Hotter than Hell (Dua Lipa song)

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"Hotter than Hell"
Dua Lipa - Hotter than Hell.png
Single by Dua Lipa
from the album Dua Lipa
Released6 May 2016 (2016-05-06)
FormatDigital download
Studio
  • TaP / Strongroom 7 (London, England)
  • KasaKoz (Toronto, Canada)
Genre
Length3:07
LabelDua Lipa Limited
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Dua Lipa singles chronology
"Last Dance"
(2016)
"Hotter than Hell"
(2016)
"Blow Your Mind (Mwah)"
(2016)
Music video
"Hotter than Hell" on YouTube

"Hotter than Hell" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her eponymous debut studio album (2017). It was written by Lipa, Adam Midgley, Tommy Baxter and Gerard O'Connell, and produced by Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk. The song was released on 6 May 2016 as the album's third single. "Hotter than Hell" peaked at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart, while reaching the top 20 in Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Background[edit]

Regarding "Hotter than Hell", Lipa told Digital Spy, "I was in a relationship that really fucked me over. In the song, I twisted it so that I was in the better position and I was the one going 'fuck you'. That really helped me get over it. It was very therapeutic for me."[2] Speaking to BBC News, Lipa stated that the song is about "a really horrible relationship—one that went off the rails. It was really bruising my ego, and making me feel like I wasn't worth it. I was heartbroken, but I started to write about that time and I felt I had a lot to say."[3] In an interview with Australia's The Daily Telegraph, she further elaborated, "I really just wanted to get up and say that I didn't really actually care about it. I wanted to make myself feel that I was good enough so it was an empowering song."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Hotter than Hell" was directed by Emil Nava and filmed in a London warehouse. It premiered on 6 May 2016.[5]

Live performances[edit]

Lipa performed "Hotter than Hell" on the Dutch late-night talk show RTL Late Night on 2 June 2016.[6] On 9 July, she performed the song on the German game show Schlag den Star.[7] Lipa performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 2 August, making her US television debut.[8] She also performed "Hotter than Hell" on the Swedish show Sommarkrysset on 13 August 2016.[9]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[10]
No.TitleLength
1."Hotter than Hell"3:07
Digital download – Matoma Remix[11]
No.TitleLength
1."Hotter than Hell" (Matoma Remix)3:39
Austrian, German and Swiss digital download – remix EP[12][13][14]
No.TitleLength
1."Hotter than Hell" (Vimalavong Remix)4:19
2."Hotter than Hell" (Carsten Fietz Remix)5:58
3."Hotter than Hell" (Dua Lipa vs. Matoma) (Remix)3:37
4."Hotter than Hell" (Miike Snow Remix)4:12
5."Hotter than Hell" (Jack Wins Remix)4:15
6."Hotter than Hell" (Shadow Child Remix)6:28
Digital download – remixes EP[15]
No.TitleLength
1."Hotter than Hell" (Miike Snow Remix)4:12
2."Hotter than Hell" (Jack Wins Remix)4:15
3."Hotter than Hell" (Shadow Child Remix)6:27
4."Hotter than Hell" (Carsten Fietz Remix)5:58
5."Hotter than Hell" (Vimalavong Remix)4:21

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dua Lipa.[16]

Recording

Personnel

  • Dua Lipa – vocals
  • Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk – production, keyboards, drums
  • Jay Reynolds – additional production, additional keyboards
  • Tom Neville – vocal production
  • Michael Sonier – engineering assistance
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • John Hanes – engineering for mix
  • Aadin Church – backing vocals
  • Talay Riley – backing vocals
  • John Davis – mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[43] Gold 35,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[44] Gold 45,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[45] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[46] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various 6 May 2016 Digital download Original Dua Lipa Limited [10]
United Kingdom 20 May 2016 Contemporary hit radio [47]
Various 23 June 2016 Digital download Matoma Remix [11]
Austria 24 June 2016 Digital download Remix EP [12]
Germany [13]
Switzerland [14]
Various 18 July 2016 Digital download Remixes EP Dua Lipa Limited [15]

References[edit]

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