Sexual (song)

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"Sexual"
Neiked - Sexual.png
Original artwork. The iTunes artwork depicts the same picture, pixellated.[1]
Single by Neiked featuring Dyo
Released 26 August 2016
Format Digital download
Genre Pop[2]
Length 3:08
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Victor Rådström
Neiked singles chronology
"Sand & Lead"
(2016)
"Sexual"
(2016)
"Sand & Lead"
(2016)
"Sexual"
(2016)
Dyo singles chronology
"Reload"
(2013)
"Sexual"
(2016)

"Sexual" (also known as "Sensual" in censored versions)[3] is a song by Swedish producer Neiked featuring vocals from English singer Dyo.[4] It was released for digital download on 26 August 2016 through Neiked Collective, Casablanca Records, Polydor Records, and Republic Records.[5][6]

Composition[edit]

"Sexual" is a high-energy pop track and has been described as having elements of funk.[7][8]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike Wass of Idolator described the song as a "future hit" and claimed that Dyo's vocals sounded like "Kiiara [if she] took a handful of happy pills".[9] Ed Roche of PintOfPop.com praised the song for its hypnotic effect and Dyo's singing.[8]

Oliver Nelson Remix[edit]

In response to the Oliver Nelson remix of the song, Perez Hilton described the song as "killer" and that he predicted it was "soon to be burning up dancefloors worldwide".[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song was a commercial success in the United Kingdom and Australia. On the UK Singles Chart dated 8 September 2016, the song debuted at number 83. Eight weeks later, on the chart dated 3 November 2016, the song rose to number 6, becoming Neiked's first top ten hit, and Dyo's fifth.[11] On its fifteen week on the chart, dated 15 December 2016, the song moved to number five, becoming Dyo's fourth top five hit.[12] On the Australian Singles Chart dated 6 November 2016, "Sexual" debuted at number 33. On the chart dated 21 November 2016, it rose to number four, where it peaked.[13]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[37] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[38] Gold 15,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[39] Gold 30,000^
France (SNEP)[40] Gold 75,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[41] Platinum 30,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[42] Platinum 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[43] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide 26 August 2016 Digital download
[44]
Italy 2 September 2016 Contemporary hit radio Universal [45]
United States 8 November 2016 Rhythmic contemporary Republic [46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sexual (feat. Dyo) - Single by NEIKED on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Bleach, Thomas (14 August 2016). "Neiked 's latest single will make you 'Sexual". Fashion Weekly. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sensual (feat. Dyo)". BBC. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Hermanson, Niklas (22 September 2016). "Exposed: Neiked's "Sexual" is Breaking the Internet". Umusic. Universal Music Canada. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sexual - Neiked". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sexual". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "NEIKED SEXUAL". All Things Go Music. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Roche, Ed (11 October 2016). "The Lazy Review: Neiked ft. Dyo – Sexual". Pint of Pop. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  9. ^ Wass, Mike (2 November 2016). "Future Hit: NEIKED & Dyo’s "Sexual" Is Going To Be Big". Idolator. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Hilton, Perez (4 November 2016). "Listen To This: Feeling The Way That They Feel!". Perez Hilton. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  11. ^ Anderton, Joe (28 October 2016). "Little Mix make it a second week at No.1 with 'Shout Out to My Ex'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  12. ^ White, Jack (9 December 2016). "Clean Bandit score their longest-running Number 1 single with Rockabye". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
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  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
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  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  17. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201650 into search. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  18. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201650 into search. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 43, 2016". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 4, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  22. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Sexual". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  23. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  24. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  25. ^ "VG-lista - Neiked". VG-lista. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  26. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  27. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  28. ^ "Archive Chart: 2016-11-11". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  29. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201649 into search. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  30. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  31. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  32. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  33. ^ "Archive Chart: 2016-12-09" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Neiked – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for Neiked. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  35. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2016". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  36. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 – 2016". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  37. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  38. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2016". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  39. ^ "Danish single certifications – Neiked – Sexual". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 13 April 2017.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website
  40. ^ "French single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  41. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  42. ^ "Norwegian single certifications" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  43. ^ "British single certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  44. ^ Worldwide releases for digital single of "Once in a While":
  45. ^ "NEIKED "Sexual" (Radio Date: 02/09/2016)". radiodate.it. Radio Airplay S.R.L. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  46. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Retrieved 23 October 2016.