GTFO (song)

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"GTFO"
Mariah Carey GTFO.jpg
Promotional single by Mariah Carey
from the album Caution[1]
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
Format
GenreR&B
Length3:27
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Carey
  • Nineteen85
  • Jordon Manswell
Music video
"GTFO" on YouTube

"GTFO" (an abbreviation for "Get the fuck out") is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. On September 13, 2018, Epic Records released it as the first promotional single from Carey's fifteenth studio album Caution.[1][2] "GTFO" was written by Carey, Bibi Bourelly, Porter Robinson, Paul "Nineteen85" Jeffries and Jordan Manswell, with the latter two also producing the song. It samples Robinson's 2014 song "Goodbye to a World" from his debut album Worlds (2014).[3][4]

Release[edit]

I wanted to give my fans and everyone a first listen that wasn't so serious. I've had so much fun making this album, and I wanted the first moment to reflect that light-hearted spirit

—Carey on releasing "GTFO" as promotional single.[5]

Carey announced "GTFO" would be the first promotional single from her upcoming fifteenth studio album with the release via press release.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Israel Daramola from Spin was positive, calling it a "ghostly, tender record with a magnetic rhythm".[6] Randall Colburn from Consequence of Sound praised Carey's vocal performance and the song's instrumentation, noting "the song's dreamy flow clashes compellingly."[7] R. Eric Thomas of Elle was also positive stating the track was "[a] sultry mid-tempo addition", noted that song "enters a grand tradition of songs about being told to get out."[8] Billboard editor Gil Kaufman described the song's production as "spiky".[9] It was included at number 59 on Idolator's list of the 100 best singles of 2018, and at number 92 on NPR's list of the 100 best songs of 2018.[10][11]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Sarah McColgan.[12][13] It was premiered via Carey's Vevo channel on September 14, 2018.[14]

Live performances[edit]

Mariah Carey performed "GTFO" for the first time at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. It was also performed at her 2019 Caution World Tour.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[15]

  1. "GTFO" – 3:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
France Downloads (SNEP)[16] 98
Greece Digital Songs (Billboard)[17] 5
Hungary (Single Top 40)[18] 13
Russia (Tophit)[19] 25
Spain Physical/Digital (PROMUSICAE)[20] 6
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[21] 74
US R&B Songs (Billboard)[22] 23
US R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Singles Sales (Billboard)[23] 19

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
United States September 13, 2018 Digital download Epic [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mariah Carey on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Mariah Carey Returns With New Song "GTFO"". Complex. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Mariah Carey Samples Porter Robinson in New Single "GTFO"". Edmtunes.com. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Listen to Mariah Carey's New Single 'GTFO' – HipHop-N-More". Hiphop-n-more.com. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Mariah Carey Returns With New Song From Album Out This Year: Listen". Pitchfork. September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mariah Carey – "GTFO": Listen". Spin.com. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Mariah Carey shares the sweetly profane "GTFO": Stream". Consequence of Sound. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mariah Carey, Lyrical Life Coach, Returns With More Advice in "GTFO"". Elle.com. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mariah Carey is Totally Over You on New Sultry Kiss-Off 'GTFO': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Wass, Mike (January 8, 2019). "Bangers, Ballads & Bops: The 100 Best Singles Of 2018". Idolator. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "Best Music Of 2018". NPR. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Mariah Carey released a new song, "GTFO," from her upcoming album". Newsweek.com. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mariah Carey releases new album teaser 'GTFO' (VIDEO) – Malay Mail". Malaymail.com. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Mariah Carey – GTFO". September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ a b "GTFO by Mariah Carey". iTunes. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Greece Digital Song Sales". Billboard. September 29, 2018. Archived from the original on October 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Russian Music Charts". Tophit. September 23, 2018.
  20. ^ "Physical/Digital Single Top 50". PROMUSICAE. September 23, 2018. Archived from the original on September 29, 2018.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  22. ^ "R&B Songs Chart".
  23. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales".