Sober (Childish Gambino song)

"Sober" is the first single from American recording artist Childish Gambino's 2014 EP Kauai.

"Sober"
Single by Childish Gambino
from the album Kauai
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)
Recorded2014
Genre
Length4:12
LabelGlassnote
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Childish Gambino
  • Ludwig Goransson
Childish Gambino singles chronology
"Sweatpants"
(2014)
"Sober"
(2014)
"Together"
(2016)

Music videoEdit

The song's music video features Donald Glover dancing in a take-out restaurant while intoxicated, trying to impress a woman waiting for her food. It explores themes similar to Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" music video, but with a different outcome.[1] On March 21, 2015, "Sober" won the mtvU Woodies Award for Best Video Woodie.[2] As of September 2020, "Sober" has accumulated over 100 million views on YouTube.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 29
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[4] 32

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum 70,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harris, Aisha (January 9, 2015). "Childish Gambino's Great, Weird Video for "Sober" Is Anything But". Slate. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Woodies 2015 Winners". MTV. 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Childish Gambino Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Childish Gambino Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 20 Dance Tracks". Australian Recording Industry Association. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

External linksEdit