Weak (AJR song)

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"Weak"
Single by AJR
from the album What Everyone's Thinking and The Click
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
Genre
Length3:22
Songwriter(s)
  • Adam Met
  • Jack Met
  • Ryan Met
Producer(s)AJR
AJR singles chronology
"I'm Not Famous"
(2016)
"Weak"
(2016)
"Drama"
(2017)

"Weak" is a song by American indie pop band AJR. It was first released on their EP What Everyone's Thinking on September 16, 2016, by their own label AJR Productions, and was later featured on their second studio album The Click (2017).

Background[edit]

In an interview, the band explained that the song is about balancing the need to give in to temptation with the importance of staying strong and resisting an urge.[1]

Promotion[edit]

"Weak" was accompanied by a lyric video afterwards as a single release on October 20, 2016. As of February 7, 2017, the lyric video has amassed 1.5 million views. A music video for the song was released on March 9, 2017.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

After the release of its lyric video, the song debuted on the Swedish chart at number 88, and at number 81 in Switzerland. It also entered the top 100 in Austria, Italy, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In the Benelux, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, the song was used multiple times in the television show: "Temptation Island".

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Weak"3:22
Digital download – EP[3]
No.TitleLength
1."Weak" (Cheat Codes Remix)2:57
2."Weak" (Party Pupils Remix)3:34
3."Weak" (Gazzo Remix)3:36
4."Weak" (Mike D Remix)3:20
5."Weak" (Jaded Remix)3:25
6."Weak" (Acoustic Version)3:14

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 37
Belarus (Unistar Radio Top 20)[5] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 33
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 78
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[9] 11
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[10] 36
Denmark (Tracklisten)[11] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 39
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 29
Italy (FIMI)[14] 62
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[17] 8
Portugal (AFP)[18] 38
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 86
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[20] 52
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[21] 26
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 62
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 58
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 73
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[26] 8
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[27] 27

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[28] 11
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[29] 93
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[30] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[31] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[32] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[33] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[34] 2× Platinum 160,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[35] Gold 45,000^
Germany (BVMI)[36] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[37] Gold 25,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[38] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[39] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[40] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

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

Weak (Stay Strong Mix)[edit]

"Weak (Stay Strong Mix)"
Weak Stay Strong Mix Single.jpg
Stay Strong Mix artwork
Single by AJR featuring Louisa Johnson
ReleasedApril 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016-17
Genre
Length3:19
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Adam Met
  • Jack Met
  • Ryan Met
Producer(s)
  • Ryan Met
AJR singles chronology
"Weak"
(2016)
"Weak (Stay Strong Mix)"
(2017)
"Drama"
(2017)
Louisa Johnson singles chronology
"Best Behaviour"
(2017)
"Weak (Stay Strong Mix)"
(2017)
"Unpredictable"
(2017)

An official remix of the song, titled "Weak (Stay Strong Mix)", was released on April 28, 2017. This version of the song features vocals from English singer-songwriter Louisa Johnson. The remix charted on Tophit's Russia Airplay chart, peaking at number 6.[41]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[42]
No.TitleLength
1."Weak (Stay Strong Mix)" (featuring Louisa Johnson)3:19

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[41] 6

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – AJR – Weak". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
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  26. ^ "AJR Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
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  29. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2017". Ultratop. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
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  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 31, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  32. ^ "Austrian single certifications – AJR – Weak" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  33. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2017". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  34. ^ "Canadian single certifications – AJR – Weak". Music Canada. June 13, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  35. ^ "Danish single certifications – Ajr – Weak". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved January 9, 2018. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2018 to obtain certification.
  36. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (AJR; 'Weak')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  37. ^ "Italian single certifications – AJR – Weak" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved November 26, 2018. Select "2017" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Weak" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  38. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (AJR; 'Weak')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  39. ^ "British single certifications – AJR – Weak". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 26, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Weak in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  40. ^ "American single certifications – AJR – Weak". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 5, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  41. ^ a b "Official Russia Top 100 Airplay Chart (week 26)" (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  42. ^ "Weak (Stay Strong Mix) - Single by AJR [feat. Louisa Johnson]". Apple Music (US).