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LoveYAIL
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Emile Haynie
Benny Blanco
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Emile Haynie
Benny Blanco
Alternate producer(s) Kieron Menzies
Released February 18, 2017
Recorded April 2016
Length 4:32
(See official versions)
From Lfllogo
Single(s) "Love"
"Lust for Life"
"Summer Bummer"
"Groupie Love"
Promotional single(s) "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"
Lust for Life track listing
"Lust for Life"
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"Love" (registered as "Young in Love" and also known as "Young and in Love")[1] is the lead single and opening track from Lana Del Rey's fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life. It was co-written and produced by Del Rey, Rick Nowels, Emile Haynie and Benny Blanco, with additional production by Kieron Menzies.[2] On February 18, 2017, it was officially released worldwide.

Background and writingEdit

"Love" was registered under the title "Young in Love" during early January 2017.[3] When Del Rey was asked about the song by a fan on January 28, 2017, she responded by saying, "You're gonna love it. I'm really excited".[4] It serves as the first and lead single from Lust for Life.

On February 16, 2017, a five second snippet of the chorus of the song was leaked online. The next day, promotional posters advertising the music video for "Love", directed by Rich Lee, were found across Los Angeles.[5] The video edit of the song leaked in its entirety the same day before any official announcement from Del Rey or her team. On February 18, the official version of the single was rush released worldwide on all music services. Later that day she uploaded the official audio on her personal YouTube channel. Two days later, the official music video for the song was released on Del Rey's Vevo channel.

During March of 2017, three snippets of demo stems from "Love" leaked online via an Instagram account. On March 28, 2017, a Snapchat filter for the song became available worldwide to promote the song.[6]

In an interview with Courtney Love for Dazed magazine, Del Rey talked about writing the song and said: "I’m glad it’s the first thing out. It doesn’t sound that retro, but I was listening to a lot of Shangri-Las and wanted to go back to a bigger, more mid-tempo, single-y sound. The last 16 months, things were kind of crazy in the US, and in London when I was there. I was just feeling like I wanted a song that made me feel a little more positive when I sang it."[7] 

CompositionEdit

"Love" is a down-tempo rock influenced ballad running at four minutes and thirty-nine seconds with an approximate tempo of 99 beats per minute in the key of B♭ major. Lyrically, it describes how the nihilistic and hedonistic activities of the younger generation can make them "feel crazy" but reconciles this with the feeling of being in love. The track features syncopated drums, electric piano, synthesized strings and soundscaping that was a signature feature of the sound on Born to Die. The track was elongated slightly for the music video, featuring eight bars of instrumental introduction rather than four and a longer outro.

Commercial performance Edit

Upon its release, "Love" was an extremely successful single, commercially. In less than 24 hours, it rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, and became trending on Twitter. The official audio and official music video both became the most trending video on YouTube upon being posted. Also, in less than 24 hours, the song became #1 on the iTunes charts in 15 countries, and in the top 10 in 60 countries. It peaked at #2 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart. It impacted contemporary hit radio in the United Kingdom on February 24, 2017, and on March 28, 2017, it impacted alternative radio in the United States. As of July 2017, "Love" is certified gold in Brazil, and as of September 2017 it is also certified gold in Sweden.

Critical reception Edit

"Love" was met with a very positive reaction from many fans and critics upon release. About the song, Erica Russel of PopCrush stated "Lana returns to her shadowy, cinematic pop roots (a la 2012’s glistening Born to Die) to craft an enchanting mid-tempo ode to the hope of youth and young love."[8] Jake Viswanath from V Magazine similarly commented that the song is "an uplifting ballad that’s more than reminiscent of the Born to Die era."[9] Australian music source FasterLouder wrote "The song [...] is full ambient glam-pop madness and quite possibly Peak Lana Del Rey."[10] During June, 2017, Billboard placed "Love" at number 46 on their list of the "50 Best Songs of 2017 So Far".[11]

AccoladesEdit

Publication Accolade Rank
Billboard 50 Best Songs of 2017 So Far[12] 46
Buzzfeed The Top 50 Pop Songs of 2017[13] 44
Consequence of Sound Top 50 Songs of 2017[14] 30
Cosmopolitan The 24 Best Songs of 2017[15] 2
Esquire The 50 Best Songs of 2017[16] N/A
The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)[17] N/A
The Best Pop Songs of 2017 (So Far)[18] N/A
Idolator The 50 Best Pop Songs of 2017[19] 7
Marie Claire The 25 Best Love Songs of 2017[20] 10
NME NME's Tracks of the Year 2017[21] 14
Nylon The Best Songs of 2017[22] 8
Philly Best Songs of 2017[23] N/A
Pitchfork The 100 Best Songs of 2017[24] 28
PopCrush The 28 Best Songs of 2017[25] 18
Said the Gramophone Best Songs of 2017[26] 70
The Fader The 101 Best Songs of 2017[27] 16
Thrillist The 50 Best Songs of 2017[28] 31
Uproxx All the Best Songs of 2017, Ranked[29] 48

Live performances Edit

Del Rey performed the song live for the very first time on March 17, 2017, at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and on May 20, 2017 she performed it a second time. On July 23, 2017, Del Rey performed an acoustic version of the song at Lollapalooza Paris in Paris, France. The song was performed at many other shows in 2017 and in 2018 it was performed as part of the setlist for the LA to the Moon Tour.

Cross-references Edit

Music video Edit

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Love

Lana Del Rey - Love

Released February 20, 2017
Length 4:54
Director Rich Lee
Producer Clark Jackson
Filmed June–July, 2016
Location Los Angeles, California
Vevo views 110+ million views

Background Edit

The official music video for "Love" was filmed in June and July 2016 and it was directed by Rich Lee. Various stills and clips taken from the video surfaced online during early February 2017, around the same time that official promotional posters for the music video were put up across Los Angeles. The music video was officially released to Del Rey's Vevo channel on February 20, 2017, after Del Rey did a quick livestream on Instagram announcing the music video. The video gained almost 4.5 million views in it's first 24 hours of being uploaded. In January 2018 the video became Vevo Certified with over 100 million views.

Description Edit

The video starts out as pure '60s pastiche, with Del Rey in a white dress, with flowers in her hair — singing the song to a group of euphoric and telegenic young folks. But the video slowly reveals itself to be a sort of psychedelic vision, a moving ode to going swimming on strange planets and piloting a '57 Chevy into the sun.

Promotional posterEdit

On-set photoshoot by Chuck GrantEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 4:32
  • Single version — 4:39
  • Radio edit — 3:52
  • Music video version — 4:54
  • Instrumental version — 4:32

LyricsEdit

Album versionEdit

Look at you kids with your vintage music
Coming through satellites while cruising
You're part of the past, but now you're the future
Signals crossing can get confusing

It's enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy
Sometimes it's enough just to make you feel crazy

You get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
Doesn't matter, 'cause it's enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Look at you kids, you know you're the coolest
The world is yours and you can't refuse it
Seen so much you could get the blues
But that don't mean that you should abuse it

Though it's enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy
I know it's enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy

But you get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
It don't matter because it's enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby

And it's enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy
It's enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy

I get ready, I get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Doesn't matter if I'm not enough
For the future or the things to come
'Cause I'm young and in love

I'm young and in love
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby

Radio editEdit

Look at you kids with your vintage music
Coming through satellites while cruising
You're part of the past, but now you're the future
Signals crossing can get confusing

It's enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy
Sometimes it's enough just to make you feel crazy

You get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
Doesn't matter, 'cause it's enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Look at you kids, you know you're the coolest
The world is yours and you can't refuse it
Seen so much you could get the blues
But that don't mean that you should abuse it

Though it's enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy
I know it's enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy

But you get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
It don't matter because it's enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby

And it's enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy

I get ready, I get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Doesn't matter if I'm not enough
For the future or the things to come
'Cause I'm young and in love

I'm young and in love
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby

Music video versionEdit

Look at you kids with your vintage music
Coming through satellites while cruising
You're part of the past, but now you're the future
Signals crossing can get confusing

It's enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy
Sometimes it's enough just to make you feel crazy

You get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
Doesn't matter, 'cause it's enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Look at you kids, you know you're the coolest
The world is yours and you can't refuse it
Seen so much you could get the blues
But that don't mean that you should abuse it

Though it's enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy
I know it's enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy

You get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
It don't matter because it's enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby

And it's enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy
It's enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy

I get ready, I get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Doesn't matter if I'm not enough
For the future or the things to come
'Cause I'm young and in love

I'm young and in love
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby
Uh-oh, uh-uh, uh-oh
Don't worry, baby

Commercial release Edit

Digital release Edit

Love - Single
LoveYAIL Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital download
Released: February 18, 2017
Barcode: None
Photography: Uncredited
Design: Uncredited
# Name Time
1. "Love"   4:39
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Physical releaseEdit

Love / Lust for Life Limited LP
L LFL2 Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: 10" vinyl
Released: September 15, 2017
Barcode: 44292373
Photography: Neil Krug
Design: Uncredited
# Name Time
1. "Love"   4:32
2. "Lust for Life" (featuring The Weeknd) 4:24
Gagapedia

Promotional releaseEdit

Love CD by Polydor and Universal Music France in FranceEdit

Love CD by Polydor and Universal Music Group in UKEdit

Love CD by Polydor and Universal Music Group in UKEdit

CreditsEdit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, production, keyboard, bass guitar, mellotron, vibraphone
  • Emile Haynie — songwriting, production, mixing, drums, synthesizer
  • Benny Blanco — songwriting, production, mixing, keyboard, drums
  • Kieron Menzies — additional production, mixing, mastering, engineering
  • Dean Reid — mastering, electric guitar, engineering
  • Mike Bozzi — mastering
  • Trevor Yasuda — engineering
Technical
  • Published by Heavy Crate Publishing (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing / Don't Forget to Pay Me Music (GMR) / administered by Universal Music Publishing (GMR) / R-Rated Music administered by EMI April Music Inc. (Global Music Rights) / Sony / ATV Music Publishing
  • Recorded at The Green Building, Los Angeles, United States / Hampstead Studios, London, United Kingdom / Electric Lady Studios, New York City, United States / Sole Studios, London, United Kingdom
  • Vocals recorded at Strongroom, London, United Kingdom
  • Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, United States

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[30] 41
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[31] 43
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[32] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[33] 9
Canada (Billboard Hot 100)[34] 48
Canadian Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[35] 14
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 17
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[36] 25
European Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[37] 14
Finland Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[38] 3
Finland Download (IFPI)[39] 7
France (SNEP)[40] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[41] 68
Greece Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[42] 3
Hungary (Single Top 40)[43] 4
Iceland (RÚV)[44] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[45] 35
Italy (FIMI)[46] 53
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[47] 3
Norway Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[48] 7
Portugal (AFP)[49] 47
Russian Top Radio Hits (Tophit)[50] 261
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[51] 16
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 13
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[52] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[53] 49
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[54] 27
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[55] 41
US (Billboard Hot 100)[56] 44
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[57] 29
US Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[58] 9
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[59] 2
US Rock Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[60] 1
US Rock Streaming Songs (Billboard)[61] 2

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[62] Gold 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[63] Gold 20,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various February 18, 2017 Digital download, streaming Polydor, Interscope [64]
United Kingdom February 24, 2017 Contemporary hit radio Polydor [65]
United States March 28, 2017 Alternative radio Interscope [66]
Various September 15, 2017 10-inch vinyl Polydor, Interscope [67]

External links Edit

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