Earth (Lil Dicky song)

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"Earth"
Lil Dicky - Earth.png
Single by Lil Dicky
ReleasedApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
Format
Recorded2019
GenrePop rap
Length4:41
Label
  • Dirty Burd
  • Commission
  • BMG
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lil Dicky singles chronology
"Freaky Friday"
(2018)
"Earth"
(2019)
Music video
"Earth" on YouTube

"Earth" is a charity single by Lil Dicky that features vocals from 30 artists. It was released on April 19, 2019, three days before Earth Day.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

On April 19, 2019, Dicky took to Twitter to announce the release of a new song the following week.[4] It was also reported that Justin Bieber would return to music as a guest feature on a new Lil Dicky song.[5] Bieber confirmed the collaboration on Twitter a few days later.[6]

Music video[edit]

On April 17, Dicky released a preview of the video that was released the following day. Co-directed by Nigel Tierney of Emmy-winning studio RYOT (the studio that made Behind the Fence VR), Federico Heller of 3Dar (the studio that made Uncanny Valley), Oddbot Animation, and Iconic Engine,[7][8] the music video includes performances by 30 celebrities and singer-songwriters, such as Sia, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Halsey, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brendon Urie, Charlie Puth, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus, among others.[2]

Reception[edit]

In a Pitchfork review, Jeremy D. Larson panned "Earth" as a "terrible song" that "sounds less like a charity single and more like a theme to a downmarket Disney clone made explicitly to launder money for an offshore criminal enterprise".[9] Spin magazine included the song in their list of the worst songs of 2019, calling it worse than Dicky's 2018 single "Freaky Friday".[10]

Vocalists[edit]

List of guest vocalists with the role each plays in the music video:[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 17
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[15] 3
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[16] 18
Denmark (Tracklisten)[17] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[18] 77
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[19] 38
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 18
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[21] 81
Lithuania (AGATA)[22] 57
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 36
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 11
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[26] 26
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[27] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 42
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[30] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[31] 17

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[32] Gold 20,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[33] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[34] 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lil Dicky Confirms Collaboration With Justin Bieber". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Earth. 4/18 9 PM pst. Pre-save link in bio. #WeLoveTheEarth". Retrieved April 17, 2019 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (April 18, 2019). "Lil Dicky Previews Star-Studded Animated 'Earth' Video On 'Ellen': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "New song and video next week". Retrieved April 17, 2019 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Berry, Peter A. (April 10, 2019). "Report: Lil Dicky Is Dropping a New Song With Justin Bieber". XXLMag. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Friday. Let's save the world @lildickytweets". Retrieved April 17, 2019 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Lil Dicky "Earth" Music Video by 3dar and Ryot". Stashmedia.tv. April 20, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (April 18, 2019). "Lil Dicky's Animated "Earth": Interview with Co-Director Nigel Tierney". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  9. ^ Larson, Jeremy D. (April 22, 2019). ""Earth" by Lil Dicky Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Worst Songs We Heard in 2019". Spin. December 19, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "Watch Lil Dicky's New 'Earth' Music Video | Music News". Consequence of Sound.
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Lil Dicky – Earth". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Lil Dicky – Earth" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lil Dicky – Earth" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Lil Dicky Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201918 into search. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  17. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Lil Dicky – Earth". Tracklisten. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Lil Dicky – Earth". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  19. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  20. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Lil Dicky". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  21. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 2019/5/6". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "Savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. May 10, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  23. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Lil Dicky – Earth" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  24. ^ "Charts.nz – Lil Dicky – Earth". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  25. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Lil Dicky – Earth". VG-lista. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  26. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  27. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201918 into search. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  28. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Lil Dicky – Earth". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lil Dicky – Earth". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  30. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  31. ^ "Lil Dicky Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  32. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Lil Dicky – Earth" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  33. ^ "British single certifications – Lil Dicky – Earth". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 23, 2020. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Earth in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  34. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Dicky – Earth". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 22, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.