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Rock Bottom (Hailee Steinfeld song)

"Rock Bottom" is a song by American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld featuring American funk pop band DNCE. It was released on March 1, 2016, through Republic Records and Universal Music Group, as the second single from her debut extended play (EP), Haiz (2015).[1] The song was written by Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter, with production being handled by Larsson and Fredriksson under their stage name Mattman & Robin.[2]

"Rock Bottom"
Rock Bottom (featuring DNCE) (Official Single Cover) by Hailee Steinfeld.png
Single by Hailee Steinfeld featuring DNCE
from the album Haiz
ReleasedMarch 1, 2016 (2016-03-01)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenrePop
Length3:18
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Mattman & Robin
Hailee Steinfeld singles chronology
"Love Myself"
(2015)
"Rock Bottom"
(2016)
"Starving"
(2016)
DNCE singles chronology
"Cake by the Ocean"
(2015)
"Rock Bottom"
(2016)
"Toothbrush"
(2016)
Music video
"Rock Bottom" on YouTube

Contents

BackgroundEdit

In an interview with People's Jeff Nelson, Steinfeld said "[Rock Bottom] epitomizes me in every damn relationship. I've experienced that relationship in its entirety. I do feel like there are some songs that really represent a relationship for a relationship, and then when you hear it, you think about that specific relationship, and I have that when I hear 'Rock Bottom'."[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Access Hollywood deemed the song "a stylistic, upbeat jam full of swagger and soul."[4] Jeff Nelson of People said "a poppy, effervescent jam, 'Rock Bottom' chronicles the highs and lows of young love that keep a couple 'coming back for more'."[3] Mike Wass of Idolator called "Rock Bottom" "the best song on the EP."[5]

ReleaseEdit

In the weeks prior to Haiz's release, "Hell Nos and Headphones" was being touted as the EP's second single, but "You're Such A" was chosen instead, and was set to impact Top 40 radio on February 9, 2016.[4][6] However, the release of "You're Such A" was scrapped in favor of the new version of "Rock Bottom" featuring DNCE.[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song, directed by Malia James, was released on March 25, 2016.[7]Rolling Stone's Brittany Spanos described the music video: "In the clip, Steinfeld struggles with a tumultuous relationship. The singer and her boyfriend, played by model John Economou, shift dramatically between fighting and joking around, which culminates at a show Steinfeld performs at with DNCE. Economou walks out during the performance, and a distraught Steinfeld leaves to find him, where they kiss and make up."[8]

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits have been obtained from AllMusic.[2]

  • Mattias Larsson – songwriter
  • Robin Fredriksson – songwriter
  • Julia Michaels – songwriter
  • Justin Tranter – songwriter
  • Mattman & Robin – producer
  • John Hanes – assistant recording engineer
  • John Cranfield – assistant recording engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer
  • Randy Merrill – mastering engineer

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 39
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 61
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[11] 47
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[12] 46
New Zealand Heatseeker Singles (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 3
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[14] 50
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[15] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 33

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[18] Gold 7,500*

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

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States February 26, 2016 Digital download [19]
March 1, 2016 Top 40 radio Republic [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". AllAccess Music Group. Archived from the original on March 1, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Haiz - Hailee Steinfeld - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Nelson, Jeff (March 25, 2016). "Hailee Steinfeld, DNCE Premiere 'Rock Bottom' Music Video - People.com". People. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Hailee Steinfeld Drops Debut EP 'HAIZ' - Access Hollywood". Access Hollywood. November 13, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Wass, Mike (February 12, 2016). "Hailee Steinfeld Teams Up With DNCE For New Version Of 'Rock Bottom' - Idolator". Idolator. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". AllAccess Music Group. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld - Rock Bottom ft. DNCE - YouTube". YouTube. March 25, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Spanos, Brittany (March 25, 2016). "Watch Hailee Steinfeld, DNCE Hit 'Rock Bottom' in New Video - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Hailee Steinfeld feat. DNCE – Rock Bottom". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  11. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201615 into search. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201616 into search. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld – Rock Bottom". Music Canada. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  18. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Hailee Steinfeld feat. DNCE – Rock Bottom". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  19. ^ "Haiz - EP by Hailee Steinfeld on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). February 26, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.