” Selfie ” is by The Chainsmokers, the American DJ’s from New York USA. The two DJ’s are Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall.
The song was released by Dim Mak Records, the independent record label from Los Angeles.
The Chainsmokers realised that the word selfie had grown into a trend and sought to take advantage of it ( a selfie is a picture you take of yourself with a smartphone and share on social media ).
The duo produced a demo for the song with the speech from a female clubber talking about making good selfies. The spark of the idea came when they observed women clubbers on their nights out in their native New York.
They set about producing the electro house track, which is, for the most part, instrumental, except for a few spoken verses. The vocals featured are by Alexis Campisi ( Alexis Killacam ), a finance student from New York and not the girl in the video.
” Selfie ” is based around a self-centred young woman in a club who is talking to friends about taking selfies and uploading to her Instagram account and another who she accuses of buying her Instagram followers.
She also criticises others in the club and ends the spoken verses with the line ” Let me take a selfie “.
” Selfie ” was a commercial success for The Chainsmokers, with Top Ten positions in countries like Australia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs Chart at number nineteen with sales of 9,000 downloads in the first week.
A week later with sales of another 53,000 units, ” Selfie ” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number fifty-five. From that entry position, the song climbed to peak at number sixteen.
In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 115, eventually reaching number eleven. ” Selfie ” spent four weeks inside the Top Twenty and a total of thirteen weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 16
UK Highest Chart Position: 11
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 3, Australia Dance (ARIA) 3, Austria (Austria Top 40) 16, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 14, Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders) 20, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 24, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 13, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 11, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 10, Denmark (Tracklisten) 9, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 55, Germany (Official German Charts) 38, Ireland (IRMA) 14, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 12, Netherlands (Mega Dance Top 30) 6, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 12, Norway (VG-lista) 3, Poland (Dance Top 50) 21, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 7, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 54, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 27, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 45, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Sweden Dance (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 33
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TheChainsmokers
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