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{"Hotter Than Hell" is a song by Dua Lipa. It was released on May 6, 2016. It served as the fourth single for Lipa's self-titled debut album, Dua Lipa.

Background Edit

Dua Lipa stated that she wrote "Hotter Than Hell" when she first started writing her self-titled debut album. The song started off super simple as just piano and a kick drum. Lipa stated that it was written about "a weird toxic relationship that kind of made me feel like I wasn't good enough". She wanted the song to feel very self-empowering and give herself the upper hand. Lipa said that since it is the song was the song that got her signed to a record deal, it has a lot of meaning for her.

Live performances Edit

On August 2, 2016, Dua Lipa made her US television debut by performing "Hotter Than Hell" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, an American late-night talk show.

Critical reception Edit

"Hotter Than Hell" received positive reviews from many music critics. About the song, Brennan Carley of Spin Magazine stated it is "certainly a sure sign that pop music has a bit of life and personality left in it." Sam Liddicott of The Metropolist said the song "is what good pop music should be: sassy and vivid with economical and punchy production."

Music video Edit

Music video Information
Dua Lipa - Hotter Than Hell (Official Video)

Dua Lipa - Hotter Than Hell (Official Video)

Released May 6, 2016
Length 3:47
Director Emil Nava
Producer
Filmed
Location London, United Kingdom
Views 27+ million

Behind the scenes Edit

Lyrics Edit

He calls me the devil
I make him wanna sin
Every time I knock, he can't help but let me in
Must be homesick for the real
I'm the realest it gets
You probably still adore me
With my hands around your neck

Can you feel the warmth, yeah
'Cause my kiss goes down you like some sweet alcohol
Where I'm coming from, yeah
Is a darker side of me that makes you feel so numb

'Cause we're hot like hell
Does it burn when I'm not there?
When you're by yourself
Am I the answer to your prayers
I'm giving you the pleasure of heaven
And I'll give it to you

Hotter than hell
Hotter than hell

You're my manna from heaven
We all gotta get fed
Can't let me know I'm wanted
Can't let me in your head
I'm not here to make you kneel
But it's praise that I'll get
You ain't gonna walk free boy
Not finished with you yet, no

Can you feel the warmth, yeah
'Cause my kiss goes down you like some sweet alcohol
Where I'm coming from, yeah
Is a darker side of me that makes you feel so numb

'Cause we're hot like hell
Does it burn when I'm not there?
When you're by yourself
Am I the answer to your prayers
I'm giving you the pleasure of heaven
And I'll give it to you

Hotter than hell
Hotter than hell

When we go down right there
You make me feel right there
When you lay me down right there
We just make it right there
Cause you're looking so right there
Baby you should touch me right there
If you take me right there
We can make it

'Cause we're hot like hell
Does it burn when I'm not there?
When you're by yourself
Am I the answer to your prayers
I'm giving you the pleasure of heaven
And I'll give it to you

Hotter than hell
Hotter than hell
Hotter than hell
Hotter than hell
And I'll give it to you
Hotter than hell