Wild (Jessie J song)

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Single by Jessie J featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal
from the album Alive
Released 26 May 2013 (2013-05-26)
Length 3:28 (no rap edit)
3:42 (US version with Big Sean)
3:54 (UK version with Dizzee Rascal and Big Sean)
Producer(s) Ammo
Jessie J singles chronology
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"It's My Party"
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"Wild" is a single by English singer-songwriter Jessie J and the lead single from her second studio album, Alive (2013). The single released in the United Kingdom and Ireland features American rapper Big Sean and British MC Dizzee Rascal, while the single released in other countries such as Australia, the United States and the Netherlands only features Big Sean. It was written by Jessica Cornish, Claude Kelly, Dylan Mills, Joshua Coleman and Sean Anderson and produced by Ammo. The single was released as a download on 26 May 2013 in the United Kingdom. it reached #38 in the UK year-end chart, selling more than 300,000 copies.[2] it also ended up at #71 in the Australian year-end chart, selling more than 150,000 copies.[3]


"Wild" was penned by the songwriter Claude Kelly. The song features two rappers, Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal. This was produced by American musician Ammo, who is signed to Dr. Luke's publishing company Prescription Songs as a producer and songwriter. Jessie J told Capital London that she wanted someone "really British" and "really American" in terms of guests. "We wrote the song and I actually had a middle eight," she explained, "and I said to Claude Kelly, who's the executive producer on this album, 'I feel like this should have a rapper on it' and I was like 'how about two?'".[4] The song is in the key of B minor.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Emil Nava.[5] The video leaked on 25 May 2013. The music video opens with the singer, with her newly shaved blonde hair from Comic Relief, walking onto the video's set. She then begins to dance, which is intercut with scenes of her wearing what looks to be a leopard print bodysuit. Jessie J revealed in an interview that the leopard print is actually sprayed onto her skin.[6] Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal also appear to rap their verses, and then continue to dance with Jessie throughout the ending of the video.[7][8]

Live performances[edit]

On 22 May, Jessie J posted a clip of an acoustic version of "Wild" onto her YouTube account. The video attracted over a million views within two weeks. The day before the song's release, 25 May, Jessie J performed an acoustic snippet of the song at her headline slot at the Mawazine festival in Morocco. The first televised performance of the track was Sound of Change's "Chime for Change Live" benefit concert in Twickenham Stadium. The performance was broadcast to 150 countries around the globe on 1 June. The same day, the song was performed at the All Starz Summer Party in Reading's Madejski Stadium. The song has been promoted at several European music festivals throughout the summer of 2013.

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital download[9]
  1. "Wild" (featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal) – 3:54
  • Worldwide digital download
  1. "Wild" (featuring Big Sean) – 3:43
  • Digital download — The Wild EP[10]
  1. "Wild" (no rap edit) – 3:28
  2. "Wild" (instrumental) – 3:27
  3. "Wild" (featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal) (Show N Prove remix) – 4:10
  4. "Wild" (Show 'N' Prove instrumental) – 4:09
  • CD Single
  1. "Wild" - 3:29
  2. "Wild" (featuring Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal) - 3:54

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United Kingdom 26 May 2013[32] Universal Republic Digital download
Worldwide 27 May 2013
United Kingdom 30 June 2013 Digital EP
Germany 19 July 2013 CD single

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "The Official Singles Chart Of 2013 In Numbers". The BBC. 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2013". ARIA. 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jessie J Reveals She Will Feature On Dizzee Rascal's New Album". Capital FM. 29 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Wild" ft. Big Sean, Dizzee Rascal on YouTube
  6. ^ Video on YouTube
  7. ^ Goodacre, Kate (2013-05-25). "Jessie J new single 'Wild' music video leaks - watch". Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  8. ^ Video on YouTube
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  10. ^ "The Wild EP (Remixes)". iTunes Store (UK). 28 June 2013. 
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  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jessie J feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal – Wild" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20". Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Jessie J feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal – Wild". Top 40 Singles.
  22. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Jessie J feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal - Wild SERBIA". POP TOP LISTA - TOP 50 SRBIJA. Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved July 28, 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  24. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201329 into search.
  25. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Jessie J feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal – Wild" Canciones Top 50.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jessie J feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal – Wild". Swiss Singles Chart.
  27. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-06-08" UK Singles Chart.
  28. ^ "Jessie J – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Jessie J.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Jessie J – Wild". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Wild in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  31. ^ "Certificeringer - Jessie J feat. Big Sean - Wild". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  32. ^ "Wild (feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal) - Single". iTunes Store. 26 May 2013.