Slide (H.E.R. song)

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"Slide"
H.E.R. - Slide.png
Single by H.E.R. featuring YG
from the album TBA
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
Recorded2018—2019
Genre
Length3:58
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Cardo
H.E.R. singles chronology
"21"
(2019)
"Slide"
(2019)
"Slow Down"
(2019)
YG singles chronology
"Feel Up"
(2019)
"Slide"
(2019)
"Mamacita"
(2019)
Music video
"Slide" on YouTube

"Slide" is a song by American singer H.E.R. featuring YG. It was released as a single on September 27, 2019. A remix featuring Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown was released in January 2020.

Background[edit]

H.E.R. debuted the song "Slide" during her set at the Lights On Festival.[1][2] It was released as a single on September 27, 2019.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Slide" was premiered by Complex on October 17, 2019[4] before its official release the following day.[5] It was directed by Mike Ho and filmed in different locations in California, including the Grand Lake Theatre and the West Oakland station.[6] The video opens with a recording of H.E.R.'s performance at the Concord Pavilion for the inaugural Lights On Festival.[6][7] Other scenes feature dance numbers, bikers, graffiti and ghost riding.[4][5]

Commercial performance[edit]

On the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated January 4, 2020, "Slide" debuted at 85.[8] It has peaked at #54,[9] becoming H.E.R.'s highest entry on the chart.[10] It also hit several other Billboard charts, including the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay in which it peaked at 17.[11]

In New Zealand, it did not reach the Official Top 40 Singles but peaked at 23 on the Hot 40 Singles.[12]

Live performances[edit]

H.E.R. recorded a live version of "Slide" at Vevo's New York City studios. She performed the song alongside a keyboardist, a bassist and a percussionist. It was published on December 17, 2019.[13]

She performed "Slide" while playing the guitar during an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers aired in January 2020.[14] YG's verse was replaced by an instrumental intro played by H.E.R.'s drummer and bassist.[15]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[16]

  • H.E.R. - associated performer, composer, lyricist
  • YG - associated performer, composer, lyricist
  • Cardo - producer, composer, lyricist
  • Charles Carter - composer, lyricist
  • Elijah Dias - composer, lyricist
  • Jermaine Dupri - composer, lyricist
  • Roger Parker - composer, lyricist
  • Shawn Carter - composer, lyricist
  • Steven Arrington - composer, lyricist
  • Tiara Thomas - composer, lyricist
  • Waung Hankerson - composer, lyricist
  • Dave Kutch - mastering engineer
  • Jaycen Joshua - mixing engineer
  • Dee Brown - recording engineer
  • Miki Tsutsumi - engineer
  • Alex Pyle - assistant engineer
  • Ayana Depas - assistant engineer
  • DJ Riggins - assistant engineer
  • Jacob Richards - assistant engineer
  • Lou Carrao - assistant engineer
  • Mike Seaberg - assistant engineer

Remix[edit]

"Slide (Remix)"
Song by H.E.R. featuring Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown
ReleasedJanuary 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)
Length4:56
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Cardo

The official remix featuring Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown instead of YG was released on January 15, 2020.[17][18][19] It features the same base instrumental as the original version with three additional verses performed by Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown.[20]

The remix peaked at 32 on New Zealand's Hot 40 Singles chart.[21]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019-20) Peak
position
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[12] 23
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[21]
Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown remix
32
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 23
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[23] 11
US Rolling Stone Top 100[24] 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Music: H.E.R. feat. YG - 'Slide'". Rap-Up. September 27, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Kellem, Joshua (September 27, 2019). "HER And YG Romanticize Ghetto Love On Her Sophisticated Song 'Slide'". Uproxx. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  3. ^ Saponara, Michael (September 27, 2019). "H.E.R. Recruits YG to Play Bonnie & Clyde on Steamy 'Slide'". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Espinoza, Joshua (October 17, 2019). "Premiere: H.E.R. Puts on for the Bay Area in New "Slide" Video f/ YG". Complex. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Saponara, Michael (October 18, 2019). "H.E.R. & YG Rep the West Coast in Dance-Heavy 'Slide' Video". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "H.E.R. & YG's New Video for "Slide" Is a Celebration of West Coast Culture". Hypebeast. October 17, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  7. ^ Droke, Carolyn (October 18, 2019). "H.E.R. And YG Ride Around The Bay Area In Their 'Slide' Video". Uproxx. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Mamo, Heran (January 2, 2020). "Here Are the Lyrics to H.E.R.'s 'Slide,' Feat. YG". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  9. ^ "Listen: H.E.R. Taps Chris Brown, Boogie wit da Hoodie, & Pop Smoke for 'Slide (Remix)'". Urban96 Radio Network. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "HER Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  11. ^ Gracie, Bianca (January 24, 2020). "Grammy Darling H.E.R. Explains 'Why Authenticity Is Coming Back' to R&B". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Hot 40 Singles". Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  13. ^ Williams, Candice (December 17, 2019). "Watch now: H.E.R. releases live version of "Slide"". ABC News Radio. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  14. ^ "VIDEO: H.E.R. Performs 'Slide' on Late Night With Seth Meyers". BroadwayWorld. January 7, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  15. ^ "H.E.R. Switches Things Up To 'Slide' Through 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'". SoulBounce. January 7, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "H.E.R. - "Slide" - Credits". Tidal. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  17. ^ "H.E.R. Enlists Chris Brown, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Pop Smoke for Sultry 'Slide' Remix". Billboard. January 16, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  18. ^ "H.E.R. Taps Chris Brown, Pop Smoke & A Boogie wit da Hoodie for 'Slide' Remix". Rap-Up. January 16, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  19. ^ "H.E.R. – Slide (Remix) Ft. Pop Smoke, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie & Chris Brown". Singersroom. January 16, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  20. ^ Johnson, Patrick (January 16, 2020). "H.E.R. Taps Pop Smoke, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown for "Slide" Remix". Hypebeast. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  21. ^ a b "Hot 40 Singles". Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  22. ^ "HER Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  23. ^ "HER Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  24. ^ "Top 100 Songs". Rolling Stone. January 30, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2020.