Middle (song)

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"Middle"
DJSnakeMiddle.jpg
Single by DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine
from the album Encore
Released16 October 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreEDM, House, Bass music[1]
Length3:40
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
DJ Snake singles chronology
"Lean On"
(2015)
"Middle"
(2015)
"Talk"
(2016)
Bipolar Sunshine singles chronology
"Daydreamer"
(2015)
"Middle"
(2015)
"Whole Heart"
(2016)
Music video
"Middle" on YouTube

"Middle" is a song by French DJ and electronic music producer DJ Snake featuring vocals from British singer Bipolar Sunshine. The song was released as a single on 16 October 2015 by Interscope Records. In July 2016, the song was announced as the lead single from DJ Snake's debut album, Encore (2016). It was written by William Grigahcine, Aaron Kleinstub and Adio Marchant, and produced by the latter of two.

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly writer Chuck Arnold called it a "breezy twirler that achieves after-hours airiness."[2] Ed Ledsham of Drowned in Sound put it alongside "Talk" for their "finer qualities of contemporary pop-dance" and the vocal talents of their respective featured artists, noting how Bipolar Sunshine's delivery was "particularly unique."[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on March 16, 2016 on DJ Snake's YouTube account on Vevo.[4] It was directed by Colin Tilley and features The Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson and actress Kiersey Clemons.[5]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 48
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 29
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 8
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 20
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[11] 18
France (SNEP)[12] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 49
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 17
Italy (FIMI)[15] 42
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 41
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 13
Portugal (AFP)[18] 22
South Africa (EMA)[19] 4
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[20] 62
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 37
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 42
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[23] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 20
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[26] 3
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[27] 33
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[28] 13
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[29] 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
Australia (ARIA)[30] 56
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[31] 85
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[32] 28
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[33] 48
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[34] 93
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[35] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[36] 81
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[37] 47
US Billboard Hot 100[38] 80
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[39] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[40] 49

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[41] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[42] Platinum 40,000*
Germany (BVMI)[43] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[44] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[45] 2× Platinum 30,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[46] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[47] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cameron, John. "DJ Snake's Got Another Hit On His Hands With Middle". We Got This Covered. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Arnold, Chuck (4 August 2016). "DJ Snake's 'Encore'". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  3. ^ Ledsham, Ed (15 August 2016). "Album Review: DJ Snake - Encore". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvPT2QuCIOA
  5. ^ "'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson Becomes A Superhero in DJ Snake's 'Middle' Video". Billboard. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  10. ^ "DJ Snake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201613 into search.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Top Digital – Classifica settimanale WK 23 (dal 2016-06-03 al 2016-06-09)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  17. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com - Singles (Week 14)". Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  19. ^ "EMA Top 10 Airplay: Week Ending 2016-02-23". Entertainment Monitoring Africa. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  20. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle" Canciones Top 50.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  23. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  24. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  25. ^ "DJ Snake Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  26. ^ "DJ Snake Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  27. ^ "DJ Snake Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  28. ^ "DJ Snake Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  29. ^ "DJ Snake Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  30. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2016". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  31. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2016". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  32. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2016". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  33. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Jaaroverzichten - Single 2016". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  35. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2016". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  36. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2016 – hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  37. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 – 2016". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  38. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  39. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  40. ^ "Pop Songs: Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  41. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2016 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  42. ^ "Universal Music Brasil". Universal Music. Instagram. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  43. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine; 'Middle')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  44. ^ "Italian single certifications – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "2016" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Middle" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  45. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  46. ^ "British single certifications – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Middle in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  47. ^ "American single certifications – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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