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

Credits

Songwriters

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

Producers

Jason Evigan, Koz

References

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. https://www.popjustice.com/briefing/new-music-friday-dua-lipas-got-a-new-song-out/

Wikipedia. (n.d.). Physical (Dua Lipa song). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_(Dua_Lipa_song)

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