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"Love Myself" is the debut single by American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld. It was released on August 7, 2015, through Republic Records and Universal Music Group, as the lead single from her debut extended play (EP), Haiz (2015).[1] The song was written by Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Oscar Holter, Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter, with the production being handled by Holter, with Larsson and Fredriksson under their stage name Mattman & Robin.[2][3] It is also included on the soundtrack to the 2015 film, Jem and the Holograms.[4]

"Love Myself"
Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld.png
Single by Hailee Steinfeld
from the album Haiz
ReleasedAugust 7, 2015 (2015-08-07)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
Genre
Length3:38
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Hailee Steinfeld singles chronology
"Love Myself"
(2015)
"Rock Bottom"
(2016)
Music video
"Love Myself" on YouTube

Contents

CompositionEdit

The song's lyrics include "I'm gonna put my body first/And love me so hard 'til it hurts" and "I'm gonna touch the pain away/I know how to scream my own name"; the music video, released one week later, features Steinfeld wearing a leotard emblazoned with "self service".[5] This prompted many fans and media outlets to dub the song an "ode to masturbation".[6][7][8] Steinfeld said the lyrics are intended to be interpreted by the listener, "but for me it's an empowerment record and it’s ultimately about taking care of yourself and indulging yourself, whether that be emotionally or physically or with material things."[9] According to musicnotes.com, the song is written in G minor, and has a tempo of 120 beats per minute.[10]

Music videoEdit

The accompanying music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, was released on August 14, 2015. The video shows Steinfeld dancing through Los Angeles with several other people.[11][12]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[1]
No.TitleLength
1."Love Myself"3:38

Credits and personnelEdit

  • Mattias "Mattman" Larsson – songwriter, backing vocals, producer
  • Robin Fredriksson – songwriter, backing vocals, producer
  • Oscar Holter – songwriter, engineer, producer
  • Hailee Steinfeld – lead vocals
  • Julia Michaels – songwriter, backing vocals
  • Justin Tranter – songwriter, backing vocals
  • Max Martin – percussion
  • John Hanes – assistant recording engineer
  • John Cranfield – assistant recording engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer
  • Tom Coyne – mastering engineer
  • Randy Merrill – mastering engineer

Credits adapted from Qobuz.[13]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[14] 92
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[15] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[16] 29
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[17] 15
Canada AC (Billboard)[18] 37
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 16
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[20] 16
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[21] 43
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[22] 12
Denmark (Tracklisten)[23] 36
Ireland (IRMA)[24] 51
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay)[25] 5
Italy (FIMI)[26] 50
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[27] 35
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[28] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[29] 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[30] 19
Norway (VG-lista)[31] 20
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[32] 72
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[33] 12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[34] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 64
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[36] 180
US Billboard Hot 100[37] 30
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[38] 36
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[39] 6
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[40] 30
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[41] 15

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[42] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[43] Gold 30,000^
Italy (FIMI)[44] Platinum 50,000 
New Zealand (RMNZ)[45] Gold 7,500*
Sweden (GLF)[46] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[47] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[48] 2× Platinum 2,000,000 

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Love Myself - Single by Hailee Steinfeld on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Hampp, Andrew (June 6, 2015). "'Pitch Perfect' Star Hailee Steinfeld on Her Debut Album and Starring in 'Bad Blood' - Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Russell, Erica (October 17, 2015). "Hilary Duff Joins Jem And The Holograms On Film Soundtrack". PopCrush. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (August 7, 2015). "Hailee Steinfeld Debuts "Love Myself", Self-Empowering First Single". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
       Russell, Erica (August 15, 2015). "Hailee Steinfeld Spreads the Love In New Video for "Love Myself"". POPCRUSH. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Hardeep Phull (August 13, 2015). "Hailee Steinfeld sings an ode to masturbation". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  7. ^ Alyssa Norwin (August 14, 2015). "Hailee Steinfeld's 'Love Myself' About Masturbating? — Fans Freak Out On Twitter". Hollywood Life. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  8. ^ Steve Huff (August 23, 2015). "Actress Hailee Steinfeld's Masturbation Anthem Tickles Our Ears". Maxim. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
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  10. ^ Hailee Steinfield "Love Myself" Sheet Music musicnotes.com
  11. ^ Jessica Goodman. "Hailee Steinfeld is totally empowered in new 'Love Myself' music video". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  12. ^ Morris, Jessie (August 14, 2015). "Here's Hailee Steinfeld's New Video For "Love Myself"". Complex.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  13. ^ "Love Myself". Qobuz. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  14. ^ Ryan, Gavin (October 17, 2015). "ARIA Singles: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Downtown' Spends Another Week at No 1". Noise11. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
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  24. ^ "Chart Track: Week 4, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  25. ^ "מדיה פורסט - לדעת שאתה באוויר". Mediaforest.biz. Archived from the original on November 4, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
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  31. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". VG-lista. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  32. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201544 into search. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
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  34. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  35. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
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  38. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  39. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
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  42. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". Music Canada. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  43. ^ "Danish single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved September 8, 2016. Scroll through the page-list below to obtain certification.
  44. ^ "Italian single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved March 13, 2017. Select "2017" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Love Myself" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  45. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  46. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved September 8, 2016. Type Hailee Steinfeld in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select "Visa" under Love Myself to see certification.
  47. ^ "British single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 19, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Love Myself in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  48. ^ "American single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 7, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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