How Do You Sleep? (Sam Smith song)

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"How Do You Sleep?"
Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep?.png
Single by Sam Smith
Released19 July 2019 (2019-07-19)
Format
Genre
Length3:22
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ilya
Sam Smith singles chronology
"Dancing with a Stranger"
(2019)
"How Do You Sleep?"
(2019)
Music video
"How Do You Sleep?" on YouTube

"How Do You Sleep?" is a song by English singer Sam Smith, released on 19 July 2019.[3] Smith co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Ilya, the latter of whom produced the song.[1][4]

Critical reception[edit]

Rolling Stone described the song as a "pop ballad about trying to move on".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released alongside the song on 19 July. It was directed by Grant Singer, with choreography by Parris Goebel,[4] and features Smith dancing with a troupe of shirtless male dancers wearing waist trainers.[5]

Promotion[edit]

New 102.7 radio host Mike Adam announced the song on his Twitter account on 6 July.[3] Smith posted on their social media accounts on 9 July that they had an announcement to make the following day.[6][7] The pre-order link became active on 10 July,[8] and later the same day, Smith formally announced and shared a clip of the song.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100)[10] 94
Australia (ARIA)[11] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[12] 40
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[13] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[14] 31
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[15] 16
Canada AC (Billboard)[16] 33
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 18
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[18] 25
China Airplay/FL (Billboard)[19] 6
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[20] 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[21] 14
Euro Digital Songs (Billboard)[22] 7
France (SNEP)[23] 119
Germany (Official German Charts)[24] 43
Hungary (Single Top 40)[25] 15
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[26] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[27] 4
Italy (FIMI)[28] 66
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[29] 2
Malaysia (RIM)[30] 4
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[31] 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[32] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[33] 25
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[34] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[35] 9
Portugal (AFP)[36] 24
Romania (Airplay 100)[37] 48
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[38] 6
Singapore (RIAS)[39] 2
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[40] 8
Slovenia (SloTop50)[41] 20
South Korea (Gaon)[42] 180
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[43] 87
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[44] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[45] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[46] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[47] 29
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[48] 25
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[49] 13
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[50] 19
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[51] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[52] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[53] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 19 July 2019 Capitol [54]
United States 23 July 2019 Top 40 radio [55]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zemler, Emily (19 July 2019). "Sam Smith Dances His Feelings Away in 'How Do You Sleep?' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ Megarry, Daniel (19 July 2019). "Sam Smith vogues in video for dance-pop single How Do You Sleep?". Gay Times. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b @MikeAdamOnAir (6 July 2019). "New music from @samsmith is on the way!!! Sam will drop "HOW DO YOU SLEEP?" on July 19th!!! The upcoming #SamSmith single was written with Savan, IIya and Max Martin... if that isn't a recipe for a great song, I don't know what is!" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 July 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ a b "Sam Smith Showcases His Dancing Talents In Music Video for 'How Do You Sleep?': Watch". Billboard. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  5. ^ Bloom, Madison (19 July 2019). "Sam Smith Shares Video for New Song 'How Do You Sleep?': Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  6. ^ @samsmith (9 July 2019). "🔥🧡 sound on 💛🔥" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 July 2019 – via Twitter.
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  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Sam Smith – How Do You Sleep?" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
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  27. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
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  37. ^ "Airplay 100 – 15 septembrie 2019" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 15 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  38. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
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  40. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201932 into search. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  41. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
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  45. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sam Smith – How Do You Sleep?". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
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  48. ^ "Sam Smith Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
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  52. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Sam Smith – How Do You Sleep?". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  53. ^ "British single certifications – Sam Smith – How Do You Sleep?". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 August 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type How Do You Sleep? in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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