You Owe Me (Chainsmokers song)

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"You Owe Me"
You Owe Me Chainsmokers.jpg
Single by the Chainsmokers
from the album Sick Boy
ReleasedFebruary 16, 2018 (2018-02-16)
FormatDigital download
Length3:10
Label
Composer(s)
  • Alex Pall
  • Andrew Taggart
Lyricist(s)
Producer(s)
The Chainsmokers singles chronology
"Sick Boy"
(2018)
"You Owe Me"
(2018)
"Everybody Hates Me"
(2018)
Music video
"You Owe Me" on YouTube

"You Owe Me" is a song recorded by American music production duo the Chainsmokers. It was composed by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, with lyrics written by Pall, Taggart, Emily Warren, Chelsea Jade and production handled by Shaun Frank and the duo. The song was released through Disruptor Records and Columbia Records on February 16, 2018,[1] as the second single from the duo's second studio album, Sick Boy.

Background[edit]

On February 14, 2018, the Chainsmokers revealed the single's release date and artwork on social media. The artwork features a heart-shaped steak on a plate, surrounded by red vegetables. They posted an audio preview the day after.[2][3] The song was compared to Twenty One Pilots' change of sound, with the duo having switched their electronic dance music style for "palm-muted, pop-punk guitars and an occasional synth line" and a "radio-friendly" alternative rock sound.[4][5][6]

Production[edit]

Production of the song was described as consisting of "soft horn" and a repetitive guitar chord.[7] The song is described as a "dark and brutal portrayal of depression and the media's influence on their recent lives."[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Rory Kramer, features the Chainsmokers as vampires who eat their guests after meticulously cleaning their mansion.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[11]
No.TitleLength
1."You Owe Me"3:10
Digital download – remixes EP[12]
No.TitleLength
1."You Owe Me" (Whyel remix)4:16
2."You Owe Me" (Nonsens remix)3:40
3."You Owe Me" (Subfer remix)3:56
4."You Owe Me" (Inverness remix)3:04
5."You Owe Me" (Magnace remix)3:27

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[13]

  • The Chainsmokers – production, record engineering
  • Emily Warren – piano
  • Shaun Frank – production, mix engineering
  • Chris Gehringer – master engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[14] 73
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[15] 58
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[16] 74
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[17] 28
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[18] 24
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 81
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[20] 83
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[21] 1
Portugal (AFP)[22] 85
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[23] 39
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 55
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 93
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[26] 97
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[27] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various February 16, 2018 Digital download Original [11]
United States March 9, 2018 Remixes EP [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chainsmokers – "You Owe Me"". Spin. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  2. ^ Rishty, David (February 14, 2018). "The Chainsmokers Tease "You Owe Me" Dropping Friday". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Chainsmokers Tease New Single 'You Owe Me'". CBS Radio. February 15, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Chainsmokers Release 'You Owe Me' Along With New Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  5. ^ "The Chainsmokers Share A Snippet Of New Single "You Owe Me"". idolator. 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  6. ^ "Veja o clipe da nova música do The Chainsmokers, "You Owe Me"". Vagalume (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  7. ^ "The Chainsmokers Have Blood on Their Hands in New 'You Owe Me' Video: Watch". Fuse. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  8. ^ "The Chainsmokers Take A Shot At The Media In New Single". Your EDM. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  9. ^ "Surprise! The Chainsmokers Are Actually Vampires In Their 'You Owe Me' Video". MTV News. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  10. ^ "The Chainsmokers sortent leur nouveau morceau "You Owe Me" avec un clip sanglant - Actu The Chainsmokers - NRJ.fr" (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  11. ^ a b "You Owe Me - Single by The Chainsmokers on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "You Owe Me (Remixes) - EP by The Chainsmokers". iTunes Store. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "Sick Boy...Everybody Hates Me / The Chainsmokers TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #462". auspOp. March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Chainsmokers – You Owe Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "The Chainsmokers Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201808 into search. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  19. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Chainsmokers – You Owe Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  22. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Chainsmokers – You Owe Me". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  23. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201808 into search. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  24. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Chainsmokers – You Owe Me". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  26. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  27. ^ "The Chainsmokers Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.