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This Girl (Cookin' on 3 Burners song)

"This Girl" is a song by French DJ and record producer Kungs[2] with Australian funk trio Cookin' on 3 Burners.[3] It is a remix of Cookin' on 3 Burners' original song[4] with vocals by Kylie Auldist.[3] It was released as a digital download on 19 February 2016 by House of Barclay as the lead single from his debut studio album, Layers (2016),[5] while the original song was released in 2009 as a second single from the group's second album, Soul Messin (2009). Kungs' release was successful across Europe, reaching number one in a number of countries including France and Germany[6][7] and the top 10 in 18 countries including Austria, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

"This Girl"
This Girl Kungs.jpg
Single by Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners
from the album Layers
Released19 February 2016
Format
GenreHouse[1]
Length3:15
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Kungs
Kungs singles chronology
"We'll Meet Again"
(2015)
"This Girl"
(2016)
"Don't You Know"
(2017)
Cookin' on 3 Burners singles chronology
"This Girl"
(2016)
"Mind Made Up"
(2016)
"This Girl"
Single by Cookin' on 3 Burners featuring Kylie Auldist
from the album Soul Messin
Released2009
Format
Recorded2009
Genre
Length3:42
Label
Songwriter(s)

The song was performed on stage by Kungs with the vocalist Mel Sugar on the French television show Le Petit Journal on 24 March 2016.[3][8] An EP featuring an extended mix of the track, two remixes and a solo track by Kungs titled "Milos" was released on iTunes on 26 March 2016.[9] Billboard ranked "This Girl" at number 48 on their "100 Best Pop Songs of 2016" list.[10]

Music videoEdit

The accompanying music video for the song was filmed in the Greek island of Milos, in the Cyclades. It was released on Kungs's Vevo channel on YouTube on 24 March 2016.[11] It was directed by Matt Larson for La Main Productions.[11] The models in the video are Louis Rault and Irina Martynenko. The video starts with the boy and girl meeting on a cruise ship. They later become a couple and starting dancing in the bedroom. The ship reaches the shore, and the boy and girl explore the land, coming across lakes and hills. They later discover a cave and begin dancing in the cave over a bonfire. As of September 13, 2019, the video had reached over 364 million views on YouTube.[12]

Track listingEdit

All tracks except "Milos" credited to Kungs and Cookin' on 3 Burners.

Streaming single[13]
No.TitleLength
1."This Girl"3:18
This Girl EP[9]
No.TitleLength
1."This Girl" (Extended Mix)4:02
2."This Girl" (Fabich Remix)4:19
3."This Girl" (Betical Remix)4:17
4."Milos"3:36

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[87] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[88] Gold 15,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[89] 2× Platinum 80,000*
Belgium (BEA)[90] Platinum 30,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[91] Gold 30,000^
France (SNEP)[92] Diamond 250,000*
Germany (BVMI)[93] 2× Platinum 800,000^
Italy (FIMI)[94] 4× Platinum 200,000 
New Zealand (RMNZ)[95] Gold 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[96] Gold 10,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[97] Platinum 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[98] 2× Platinum 80,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[99] 2× Platinum 1,200,000 
United States (RIAA)[100] Platinum 1,000,000 

*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
France 19 February 2016 Digital download House of Barclay
Canada 26 July 2016 Contemporary hit radio

LegacyEdit

In 2016, British online department store Littlewoods included the song in a TV advertising campaign.[101] The song was featured in a 2017 commercial for Cricket Wireless in association with Samsung,[102] and later used as the theme music for the U.S. version of Big Star's Little Star. The song has also been adopted by football fans and chants have been inspired by the song’s rhythm, such as Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, and Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Coll Donaldson.

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