I'm a Mess (Bebe Rexha song)

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"I'm a Mess"
Single by Bebe Rexha
from the album Expectations
Released June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15)[1]
Format
Genre
Length 3:15
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jussifer
  • Devon Corey
Bebe Rexha singles chronology
"Girls"
(2018)
"I'm a Mess"
(2018)

"I'm a Mess" is a song recorded by American singer Bebe Rexha for her debut studio album, Expectations (2018). It was released as the first single of the album on June 15, 2018, following an early radio release in the United States.[2] The song is produced by Jussifer and Devon Corey. According to the singer, the song is about accepting your own imperfections, and not dwelling on them but rather celebrating them.[3]

Composition[edit]

"I'm a Mess" contains an interpolation of the 1997 song "Bitch", performed by Meredith Brooks.[4][5] It was written by Rexha alongside Justin Tranter and Jussifer, while the latter handled production with Devon Corey.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sophie Muller and premiered on July 19, 2018.[7]

Release[edit]

On September 18, 2017, a snippet of the track was shared by Rexha via an Instagram story. The second snippet was released on April 20, 2018.[8]

Live performances[edit]

Rexha performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,[9] and on the Teen Choice Awards, she is also set to perform at the iHeart Radio Music Festival along with the song "Meant to Be". Bebe also performed "I'm a Mess" on the TV show Big Brother and America's Got Talent.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100)[10] 84
Australia (ARIA)[11] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 30
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 25
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[15] 29
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 86
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[17] 31
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 40
Malaysia (RIM)[19] 15
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[20] 18
Norway (VG-lista)[21] 29
Portugal (AFP)[22] 90
Romania (Airplay 100)[23] 87
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[24] 77
Singapore (RIAS)[25] 10
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[26] 79
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[27] 34
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 93
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[30] 77
US Billboard Hot 100[31] 36
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[32] 23
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[33] 9

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States June 2018 Warner Bros. [34]
Italy 22 June 2018 Contemporary hit radio [35]
United States 16 July 2018 Hot adult contemporary [36][37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bebe Rexha on Twitter". June 6, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Bebe Rexha on Twitter: "We sent all the radio stations a version so they can live with it & hopefully like it enough to play it. Some stations loved it & played it"". June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bebe Rexha on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Bebe Rexha's New Song 'I'm a Mess' Adding '90s Hit 'Bitch' Songwriters to Credits". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  5. ^ Angermiller, Michele Amabile (2018-06-15). "Bebe Rexha's 'I'm a Mess' Gives Belated Credit to Writers of 1997 Hit 'Bitch'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  6. ^ "Tune. Bebe Rexha's "I'm A Mess" Is An Emo Anthem". idolator. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  7. ^ "Bebe Rexha I'm a Mess Music Video Celebrates Her Faults". 23 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Bebe Rexha – I'm a Mess (Snippet)". YouTube. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Legaspi, Althea (2018-06-26). "Bebe Rexha Navigates a Hospital for 'I'm a Mess' on 'Fallon'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  10. ^ "Argentina Hot 100 – Semana del 13 de Octubre del 2018". Billboard Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bebe Rexha – I'm a Mess". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bebe Rexha – I'm a Mess" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bebe Rexha – I'm a Mess" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Bebe Rexha Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201834 into search. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bebe Rexha – I'm a Mess". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  19. ^ "Top 20 Most Streamed International & Domestic Singles in Malaysia" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  20. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  21. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 37, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  22. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Bebe Rexha – I'm a Mess". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  23. ^ Arvunescu, Victor (September 2, 2018). "Top Airplay 100 – Toamna începe... tot cu Mahmut Orhan!" [Top Airplay 100 – Fall starts off... with Mahmut Orhan!] (in Romanian). Un site de muzică. Archived from the original on September 2, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  25. ^ "RIAS TOP 30 DIGITAL STREAMING CHART 2018 WEEK 31" (PDF). RIAS. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  26. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201839 into search. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  27. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201835 into search. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  28. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 35, 31 augusti 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bebe Rexha – I'm a Mess". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  30. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  31. ^ "Bebe Rexha Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  32. ^ "Bebe Rexha Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  33. ^ "Bebe Rexha Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  34. ^ Cardoza, Riley (13 August 2018). "Bebe Rexha Dances On A Giant Bed For Amazing 'I'm A Mess' Performance At TCAs".
  35. ^ http://radiodate.it/radio-date/bebe-rexha-i-m-a-mess-178052-22-06-2018-radiodate/
  36. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  37. ^ Cardoza, Riley (13 August 2018). "Bebe Rexha Dances On A Giant Bed For Amazing 'I'm A Mess' Performance At TCAs".

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