Giant (Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Giant"
Calvin Harris - Giant.png
Single by Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man
Released11 January 2019 (2019-01-11)
Format
Genre
Length3:49
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"I Found You / Nilda's Story"
(2018)
"Giant"
(2019)
"I'm Not Alone 2019"
(2019)
Rag'n'Bone Man singles chronology
"Photographs"
(2018)
"Giant"
(2019)
Music video
"Giant" on YouTube

"Giant" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris and English singer-songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man. The song was released through Columbia Records on 11 January 2019.[1] It was written by Adam Wiles, Rory Graham, Jamie Hartman and Troy Miller, and produced by Harris. It is Rag'n'Bone Man's first single as a lead artist since 2017's "Broken People" from the soundtrack of the 2017 film, Bright (2017), a collaboration with American rapper Logic.

"Giant" peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The song also topped the charts in Belgium, Mexico and Scotland, and reached the top 10 in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland; as well as the top 20 in Austalia, Denmark, France, Italy, Lebanon, Norway and Romania.

Composition[edit]

"Giant" is a gospel-inspired dance[2] and house[3] song. It was called a "soulful number" by Lincoln Journal-Star, with the snippet posted online featuring Rag'n'Bone Man singing "I understood loneliness/Before I knew what it was/Saw the pills on the table/For your unrequited love/I would be nothing".[4]

Promotion[edit]

Harris announced the song on 7 January through social media posting a preview.[1] He and Rag'n'Bone Man performed it on The Graham Norton Show and at the 2019 Brit Awards.

Music video[edit]

A lyric video for "Giant" was released on 10 January 2019 on YouTube.[5]

The official music video for "Giant" was released on 25 January 2019 on Harris's YouTube channel. The video features a man wearing a blue jacket and pants in his room where he walks outside of his house and starts running through the suburbs all the way to a forest where he encounters a group of people riding on horses wearing red jackets and pants, and starts dancing with them, and ends with him looking above the sky. Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man also appear in the video.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[7]
  1. "Giant" – 3:49
  1. “Giant" (Audien Extended Remix) – 4:03
  • Remixes - EP[9]
  1. “Giant" (Robin Schulz Remix) – 3:13
  2. “Giant" (Purple Disco Machine Remix) – 3:26
  3. “Giant" (Weiss Remix) – 3:54
  4. “Giant" (Michael Calfan Remix) – 3:21
  5. “Giant" (Audien Remix) – 3:33
  6. “Giant" (Laidback Luke Remix) – 2:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 19
Australia Club (ARIA)[11] 1
Australia Dance (ARIA)[12] 3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[14] 1
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[16] 1
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[18] 29
CIS (Tophit)[19] 9
Colombia (National Report)[20] 55
Croatia (HRT)[21] 1
Cyprus (Mix Top 20)[22] 1
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[23] 9
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[24] 7
Denmark (Tracklisten)[25] 16
Euro Digital Songs (Billboard)[26] 2
Europe Official Top 100 (Billboard)[27] 1
France (SNEP)[28] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[29] 6
Germany Dance (Official German Charts)[30] 1
Greece (IFPI)[31] 22
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[32] 8
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[33] 18
Hungary (Single Top 40)[34] 5
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[35] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[36] 3
Italy (FIMI)[37] 17
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[38] 100
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[39] 19
Lithuania (M-1 Top 40)[40] 1
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[41] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[42] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[43] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Dance Top 30)[44] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[45] 21
Norway (VG-lista)[46] 11
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[47] 4
Portugal (AFP)[48] 46
Romania (Airplay 100)[49] 9
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[50] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[51] 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[52] 5
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[53] 7
Slovenia (SloTop50)[54] 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[55] 62
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[56] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[57] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[58] 2
Ukraine Airplay (Tophit)[59] 36
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[60] 1
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[61] 8

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[62] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[63] Gold 20,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[64] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[65] Platinum 600,000double-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 Version Label Ref.
Various 11 January 2019 Digital download Original Columbia [7]
Italy Contemporary hit radio Sony [66]
United States 21 January 2019 Hot adult contemporary Columbia [67]
22 January 2019 Contemporary hit radio [68]
Dance radio [69]
Various 1 March 2019 Digital download Audien Extended Remix [8]
8 March 2019 Remixes EP [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b White, Jack (8 January 2019). "Calvin Harris announces new single Giant with Rag'n'Bone Man". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ Arteche, Michelle (11 January 2019). "Calvin Harris releases new gospel-inspired single 'Giant' featuring Rag'n'Bone Man – listen". Bandwagon. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ Bridges, Sam (11 January 2019). "Calvin Harris Recruits Rag'N'Bone Man On New Single 'Giant'". CULTR. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Calvin Harris teases Rag'n'Bone Man collaboration Giant". Lincoln Journal-Star. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man - Giant (Lyric Video)". YouTube. 10 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man - Giant (Official Video)". YouTube. 25 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Giant by Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Giant (Audien Extended Remix) by Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Giant (Remixes) - EP by Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  11. ^ "ARIA Club Tracks Chart – Week Commencing 25 March 2019" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  12. ^ "ARIA Dance Singles Chart – Week Commencing 11 February 2019" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant" (in French). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  19. ^ Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man — Giant. Tophit.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Colombia (Week 8 of 2019)" (in Spanish). National Report. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Croatia ARC TOP 100". HRT. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Mix FM Charts Top 20". mixfmradio.com. 14 April 2019.
  23. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201915 into search. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  24. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201910 into search. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  25. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 12, 2019". Hitlisten. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  26. ^ "Euro Digital Song Sales - January 26, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Europe Official Top 100". Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  28. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 10, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  29. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  30. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  31. ^ IFPI Greek Digital Singles (International)
  32. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  33. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  34. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  35. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  36. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  37. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 11" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  38. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  39. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20 - Calvin Harris". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  40. ^ Empty citation (help)
  41. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  42. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 10, 2019" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  43. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  44. ^ "Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  45. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  46. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 11, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  47. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  48. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  49. ^ "Airplay 100 – 14 aprilie 2019" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  50. ^ "Russia Airplay Chart for 2019-02-18." Tophit.
  51. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  52. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201914 into search. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  53. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201906 into search. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  54. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". SloTop50. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  55. ^ "Top 100 Canciones: Semana 13". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  56. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  57. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  58. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  59. ^ "Ukraine Airplay Chart for 2019-03-11." Tophit.
  60. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  61. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  62. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  63. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2019". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  64. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Calvin Harris feat. Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  65. ^ "British single certifications – Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man – Giant". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 April 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Giant in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  66. ^ http://radiodate.it/radio-date/calvin-harris-rag-n-bone-man-giant-178733-11-01-2019-radiodate/
  67. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  68. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  69. ^ "Dance/EDM Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.