Dose (Ciara song)

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Ciara - Dose.png
Single by Ciara
from the album Beauty Marks
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2018
FormatDigital download
Producer(s)Rodney Jerkins
Ciara singles chronology
"Freak Me"
"Greatest Love"
Music video
"Dose" on YouTube

"Dose" is a song recorded by American singer Ciara released on September 14, 2018. The song was composed by Rodney Jerkins, Ciara, Carmen Reece and Sam Fischer.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

"Dose" was written by Ciara, Rodney Jerkins, Carmen Reece and Sam Fischer, and produced (also co-wrote) by Rodney Jerkins.[2]

The song is a bass-heavy, drumline beat track played by a marching band. It contains lyrics of strength and female empowerment.[3]

Live performances[edit]

She has performed the song at the 2018 American Music Awards as a medley with "Level Up".[4] The song was also performed on Bruno Mars24K Magic World Tour, where Ciara served as an opening act. [5]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Dose" was released on October 25, 2018, Ciara's 33rd birthday. It was directed by Ciara, Jamaica Craft and Diane Martel, who all also choreographed the video.[6]

The video gives a tribute to Atlanta, Georgia, which is the singer's hometown. The video features known faces including the mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms and also hip hop dancer Jaylah Johnson.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]

  1. "Dose" – 3:42


Chart (2018) Peak
US R&B Digital Songs (Billboard)[8] 7


  1. ^ a b "'Dose' by Ciara". SongMeaningSandFacts.
  2. ^ "NEW MUSIC: Ciara - 'Dose'". Rap-Up.
  3. ^ "Ciara - "Dose"". Stereogum.
  4. ^ "Watch Ciara & Missy Elliott Perform Energetic Medley of 'Level Up' & 'Dose' at 2018 AMAs". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Bruno Mars Taps Ciara, Boyz II Men, Ella Mai, Charlie Wilson for '24K Magic' Tour". Rolling Stone.
  6. ^ "WATCH: Ciara's "Dose" Music Video". October 27, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Dose – Single". iTunes.
  8. ^ "R&B Digital Song Sales – September 29, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019. (subscription required)