I Like Me Better

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"I Like Me Better"
Lauv - I Like Me Better.png
Single by Lauv
from the album I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist)
ReleasedMay 19, 2017 (2017-05-19)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016–17
Genre
Length3:17
LabelAWAL
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Lauv
Lauv singles chronology
"Reforget"
(2015)
"I Like Me Better"
(2017)
"A Different Way"
(2017)
Music video
"I Like Me Better" on YouTube

"I Like Me Better" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Lauv. It was released on May 19, 2017,[2] and is included on Lauv's compilation album I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist), which was released on May 31, 2018. It has also been used in an Android Auto app commercial[3] and in the trailer for the Netflix romantic comedy To All the Boys I've Loved Before.[4]

"I Like Me Better" reached the top ten in Australia, Austria and Germany, the top-twenty in New Zealand and Slovakia, and the top-forty in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland. In his native United States, the song was a sleeper hit, spending over six months on the US Billboard Hot 100 before reaching number 27 in September 2018.

Composition[edit]

According to the sheet music published at musicnotes.com, the song is written in the key of A major.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

After spending a number of weeks on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, "I Like Me Better" made its official debut on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 96 for the issue dated February 24, 2018. It has since reached number 27, becoming his first top-forty hit on the Hot 100. On the Mainstream Top 40 chart, "I Like Me Better" reached the top 10 after a historic 35-week climb, breaking the record for the longest time to reach the top 10 on the chart.[6]

"I Like Me Better" proved to be a strong hit in parts of Europe and Oceania. In Australia, the song peaked at number eight on the ARIA Singles Chart, with it being certified triple Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for exceeding 210,000 sales and streams. Similarly, the song peaked at number 13 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, and obtained a platinum certification there.

The song also reached success in Austria and Germany, where it peaked at numbers five and seven respectively. It ranked as the forty-second best selling song on the Official German Charts year-end list of 2017, selling 400,000 copies there.

This song was also used as the background music for the evening gown competition of Miss Universe 2018, which was held on December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Music video[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[52] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[53] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[54] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[55] 2× Platinum 160,000double-dagger
France (SNEP)[56] Gold 66,666*
Germany (BVMI)[57] Platinum 400,000^
Italy (FIMI)[58] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[59] Platinum 30,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[60] Platinum 6,000,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[61] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[62] 3× Platinum 3,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

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