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Ain't My Fault
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Music video
Zara Larsson singles chronology
from the album So Good
Single by Zara Larsson
"Ain't My Fault"
Ain't My Fault (Official Single Cover) by Zara Larsson.png
Released2 September 2016
FormatDigital download
GenrePop[1]
Length3:44
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
"This One's for You"
(2016)
"Ain't My Fault"
(2016)
"I Would Like"
(2016)
"Ain't My Fault" on YouTube
"Ain't My Fault" is a song by Swedish singer Zara Larsson. It was released on 2 September 2016, by TEN Music Group, Epic Records, and Sony Music, as the third single from her second and international debut studio album, So Good.[2][3] The official remix features American rapper Lil Yachty.[4][5]
Contents
Background[edit]
In an interview with Shazam, Larsson said about the first version of the song: "The topic is me talking to a girl about her man, and I basically stole her man, and I'm like, 'It's not my fault that I'm better you'."[6][7] The song was written in a few hours with MNEK for fun and never intended as a single, but when the studio loved it, her reaction was, "Whoa whoa whoa I can't sing this." So she changed the lyrics of the song to reflect her values: "I would never be proud of stealing a girl's man and sing about it, it would be very not me."[8]
Music video[edit]
The music video was released on 30 September 2016 via Larsson's official Vevo account. It was directed by Emil Nava and primarily features Larsson performing dance moves with her girlfriends.[9]
Critical reception[edit]
Robbie Daw of Idolator stated the song is "a sexy departure from the somber dulcet tones of 'Never Forget You' and the sassy pop swagger of 'Lush Life'" and went on to call it a "Rihanna-esque banger" and a "saucy gem".[10] Entertainment Weekly's Nolan Feeney called the song "bold" and "club-ready".[7]
Track listing[edit]
  • Digital download
  1. "Ain't My Fault" – 3:44
  • Digital download[11]
  1. "Ain't My Fault" (J Hus & Fred VIP Mix) – 3:31
  • Digital download[12]
  1. "Ain't My Fault" (R3hab Remix) – 2:38
  • Digital download[13]
  1. "Ain't My Fault" (Remix) (featuring Lil Yachty) – 3:58
Charts[edit]
Weekly charts[edit]




Chart (2016–17)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[14]17
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[15]20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[16]26
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[17]44
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[18]46
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[19]22
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[20]21
Denmark (Tracklisten)[21]15
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[22]13
France (SNEP)[23]110
Germany (Official German Charts)[24]16
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[25]32
Ireland (IRMA)[26]17
Italy (FIMI)[27]50
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[28]18
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[29]42
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[30]21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[31]28
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[32]19
Norway (VG-lista)[33]8
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[34]54
Portugal (AFP)[35]28
Romania (Media Forest)[36]8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[37]12
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[38]50
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[39]19
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[40]58
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[41]1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[42]43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[43]13
US Billboard Hot 100[44]76
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[45]26
Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016)Position
Australia (ARIA)[46]95
Germany (Official German Charts)[47]89
Certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[48]2× Platinum140,000^
Belgium (BEA)[49]Gold15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[50]Platinum80,000
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Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[51]Platinum90,000^
France (SNEP)[52]Gold66,666*
Germany (BVMI)[53]Gold200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[54]Platinum50,000
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Mexico (AMPROFON)[55]Gold30,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[56]Gold15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[57]Platinum20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[58]3× Platinum120,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[59]Gold10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[60]Platinum600,000
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United States (RIAA)[61]Platinum1,000,000
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*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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sales+streaming figures based on certification alone
Release history[edit]

RegionDateFormatLabelRef.
Various2 September 2016Digital download[2]
United States20 September 2016Top 40 radioEpic[62]
 
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