Don't Look Down (Martin Garrix song)

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"Don't Look Down"
Don't Look Down cover art.jpg
Single by Martin Garrix featuring Usher
Released 17 March 2015
Format Digital download
Recorded
  • 2011
  • 2013
Genre Progressive house
Length
  • 3:43 (radio edit)
  • 5:28 (extended version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix singles chronology
"Forbidden Voices"
(2015)
"Don't Look Down"
(2015)
"The Only Way Is Up"
(2015)
Usher singles chronology
"The Matrimony"
(2015)
"Don't Look Down"
(2015)
"Chains"
(2015)

"Don't Look Down" is a song by Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix, featuring vocals from American singer Usher. It was released as a digital download on 17 March 2015 on iTunes.

Background

Talking about his collaboration with Usher, Garrix said: "I had the track and he was at my manager Scooter’s house when I sent it over. Next thing I knew, I was on a FaceTime call with Usher, who said, 'I would love to do the track.' A week later, we were in the studio. It was super quick!" He also said the song is about "focusing on the positive side of everything."[1]

Composition and critical reception

"Don't Look Down" is written in the key of A minor with a tempo of 130 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of Am – F – C, and Usher's vocals span from G4 to C6.[2]

Billboard's Jason Lipshutz wrote, "Dutch EDM wunderkind Martin Garrix pivots from his standard sinister instrumental bangers and puts on his best David Guetta mask for 'Don't Look Down'. Usher has toed the now-or-never party line many times before, but his spirited vocals and a cheerful xylophone drop make this collabo a pop winner".[3] Another Billboard contributor, Matt Madved, also noted Guetta's influences, with Garrix "ditching harder-edged trappings of festival house for cheery guitar-backed verses and a softer melodic lead".[4] Idolator's Robbie Daw called it "a nice blend of dance beats and radio-friendly pop that should be music to programmers’ ears."[5]

Music video

A lyric video directed by Rory Kramer showing a man quitting his job and enjoying life was released on 17 March 2015.[5] Two official music videos were released on 23 March 2015 giving a female and male perspective of work at a country club.[6]

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 63
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 37
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 26
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 37
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 55
Czech Republic (Top 100)[12] 12
France (SNEP)[13] 136
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 37
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 29
Italy (FIMI)[16] 49
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 16
Philippines (Music Weekly)[19] 25
Russia (Airplay)[20] 64
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[21] 2
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[22] 25
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[23] 38
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 59
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 65
Ukraine (Airplay)[26] 68
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[27] 9
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[28] 10
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[29] 11
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[30] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[31] 33

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[32] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[33] Gold 5,000^
Italy (FIMI)[34] Gold 25,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV)[35] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[36] Gold 400,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format Label
[Netherlands 17 March 2015[37] Digital download Spinnin'
United States 17 March 2015[38]
United Kingdom 24 May 2015[39]

References

  1. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Martin Garrix Looks Down With ARTISTdirect". ARTISTdirect. March 27, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Garritsen, Martijn. "Don't Look Down". www.musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  3. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (March 27, 2015). "Single Review: Martin Garrix Featuring Usher, 'Don't Look Down'". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Medved, Matt (March 17, 2015). "Usher Joins Martin Garrix on Soaring New Single 'Don't Look Down': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Daw, Robbie (March 17, 2015). "Martin Garrix And Usher's "Don't Look Down" Lyric Video Will Lift Your Spirit: Watch". Idolator. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (March 27, 2015). "Martin Garrix Has Two (Equally Charming) Videos for His Usher-Featuring 'Don't Look Down'". Spin. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (11 April 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa See You Again Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/1567243/martin-garrix/chart?f=793
  12. ^ ds. "ČNS IFPI". www.ifpicr.cz.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 24, 2015". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down". Top Digital Download.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Martin Garrix" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-18. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  20. ^ [1]
  21. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  22. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201533 into search.
  23. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down" Canciones Top 50.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down". Singles Top 100.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down". Swiss Singles Chart.
  26. ^ "Martin Garrix - Don`t Look Down(listen to the song, watch the music video)". www.tophit.ru.
  27. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  28. ^ "Martin Garrix Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  29. ^ "Martin Garrix Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard.
  30. ^ "Martin Garrix Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  31. ^ "Martin Garrix Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  33. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  34. ^ "Martin Garrix - Don't Look Down: Italian Certification" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  35. ^ "Polish single certifications – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  36. ^ "British single certifications – Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don't Look Down". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Don't Look Down in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  37. ^ "'Don't Look Down (feat. Usher) – Single' van Martin Garrix op Apple Music". iTunes Store (NL).
  38. ^ "Don't Look Down (feat. Usher) – Single by Martin Garrix on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US).
  39. ^ "Don't Look Down (feat. Usher) – Single by Martin Garrix on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB).
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