I Know What You Did Last Summer (song)

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"I Know What You Did Last Summer"
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - I Know What You Did Last Summer.png
Single by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
from the album Handwritten (Revisited)
Released November 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre Pop
Length 3:43
Label Island
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Shawn Mendes singles chronology
"Stitches"
(2015)
"I Know What You Did Last Summer"
(2015)
"Treat You Better"
(2016)
Camila Cabello singles chronology
"I Know What You Did Last Summer"
(2015)
"Bad Things"
(2016)
Music video
"I Know What You Did Last Summer" on YouTube

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" is a song by Canadian singer Shawn Mendes and Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello. It was released as the lead single from the 2015 re-release of his debut studio album Handwritten via Island Records on November 18, 2015. It reached the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and on the Canadian Hot 100. Mendes and Cabello promoted the song with several televised performances, including on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and at the 2016 People's Choice Awards.

Background and composition[edit]

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" was written backstage spontaneously on one of Taylor Swift's The 1989 World Tour stops, in which Mendes was an opening act and Cabello was the surprise guest as part of the group Fifth Harmony. "We were just backstage. There were like 100 people in my dressing room at the time, and it was madness back there, but I had this guitar and I was just jamming out, and we basically wrote a pre-chorus and a chorus in like 30 minutes," Mendes said in a video released about the making of this song. "And we planned to go into the studio, and it was like an 11-hour studio session where we finished writing the song." After a live performance on Live with Kelly and Michael, Cabello said, "We were just kind of jamming out. We weren’t really just writing a song. We kind of started spitting out melodies and put lyrics to it; I don't think we knew we had a song."[1][2]

The artists co-wrote "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with its producers Ido Zmishlany and Noel Zancanella, with Bill Withers and Ryan Tedder receiving songwriting credits for the sampling of his 1971 single "Ain't No Sunshine". Cabello described "I Know What You Did Last Summer" as a "conversation between two people in a relationship where it's dying, but nobody wants to admit that it's dying."[1] The song is sung in A minor, with a tempo of 114 bpm and a time signature of 4
4
.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" debuted at number ninety-seven on Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated December 5, 2015 and jumped to number fifty-five on the following week. On the week ending January 9, 2016, the song jumped from number forty-six to number thirty-three. The song has since peaked at number twenty for the chart dated January 30, 2016, becoming Mendes' second top 20 single, after "Stitches", which peaked at number four on October 31, 2015.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released on November 20, 2015 and was directed by Ryan Pallotta. In the video, Mendes and Cabello, ages 17 and 18 respectively at the time of the making of the song and filming of the video, are seen walking through a dark and desolated landscape. Cabello sings about how she cheated on Mendes but tries to convince him she did not mean to. They keep trying to walk towards each other but aren't moving. They are seen weathering a sandstorm, followed by a snowstorm and a rainstorm which culminates in a standoff of sorts as they desperately attempt to repair their relationship.[2] The music video has over 249 million views as of February 2018.

Live performances[edit]

Mendes and Cabello's first televised performance of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" was on Live with Kelly and Michael on November 20, 2015.[2] They also performed the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 24, 2015,[4] and at Pitbull's New Year's Revolution on December 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.[5] Mendes and Cabello performed the track again on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 4, 2016.[6]

Preceded by a performance of "Stitches", Mendes and Cabello sang "I Know What You Did Last Summer" at the 2016 People's Choice Awards.[7] They also performed together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 17, 2016.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Fan Fave Video Won
Best Pop Video Won
Video of the Year Nominated
Premios Juventud Favorite Hit Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Breakup Song Nominated

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[43] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[44] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[45] Gold 45,000^
Italy (FIMI)[46] Gold 25,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[47] Gold 30,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[48] Gold 15,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[49] Platinum 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[50] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[51] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[52] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

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

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