Wild Things (song)

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"Wild Things"
Wild Things (Official Single Cover) by Alessia Cara.png
Single by Alessia Cara
from the album Know-It-All
Released February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre Pop[1][2]
Length 3:08
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Malay
Alessia Cara singles chronology
"Here"
(2015)
"Wild Things"
(2016)
"Wild"
(2016)

"Here"
(2015)
"Wild Things"
(2016)
"Wild"
(2016)
Music video
"Wild Things" on YouTube

"Wild Things" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Alessia Cara for her debut studio album, Know-It-All (2015). It was released to digital retailers on October 27, 2015, as a promotional single before being sent to contemporary hit radio on February 2, 2016, as the album's second official single.[3] The song was written by Alessia Caracciolo, Coleridge Tillman, Thabiso "Tab" Nkhereanye, and James Ho, and was produced by the latter.[4] Official remixes were commissioned in the spring of 2016 and were released on an extended play on May 13, 2016,[5] one of which features a guest verse from American rapper G-Eazy.[6]

Since its release, "Wild Things" has charted at number fifty on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has also attained top-forty peaks in multiple territories including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. In Cara's native Canada, the song peaked at number 14, five positions higher than her highly-successful debut, "Here". The song has been certified Gold by ARIA and RIAA, while being certified Platinum by RMNZ.

Critical reception

Mike Wass of Idolator called it "Another fiery celebration of outsiders."[7] Rolling Stone's Brittany Spanos labeled it "anthemic" and a "celebration of youth", saying "[Wild Things] follows in the vein of the anti-cool kid stance on 'Here.' Unlike her debut single, however, Cara goes for more straight-up pop on the more fast-paced, percussive tune."[1] Jessie Morris of Complex stated that the song is "another infectious and insightful coming-of-age track."[8]

Music video

An accompanying music video for "Wild Things" was directed by Aaron A and premiered on March 7, 2016.[9] Opening with a monologue in which Cara describes what "wild" means to her in the song, the video features Cara and her friends exploring suburbs of Toronto and engaging in carefree activities such as drawing fake tattoos on one another and setting off fireworks on a beach.[9][10] "To me," Cara says during the video's introductory sequence, "Where The Wild Things Are is a place that exists in our minds. It's a place of liberty and shamelessness. It can take a split second or a lifetime to find it, but once you do, you'll be free.".[10] The video was nominated for Best Pop Video on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Track listings

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[40] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[41] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Italy (FIMI)[42] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[43] Platinum 15,000*
Sweden (GLF)[44] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[45] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[46] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

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

Radio and release history

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Various October 27, 2015 Digital download [47]
United States February 2, 2016 Contemporary hit radio Def Jam [3]
Various April 15, 2016 Digital download (NuKid Remix)
  • Def Jam
  • UMG
[12]
May 13, 2016 Digital download (Remixes EP) [5]
United States July 5, 2016 Hot / Modern / AC radio Def Jam [48]

References

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  2. ^ Elone, Emmanuel; Ingalls, Chris; Stroud, Pryor; Miller, Chad (March 16, 2016). "Alessia Cara - "Wild Things" (Singles Going Steady)". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQN. January 15, 2016. Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
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  7. ^ Wass, Mike (October 27, 2015). "Alessia Cara Reveals 'Know-It-All' Tracklist, Remains Defiant On New Track "Wild Things"". Idolator. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
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  44. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved December 7, 2016.  Type Alessia Cara in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select Wild Things and see certification.
  45. ^ "British single certifications – Alessia Cara – Wild Things". British Phonographic Industry.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Wild Things in the search field and then press Enter.
  46. ^ "American single certifications – Alessia Cara – Wild Things". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
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