Ransom (Lil Tecca song)

"Ransom" (stylized as "Ran$om") is a song by American rapper Lil Tecca, initially released independently on May 22, 2019, then later through Galactic Records and Republic Records.[1] It serves as the second single from his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca.

"Ransom"
Single by Lil Tecca
from the album We Love You Tecca
ReleasedMay 22, 2019 (2019-05-22)
Format
Recorded2019
GenreTrap
Length2:11
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Nick Mira
  • Taz Taylor
Lil Tecca singles chronology
"Molly Girl"
(2019)
"Ransom"
(2019)
"Bossanova"
(2019)
Music video
"Ransom" on YouTube
Remix cover
Juice WRLD remix cover

The song was produced by Nick Mira and Taz Taylor,[2] and debuted at number 93 on the US Billboard Hot 100[3] before reaching number 4.[4] Outside the United States, "Ransom" peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Background

The song was considered the breakthrough of Queens-based 17-year-old rapper Lil Tecca, who began releasing songs through SoundCloud in 2018.[3] Because of the song's success, it led to "Ransom" being featured as the 6th track on Now That's What I Call Music! 72.

Critical reception

Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork said Lil Tecca's "bounce in his singsong flows owes a lot to" AutoTune, and his "bittersweet melodies are as indebted to local hero A Boogie wit da Hoodie as they are sourpuss king Juice Wrld". Although finding that the lyrics follow the "traditional rapper playbook practically to the letter, Pearce said "even now he's capable of making the profound seem simple".[2]

Music video

The music video was released on May 22, 2019, and was directed and edited by Cole Bennett.[3] It was shot in the Dominican Republic.[5]

Remix

On August 14, 2019, Lil Tecca released the remix of the song on his SoundCloud with Juice Wrld,[6] who has also worked with Nick Mira on other songs, including "Lucid Dreams". The remix was released on other platforms the following day.[7]

Charts

Original version

Weekly charts

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 8
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 39
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 39
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 2
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[13] 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[14] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[15] 4
France (SNEP)[16] 25
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 44
Greece (IFPI)[18] 2
Hungary (Single Top 40)[19] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 3
Latvia (LAIPA)[21] 2
Lithuania (AGATA)[22] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 3
Portugal (AFP)[26] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[27] 57
Singapore (RIAS)[28] 29
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[29] 15
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[30] 63
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[33] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[34] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[35] 28
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[36] 1
US Rolling Stone Top 100[37] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2019) Position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[38] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[39] 28
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[40] 10
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[41] 21

Remix

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Italy (FIMI)[42] 40
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[43] 8

Certifications

Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[44] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[45] Gold 20,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[46] 3× Platinum 240,000
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[47] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[48] Gold 100,000*
Italy (FIMI)[49] Gold 25,000
New Zealand (RMNZ)[50] Platinum 30,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[51] Gold 400,000

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References

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  3. Zellner, Xander (June 12, 2019). "Lil Tecca Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Entry With 'Ran$om'". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  4. Trust, Gary (September 9, 2019). "Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' Tops Billboard Hot 100 for Second Week, Post Malone's 'Circles' Debuts in Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
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  27. "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
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  32. "Swisscharts.com – Lil Tecca – Ransom". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
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  49. "Italian single certifications – Lil Tecca – Ransom" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved October 28, 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Ransom" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
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