Wow (Post Malone song)

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"Wow"
Post Malone - Wow.png
Single by Post Malone
ReleasedDecember 24, 2018 (2018-12-24)
Format
Genre
Length2:29
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Frank Dukes
  • Louis Bell
Post Malone singles chronology
"Sunflower"
(2018)
"Wow"
(2018)
Music video
"Wow." on YouTube

"Wow" (stylized as "Wow.") is a song by American recording artist Post Malone. It was released as a single via Republic Records on December 24, 2018.[2] The song was written by Austin Post, Adam Feeney, Louis Bell and Billy Walsh, and produced by Frank Dukes and Bell.

"Wow." peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Malone's sixth top 10 single on the chart. It also topped the charts in Finland, New Zealand and Norway, and reached the top 10 in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden and the United Kingdom; as well as the top 20 in Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Scotland, Singapore and Switzerland.

Promotion[edit]

Post Malone stated earlier in December that he wished to release another "body of work" before the year was over; his previous single was "Sunflower" with Swae Lee, the lead single from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

HipHop-N-More stated that the song felt like "more than just a throwaway", saying it "could be another big moment for Post on the charts and radio".[3] NME called it one of Post Malone's "most stripped back recordings to date", saying his rapping over a beat is a "stark contrast" to his previous Autotuned vocals and "heavily produced" music.[4] Billboard magazine said the song "bounces along on a tick-tock beat and deep bass thrum", further describing the song as a chronicle of Post's rise to fame.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Wow" debuted at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100. In its third week, it moved up to number 11 before ascending to the top 10, where it peaked at number two, behind "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande and then behind "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.[6]

Remix[edit]

The official remix of the song, featuring rappers Roddy Ricch and Tyga, premiered on March 14, 2019.

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Wow." was released on March 19, 2019 on Malone's YouTube channel. It features footage of Malone with Red Hot Chili Peppers, DJ Khaled and Mike Alancourt. The video was directed by James DeFina.[7][8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 46
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 3
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 12
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[15] 6
Denmark (Tracklisten)[16] 2
Estonia (IFPI)[17] 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 1
France (SNEP)[19] 75
Germany (Official German Charts)[20] 16
Greece International Digital Singles (IFPI)[21] 2
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[22] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[23] 2
Italy (FIMI)[24] 15
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[25] 14
Malaysia (RIM)[26] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[27] 21
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[28] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[29] 1
Portugal (AFP)[30] 4
Romania (Airplay 100)[31] 68
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[32] 20
Singapore (RIAS)[33] 12
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[34] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[35] 48
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[36] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[37] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[38] 3
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[39] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[40] 2
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[41] 42
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[42] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[43] 4
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[44] 1
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[45] 11

Wow (Remix)

Chart (2019) Peak
position
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[46] 13

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[47] 3× Platinum 210,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[48] Platinum 30,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[49] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[50] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[51] 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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States January 8, 2019 Contemporary hit radio Republic [52]
Rhythmic contemporary radio [53]
May 24, 2019 [54]

References[edit]

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