Carry On (Kygo and Rita Ora song)

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"Carry On"
Kygo and Rita Ora - Carry On.png
Single by Kygo and Rita Ora
Released19 April 2019 (2019-04-19)
Format
Genre
Length3:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Kygo singles chronology
"Think About You"
(2019)
"Carry On"
(2019)
"Not OK"
(2019)
Rita Ora singles chronology
"R.I.P."
(2019)
"Carry On"
(2019)
"Ritual"
(2019)
Music video
"Carry On" on YouTube

"Carry On" is a song by Norwegian producer Kygo and British singer Rita Ora, released as a standalone single for the 2019 film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu.[3] The song plays during the end credits of the film.[4] It was released as a single on 19 April 2019, through RCA Records.[5] The music video was released on the same day.[6]

Composition[edit]

EDM.com's Katie Stone wrote that "as the song progresses into the first instrumental build" an "airy tropical house beat" is introduced which "pairs beautifully with the top line." Stone also wrote that Ora's vocals get "pitched up and overlayed, creating a vibey track."[2] The music site Run the Trap described the song as "melancholic."[7]

Reception[edit]

John Frisica of Nintendo Enthusiast wrote that the song is "pretty chill and ethereal."[1] Katie Stone from EDM.com praised Ora's singing as "soulful" and felt that "it's only fitting she would be included on the original soundtrack" since she appears in the film.[2] Becca Longmire of ET Canada called the song "catchy".[8]

Music video[edit]

While announcing the song's release on Twitter on 15 April 2019, Ora accompanied the post with film stills which the Wisconsin Gazette described as her "channelling" Detective Pikachu.[9][10] The music video for the song was released on YouTube four days later, on 19 April. Directed by Jonathan Singer-Vine and produced by Colin Tilley, the video intersperses scenes from Pokémon Detective Pikachu.[11]

Rolling Stone wrote that the video is "set in the world of the film" and added that "Ora sports a Pikachu-yellow trenchcoat while driving around a dark city, as clips of Detective Pikachu play alongside her."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[12]
  1. "Carry On (from the Original Motion Picture "POKÉMON Detective Pikachu")" – 3:35
  • Digital download – Remixes[13]
  1. "Carry On" (Nicky Romero Remix) – 2:55

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[12]

  • Kygo – composition, production
  • Rita Ora – composition, vocals
  • Afshin Salmani – composition, production
  • Josh Cumbee – composition, backing vocals
  • Ilan Kidron – composition
  • Natalie Dunn – composition
  • John Hanes – engineer
  • Randy Merrill – mastering engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[14] 43
Australia Dance (ARIA)[15] 3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[16] 47
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17] 40
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[18] 4
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[19] 61
China Airplay/FL (Billboard)[20] 15
Croatia (HRT)[21] 25
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[22] 40
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[23] 28
Denmark (Tracklisten)[24] 34
Estonia (IFPI)[25] 26
France (SNEP)[26] 104
Germany (Official German Charts)[27] 46
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[28] 20
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[29] 22
Ireland (IRMA)[30] 15
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[31] 4
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[32] 9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[33] 17
Netherlands (Mega Top 50)[34] 41
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[35] 35
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[36] 6
Norway (VG-lista)[37] 7
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[38] 5
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[39] 25
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[40] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[41] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[42] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[43] 26
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[44] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[45] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[46] Gold 40,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[47] Silver 200,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 19 April 2019 RCA [1]
United States 14 May 2019 Contemporary hit radio [48]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frisicia, John (19 April 2019). "Hear the Detective Pikachu theme song 'Carry On' by Rita Ora now". Nintendo Enthusiast. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Stone, Katie (19 April 2019). "Kygo and Rita Ora Link Up for "Carry On" from Pokemon: Detective Pikachu". EDM. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  3. ^ Wass, Mike (19 April 2019). "Rita Ora & Kygo Team Up For 'Detective Pikachu' Bop "Carry On"". Idolator. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  4. ^ Moran, Sarah (10 May 2019). "Every Song & Pokémon Track In Detective Pikachu". Screen Rant. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Kygo and Rita Ora rendezvous for 'Carry On'". Dancing Astronaut. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b Shaffer, Claire (19 April 2019). "See Kygo, Rita Ora's New 'Carry On' Video for 'Detective Pikachu'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  7. ^ Serrano, Omar (20 April 2019). "Kygo And Rita Ora Link Up On Charming Single "Carry On"". runthetrap.com. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  8. ^ Longmire, Becca (19 April 2019). "Rita Ora Teams Up With Kygo To Release Catchy 'Detective Pikachu' Track 'Carry On'". ETCanada. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Rita Ora and Kygo team up for Detective Pikachu soundtrack". Wisconsin Gazette. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  10. ^ "⚡️CARRY ON⚡️ I can't wait to show you my new song with @KygoMusic for @DetPikachuMovie out Friday!!! 🧡 #CarryOn". 15 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019 – via Twitter.
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  20. ^ "China Airplay Chart/Foreign Language - 29/04/2019". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Croatia ARC TOP 100" (in Croatian). HRT. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
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  25. ^ "EESTI TIPP-40 MUUSIKAS: Reket paugatas esimeseks!". Eesti Ekspress (in Estonian). Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 23, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
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  28. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  29. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  30. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  31. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. 3 March 2019. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  32. ^ "Rita Ora – Chart history (Mexico Ingles Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  33. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 25, 2019" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  34. ^ "Lijst van 06-06-2019 – Mega Top 50" (in Dutch). Mega Top 50. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
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  36. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  37. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 18, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  38. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  39. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
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  41. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 18". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  42. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kygo and Rita Ora – Carry On". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  43. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  44. ^ "Kygo Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  45. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #529". auspOp. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  46. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Kygo and Rita Ora – Carry On". Music Canada. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  47. ^ "British single certifications – Kygo and Rita Ora – Carry On". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 September 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Carry On in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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