You & Me (Marc E. Bassy song)

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"You & Me"
Bassy is shown lying on the ground next to the piano
Single by Marc E. Bassy featuring G-Eazy
from the album Groovy People and Gossip Columns
ReleasedMay 6, 2016
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:38
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Marc Griffin
  • Gerald Gillum
  • James Hau
  • Selena Sloan
  • Rami Dawod
  • Jacob Olofsson
  • William Mosgrove
Producer(s)
  • Dawod
  • Olofsson
  • Mosgrove
  • Alex Hau
Marc E. Bassy singles chronology
""Cut the Lights"[1]"
(2015)
"You & Me"
(2016)
"Some Kind of Drug"
(2016)
G-Eazy singles chronology
"Give It Up"
(2016)
"You & Me"
(2016)
"Make Me..."
(2016)

"You & Me" is a song by American singer Marc E. Bassy, released as the lead single from his second extended play, Groovy People (2016). It features the vocal collaboration of American rapper G-Eazy. The song was first released to digital download on May 6, 2016, and later serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio by Republic. "You & Me" is a reggae-pop track, receiving positive reviews from music critics for its "summer feeling".

Commercially, the song has since reached a peak of number 58 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 150 on the UK Singles Chart and number 52 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. Its music video was released on May 20, 2016 and was directed by Mike Ho.[2]

Background and release[edit]

"G-Eazy and I have developed a good chemistry working together on his album and touring. He really puts on for the Bay Area so having him on my first official single really kept it right."

 — Bassy, during the interview with Complex.[3]

"You & Me" was written by Marc E. Bassy (credited as Marc Griffin), Gerald Gillum, James Hau, Selena Sloan, Rami Dawod, Jacob Olofsson and William Mosgrove; the latter three and James Alex Hau are also the producers.[4] The song serves as the lead single and opening track to his second extended play, Groovy People (2016),[5] which debuted and peaked at number 148 on the Billboard 200.[6] This is the second collaboration by Bassy and G-Eazy, following "Some Kind of Drug", a track on G-Eazy's third studio album When It's Dark Out (2015), peaking at number 24 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[7]

Before the official single release of "You & Me", Bassy initially premiered a one-minute snippet of the song through his official SoundCloud.[8] On May 6, 2016, the song was finally released as the single on iTunes Store by Republic Records.[9] About three weeks later, it was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio[10] and contemporary hit radio in the following month.[11] The music video for the single was released on May 20, 2016.[12]

Composition and reception[edit]

"You & Me" is a reggae[13] and pop[14] track, lasting for a duration of three minutes and thirty eight seconds.[9] It is composed in the key of D♭ and is set in time signature of common time, with a moderate tempo of 92 beats per minute.[15] The song has a basic sequence of Gb-Db(second inversion)-Db(first inversion)-Bb as its chord progression.[15] "You & Me" lyrics are the recall to memories the singer shared with a girl, and hoping she forgot anything about him. In the chorus, Bassy sings: If we bump into each other / On a crowded street / It's not us no more / It's just you and me / We're just strangers in passing casually.[16]

Zach Frydenlund of Complex labelled the record a soothing reggae-pop track, describing Bassy and G-Eazy setting fans up for summer with vibes that are perfect for a relaxing day on the beach with your significant other. He also praised that Bassy's powerful vocals help drive home the sensual lyrics before G-Eazy comes onto the song with a memorable verse that matches perfectly over the funky production.[3]

Rose Lilah of Hotnewhiphop praised the track funky, feel-good and basically sounds like summer in the span 3 minutes and 38 seconds. She also said the song is extremely pop-leaning and reflecting on a recent break-up, and going from "us" to simply "you and me."[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

"You & Me" initially peaked at number 18 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart,[7] before debuting on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 91 in the week of July 30, 2016.[17] The following week the song jumped to number 80, and later stayed at number 77 for three weeks.[17] The song has currently peaked at number 58, in the week of September 24, 2016, becoming Bassy's first and highest Billboard Hot 100-charting song.[17] On the Pop Digital Songs chart, the song debuted at number 47 and went to a peak at number 30 in its third week, also becoming his first and highest charted single on the Pop charts.[18]

In Australia, "You & Me" debuted on the ARIA Charts on the week of August 13, 2016 at number 100 as the EP Groovy People[19] and reached a peak of number 52 on October 15, 2016, becoming his first top 100 single there.[20] Meanwhile, in New Zealand the song debuted at number 31 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart[21] and three weeks later it peaked at number 10.[22]

In the United Kingdom, the song debuted and peaked at number 150 on the UK Singles Chart.[23] However, the song peaked at number 80 on the Irish Singles Chart.[24]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[9]
No.TitleLength
1."You & Me" (featuring G-Eazy)3:38

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Hung Medien.[21]

Vocal credits
Technical credits
  • Songwriting – Marc Griffin, Gerald Gillum, James Hau, Selena Sloan, Rami Dawod, Jacob Olofsson, William Mosgrove
  • Production – Rami Dawod, Jacob Olofsson, William Mosgrove, Alex Hau

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[20] 52
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[25] 30
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[26] 22
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[27] 84
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[28] 94
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[29] 36
Germany (Official German Charts)[30] 91
Ireland (IRMA)[24] 66
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[31] 35
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 10
Portugal (AFP)[32] 55
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[33] 34
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[34] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 61
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[23] 150
US Billboard Hot 100[36] 58
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[37] 32
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[38] 8

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[39] Platinum 15,000*
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

Radio and release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various May 6, 2016 Digital download Republic [9]
United States May 24, 2016 Rhythmic contemporary [10]
June 28, 2016 Contemporary hit radio [11]

References[edit]

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