Summer (Calvin Harris song)

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"Summer"
Calvin Harris - Summer.png
Single by Calvin Harris
from the album Motion
Released 14 March 2014 (2014-03-14)
Format
Recorded Fly Eye Studio (London)
Genre
Length 3:44
Label
Songwriter(s) Calvin Harris
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Under Control"
(2013)
"Summer"
(2014)
"Blame"
(2014)
"Under Control"
(2013)
"Summer"
(2014)
"Blame"
(2014)
Music video
"Summer" on YouTube

"Summer" is a song by Scottish recording artist Calvin Harris, released on 14 March 2014 as the second single from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014).[1] Like his previous single "Feel So Close", Harris returns as a vocalist on "Summer".[2] The accompanying music video was directed by Emil Nava and premiered on 6 April 2014.

The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Harris's sixth UK number-one single.[3] It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his second top ten hit as a lead artist and third overall, and had sold over a million copies in the United States as of July 2014,[4] "Summer" has received nominations for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year at the 2015 Brit Awards.[5]

Background[edit]

On 11 March 2014, Harris posted fifteen-second clips of the song on Instagram up until 14 March, when it was released digitally in certain territories and made its radio debut on Capital FM.[6]

"Summer" is composed in the key of G major and has a tempo of 128 beats per minute. It follows the chord progression C–Em–D–Am–G/B–C.[7] Harris's vocal range spans from G3 to D5.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed to positive reviews. Lewis Corner of Digital Spy rated "Summer" three-and-a-half out of five stars, calling it "a bright and vibrant banger destined to soundtrack the warmer months".[8] Jamieson Cox of Time magazine felt that the song "doesn't have much lyrical meat on its bones, but coming on the heels of one of the most severe winters in recent memory, listeners are likely hungry for anything that suggests a warmer, sunnier season. One of Harris' trademark gigantic synth hooks doesn't hurt its digestibility, either."[9] Robbie Daw of Idolator viewed the track as "a shameless bid at nabbing an 'Umbrella'/'California Gurls'/'Blurred Lines'-like Song Of The Summer anthem".[10]

In September 2014, "Summer" was named the song of the summer by Spotify; it was the most listened track since June 2014 with more than 160 million plays.[11] Time listed "Summer" as the seventh worst song of 2014.[12]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Summer" was directed by Emil Nava and premiered on 6 April 2014,[13][14] with a cameo appearance by English actor Jason Statham.[15]

As of May 2017, the music video has received over 1.1 billion views on YouTube.[16]

Track listings[edit]

Digital single[17]
No. Title Length
1. "Summer" 3:44

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[94] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[95] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[96] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[97] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Germany (BVMI)[98] Platinum 400,000^
Italy (FIMI)[99] 3× Platinum 90,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[100] 2× Platinum 120,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[101] Gold 0*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[102] 5× Platinum 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[103] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[104] Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[105] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[106] 3× Platinum 3,000,000[4]dagger
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[107] 2× Platinum 5,200,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[108] Platinum 8,000,000^

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

dagger Since May 2013, RIAA certifications for digital singles include on-demand audio and/or video song streams in addition to downloads, resulting in the 3× Platinum certification for the track.[109]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Australia 14 March 2014 Digital download Sony [110]
New Zealand [17]
United States 18 March 2014 Columbia [111]
United Kingdom 24 March 2014 Contemporary hit radio [112]
United States 25 March 2014 Columbia [113]
Germany 25 April 2014 Digital download Sony [114]
Ireland
  • Deconstruction
  • Fly Eye
  • Columbia
[115]
United Kingdom 27 April 2014 [116]
Germany 9 May 2014 CD single Sony [18]
Australia 20 June 2014 Digital EP – remixes [19]
France [117]
Germany [118]
Ireland
  • Deconstruction
  • Fly Eye
  • Columbia
[119]
United Kingdom [120]
United States Columbia [121]

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