Fight Night (song)

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"Fight Night"
An image showing a pair of golden gloves that features the group's name and two kiss marks.
Single by Migos
from the album No Label 2
Released April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Stack Boy Twan
Migos singles chronology
"Hannah Montana"
(2013)
"Fight Night"
(2014)
"Handsome and Wealthy"
(2014)

"Fight Night" is a song by American hip hop group Migos. It was released on April 8, 2014 by Quality Control and 300 Entertainment as the first single from their mixtape No Label 2 (2014) and was produced by Stack Boy Twan. It peaked at number 69 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the group's highest-charting single at the time. A remix was made by fellow American rapper Tyga.

Critical reception[edit]

Brian Josephs of HotNewHipHop said that the song represents Migos' delivery of high-energy Atlanta rap, saying that "This isn't a throwaway track, but a confidently sold Bay Area Hyphy scene sendoff."[1]

Pitchfork ranked the song at number 56 on its list of the 100 Best Tracks of 2014. Pitchfork staff writer David Drake said "In its misunderstanding of a pre-existing template, it reached more directly for the pop jugular. Each line was quotable, delivered with the unapologetic confidence of a group willing to say whatever they can get away with. While perhaps not always the best bedroom strategy, 'Fight Night' does hit on the mania of lust more directly than anyone else."[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 69 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 2014, making it their highest-charting single; until "Bad and Boujee", featuring Lil Uzi Vert would reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 2017.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Fight Night" was released on June 6, 2014.[3]. Young Thug makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2014 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards[4] Best Club Banger Nominated

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 69
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 17
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[7] 38

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Josephs, Brian (March 2, 2014). "Review: Migos' "No Label 2"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2014". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Watch Migos' Video For "Fight Night"". Complex. Complex Media. June 7, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ Nostro, Lauren. "Here Are the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominees". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Migos Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Migos Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Migos Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Migos – Fight Night". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 16, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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