Swan Song (song)

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"Swan Song"
Dua Lipa Swan Song.png
Single by Dua Lipa
Released24 January 2019 (2019-01-24)[1]
Format
GenreElectropop
Length3:02
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Dua Lipa singles chronology
"If Only"
(2018)
"Swan Song"
(2019)
Music video
"Swan Song" on YouTube

"Swan Song" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa. It was released as a single on 24 January 2019 by Warner Bros. Records. It supports the release and plays during the end credits of the 2019 film, Alita: Battle Angel, based on Yukito Kishiro's manga, Battle Angel Alita.[3][4][5] The music video for the song, directed by Floria Sigismondi, accompanied its release on 24 January 2019. "Swan Song" peaked at number 24 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

Announced in 2018,[6] Dua Lipa teased "Swan Song" in a clip posted to her Instagram on 3 January 2019.[7][8][9] Originally slated for release on 25 January 2019, Lipa announced that it would be released a day earlier.[10]

Composition[edit]

According to Rolling Stone, Lipa "croons over muted electronics, airy synths, stabbing brass samples and vocal chants".[11] It has been described as a "defiant number lined with excitable, percolating percussion".[12]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Swan Song" was uploaded to Lipa's YouTube account on 24 January 2019.[13] It was directed by Floria Sigismondi.[14][15][16] The video features a futuristic setting, and shows the singer walking on the "smoke-filled streets of Iron City, sporting heavy gold and silver chains over a black leather crop top and pants". Halfway through the video Lipa approaches a mirror that reflects Alita's image back at her as she matches several of Alita's martial arts moves from the film.[17][18] At the end of the video, Lipa's character transforms into Alita.[19][20]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Swan Song" peaked at number 24 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.[21][22] It also charted at numbers 27 and 31 in Scotland and Czech Republic respectively.[23][24]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[25] 68
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[26] 50
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[27] 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[28] 99
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[29] 31
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[30] 50
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[24] 31
France (SNEP)[31] 196
Germany (Official German Charts)[32] 99
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[33] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 24
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[34] 1
Netherlands (Tipparade)[35] 1
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[36] 5
Portugal (AFP)[37] 63
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[23] 27
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[38] 21
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[39] 67
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[40] 96
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 24
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[41] 4
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[42] 39
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[43] 25
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[44] 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 24 January 2019 Warner Bros. [1]
29 January 2019 Contemporary hit radio [45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ‎Swan Song (From the Motion Picture "Alita: Battle Angel") – Single by Dua Lipa on Apple Music
  2. ^ Swan Song (From the Motion Picture "Alita: Battle Angel") – YouTube
  3. ^ New 'Alita: Battle Angel' TV spot previews Dua Lipa's 'Swan Song' (VIDEO) | Showbiz | Malay Mail
  4. ^ Dua Lipa's 'Swan Song': Everything You Need To Know About Her Song For Alita: Battle... – Capital
  5. ^ Dua Lipa Is Basically WALL-E in Her New "Swan Song" Video
  6. ^ "Dua Lipa to release new single 'Swan Song' in 'Alita: Battle Angel'". Archived from the original on 28 December 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Dua Lipa Embraces Her Inner Battle Angel While Previewing 'Swan Song'". Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Dua Lipa Shares Preview Of 'Swan Song' From 'Alita: Battle Angel'". Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Dua Lipa Teases 'Swan Song': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  10. ^ Lipa, Dua [@dualipa] (17 January 2019). "my mood when I hear that we're gonna release Swan Song a day earlier because it'll be ready then so why not!! That means it's officially a one week countdown!!!! 24th Jan 2019⚔️🖤⚔️🖤 #DuAlita @AlitaMovie" (Tweet). Retrieved 3 March 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Hear Dua Lipa's Vulnerable New Track 'Swan Song' – Rolling Stone
  12. ^ Stream Dua Lipa – 'Swan Song' | New Music | Consequence of Sound
  13. ^ Dua Lipa – Swan Song – BigTop40
  14. ^ Dua Lipa lança música e clipe "Swan Song", do filme "Alita: Anjo de Combate"
  15. ^ "Dua Lipa Drops New Song and Video, 'Swan Song'". Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Watch the epic video for Dua Lipa's new single Swan Song". Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  17. ^ Dua Lipa's 'Swan Song': Watch | Billboard
  18. ^ Watch Dua Lipa's sci-fi, futuristic video for new song 'Swan Song'
  19. ^ "Dua Lipa Goes Cyberpunk in Her New Music Video". Vogue.
  20. ^ "Dua Lipa's 'Swan Song' Is Finally Here". Spin South West.
  21. ^ a b "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  22. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  24. ^ a b "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201905 into search. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  25. ^ "Australian Chart Positions" (PDF). pandora.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  26. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dua Lipa – Swan Song" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dua Lipa – Swan Song" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  28. ^ "Dua Lipa Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  29. ^ "Dua Lipa Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  30. ^ "Dua Lipa Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  31. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 8, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  32. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Dua Lipa – Swan Song". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  33. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  34. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. February 23, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019. (Subscription required (help)).
  35. ^ "Dutch Top 40 Tipparade". Dutch Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  36. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  37. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – {{{artist}}} – {{{song}}}". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  38. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201905 into search. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  39. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  40. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Dua Lipa – Swan Song". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  41. ^ "Dua Lipa Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  42. ^ "Dua Lipa Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  43. ^ "Dua Lipa Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  44. ^ "Dua Lipa Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  45. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on 27 January 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.