How Many Fucks
|"How Many Fucks"|
|Single by Erika Jayne|
|Released||April 19, 2016|
|Label||Pretty Mess Records|
|Erika Jayne singles chronology|
"How Many Fucks" (censored as "How Many F**ks") is a song recorded by American singer Erika Jayne for her upcoming second studio album. Released as the album's lead single, the song was first distributed digitally on April 19, 2016, accompanied by the simultaneous release of a music video. In the video, Jayne performed "seductive" dance moves and wore "risqué" costumes.
The song was written by Justin Tranter and Myah Marie, while Adam "Gage" Bruce solely produced the track. Musically, the single is a pop-rap and EDM track that discusses living carefree and without doubt. After its release, "How Many Fucks" received positive reviews from music critics, with some complimenting its "sexy" appeal. A music video was released the same day of the single release, and featured Jayne in several "risqué" outfits.
Background and composition
"How Many Fucks" was written by Justin Tranter and Myah Marie, while its production was handled by Adam "Gage" Bruce.
Musically, "How Many Fucks" is a pop rap song with a heavy beat. Erica Russell from Pop Crush called it a "bouncy electro-pop/hip-hop track" that confirms Jayne's "philosophy" of "take nothing seriously".
After its release, "How Many Fucks" received generally favorable reviews from contemporary music critics. In a highly positive review, Julia Brucculieri of The Huffington Post praised both the track and its corresponding video for being catchy and sexy. Erika Harwood of MTV called it "perfect", while Jordan Miller of BreatheHeavy praised it for being "fire". Idolator's Mike Wass was more critical of the song, describing it as a "parody of her old material". Jessica P. Ogilvie of Los Angeles Magazine called the song "an instant classic" and "amazing".
A music video for "How Many Fucks" was released on April 19, 2016 and directed by Mikey Minden. In the video, Jayne wears several "rather risqué" costumes, including a "money-print dress" and shimmery clothing to appear as a "golden goddess". According to E! Online, several of the dance moves performed are not safe for work. Evan Real of Us Weekly described the video as Jayne "show[ing] off her killer curves in a variety of skin-baring ensembles as she cavorts across mini-movie's several sets."
The video opens with Jayne exiting a Lamborghini into an empty warehouse along with two backup dancers. The song begins and the three begin to twerk and perform choreography. Various scenes show Jayne licking a lollipop in a pink room while wearing pink clothing, in addition to her wearing gold clothing in a gold room while caressing her jacket seductively. Other scenes include Jayne sitting atop her Ferrari and whipping her hair back and forth. According to Us Weekly, the scene where Jayne utters "Alligator, alligator dripping stones / 18 carat, 18 carat up in my bones" reportedly refers to her relationship with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills's co-star, Lisa Vanderpump.
Formats and track listings
|1.||"How Many Fucks"||3:17|
|1.||"How Many F***s" (Autoerotique Remix)||3:09|
|2.||"How Many F***s" (DJLW Remix)||4:15|
|3.||"How Many F***s" (David Aude Remix)||5:16|
|4.||"How Many F***s" (RNG Remix)||5:36|
|US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Worldwide||April 19, 2016||Digital download||Pretty Mess Records|||
|2017||Bustle||United States||Erika Jayne Songs You Should Listen To Right Now||2|
|2017||TV Guide||United States||Every Real Housewives Song Ranked||1|
- Russell, Erica (April 19, 2016). "'RHOBH' Pop Princess Erika Jayne DGAF In New Music Video". Pop Crush. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- Brucculieri, Julia (April 20, 2016). "'Real Housewife' Erika Jayne Gives Absolutely Zero F**ks In New Music Video". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- Harwood, Erika. "Real Housewives's Erika Jayne Talks Zero–Fucks Glam And What 'Cunty' Really Means". MTV. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- Miller, Jordan. "Housewives Star Erika Jayne's New Song Is Lit". BreatheHeavy. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- Wass, Mike. "Erika Jayne's "How Many F**ks?" Video Is Something That Exists". Idolator. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Erika Jayne Released the Single "How Many F-cks?" Today, and It Is Everything Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
- Macatee, Rebecca (April 1, 2016). "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne Gives Zero "F--ks" in Her "How Many" Music Video". E! Online. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- Real, Evan (April 19, 2016). "Erika Jayne Girardi of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Has a NSFW New Video: Watch, If You Dare". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- "iTunes (U.S.) – Music – Erika Jayne – How Many F***s? – Single". iTunes (U.S.). April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- "iTunes (U.S.) – Music – Erika Jayne – How Many Fucks (Remixes) – EO". iTunes (U.S.). June 3, 2016. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- "Erika Jayne Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
- "How Many Fucks? [Explicit]". Amazon.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- Dobin, Marenah. "Erika Jayne Songs You Should Listen To Right Now". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
- "Every Real Housewives Song, Ranked | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2018-11-19.