"Slide"
Single by H.E.R. featuring YG
from the album Back of My Mind
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
Genre
Length3:58
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Cardo
H.E.R. singles chronology
"Hard Place"
(2019)
"Slide"
(2019)
"Slow Down"
(2019)
YG singles chronology
"Feel Up"
(2019)
"Slide"
(2019)
"Mamacita"
(2019)
Music video
"Slide" on YouTube

"Slide" is a song by American singer H.E.R. featuring YG. It was released on September 27, 2019 through RCA Records as the lead single off the former's debut studio album Back of My Mind (2021). A remix featuring Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown was released in January 2020.

Background

H.E.R. debuted the song "Slide" during her set at the Lights On Festival.[1][2] It was released as a single on September 27, 2019.[2][3]

Music video

The music video for "Slide" was premiered by Complex on October 17, 2019[4] before its official release the following day.[5] It was directed by Mike Ho and filmed in different locations in California, including the Grand Lake Theatre and the West Oakland station.[6] The video opens with a recording of H.E.R.'s performance at the Concord Pavilion for the inaugural Lights On Festival.[6][7] Other scenes feature dance numbers, bikers, graffiti and ghost riding.[4][5]

Commercial performance

"Slide" debuted at 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2020.[8] It peaked at #43,[9] becoming H.E.R.'s highest entry on the chart.[10] It also appeared on several other Billboard charts, including the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay in which it peaked at 17.[11]

In New Zealand, it did not reach the Official Top 40 Singles but peaked at 23 on the Hot 40 Singles.[12]

Live performances

H.E.R. recorded a live version of "Slide" at Vevo's New York City studios. She performed the song alongside a keyboardist, a bassist and a percussionist. It was published on December 17, 2019.[13]

She performed "Slide" while playing the guitar during an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers aired in January 2020.[14] YG's verse was replaced by an instrumental intro played by H.E.R.'s drummer and bassist.[15]

Personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal.[16]

Remix

"Slide (Remix)"
Remix by H.E.R. featuring Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown
ReleasedJanuary 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)
Length4:56
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Cardo

The official remix featuring Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown instead of YG was released on January 15, 2020.[17][18][19] It features the same base instrumental as the original version with three additional verses performed by Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown.[20]

The remix peaked at 32 on New Zealand's Hot 40 Singles chart.[21]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2019-20) Peak
position
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[12] 23
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[21]
Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown remix
32
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 43
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 16
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[23] 3
US Rolling Stone Top 100[24] 77

Year-end charts

Chart (2020) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 99
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[26] 43
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[27] 15

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[28] Gold 20,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[29] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ "New Music: H.E.R. feat. YG - 'Slide'". Rap-Up. September 27, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Kellem, Joshua (September 27, 2019). "HER And YG Romanticize Ghetto Love On Her Sophisticated Song 'Slide'". Uproxx. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  3. ^ Saponara, Michael (September 27, 2019). "H.E.R. Recruits YG to Play Bonnie & Clyde on Steamy 'Slide'". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Espinoza, Joshua (October 17, 2019). "Premiere: H.E.R. Puts on for the Bay Area in New "Slide" Video f/ YG". Complex. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Saponara, Michael (October 18, 2019). "H.E.R. & YG Rep the West Coast in Dance-Heavy 'Slide' Video". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "H.E.R. & YG's New Video for "Slide" Is a Celebration of West Coast Culture". Hypebeast. October 17, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  7. ^ Droke, Carolyn (October 18, 2019). "H.E.R. And YG Ride Around The Bay Area In Their 'Slide' Video". Uproxx. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Mamo, Heran (January 2, 2020). "Here Are the Lyrics to H.E.R.'s 'Slide,' Feat. YG". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  9. ^ "Listen: H.E.R. Taps Chris Brown, Boogie wit da Hoodie, & Pop Smoke for 'Slide (Remix)'". Urban96 Radio Network. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "H-E-R Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  11. ^ Gracie, Bianca (January 24, 2020). "Grammy Darling H.E.R. Explains 'Why Authenticity Is Coming Back' to R&B". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ]]. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  13. ^ Williams, Candice (December 17, 2019). "Watch now: H.E.R. releases live version of "Slide"". ABC News Radio. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  14. ^ "VIDEO: H.E.R. Performs 'Slide' on Late Night With Seth Meyers". BroadwayWorld. January 7, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  15. ^ "H.E.R. Switches Things Up To 'Slide' Through 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'". SoulBounce. January 7, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "H.E.R. / Slide – Credits". Tidal. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  17. ^ "H.E.R. Enlists Chris Brown, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Pop Smoke for Sultry 'Slide' Remix". Billboard. January 16, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  18. ^ "H.E.R. Taps Chris Brown, Pop Smoke & A Boogie wit da Hoodie for 'Slide' Remix". Rap-Up. January 16, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
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  20. ^ Johnson, Patrick (January 16, 2020). "H.E.R. Taps Pop Smoke, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown for "Slide" Remix". Hypebeast. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  21. ^ a b "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  22. ^ "H-E-R Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  23. ^ "H-E-R Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  24. ^ "Top 100 Songs". Rolling Stone. January 30, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  25. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2020". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  26. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2020". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  27. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2020". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
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  29. ^ "American single certifications – H.E.R. – Slide". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 23, 2021.