Run Up

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"Run Up"
Major Lazer - Run Up.png
Single by Major Lazer featuring PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj
from the album Major Lazer Essentials
ReleasedJanuary 26, 2017 (2017-01-26)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenreDancehall
Length3:23
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Major Lazer singles chronology
"Believer"
(2016)
"Run Up"
(2017)
"Know No Better"
(2017)
PartyNextDoor singles chronology
"Not Nice"
(2016)
"Run Up"
(2017)
"Still Got Time"
(2017)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Like a Star"
(2016)
"Run Up"
(2017)
"Swalla"
(2017)

"Run Up" is a song by American electronic band Major Lazer. The song features Canadian musician PartyNextDoor, and American rapper Nicki Minaj. The song was released on YouTube in January 26, 2017, by Mad Decent and Because Music. The song was written by primary Major Lazer member Diplo, Stargate, PartyNextDoor, Minaj, and Phillip Meckseper, while the song's production was handled by Major Lazer, Stargate, and Jr Blender.[1][2][3]

Composition[edit]

"Run Up" has a length of three minutes and twenty-three seconds. According to the sheet music published by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc on Musicnotes.com, it's written in the key of E Major set in a 4
4
time signature
at a moderate tempo of 108 beats per minute. The vocal range spans from the low note C3 to the high note C5, while the music follows the chord progression of A–Cm–E–B.[4] Musically, "Run Up" is a dancehall song.[5][6][7] PartyNextDoor and Minaj sing using the Jamaican Patois accent.[8]

Reception[edit]

"Run Up" received generally positive reviews from music critics. Reviewing the song, Ryan Reed from Rolling Stone described it as "a suave blend of high-pitched vocal samples, warped guitar chords and a signature Caribbean music groove."[1] Him praised the presence of Minaj and PartyNextDoor on the song, "PartyNextDoor croons smooth come-ons throughout the track, but Minaj amps up the intensity with a reliably boastful verse." Kat Being of Billboard call it as "a great follow-up to "Cold Water" (2016).[3] Bianca Gracie from Fuse gave a positive review to the song, writing, "Minaj and Party bring their Trinidadian and Jamaican roots to the track, as the rapstress drops boastful verses laced with swagger, sex appeal and patois." The written also praised the vocal of the singer PartyNextDoor on the song, she wrote: "PartyNextDoor adds his crooning vocals to the opening and hook, which is backed by Major Lazer's island-tinged production."[8]

Spin's Brian Josephs commented that the song used "dancehall-inspired production that Drake pimped and Tory Lanez bit." He also praised the feature vocalist on the song writing that "PartyNextDoor and Minaj are charismatic enough to make his a summer banger that’s dropped a couple of months early."[5] Dani Schwartz of the site HotNewHipHop also gave a positive review to the song praising the choice of the singers in the song, she describing its as a "only natural, then, they enlist PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj, two artists with Caribbean roots."[9]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[43] Platinum 70,000^
France (SNEP)[44] Platinum 150,000*
Germany (BVMI)[45] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[46] Platinum 50,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[47] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[48] Gold 400,000double-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
Worldwide January 26, 2017 Digital download
Italy[49] Contemporary hit radio Warner

References[edit]

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