanders), New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The extended play was released in April.[3]

Background and composition[edit]

Lewis discussed the song's conception: "Ricky (Reed) played the beat and that just started the idea. I sang 'I got bills' and he just popped up off his chair. It was like a chain reaction. Ricky doesn't really get excited about much. I don't either because we write so much, so it's hard to gauge but there was a good feeling. We were writing about things people can relate to, which is fun. It's all truthful."[4]

Described as a novelty song, "Bills" features "elements of hip-hop and soul, with a ragtag, jazz sound".[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Bills" was first released onto YouTube on February 20, 2015. The video is directed by Emil Nava.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Bills"3:25
EP
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Bills"Ricky Reed3:24
2."Mama"
Reed3:24
3."Love Me Back"
Reed3:00
4."Real Thing"3:41
Total length:13:29

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits from ASCAP.[6]

  • Eric Frederic – composer
  • Rickard Göransson – composer
  • Jacob Kasher – composer
  • Gamal Lewis – composer
  • Ricky Reed – producer, programmer, recording engineer
  • Drew Kapner – recording engineer
  • Kyle Mann – recording engineer
  • Alex Gruszecki – assistant engineer
  • John Hanes – mixing engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing engineer
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering engineer

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Record label
Worldwide[41][42][43][44] February 5, 2015 Digital download Kemosabe Records
United Kingdom[45] May 10, 2015

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "ASCAP". ASCAP. June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
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  39. ^ "British single certifications – LunchMoney Lewis – Bills". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Bills in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  40. ^ "American single certifications – LunchMoney Lewis – Bills". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 3, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
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