Feelin' Myself (will.i.am song)

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"Feelin' Myself"
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Single by will.i.am featuring Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard
from the album #willpower
Released November 26, 2013
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 4:13
Label Interscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
will.i.am singles chronology
"Something Really Bad"
(2013) Something Really Bad2013
"Feelin' Myself"
(2013) Feelin' Myself2013
"It's My Birthday"
(2014) It's My Birthday2014
Miley Cyrus singles chronology
"Real and True"
(2013) Real and True2013
"Feelin' Myself"
(2013) Feelin' Myself2013
"Adore You"
(2013) Adore You2013
French Montana singles chronology
"I Swear"
(2013) I Swear2013
"Feelin' Myself"
(2013) Feelin' Myself2013
"Loyal"
(2013) Loyal2013
Wiz Khalifa singles chronology
"Think About It"
(2013) Think About It2013
"Feelin' Myself"
(2013) Feelin' Myself2013
"Or Nah"
(2014) Or Nah2014
DJ Mustard singles chronology
"This D"
(2013) This D2013
"Feelin' Myself"
(2013) Feelin' Myself2013
"Left, Right"
(2013) Left, Right2013
Music video
"Feelin' Myself" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Digital Spy 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

"Feelin' Myself" is a song by American recording artist will.i.am featuring Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard. It was released on November 26, 2013, by Interscope Records as the lead single from the re-release of will.i.am's fourth studio album #willpower (2013). It was written and additional produced by DJ Mustard, and Mike Free, with additional songwriting provided by will.i.am, Khalifa, Montana, and Jean-Baptiste. An accompanying music video was premiered on November 26, 2013. The song sounds very similar to "Gettin Tho'd" by fellow American rapper Paul Wall, which is also produced by DJ Mustard himself. The song peaked at number ninety-six on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, the song peaked within the top ten of the charts in Belgium, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Feelin' Myself has French Montana rapping the first verse, will.i.am rapping the second verse, Cyrus rapping the third verse and Wiz rapping the last verse. Cyrus and will.i.am perform the chorus together.

Background[edit]

"Feelin' Myself" marks the last of three collaborations between will.i.am and Cyrus in 2013. She first appeared on his track "Fall Down" for the original version of his fourth studio album, #willpower (2013). will.i.am later appeared as a songwriter and producer on the track "Do My Thang" for Cyrus' fourth studio album, Bangerz (2013).

Critical reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a moderate review stating: "The final result may be devoid of any musical credibility, but it's annoyingly catchy - and much like will.i.am's strange anti-carb diet shoutout, we've got a feeling this is going to be just as hard to give up in 2014." 3/5 stars[3] Spin wrote the song features "bleepy, stripped-bare production from ratchet-music man of the hour DJ Mustard".[4] James Shotwell of Under the Gun Review felt that the collaboration with the featured artists "didn't bring anything to the table you haven't heard before, and most of it has been said better on at least a dozen other songs. Will.i.am has gone from being on the forefront of pop music to barely staying on the bandwagon, and it’s getting more disappointing with each release." [5]

Music video[edit]

An accompanying music video for "Feelin' Myself," directed by Michael Jurkovac with graphic designer Pasha Shapiro, was premiered through Vevo on November 26, 2013.[6][7] All four artist appear in the video.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[8]
  1. "Feelin' Myself" (featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and DJ Mustard) (Explicit)
  2. "Feelin' Myself" (featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and DJ Mustard) (Clean)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 2
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders Urban)[10] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[11] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[12] 36
France (SNEP)[13] 50
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 55
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 3
Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20)[16] 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 16
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 2
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[20] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 96
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 29
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[23] 19

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[24] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 400,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corner, Lewis (December 21, 2013). "will.i.am ft. Miley Cyrus: 'Feelin' Myself' - Single review". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dolan, Jon (November 15, 2013). "Will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana and Wiz Khalifa, Feelin' Myself". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Corner, Lewis (December 21, 2013). "will.i.am ft. Miley Cyrus: 'Feelin' Myself' - Single review". Digital Spy. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "NEXT Miley Cyrus Is 'Feelin' Myself' With French Montana, Wiz Khalifa in Will.i.am Video". Spin. November 26, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Shotwell, James (November 5, 2013). "SINGLE REVIEW: will.i.am Featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and French Montana – “Feeling Myself”". Under the Gun Review. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Blistein, John (November 26, 2013). "Will.i.am and Miley Cyrus Keep it Classy in 'Feelin' Myself': Wiz Khalifa and French Montana join pop hit-makers for simple, sharp new video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lee, Ashley (November 26, 2013). "Miley Cyrus Raps for Will.i.am's 'Feelin' Myself' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Feelin' Myself (feat. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana & DJ Mustard) - Single by will.i.am". iTunes. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles". January 20, 2014. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard – Feelin' Myself" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard – Feelin' Myself" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "Danishcharts.com – will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard – Feelin' Myself". Tracklisten. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard – Feelin' Myself" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus / Wiz Khalifa / French Montana / DJ Mustard – Feelin' Myself". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 05, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard – Feelin' Myself". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "will.i.am – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for will.i.am. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  22. ^ "will.i.am – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for will.i.am. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  23. ^ "will.i.am – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for will.i.am. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  24. ^ "Danish single certifications – will.i.am – Fall Down". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved January 4, 2014.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website
  25. ^ "British single certifications – will.i.am – Feelin' Myself". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 5, 2014.  Enter Feelin' Myself in the search field and then press Enter.

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