STORY OF SONG
“Into You” is one of pop musician Ariana Grande’s most successful and well known songs from her 2016 album, “Dangerous Woman”. Written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Alexander Kronlund and Ilya Salmanzadeh, it is a song about Grande waiting for her love interest to make a move on her, as she is infatuated by him, or rather, into him.
Grande has a history of working with Kotecha, Martin, Salmanzadeh and Kronlund helped craft hits such as “Break Free”, “Problem” and “Bang Bang” – some of Grande’s most successful singles.
The music video was released on YouTube on the 23rd May 2016 and was directed by Hannah Lux Davis – a director Grande often works with. It features Grande and a guest star Don Benjamin as her lover, in a motel in a desert, riding on the back of his motorcycle. Towards the end of the video, a party shows that Benjamin is the bodyguard of Grande’s current partner. Grande leaves, with Benjamin following her. As of December 2019, the video has over 738.1 million views and 3.8 million likes.
Release Date: 6th May 2016
Songwriter/s: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, Ilya Salmanzadeh & Ariana Grande
Producer/s: Max Martin & Ilya
Music Video Release Date: 23rd May 2016
Music Video Director: Hannah Lux Davis
Chart Rankings & Certifications: “Into You” reached many high chart positions within a year of its release. It peaked at the following positions in the following countries: #1 in Argentina, #11 in Australia, #46 in Austria, #29 and #7 in Belgium, #13, #22, #10 and #12 in Canada; #18 in the Czech Republic, #30 in Denmark, #21 in Finland, #64 in France, #49 in Germany, #4 in Greece, #10 in Guatemala, #17 in Hungary, #15in Iceland, #12 in Ireland, #29 in Italy, #25 in Japan, #20 in Latvia, #18 in Lebanon, #13 and #21 in the Netherlands; #9 in New Zealand, #25 in Norway, #22 in Portugal, #11 Scotland, #13 and #45 in Slovakia, #58 in South Korea, #43 in Spain, #31 in Sweden, #34 in Switzerland, #14 in the UK Singles; #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #20 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40, #9 on the US Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay, #8 on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs, #7 on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40, and finally, #14 on the US Billboard Rhythmic chart. “Into You” is certified Gold in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand and Spain; Platinum in Denmark and the UK; 2x Platinum in Italy, Poland and Sweden; 3x Platinum in Australia and the US; 4x Platinum in Canada and Diamond in Brazil.
The lyrics to “Into You” can be viewed here: LINK