The Soundtrack of My Life / 2020

Dua Lipa, "Physical"

Genre: Pop. Released: January 31, 2020. Label: Dua Lipa Limited/Warner Records.

This is a series of commentaries about the songs that form the soundtrack of my life. Each song presented here hit #1 on my personal top 10 weekly music charts, which I have documented every Sunday since January 7, 1990.

Chart peak: 2020

Weeks at #1: 1 week

Key signature

F Major

Tempo: Allegro

Fast (120-156 BPM)

Dua Lipa’s first #1 on my charts received its first plays from me due to a hilarious blog post from Popjustice‘s wry Peter Robinson, who declared the song “so powerful it could reverse Brexit.” Well, not quite. However, a road trip to Quebec City helped cement the song into my memory, as there was a nice singing-alon moment in the car, and especially at the shout-out chorus, “Let’s get physical!”

Previous to this track, Dua Lipa had charted seven top 10 songs on my chart.

Key lyrics

Who needs to go to sleep, when I got you next to me?

All night I’ll riot with you
I know you got my back and you know I got you
So come on, come on, come on
Let’s get physical



Dua Lipa, Sarah Hudson, Jason Evigan, Clarence Coffee Jr


Jason Evigan, Koz


Lipa, D. (2020). Physical [Song]. On Future Nostalgia [Album]. Dua Lipa Limited/Warner Records UK.

Robinson, P. (2020, January 31). New Music Friday: Dua Lipa’s got a new song out. Popjustice.

Wikipedia. (n.d.). Physical (Dua Lipa song). Retrieved from

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