Too Much (Drake song)

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"Too Much"
Single by Drake featuring Sampha
from the album Nothing Was the Same
Released October 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:21
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Drake singles chronology
"The Language"
(2013)
"Too Much"
(2013)
"Know Bout Me"
(2013)
Sampha singles chronology
"Hold On"
(2012)
"Too Much"
(2013)
"Temporary View"
(2014)

"Too Much" is a song by Canadian hip hop recording artist Drake from his third studio album Nothing Was the Same (2013). "Too Much" features vocals from English singer Sampha and contains samples from his track of the same name. The song was later released as the sixth overall single from Nothing Was the Same in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2013. Prior to its release, it was added to the playlists of UK radio stations BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 on October 31, 2013 and November 25, 2013 respectively.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

"Too Much" was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. David Amidon of PopMatters wrote that it was "hard... not to look at 'Too Much' as the brief return of the album we really want from Drake. This is the sort of song where everything comes together in such new, glimmering ways as to validate any claims Drake makes to shifting the game around on opener 'Tuscan Leather'."[3] Tim Sendra of AllMusic called "Too Much" a "brilliant combination of brag rap and quiet storm balladry."[4] Julia Leconte of Now praised its production as "beautiful."[5] Evan Rytlewski of The A.V. Club opined that the song "is beautiful in its achy simplicity."[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 90
UK Singles Chart[8] 86
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[9] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 64
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 23

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom[12] December 9, 2013 Contemporary hit radio Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio 1Xtra Playlist – Thursday 31st October". BBC Radio 1Xtra. BBC. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Radio 1 Playlist – Monday 25th November". BBC Radio 1. BBC. Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Amidon, David (October 4, 2013). "Drake: Nothing Was the Same (Take 2)". PopMatters. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Nothing Was the Same – Drake". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ LeConte, Julia (October 24, 2013). "Drake: Nothing Was The Same (Universal)". Now. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (September 24, 2013). "Drake: Nothing Was The Same". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Drake Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Drake. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  8. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 5.10.2013 (wk39)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-12-14" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  10. ^ "Drake Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Drake. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Drake Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Drake. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  12. ^ Lane, Daniel (December 9, 2013). "This week's new releases 09-12-2013". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 

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