The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)

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"The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)"
Bebe rexha-the way i are (dance with somebody).jpg
Single by Bebe Rexha featuring Lil Wayne
from the album All Your Fault: Pt. 2
ReleasedMay 19, 2017 (2017-05-19)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:07
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Joel Little
  • Jonas Jeberg
Bebe Rexha singles chronology
"I Got You"
(2016)
"The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)"
(2017)
"Back to You"
(2017)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"I'm the One"
(2017)
"The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)"
(2017)
"Love U Better"
(2017)

"The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)" is a song recorded by American singer Bebe Rexha featuring American rapper Lil Wayne, from her third extended play (EP) All Your Fault: Pt. 2. It was released on 19 May 2017, by Warner Bros. Records as the lead single from the EP.[2][3][4] The single was leaked a week before its release, though it was deleted soon after.[5] The single was serviced to pop radio on June 6, 2017.[6]

Composition[edit]

"The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)" samples Whitney Houston's single "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)".[5][7][8][9]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike Wass of Idolator gave the song a positive review, calling the single "instantly hummable and sweet relief from the endless stream of left-of-center pop songs on radio."[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video directed by Director X was released on June 1, 2017. The fashion for the music video was inspired by vintage movies such as Grease.[10] The video features video game Just Dance 2018 which the song is featured on.[11]

Live performances[edit]

Bebe Rexha and Lil Wayne performed the single together on Jimmy Kimmel! Live.[12] Rexha later performed a solo version of the song on Good Morning America as part of their Summer Concert Series.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[13]
No.TitleLength
1."The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)" (featuring Lil Wayne)3:08
  • Digital download[14]
No.TitleLength
1."The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)"3:03
  • Digital download[15]
No.TitleLength
1."The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)" (DallasK Remix)3:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[16] 72
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[17] 10
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[18] 99
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[19] 7
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[20] 79
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[21] 34
Venezuela (National-Report)[22] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Bebe Rexha and Lil Wayne Song Should Be Illegal". SPIN. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  2. ^ "The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody) [feat. Lil Wayne] - Single by Bebe Rexha". iTunes Store. May 19, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "New Music: Bebe Rexha feat. Lil Wayne – 'The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)'". Rap-Up. May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Wass, Mike (May 12, 2017). "Bebe Rexha Unveils The Cover Of Lil Wayne-Assisted Single 'The Way I Are'". Idolator. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Bebe Rexha Unveils The Cover Of New Single "The Way I Are"". idolator. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  6. ^ "Bebe Rexha & Lil Wayne's "The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)" Enters Pop Radio's Top 60". Headline Planet. 2017-06-11. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  7. ^ "New Music: Bebe Rexha feat. Lil Wayne – 'The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  8. ^ Bebe Rexha - The Way I Are Feat. Lil Wayne | Stream [New Song], retrieved 2017-05-24
  9. ^ a b "Bebe Rexha's "The Way I Are" Sounds Like A Summer Smash". idolator. 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  10. ^ "Bebe Rexha's Stylist on How to Get Her Look in 'The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)' Music Video: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  11. ^ "E3 2017: JUST DANCE 2018 REVEALED". Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  12. ^ "Bebe Rexha & Lil Wayne Perform 'The Way I Are' On Jimmy Kimmel Live! | HipHop-N-More". HipHop-N-More. 2017-06-11. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  13. ^ "The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody) [feat. Lil Wayne] - Single by Bebe Rexha". iTunes Store. May 19, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody) - Single by Bebe Rexha". iTunes Store. July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) [DallasK Remix] - Single by Bebe Rexha". iTunes Store.
  16. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #422". auspOp. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bebe Rexha feat. Lil Wayne – The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  18. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201724 into search. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  19. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 29, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  20. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201724 into search. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  21. ^ "Bebe Rexha Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  22. ^ "Top 100 Venezuela" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on May 8, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.