Unforgettable (French Montana song)

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"Unforgettable"
FrenchMontanaUnforgettable.jpg
Single by French Montana featuring Swae Lee
from the album Jungle Rules
ReleasedApril 7, 2017
Format
Recorded2016
Genre
Length3:53
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
French Montana singles chronology
"No Pressure"
(2017)
"Unforgettable"
(2017)
"A Lie"
(2017)
Swae Lee singles chronology
"Ball Out the Lot"
(2016)
"Unforgettable"
(2017)
"Guatemala"
(2018)
Music video
"Unforgettable" on YouTube

"Unforgettable" is a song by American rapper French Montana featuring the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee. It was released through Epic Records and Bad Boy Records on April 7, 2017 as one of the lead singles from his second studio album Jungle Rules, along with "No Pressure".[1] Produced by Jaegen and 1Mind, the song peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it French Montana's first song as a lead artist to reach the top 10 of that chart and Swae Lee's first as a solo artist.[2]

"Unforgettable" has reached the top 10 in 15 countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and the top 20 in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lebanon, Norway, Scotland, and Spain.

Background[edit]

French Montana leaked the song in November 2016 which featured Swae Lee and added Jeremih.[3] The song was later re-mixed and mastered and was released as an official single on April 7, 2017 alongside "No Pressure" featuring Future.[4][1] The song has been certified Diamond and Multi Platinum in over sixteen countries and 6x platinum in the US alone by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Composition[edit]

"Unforgettable" is a dancehall and hip hop song.[5] According to the sheet music published at musicnotes.com, the song is written in the key of G♯ minor with a tempo of 98 beats per minute.[6]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on April 13, 2017 on French Montana's Vevo account on YouTube.[7] The video was shot in Kampala, Uganda. It was directed by French Montana and Spiff TV and includes Ugandan young dance group known as the Triplets Ghetto Kids. As of September 2019, the video has over 1 billion views on YouTube.[7]

Cover versions[edit]

On June 26, 2017, a Spanish version performed by Colombian singer J Balvin was released.

There is also a remix featuring American singer Mariah Carey.

Use in media[edit]

The song is featured in an episode of Grown-ish.[8]

The song was performed by 16-year-old Zhavia on Season 1 Episode 1 on Fox's new TV show, The Four: Battle For Stardom, winning against Elanese, and dethroning her from one of the four seats.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Unforgettable" (featuring Swae Lee) – 3:53
  2. "Unforgettable" (featuring Swae Lee) [Clean] – 3:53
  • J Hus & Jae5 Remix
  1. "Unforgettable" (J Hus & Jae5 Remix) (featuring Swae Lee) – 3:46
  • Major Lazer Remix
  1. "Unforgettable" (Major Lazer Remix) (featuring Swae Lee) – 3:16
  • Latin Remix
  1. "Unforgettable" (with J Balvin) (featuring Swae Lee) – 3:34
  2. "Unforgettable" (with J Balvin) (featuring Swae Lee) [Clean] – 3:34
  • Tiësto & Dzeko's AFTR:HRS Remix
  1. "Unforgettable" (Tiësto & Dzeko's AFTR:HRS Remix) (featuring Swae Lee) – 3:40
  • Mariah Carey Remix
  1. "Unforgettable" (with Mariah Carey) (featuring Swae Lee) – 3:53
  2. "Unforgettable" (with Mariah Carey) (featuring Swae Lee) [Clean] – 3:53
  3. "Unforgettable" (with Mariah Carey) (Acoustic) (featuring Swae Lee) – 4:04
  4. "Unforgettable" (with Mariah Carey) (Acoustic) (featuring Swae Lee) [Clean] – 4:04
  • Slushii Remix
  1. "Unforgettable" (Slushii Remix) (featuring Swae Lee) – 3:07
  2. "Unforgettable" (Slushii Remix) (featuring Swae Lee) [Clean] – 3:07

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[73] 6× Platinum 420,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[74] Platinum 30,000*
Belgium (BEA)[75] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[76] 8× Platinum 640,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[77] 2× Platinum 180,000^
France (SNEP)[78] Diamond 250,000*
Germany (BVMI)[79] 2× Platinum 800,000*
Italy (FIMI)[80] Platinum 50,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[81] Platinum 30,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[82] Platinum 20,000*
Portugal (AFP)[83] 2× Platinum 20,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[84] Platinum 40,000*
Sweden (GLF)[85] 5× Platinum 40,000,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[86] 4× Platinum 80,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[87] 3× Platinum 1,800,000*
United States (RIAA)[88] 6× Platinum 6,000,000*

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label(s) Ref.
Various April 7, 2017 Digital download Original
June 9, 2017 J Hus & Jae5 Remix
Major Lazer Remix
August 2, 2017 Latin Remix
Italy August 18, 2017 Contemporary hit radio Original Sony [89]
Various August 25, 2017 Digital download Mariah Carey Remix
  • Epic
  • Bad Boy
  • Coke Boys
Mariah Carey Acoustic Remix
Tiësto vs. Dzeko AFTR:HRS remix
September 8, 2017 Slushii Remix

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