Wild for the Night

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"Wild for the Night"
Single by ASAP Rocky featuring Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam
from the album Long. Live. ASAP
Released March 26, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop, dubstep, trap
Length 3:29
Label A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA
Writer(s) Rakim Meyers, Sonny Moore, Mickael Dalmoro, Denis Lebouvier, Thomas Parent, Nicolas Vadon, Julien Pradeyrol
Producer(s) Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam,
LORD FLACKO (remixed)
Certification Gold (RIAA)
ASAP Rocky singles chronology
"Fuckin' Problems"
(2012)
"Wild for the Night"
(2013)
"Shabba"
(2013)
Skrillex singles chronology
"Make It Bun Dem"
(2012)
"Wild for the Night"
(2013)
"Try It Out"
(2013)
Birdy Nam Nam singles chronology
"Defiant Order"
(2013)
"Wild for the Night"
(2013)
Long. Live. ASAP track listing
Music video
"Wild for the Night" on YouTube
Music sample

"Wild for the Night" is a song by American hip hop recording artist ASAP Rocky and primarily produced by Skrillex. It was released on March 26, 2013, as the third single from his debut studio album Long. Live. ASAP. On March 26, 2013 the song was officially released to rhythmic crossover radio as the third single and the music video was released. The song has since peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100. [1][2]

"Wild for the Night" is primarily based on Skrillex's "Goin' Down" mix of the Birdy Nam Nam song "Goin' In".[3]

Background[edit]

"Wild for the Night" was released as the album's second promotional single on January 11, 2013. The single listed both Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam as featured guests, although the only guest listed on the album is Skrillex who produced the track along with Birdy Nam Nam and later remixed it with Rocky as LORD FLACKO.[4] It was confirmed shortly after by Rocky himself that the track will serve as the third official single.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot in the Dominican Republic with Skrillex and featured cameos from the ASAP Mob. The music video premiered on March 25, 2013 on 106 & Park. The video was directed by A$AP and Christopher Robinson, and is 5 minutes and 52 seconds duration, from start to finish. [6][7][8]

Live performances[edit]

Rocky performed a live version of the song for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, which features on the Live Lounge 2013 compilation album.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

NME ranked the song at number 20, on their list of the 50 best songs of 2013. They commented saying, "the pitch-shifted vocals of A$AP Rocky and the intergalactic bass overload of Skrillex were at odds with one another, yet the rapper and producer combined to make 2013's biggest mongrel banger. ‘Wild For The Night’ was brash and obnoxious, but by defying convention this odd couple gave both the hip-hop and EDM kids their anthem for the year."[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Best Collaboration Woodie[11] Won

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 13
France (SNEP)[13] 169
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 80
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 27
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[17] 19

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 70

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 500,000^

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States January 11, 2013 Promotional single RCA Records
United States March 26, 2013 Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases - R&B Song and Hip-Hop Music Release Dates - ...". All Access. 
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/275210/aap-rocky/chart?f=379
  3. ^ "A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam's Wild for the Night sample of Birdy Nam Nam's Goin' in (Skrillex "Goin' Down" Mix) - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. 
  4. ^ Wild For The Night by asvpxrocky on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds
  5. ^ Rose Lilah (25 January 2013). "ASAP Rocky "Talks Next Single, "1Train" & More" Video". HotNewHipHop. 
  6. ^ "A$AP Rocky, Skrillex Are 'Wild for the Night'". Rolling Stone. 
  7. ^ Video on YouTube
  8. ^ N. Kuchik. website. published by axs March 27 2013. Retrieved 2015-11-16. ( using additionally Youtube - LIVELOVEASAPVEVO)
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013 (Deluxe Version) by Various Artists". iTunes. 2013-10-25. 
  10. ^ NME.COM. "NME's 50 Best Tracks Of 2013". NME.COM. 
  11. ^ HipHopDX (12 February 2014). "Kendrick Lamar & Jay Z Among 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Nominees". HipHopDX. 
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam – Wild for the Night" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam – Wild for the Night" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam – Wild for the Night". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "A$AP Rocky – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  16. ^ "A$AP Rocky – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  17. ^ "A$AP Rocky – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  18. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "American single certifications – A$AP Rocky – Wild For the Night". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH