Beggin for Thread

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"Beggin for Thread"
Banks - Beggin for Thread.png
Single by Banks
from the album Goddess
Released July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22)
Format Digital download
Length 4:09
Label Harvest
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jesse Rogg
  • Tim Anderson
Banks singles chronology
"Drowning"
(2014)
"Beggin for Thread"
(2014)
"Better"
(2015)
"Drowning"
(2014)
"Beggin for Thread"
(2014)
"Better"
(2015)

"Beggin for Thread" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Banks for her debut studio album, Goddess (2014). It was released as the album's fourth single on July 22, 2014 by Harvest Records. The song was written by Banks, Jesse Rogg, and Tim Anderson, and produced by the latter two.

"Beggin for Thread" garnered moderate chart success upon its release. In the United States, it peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Internationally, it charted in Germany and Australia at numbers 64 and 80, respectively. The song made its live television debut when Banks performed it on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 4, 2014.

Commercial performance

In the United States, "Beggin for Thread" debuted at number 33 on the US Alternative Songs chart during the week of September 29, 2014.[1] It later peaked at number 11 on the chart on December 27, 2014.[2] The song continued to enjoy moderate success when it debuted at number 39 on Mediabase's Adult Top 40.[3]

Music video

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Barnaby Roper and released on July 29, 2014.[4][5] It depicts Banks in a black and white background setting while being surrounded by male background dancers.[6]

Live performances

On August 7, 2014, Banks made her late-night television debut on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she performed the song along with "Waiting Game".[7] On April 3, 2015, she performed "Beggin for Thread" on The Late Show with David Letterman.[8]

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Ireland July 22, 2014 Digital download Virgin EMI [19]
United Kingdom [20]
United States September 16, 2014 Alternative radio Harvest [21]

References

  1. ^ Trust, Gary (September 29, 2014). "Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Tops Adult Pop Songs, Sam Smith Rules Adult R&B". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Banks Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Nate Ruess, The Weeknd, Calvin, BANKS, Mat Kearney Go Top 40 at Hot AC Radio". Headline Planet. March 9, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "Banks "Beggin For Thread" (Barnaby Roper, dir.) - VideoStatic". VideoStatic. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "BANKS - Beggin For Thread (Official Music Video) - YouTube". Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  6. ^ Payne, Chris (July 29, 2014). "Banks Twists and Shouts in Video For New Song 'Beggin For Thread'". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Banks makes TV debut playing 'Beggin for Thread' on 'Kimmel'". Death and Taxes Magazine. August 8, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Kreps, Daniel (April 4, 2015). "Watch Banks Light Up 'Letterman' With 'Beggin for Thread'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 10th November 2014" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "Banks Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201439 into search. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Banks – Beggin for Thread". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  13. ^ "Beggin For Thread – Banks: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "Banks Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  15. ^ "Banks Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  16. ^ "Banks Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  17. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Banks – Beggin for Thread". Recording Industry Association of America. October 16, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  19. ^ "Beggin For Thread (2014) | Banks". 7digital (IE). Archived from the original on August 18, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  20. ^ "Beggin For Thread: Banks: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Archived from the original on September 7, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  21. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015.

External links

  • "Beggin for Thread" music video on YouTube
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