Give Me a Chance (Lay song)

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"Give Me a Chance"
Single by Lay
from the album Namanana
ReleasedOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
Format
Recorded2018
StudioZhang Yixing Studio
Length3:43
LabelSM
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Lay
  • Andrew Bazzi
  • Kevin White
  • Mike Woods
  • MZMC
Lay singles chronology
"Sheep (Alan Walker Relift)"
(2018)
"Give Me a Chance"
(2018)
"Namanana"
(2018)
Music video
"Give Me a Chance" on YouTube

"Give Me a Chance" is a single recorded by Chinese singer Lay for his solo album Namanana. The song was pre-released on October 5, 2018 by SM Entertainment and Zhang Yixing Studio.

Background and release[edit]

On September 28, it was announced that Lay would pre-release his song "Give Me a Chance" on October 5, the lyrics and composing of which were co-written and co-composed by Bazzi, and would release the music video of the song on October 7.[1] On October 5, the track was released.[2]

Written and composed by Lay, Bazzi and others, "Give Me a Chance" is described as having a trap beat over a dreamy melody with lyrics about a former lover.[3]

Music video[edit]

On October 5, a teaser of the music video of "Give Me a Chance" was released.[4] On October 7, the music video was officially released.[5]

The music video shows Lay dancing along with backup dancers in an industrial setting and on a rooftop.[3]

Reception[edit]

"Give Me a Chance" topped the iTunes charts in 16 countries including Hong Kong, Argentina, Finland, and the United Arab Emirates.[6] The single reached the top three on China's music streaming chart QQ Music.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
China (China Top 100)[7] 2
China (QQ Music)[8] 3
Philippines (Music Weekly)[9] 28
Vietnam (Music Weekly)[10] 22

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States October 5, 2018
  • SM
  • Zhang Yixing Studio
China
South Korea
Various

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXO Lay prerelease slated for Oct. 5". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Give Me A Chance – Single by LAY". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Lay Surprises Fans With 'Give Me A Chance' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  4. ^ SMTOWN (October 5, 2018). "LAY 레이 'Give Me A Chance' MV Teaser". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  5. ^ SMTOWN (October 6, 2018). "LAY 레이 'Give Me A Chance' MV". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "엑소 레이, 美 데뷔곡 'Give Me A Chance'…아이튠즈 16개 지역 1위" (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Give Me A Chance on China Top 100 (The Week of January 25, 2019)". Billboard China. January 25, 2019. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "Give Me A Chance on QQ Music". QQ Music. October 4–10, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Top 30 Singles Chart Philippines". Musicweekly.asia. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Top 30 Singles Chart Vietnam". Musicweekly.asia. Retrieved 9 February 2019.