"Levitating" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her second studio album, Future Nostalgia (2020). The song was written by Lipa, Clarence Coffee Jr., Sarah Hudson and Stephen Kozmeniuk, with the image of Mike Myers in Austin Powers in mind. The production was handled by Koz and Stuart Price, and stemmed from a Roland VP-330 synthesizer sample played by the former. The song is an electro-disco and nu-disco song with several disco tropes. It incorporates elements of dance-pop, pop-funk, power pop and space rock, as well as 1970s, 1980s and 1990s pop and R&B styles. The lyrics describe the idea of "levitating" when falling in love, with several outer space references. A remix of "Levitating" featuring American rapper DaBaby was released on 1 October 2020 in promotion of the bonus edition of Future Nostalgia, as the album's fifth single. The remix impacted contemporary hit radio formats in the United States on 6 October 2020, serving as the album's third single in the country. The remix has the same production used in the original, with DaBaby adding a pop rap verse and intro. "Levitating" reached number 5 on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lipa's seventh top 5 single in the UK, and second in the US. It also reached number 6 on the Billboard Global 200 chart. The song was awarded a Platinum certification in the United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The music video for "Levitating" was directed by Warren Fu and created in partnership with social media platform TikTok. The video is centered around Lipa and DaBaby dancing in an art deco-styled elevator, with many TikTok users in the cast. The video was complimented for its Studio 54 and disco aesthetics. Lipa promoted the single with live performances on The Graham Norton Show, at the 2020 American Music Awards, and on Saturday Night Live.
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