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Levitating
Song

Levitating

Dua Lipa
Album:
Future Nostalgia

Song Meaning and Background of Levitating by Dua Lipa


The song features a number of disco clichés and is an electro-disco and nu-disco tune. It combines elements of pop-funk, dance-pop, power pop, space rock, and pop and R&B from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The lyrics include multiple allusions to space and discuss the idea of "levitating" when in love.


Longtime colleagues Clarence Coffee Jr. of The Monsters & Strangerz, Sarah Hudson, and Stephen Kozmeniuk—the latter of whom also handled production—helped Lipa write the song.


Kozmeniuk took many weeks to come up with ideas for songs to perform in the studio before deciding it would be fun to make a "slinky disco track." Lipa sent him some notes and other things that sparked an idea for combining the old and the new.


The four writers collaborated on "Levitating" on a single day of writing and recording at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London.


"Levitating" became Lipa's seventh top-five hit in the UK and her second in the US when it peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK Singles Chart. "Levitating" was declared the number-one song of 2021 even though it didn't peak at the top in the United States.


Lipa said of the song 'It had to be fun and bubbly but with lyrics that felt really smart. This is about me exploring happy songs and doing something that's not 'dance crying'. It's about having fun and meeting someone and falling in love and thinking, 'You've probably met me at the perfect time, let's just go for it.' It's the feeling when love makes you feel like you're levitating. It's otherworldly. Things get quite Daft Punk-y here, but it's playful.'


Lyrics of Levitating by Dua Lipa


If you wanna run away with me

I know a galaxy and I can take you for a ride

I had a premonition that we fell into a rhythm

Where the music don't stop for life

Glitter in the sky, glitter in my eyes

Shining just the way I like

If you're feeling like you need a little bit of company

You met me at the perfect time

 

You want me, I want you, baby

My sugarboo, I'm levitating

The Milky Way, we're renegading

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

 

I got you, moonlight, you're my starlight

I need you, all night

Come on, dance with me

(I'm levitating)

You, moonlight, you're my starlight

I need you, all night

Come on, dance with me

(I'm levitating)

 

I believe that you're for me, I feel it in our energy

I see us written in the stars

We can go wherever, so let's do it now or never

Baby, nothing's ever, ever too far

Glitter in the sky, glitter in our eyes

Shining just the way we are

I feel like we're forever, every time we get together

But whatever, let's get lost on Mars

 

You want me, I want you, baby

My sugarboo, I'm levitating

The Milky Way, we're renegading

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

 

I got you, moonlight, you're my starlight

I need you, all night

Come on, dance with me

(I'm levitating)

You, moonlight, you're my starlight

I need you, all night

Come on, dance with me

(I'm levitating)

 

You can fly away with me tonight

You can fly away with me tonight

Baby, let me take you for a ride

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

(I'm levitating)

You can fly away with me tonight

You can fly away with me tonight

Baby, let me take you for a ride

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

 

My love is like a rocket, watch it blast off

And I'm feeling so electric, dance my ass off

And even if I wanted to, I can't stop

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

My love is like a rocket, watch it blast off

And I'm feeling so electric, dance my ass off

And even if I wanted to, I can't stop

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

 

You want me, I want you, baby

My sugarboo, I'm levitating

The Milky Way, we're renegading

 

I got you, moonlight, you're my starlight

I need you, all night

Come on, dance with me

(I'm levitating)

 

You can fly away with me tonight

You can fly away with me tonight

Baby, let me take you for a ride

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

(I'm levitating)

You can fly away with me tonight

You can fly away with me tonight

Baby, let me take you for a ride

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

 

I got you, moonlight, you're my starlight

I need you, all night

Come on, dance with me

(I'm levitating)

You, moonlight, you're my starlight

I need you, all night

Come on, dance with me

(I'm levitating)

Release Date

2020

Songwriter/s

Dua Lipa, Clarence Coffee Jr, Sarah Hudson, Stephen Kozmeniuk, DaBaby

Producer/s

Stephen Kozmeniuk, Stuart Price

Label/s

Warner

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