Wasted (Juice Wrld song)

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"Wasted"
Wasted Juice Uzi.jpg
Single by Juice Wrld featuring Lil Uzi Vert
from the album Goodbye & Good Riddance
ReleasedJuly 10, 2018 (2018-07-10)
Genre
Length4:18
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • CB Mix
Juice Wrld singles chronology
"Legends"
(2018)
"Wasted"
(2018)
"Fine China"
(2018)
Lil Uzi Vert singles chronology
"Watch"
(2018)
"Wasted"
(2018)
"New Patek"
(2018)

"Wasted" is a song by American rapper Juice Wrld. Released as a single from the debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance, the song features Lil Uzi Vert.[1] It premiered on Apple Music's Beats 1.[2]

Background[edit]

The video game Grand Theft Auto is referenced in the song,[3] as HotNewHipHop described the reference as "a charming play on the message that pops up when you die in Grand Theft Auto".[4] Uzi Vert's verse is described as distorted,[5] and stated by Rap-Up as a "rapid-fire verse" on which he references "molly, hakuna matata, and a dominatrix."[6] Prior to the song's release, Uzi Vert and Wrld have collaborated on a remix of the latter's "Lucid Dreams" as a snippet of the work was revealed on social media.[7]

Composition[edit]

The meaning of the song is stated as "Juice getting vulnerable about a partner who's trying to 'get closer to Satan' by talking to him 'in the Matrix'"[8] and "tackling the duality of drug culture, one where users are aware of their own demons but keep coming back for one reason or another."[9][10] The song is described as "melancholic, shoegaze-y and dispirited." It reflects on consuming drugs with girls who make Wrld and Uzi Vert sad. Compared to the musical style of Post Malone, it is noted for its "jaded and new age pop sound." The song consists of a "heavy trap beat."[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 73
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 67

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Platinum 80,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert and Juice WRLD Team Up for New Song "Wasted": Listen | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert & Juice WRLD Team up on Experimental Track "Wasted"". Highsnobiety. October 17, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Blistein, Jon (July 10, 2018). "Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD Mend Broken Hearts With 'Grand Theft Auto' on New Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Juice WRLD & Lil Uzi Vert Get High And Die On "Wasted"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Juice WRLD & Lil Uzi Vert Are Scarred Rock Stars on Their New Song 'Wasted': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "New Music: Juice WRLD feat. Lil Uzi Vert – 'Wasted'". Rap-Up. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Juice WRLD and Lil Uzi Vert share "Wasted"". The Fader. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert and Juice WRLD Share "Wasted" Collaboration". Pigeons and Planes. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Juice WRLD teams with Lil Uzi Vert on "Wasted": Stream". Consequence of Sound. July 10, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "New Music: Juice WRLD – 'Wasted' (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert) | HipHop-N-More". HipHop-N-More. July 10, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Juice WRLD - "Wasted" ft. Lil Uzi Vert: Listen". Spin. July 10, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "Juice WRLD Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "Juice WRLD Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Juice Wrld – Wasted". Music Canada.