It’s difficult for a man to stay focused while sleek and sexy women distract him as he works. Which is the essence of the single “Work From home” by Fifth Harmony. The song is an electro pop number sung by the latest Girl Power band Fifth Harmony.The single also features singer Dolla Sign.
The all-girl band Fifth Harmony really liked the 'style and feel' Dolla gave to his songs. After listening to his Single, “Paranoid”, they wanted Dolla to be part of the single they would release soon.
Few months later, they were ready with a track where Dolla would be a perfect fit. After listening to the peppy track, Dolla happily agreed to be the part of the single. That is how he came on board with Fifth Harmony. Dolla, even by his miniature guest appearance brought the much needed positive energy that freshened up the song with his own style of 'feel good factor' which was well received by the audience.
The song has riding beats having nuances of Trap music. This electro pop number sung in a chorus format has a rap monologue in between by Dolla Sign. The background score have electro claps, synth, finger snaps and even a powerful Bassline. The chorus with word “Work” comes 7 times which is bit annoying too. The song actually stands at convincing men to leave Boardroom and work in the bedroom. It has quirky lyrics and bubbling beats. The lyrics were penned down by Jude Demorest, Joshua Coleman, Brian Lee, Tyrone Griffith Jr. and Alexander.
The music video has a well thought put behind by Director X. The music video have all the 5 girls (Allyson Brooke Hernandez aka Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei Hamilton aka Normani Kordei,Dinah Jane Milika Ilaisaane Hansen Amasio aka Dinah Jane Hansen, Karla Camila Cabello aka Camila Cabello and Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado aka Lauren Jauregui) work in a construction site with bare bodied muscle men all around... toiling in the hot sun.
The girls are seen wearing not much of a glamorous clothes but normal clothes, really short denim shorts and revealing tops, with pockets to keep the construction equipments and tools.
They all dance in sync with the choreography routines while in chorus. The construction workers try hard to concentrate but the girls distract them with their amorous dance moves.
The song got positive accolades from the critics as well as from the fans. They termed it to be a cool and chilled out song at the same time is sexy, which is what new age pop number really is.
With adulation and appreciation pouring in from every corner, The girl band got to have Live performances on Live with Kelly and Michael, Jimmy Kimmel Live, People’s Choice Awards etc.
With more than 1.4 billion views on YouTube, “Work from Home” became The most viewed music video on the Youtube platform for the year 2016, beating the heavyweights Rihanna, Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers.The single also won the Best Collaboration of the Year at American Music Awards 2016 and MTV Video Music Awards 2016.
Debuting at the 12th spot in the Billboard Hot 100 charts, the song was streamed to more than 10 miilion times on Spotify with 88,000 downloads on iTunes and Amazon, all within a week of it's release.Peaking at the 4th position in the Hot 100 charts, it is one of the very few tracks to have sold more than 8 million copies without reaching the top 3 positions of the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Released on the 26th of February 2016,the single had sold more than 1.4 million copies in the U.S, a million in the U.K and 8 million copies all over the world. It also reached the top 10 in more than 22 countries including U.S.A, Australia, Scotland, Canada, Israel, Slovakia, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Singapore, Lebanon, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Latvia, Portugal and Luxembourg.