Pray to God (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Pray to God"
Calvin Harris - Pray to God (feat. Haim).png
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Haim
from the album Motion
Released 2 February 2015 (2015-02-02)
Format
Studio
Genre House
Length 3:52
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Calvin Harris
  • Ariel Rechtshaid
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Open Wide"
(2015)
"Pray to God"
(2015)
"How Deep Is Your Love"
(2015)

"Open Wide"
(2015)
"Pray to God"
(2015)
"How Deep Is Your Love"
(2015)
Haim singles chronology
"My Song 5"
(2014) My Song 52014
"Pray to God"
(2015) Pray to God2015
"Want You Back"
(2017) Want You Back2017
Music video
"Pray to God" on YouTube

"Pray to God" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, featuring vocals from American rock band Haim. It was released on 2 February 2015 as the sixth and final single from Harris' fourth studio album, Motion (2014). The song attained moderate commercial success, reaching the top 10 in Australia, whilst claiming a top 40 position in the United Kingdom—his second single to miss the top 10 since 2010. The song is co-produced and -written by Haim's regular producer Ariel Rechtshaid.

Composition[edit]

"Pray to God" is a house song.[1] According to the sheet music published at MusicNotes.com, it is written in the key of G minor. It has a tempo of 126 bpm.[2] Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone said the song recalled Fleetwood Mac-esque harmonies.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Pray to God" was directed by Emil Nava and premiered on 10 February 2015.[4] The video features Haim wearing all-black clothes in a variety of natural settings, including snow-capped mountains and the woods, surrounded by animals such as wolves, rabbits, bears, eagles, and lions. Harris does not appear in the video.

Track listings[edit]

CD single — 88875087272 (Deconstruction/Fly Eye/Columbia)[5]
No.TitleLength
1."Pray to God" (featuring Haim)3:54
2."Pray to God" (featuring Haim) (Calvin Harris vs. Mike Pickering Hacienda remix)3:44

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Motion.[9]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[43] Platinum 70,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[44] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[45] Silver 200,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United Kingdom 2 February 2015 Contemporary hit radio [46]
Ireland 6 March 2015 Digital download [6]
United Kingdom 9 March 2015 [47]
Italy 27 March 2015 Contemporary hit radio Sony [48]
United States 21 April 2015 Columbia [49]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carley, Brennan (28 October 2014). "Haim Join Calvin Harris on Fuzzy House Cut 'Pray to God'". Spin. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Calvin Harris "Pray to God" Sheet Music. musicnotes.com
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (11 February 2015). "Haim and Calvin Harris Share Spellbinding 'Pray to God' Video". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Beauchemin, Molly (10 February 2015). "Haim and Calvin Harris Share Majestic "Pray to God" Video". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Calvin Harris Feat. Haim – Pray To God (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Pray to God (Calvin Harris vs Mike Pickering Hacienda Remix) [feat. HAIM] - Single by Calvin Harris". iTunes. 
  7. ^ "Calvin Harris, Mike Pickering, Calvin Harris, HAIM — Pray To God (Calvin Harris vs Mike Pickering Hacienda Remix) [Fly Eye Records] :: Beatport". beatport.com. 
  8. ^ "Pray to God (Remixes) [feat. HAIM] - Single by Calvin Harris". iTunes. 
  9. ^ Motion (CD liner notes). Calvin Harris. Columbia Records. 2014. 88875008972. 
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  11. ^ "ARIA Dance Singles Chart". ARIA Charts. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Chart Track: Week 14, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  22. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Calvin Harris feat. Haim" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  24. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  25. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  26. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God". VG-lista. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  27. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  28. ^ "Top 5 Airplay TV". Polish Video Chart. ZPAV. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  29. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  30. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  31. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  32. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  33. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  34. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  35. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  36. ^ "Search results". Billboard. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  37. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  38. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  39. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  40. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  41. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  42. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  43. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 23 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  44. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Calvin Harris – Pray to God" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  45. ^ "British single certifications – Calvin Harris feat. Haim – Pray to God". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 May 2016.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Pray to God in the search field and then press Enter.
  46. ^ "BBC – Radio 1 – Playlist". BBC Radio 1. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  47. ^ "The Playlist, January 30, 2015". Music Week. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  48. ^ "CALVIN HARRIS - Pray to God (feat. Haim) (Sony) - Radio Date 27/03/2015". radioairplay.fm. 
  49. ^ "Top 40/Mainstream future releases". All Access.