Waste It on Me

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"Waste It on Me"
Waste It on Me.png
Single by Steve Aoki featuring BTS
from the album Neon Future III
ReleasedOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
Format
Genre
Length3:12
LabelUltra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki singles chronology
"Hoovela"
(2018)
"Waste It on Me"
(2018)
"Are You Lonely"
(2019)
BTS singles chronology
"Idol"
(2018)
"Waste It on Me"
(2018)
"Boy With Luv"
(2019)
Music video
"Waste It on Me" on YouTube

"Waste It on Me" is a song by American musician and DJ Steve Aoki featuring South Korean boy band BTS, released on October 25, 2018.[3] It is BTS's first song entirely in English. It follows Aoki and BTS' collaborations on the remix of "Mic Drop" and "The Truth Untold".[3] The song features on his fifth studio album Neon Future III, released on November 9, 2018.[4]

In December 2018, it was announced a Slushii remix and a Cheat Codes remix would be released in the same month.[5]

Composition[edit]

Billboard stated that the song is an "ambient EDM track" with lyrics in English,[4] while EDM.com felt the track was "vaguely future bass-reminiscent".[1] Kyle Shokeye of Complex wrote that it because it is BTS's first fully English-language song, it "deviates from their usual formula to create songs".[6]

It was composed by Jeff Halavacs, Ryan Ogren, Michael Gazzo, Nate Cyphert, Sean Foreman, and RM, featuring the vocals of RM and Jungkook, with Jimin providing background vocals.[7] The song has a moderate tempo and is 96BPM. It is in E Minor with the vocals ranging from D4-B5.[8]

Promotion[edit]

Along with Aoki announcing the track on Twitter, he stated that fans could tweet the hashtag "#WasteItOnMe" to unlock a 40-second preview.[4][1] Madonna shared a Michael Jackson tribute video featuring “Waste It on Me” on November 29, 2018.[9]

Accolades[edit]

Year-end lists
Critic/Publication List Rank Ref.
TNT Latin America The Best Songs of 2018 3 [10]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park and released on November 19, 2018. Compared to the music video of the OneRepublic song "Wherever I Go", which was directed by Joseph Kahn, but set in a nightclub, it features an all Asian-American cast which includes Ken Jeong, Jamie Chung, Ross Butler, Devon Aoki and Ben Baller. Cameos include Leonardo Nam, Vincent Rodriguez III, Jimmy O. Yang, Jessica Lu, Jared Eng, and Tiffany Ma.[11][12]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[39] Gold 40,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various October 25, 2018 Digital download Original Ultra Music [3]
United States December 14, 2018 Cheat Codes Remix [5]
Various December 21, 2018
December 25, 2018 Slushii remix
W&W Remix [40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bein, Kat (December 21, 2018). "W&W gives Steve Aoki & BTS' 'Waste It On Me' an epic Dutch House remix: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 27, 2018. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Daly, Rhian (October 25, 2018). "Listen to BTS' first full song in English as Steve Aoki collaboration 'Waste It On Me' arrives". NME. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Herman, Tamar (October 24, 2018). "Steve Aoki Announces New BTS Collaboration 'Waste it On Me'". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Steve Aoki Rolls Out WASTE IT ON ME (feat. BTS)'Remixes, Slushii Remix Out Now". BroadwayWorld. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
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  40. ^ Bein, Kat (December 21, 2018). "W&W Gives Steve Aoki & BTS' 'Waste It On Me' an Epic Dutch House Remix: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved December 26, 2018.