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
from the album Best of Hard Drive
Released26 August 2016
FormatDigital download
GenrePop[2]
Length3:08
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Victor Rådström
Neiked singles chronology
"Sand & Lead"
(2016)
"Sexual"
(2016)
"Call Me"
(2017)
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]

Maroon 5[edit]

Maroon 5's 2017 single "What Lovers Do" contains interpolations of "Sexual", therefore Victor Rådström and Dyo are credited as songwriters.[10]

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".[11]

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.[12] On its fifteen week on the chart, dated 15 December 2016, the song moved to number five, becoming Dyo's fourth top five hit.[13] 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.[14]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[45] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[46] Gold 15,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[47] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[48] Platinum 150,000*
Germany (BVMI)[49] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[50] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[51] Platinum 30,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[52] Platinum 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[53] 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
[54]
Italy 2 September 2016 Contemporary hit radio Universal [55]
United States 8 November 2016 Rhythmic contemporary Republic [56]

References[edit]

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  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.
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  9. ^ Wass, Mike (2 November 2016). "Future Hit: NEIKED & Dyo's "Sexual" Is Going To Be Big". Idolator. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do feat. SZA on Discogs".
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  47. ^ "Danish single certifications – Neiked – Sexual". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 13 April 2017. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2017 to obtain certification.
  48. ^ "French single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  49. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Neiked feat. Dyo; 'Sexual')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  50. ^ "Italian single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 7 May 2018. Select "2018" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Sexual" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
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  54. ^ Worldwide releases for digital single of "Once in a While":
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  56. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Retrieved 23 October 2016.