Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

"Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her eponymous debut studio album (2017). It was released on 25 August 2016 as the album's fourth single. The single debuted at number 50 and peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart; in the United States, it reached number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lipa's first song to chart in the country. It also topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, becoming Lipa's first number-one single on that chart.

"Blow Your Mind (Mwah)"
Blow Your Mind (Mwah) Remix by Dua Lipa.png
Remix EP artwork
Single by Dua Lipa
from the album Dua Lipa
Released25 August 2016 (2016-08-25)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
Studio
  • TaP / Strongroom 7 (London, England)
  • The Synagogue (Los Angeles, California)
GenreElectropop[1]
Length2:58
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jon Levine
Dua Lipa singles chronology
"Hotter than Hell"
(2016)
"Blow Your Mind (Mwah)"
(2016)
"No Lie"
(2016)
Music video
"Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" on YouTube

Critical receptionEdit

Anna Gaca of Spin called it "a short, bombastic number with echoing drums and equal parts club-ready sultriness and onomatopoeia kiss-off."[2] Idolator's Rachel Sonis labeled it "feisty" and went on to say that "it's playful, bubbly, and a perfect number to serve as her first official single in the US."[3]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" was directed by Kinga Burza and premiered on 12 September 2016. The video features Lipa and other women going out for a night on the town, waving signs that say "Dua for President", an LGBT flag and dancing in the Barbican Estate in London. Tawan Jiratchaya can be seen as one of the girls in the video.[4][5]

Track listingsEdit

  • Digital download[6]
  1. "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" – 2:58
  • Digital download – acoustic[7]
  1. "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" (acoustic) – 2:39
  • Digital download – remixes EP[8]
  1. "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" (Alex Metric Remix) – 5:00
  2. "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" (Karma Kid Remix) – 3:35
  3. "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" (Night Moves Remix) – 4:09
  4. "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" (Black Saint Remix) – 5:35

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dua Lipa.[9]

Recording

  • Vocals recorded at TaP Studio / Strongroom 7 (London, England)
  • Recorded at The Synagogue (Los Angeles, California)
  • Mixed at MixStar Studios (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound (New York City, New York)

Personnel

  • Dua Lipa – vocals
  • Jon Levine – production, engineering, keyboards, Rhodes, bass, guitar, drum programming
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • John Hanes – engineering for mix
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[29] Platinum 80,000 
Italy (FIMI)[30] Gold 25,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Platinum 600,000 
United States (RIAA)[32] Gold 500,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
United States 26 August 2016 Digital download Original
[6]
Various Acoustic [7]
Italy 2 September 2016 Contemporary hit radio Original Warner Bros. [33]
United Kingdom 9 September 2016 [34]
United States 20 September 2016 [35]
Various 21 October 2016 Digital download Remixes EP
  • Dua Lipa Limited
  • Warner Bros.
[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Gaca, Anna (26 August 2016). "Dua Lipa Stomps Back Into the Spotlight on 'Blow Your Mind (Mwah)'". Spin. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ Sonis, Rachel (26 August 2016). "Dua Lipa Drops Feisty Single 'Blow Your Mind (Mwah)': Listen". Idolator. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Dua Lipa's "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" Video Will Make You Want To Dance The Night Away". Idolator. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Dua Lipa Shares "Blow Your Mind (Mwah) video"". The Fader. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Blow Your Mind (Mwah) – Single by Dua Lipa". iTunes Store (US). Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Blow Your Mind (Mwah) [Acoustic] – Single by Dua Lipa". iTunes Store (UK). Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Blow Your Mind (Mwah) [Remixes] – EP by Dua Lipa". iTunes Store (UK). Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  9. ^ Dua Lipa (liner notes). Dua Lipa. Warner Bros. Records. 2017. 0190295938482.CS1 maint: others (link)
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (26 September 2016). "Australian Singles: The Chainsmokers and Halsey Spend Seven Weeks At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
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  22. ^ "FDR Dance Top 20 - November 1, 2016". Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
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  27. ^ "Anglo" (in Spanish). Record Report. 17 December 2016. Archived from the original on 26 January 2017.
  28. ^ "Dance Club Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  29. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah)". Music Canada. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  30. ^ "Italian single certifications – Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 9 October 2017. Select "2017" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  31. ^ "British single certifications – Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 August 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Blow Your Mind (Mwah) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  32. ^ "American single certifications – Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 13 June 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  33. ^ "Dua Lipa 'Blow Your Mind (Mwah)' (Radio Date: 02/09/2016)". Radio Airplay Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2 September 2016.
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