For You (Liam Payne and Rita Ora song)

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"For You"
Liam Payne and Rita Ora For You.jpg
Single by Liam Payne and Rita Ora
from the album Fifty Shades Freed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released5 January 2018 (2018-01-05)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length4:04
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ali Payami
  • Watt
  • Petter Karlsson
Liam Payne singles chronology
"Bedroom Floor"
(2017)
"For You"
(2018)
"Familiar"
(2018)
Rita Ora singles chronology
"Anywhere"
(2017)
"For You"
(2018)
"Girls"
(2018)
Fifty Shades soundtrack singles chronology
"Not Afraid Anymore"
(2017)
"For You"
(2018)
"Capital Letters"
(2018)
Music video
"For You" on YouTube

"For You" is a song recorded by English singers Liam Payne and Rita Ora, for the soundtrack to the film Fifty Shades Freed (2018). It was released on 5 January 2018 through Universal Studios and Republic Records as the lead single from the soundtrack. It also features on Ora's second studio album Phoenix (2018). The song was written by Ali Payami, Ali Tamposi and Watt, and produced by Payami, Watt and Petter Karlsson. The music video was released on 26 January 2018.[2]

Promotion[edit]

On 20 December 2017, both artists posted a promotional shot on social media of themselves standing together, dressed up to the nines, along with the hashtag "#FiftyShadesFreed".[3][4][5][6] The picture started speculation on a possible collaboration between the two for the upcoming film Fifty Shades Freed, in which Ora appears.[7][8][9][10] A day after, the pair released the first teaser of the song on social media.[11] On 3 January 2018, they revealed the song's release date and released the second teaser,[12][13] a video showing the studio session in which they recorded the song.[14][15][16][17]

Critical reception[edit]

Lauren O'Neill of Vice called it "a fine song with a serviceable chorus", he disliked Payne's appearance on the track and wrote that it would be "entirely better if Rita, whose voice sounds very pretty here, had been left to her own devices".[18] Patrick Hosken of MTV News wrote that "the song's opening blares immediately reminded me of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".[19] Sam Damshenas of Gay Times deemed the song "a sultry synthpop duet" that is "catchy as f**k". He expect the song to be "a smash hit", considering how well the previous singles from Fifty Shades soundtrack albums have done.[20] Kevin Goddard of HotNewHipHop described the song as "a sultry, steamy, upbeat and pop-driven dance record".[21]

Rap-Up opined that the duet "combines upbeat harmonies with catchy melodies".[22] Michelle Phi of Clevver wrote that "the upbeat dance tempo and sultry lyrics are the perfect combo to get any fan excited about the final installment of Fifty Shades of Grey" and the song "could be the steamiest song to grace the franchise yet".[23] Similarly, Mike Vulpo of E! also regarded the song as "an upbeat dance number that may just get fans more pumped for the steamy movie hitting theatres before Valentine's Day".[24]

Chart performance[edit]

"For You" peaked at number one in Germany, making it Payne and Ora's first song to top the chart in the country.[25] The song charted within the top five in the charts of Austria, France, Portugal and Switzerland.[26][27][28][29] The single also reached the top 10 in the UK, peaking at number eight, making it Payne's second top 10 in the country as a solo artist and Ora's twelfth.[30][31]

Music video[edit]

The video was shot at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.

The official music video of the song was released on 26 January 2018 on the Fifty Shades Vevo account. It was directed by Hannah Lux Davis. The filming took place at Oheka Castle on Long Island, off the coast of the eastern United States. It features Ora in a red dress walking and running in the garden and Payne in the castle, with them meeting on the grand staircase at the end. Special effects throughout also show the pair levitating. Comparisons were drawn to the video of "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift, as both videos were filmed in the same location.[32][33] As of November 2018, the video has over 200 million views.

Live performances[edit]

On 31 January 2018, Payne and Ora performed "For You" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[34][35] They also sang on Today on 1 February, and on the French television show C à vous on 5 February.[36][37] The duo also performed the song at the 2018 Brit Awards on 21 February 2018. On 12 April 2018, Payne and Ora performed the song live after Ora performed "Your Song" and "Anywhere" at the German Echo Music Prize.[38]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[39]

  • Liam Payne – vocals, background vocals
  • Rita Ora – vocals, background vocals
  • Ali Payami – composition, production, background vocals, keyboard, bass, drums, horn, percussion, programming
  • Ali Tamposi – composition, background vocals
  • Andrew Watt – composition, production, background vocals, guitar
  • Peter Karlsson – production, background vocals
  • John Hanes – mix engineering
  • Sam Holland – engineering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Jakob Jerlström – background vocals
  • Max Grahn – background vocals
  • Cory Bice – assistant engineering
  • Jeremy Lertola – assistant engineering
  • Niklas Ljungfelt – guitar

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[40] 15
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[26] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[41] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[42] 14
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[43] 63
Croatia (HRT)[44] 1
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[45] 1
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[46] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[47] 17
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[48] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[49] 13
France (SNEP)[27] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[25] 1
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[50] 26
Hungary (Single Top 40)[51] 3
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[52] 16
Ireland (IRMA)[53] 17
Italy (FIMI)[54] 31
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[55] 1
Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard)[56] 2
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[57] 1
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[58] 20
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[59] 21
Netherlands (Mega Top 50)[60] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[61] 35
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[62] 34
Norway (VG-lista)[63] 10
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[64] 3
Portugal (AFP)[28] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[65] 2
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[66] 11
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[67] 2
Slovenia (SloTop50)[68] 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[69] 47
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[70] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[71] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[72] 76
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[73] 37

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[74] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[75] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[76] Gold 15,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[77] Platinum 40,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[78] Gold 40,000^
France (SNEP)[79] Gold 66,666*
Germany (BVMI)[80] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[81] Gold 25,000double-dagger
Portugal (AFP)[82] Gold 5,000double-dagger
Sweden (GLF)[83] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[84] Gold 400,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 5 January 2018 Digital download [39]
United States 9 January 2018 Contemporary hit radio Republic [85]
Italy 12 January 2018 Universal [86]
United Kingdom [87]

See also[edit]

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