Open Wide (song)

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"Open Wide"
Calvin Harris Big Sean Open Wide.jpg
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Big Sean
from the album Motion
Released 27 January 2015 (2015-01-27)
Format Digital download
Studio Fly Eye Studio
(London, England)
Length 3:07
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Calvin Harris
  • Big Sean
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Outside"
(2014)
"Open Wide"
(2015)
"Pray to God"
(2015)

"Outside"
(2014)
"Open Wide"
(2015)
"Pray to God"
(2015)
Big Sean singles chronology
"Detroit vs. Everybody"
(2014) Detroit vs. Everybody2014
"Open Wide"
(2015) Open Wide2015
"Blessings"
(2015) Blessings2015

"Open Wide" is a song by Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It features American rapper Big Sean. Originally released a promotional single on 27 October 2014, the song officially impacted rhythmic contemporary radio in the United States on 27 January 2015 as the album's fifth single. "Open Wide" is the vocal version of Harris's instrumental track "C.U.B.A", which appears as a B-side to his single "Blame".[1] It peaked at number 23 in the UK, becoming Harris's first single to miss the top 10 since 2010.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Emil Nava, and is a cinematic clip featuring a desert shoot-out. As two opposing sides blast shot after shot at each other, a ballerina dances in the middle of the gunfight, dodging bullets with the dexterity of Keanu Reeves in The Matrix.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Motion.[2]

  • Calvin Harris – vocals, all instruments, arrangement, production, songwriting
  • Big Sean – songwriting, vocals
  • Chris Galland – mixing assistance
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Ike Schultz – mixing assistance

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United Kingdom 27 October 2014 Digital download (via pre-order of Motion) [19]
United States 27 January 2015 Rhythmic contemporary radio Columbia [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynch, Joe (27 October 2014). "Calvin Harris & Big Sean's 'Open Wide' Video: Guns, Blood & Ballet". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ Motion (CD liner notes). Calvin Harris. Columbia Records. 2014. 88875008972.
  3. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 10th November 2014" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (1289): 4. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean – Open Wide" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean – Open Wide" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean – Open Wide" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean – Open Wide" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean – Open Wide". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 45, 2014". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  10. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean – Open Wide". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Search results". Billboard. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  17. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: Year End 2015". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Open Wide [Explicit]: Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  20. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.