Gust of Wind

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"Gust of Wind"
Pharrell Williams - Gust of Wind official.jpg
Single by Pharrell Williams
from the album Girl
ReleasedOctober 24, 2014 (2014-10-24)
Format
Length
  • 7:56 (extended mix)
  • 4:47 (album version)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Daft Punk
Pharrell Williams singles chronology
"Come Get It Bae"
(2014)
"Gust of Wind"
(2014)
"It Girl"
(2014)

"Gust of Wind" is a song produced and performed by American singer Pharrell Williams. It was released on October 24, 2014 by Columbia Records as the fourth single from Williams' second studio album Girl (2014).

Daft Punk assisted Williams in writing the song and provide vocals. This is Williams' fourth collaboration with Daft Punk; they had previously co-written and co-produced the song "Hypnotize U" from N.E.R.D's fourth studio album Nothing (2010) as well as provided vocals on "Get Lucky" and "Lose Yourself to Dance" from Daft Punk's fourth studio album Random Access Memories (2013).

Music video[edit]

The official music video was directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver). It was released on October 7, 2014.[1] The video depicts Williams dancing with women in a forest in autumn, with Daft Punk represented by stone sculptures of their helmets.

Live performances[edit]

On October 12, 2014, Williams performed "Gust of Wind" on the first live results show of The X Factor.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 2
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 4
France (SNEP)[6] 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 79
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[8] 13
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[9] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Italy[10] October 24, 2014 Contemporary hit radio Sony
Germany[11] December 5, 2014 CD single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pharrell Williams - Gust of Wind". YouTube. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ Graham, Danielle (October 12, 2014). "Pharrell Williams praises Lauren Platt after X Factor performance". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 – 25th October 2014". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop". Billboard. March 22, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014. (Subscription required (help)).
  10. ^ Corradini, Paola. "Pharrell Williams – Gust Of Wind (Sony)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "Gust of Wind feat. Daft Punk" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved April 30, 2015.

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