Stir Fry (song)

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"Stir Fry"
StirFryMigosCover.jpg
Single by Migos
from the album Culture II
ReleasedDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
Length3:09
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Pharrell Williams
Migos singles chronology
"MotorSport"
(2017)
"Stir Fry"
(2017)
"Walk It Talk It"
(2018)
Music video
"Stir Fry" on YouTube

"Stir Fry" is a song recorded by American hip hop group Migos. It was released on December 20, 2017, as the second single from Migos' third studio album Culture II (2018). It was written by Quavious Marshall, Kirsnick Ball, Kiari Cephus and Pharrell Williams and produced by the latter.[1] It peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background and composition[edit]

"Stir Fry" is unusual compared to Migos' traditional Atlanta-style trap sound. In an interview with Beats 1's Ebro Darden, the group revealed the instrumental for the song was originally intended for an unreleased T.I. song in 2008. Quavo stated that "Pharrell said that he was waiting for this moment."[2]

The song was used for the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork gave the song a positive review saying that, "The song's interlocking polyrhythms—bongos, cricket-like whistles, clicking trap hi-hats, and slowed-down snares sampled from the Mohawks' "Champ"—are a beauty to behold. It's a disorienting maze of sounds, a beat that's difficult to wrap your head around, let alone rap over."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on January 28, 2018. Directed by Sing Lee and Quavo, the video features the trio dressed as martial artists gambling in a Chinese restaurant with Pharrell Williams. At the end of the video, the trio clash with an opposing gang.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[6]

  • Pharrell Williams – production
  • Colin Leonard – master engineering
  • DJ Durel – engineering
  • Mike Larson – engineering
  • Thomas Cullison – engineering
  • Thomas "Tillie" Mann – mixing
  • Leslie Braithwaite – mixing

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[29] Platinum 80,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[30] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[32] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Migos Serve Up 'Stir Fry' With Pharrell Williams on New Song". Billboard. December 20, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Pharrell Sat on the Beat for Migos' "Stir Fry" for Almost Ten Years". Noisey. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Migos' 'Stir Fry' Is the Official Song for NBA All-Star Weekend 2018". Billboard. December 26, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  4. ^ ""Stir Fry" by Migos Review – Pitchfork". Pitchfork. December 20, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Migos 'Stir Fry' Video is a Wild Action Flick: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Stir Fry / Migos TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Migos – Stir Fry". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Migos – Stir Fry" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Migos Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ - SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201805 into search. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) - SNEP (Week 5, 2018)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Migos". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Migos – Stir Fry" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Migos – Stir Fry". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Migos – Stir Fry". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201805 into search. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Migos – Stir Fry". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Migos – Stir Fry". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "Migos Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  22. ^ "Migos Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  23. ^ "Migos Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  24. ^ "Migos Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  25. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  26. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  27. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  28. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. April 2, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  29. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Migos – Stir Fry". Music Canada. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  30. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Migos – Stir Fry". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  31. ^ "British single certifications – Migos – Stir Fry". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 3, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Stir Fry in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  32. ^ "American single certifications – Migos – Stir Fry". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 13, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.