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{{Infobox song
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|artist = Lana Del Rey
 
|artist = Lana Del Rey
|written = [[Lana Del Rey]] and [[Rick Nowels]]
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|written = [[Lana Del Rey]]<br>[[Rick Nowels]]
 
|producer = [[Dan Auerbach]]
 
|producer = [[Dan Auerbach]]
|time = 4:17
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|time = 4:16<br><small>(See [[#Official versions|official versions]])</small>
|Source = [[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]
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|Source = [[File:Ultraviolence_logo.png|150px|link=Ultraviolence (album)]]
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|DS={{UVDS}}
 
|album = [[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]
 
|album = [[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]
|previous =TBA
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|previous ="[[Brooklyn Baby (song)|Brooklyn Baby]]"
|next =TBA}}
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|next ="[[Sad Girl (song)|Sad Girl]]"|released = April 14, 2014
"'''West Coast'''" is a song written by [[Lana Del Rey]] and [[Rick Nowels]], and produced by [[Dan Auerbach]]. Taken from Del Rey's second major-label album ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'', the song serves as the album's lead single and has premiered on April 14, 2014 on BBC Radio.
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|Last single link = Once Upon a Dream (song)
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|Last single title = Once Upon a Dream
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|This single image = WC_cover.jpg
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|This single link = West Coast (song)
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|This single title = West Coast
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|Next single link = Shades of Cool (song)
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|Next single title = Shades of Cool
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|altproducer = [[Rick Nowels]]}}"'''West Coast'''" is a song by [[Lana Del Rey]] written with [[Rick Nowels]] and produced by [[Dan Auerbach]]. Written for Del Rey's second major-label studio album ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'', the song served as the album's lead single and premiered on [[2014/April#April 14|April 14, 2014]] on BBC Radio 1. On [[2014/April#April 22|April 22, 2014]], an alternate version of the song with clearer vocals replaced the original single on iTunes.
   
==Background==
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==Background and writing==
On March 23, 2014, Del Rey posted a video on Instagram featuring her lip-syncing to a muted track. The video was uploaded with the caption "Down on the West Coast they got a sayin...". Following the leak of "[[Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight (song)|Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight]]", Prefixmag encouraged their twitter followers to listen to the track, calling it a "B-side from 'Ultraviolence'". Del Rey replied to the tweet explaining "wrote that for someone else 4 years ago ...... New single is called West Coast", thereby officially announcing the title of her new single. Shortly after this she posted another picture to Instagram with the caption "West Coast".
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On [[2014/March|March]] 23, 2014, Del Rey uploaded a video to Instagram featuring herself lip-syncing to a muted track with the caption “Down on the West Coast they got a sayin..”<ref>https://www.instagram.com/p/l3ZJNQFnn2/?taken-by=lanadelrey</ref>. On [[2014/April|April]] 3, 2014, ''Prefixmag'' made a tweet to their followers encouraging them to listen to Del Rey’s recently leaked track “[[Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight (song)|Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight]] and claiming it was a “B-side from [[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]”. Del Rey replied to the tweet four hours after explaining that she wrote the song 4 years ago and that the new song single is called "West Coast". The next day Del Rey uploaded a selfie to her Instagram with the caption being the song title.
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Del Rey and [[Rick Nowels]] wrote the song together while improvising with chords in about 20 minutes, however when Del Rey had finished the song, she was unsatisfied with the outcome, complaining that the track was "too structured". The song was originally going to be scrapped from the album altogether, but after meeting with [[Dan Auerbach]], the track was reworked, being changed structurally but leaving the chords.
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==Composition==
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The psychedelic rock song "West Coast" is in F♯/G♭ minor set in common time and is notable for its tempo change in the chorus from approximately 123 beats per minute to 50.<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span>It is a surf rock song featuring heavily layered vocals, multiple guitar tracks, a focus on percussion and a prominent lead synth in the final chorus. The beginning of the song's slower-tempo chorus <span style="font-weight:normal;">interpolates the opening riff from the Beatles' song "And I Love Her", using a similar guitar riff. </span>Del Rey sings in a breathless, sultry style which is exaggerated in the chorus. The song marks a departure from Del Rey's singles from ''[[Born to Die (album)|Born to Die]]'' and ''[[Paradise (EP)|Paradise]]'', as it does not draw upon the use of orchestral strings or stylistic hip-hop beats.
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The radio mix is significantly shorter than the original, running at 3 minutes 47 seconds. It does not feature the slower chorus and instead has a constant BPM of 104. It features a light use of strings and slightly altered lyrics. There is no prominent lead synth towards the last chorus and the focus on the percussion is more drawn back. During the final chorus, the first half is stripped to only a distorted guitar and plucked strings for accompaniment.
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An official radio edit of the song exists featuring different vocals, different lyrics, and a slightly altered instrumental. The early mix version of the song leaked in lossless format on June 29, 2018. The official a cappella leaked on July 4, 2018.
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==Critical reception==
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The song has received universal acclaim from music critics,<ref>http://thehonestyhour.com/2014/07/new-music-travis-garland-west-coast-lana-del-rey-remix/</ref> who commended its "atmospheric" and "hypnotic" production, as well as its maturity. Caryn Ganz of ''Rolling Stone'' called the track a "striking departure" in sound for Del Rey, and said its groove transformed her "from chanteuse into frontwoman for a few glorious moments".<ref>http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/ultraviolence-20140620</ref> Kyle Fowle of ''The A.V. Club'' named "West Coast" as the album's most accomplished track and "the one song on ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'' that gets the formula of [[Lana Del Rey]] right".<ref>http://www.avclub.com/review/lana-del-rey-delivers-lethargic-mid-tempo-numbers--205849</ref>  ''Nylon'' writer Liza Darwin deemed the track "silky-smooth" and "total ear candy".<ref>http://www.nylon.com/articles/lana-del-rey-west-coast-listen</ref> In a review of ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'', Mike Diver of ''Clash'' said that in the context of the album, "West Coast" took on greater significance by serving as a fulcrum which balances the record into "leaving a better impression than it otherwise might".<ref>http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/lana-del-rey-ultraviolence</ref>
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==Accolades==
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"West Coast" was listed as one of the best songs of 2014 by several news media sources. On ''The Village Voice'' '​s Pazz and Jop critics' year-end list in 2014, "West Coast" was ranked at number 49.<ref>http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/singles</ref>  ''Cosmopolitan'' placed "West Coast" at number 3 on its list of the 50 Best Songs of 2014.<ref>http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/a33582/best-songs-of-2014/</ref> The staff of the ''Music Times'' also placed "West Coast" at number 3 on their list of the 25 Best Songs of 2014, with De Groot writing, "With the release of 'West Coast,' [[Lana Del Rey]]'s music finally converged with the complexity and intensity of her persona, and it was glorious".<ref>http://www.musictimes.com/articles/21940/20141229/best-songs-2014-list-st-vincent-kendrick-lamar-taylor-swift-video.htm</ref> ''Idolator'' ranked the song at number 5 on its list of 2014's Best Pop Singles. Bianca Gracie of the website stated that "nothing else on the album sounded quite like 'West Coast'" and described the song as the "soundtrack for endless summers to come".<ref>http://www.idolator.com/7573763/2014-best-pop-singles-20-favorites/4</ref> The single was named one of the 50 best songs of 2014 by ''NME'' (number 11),<ref>http://www.nme.com/photos/nme-s-top-50-tracks-of-2014/364505</ref> Consequence of Sound (number 25),<ref>http://www.consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/songs-of-the-year-2014/3/</ref> and Stereogum (number 31).<ref>http://www.stereogum.com/1725063/the-week-in-pops-top-50-pop-songs-of-2014/franchises/the-week-in-pop</ref> ''Spin'' ranked the track at number 29 on their list of the 101 Best Songs of 2014, while also deeming it "the lushest and most narcoleptic Top 40 hit of 2014".<ref>http://www.spin.com/articles/101-best-songs-2014/?page=7</ref> Joshua Ostroff of ''The Huffington Post'' placed "West Coast" at number 12 on his list of the Best Songs of 2014, calling it "perhaps too dark to win the song of the summer title it deserved".<ref>http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/18/best-songs-of-2014_n_6331378.html</ref>
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== Live performances ==
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Del Rey previewed a verse of the song on the first date of the 2014 leg of the [[Paradise Tour]] on [[2014/April#April 11|April 11, 2014]], in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan, and two days later she premiered the entire song in a live performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on [[2014/April#April 13|April 13, 2014]] in Indio, California, a day before the song was officially released. The song has since been included as part of the setlist for the 2014 leg of the [[Paradise Tour]], the 2015 [[Endless Summer Tour]], and at one date of the 2016 [[Festival Tour]]. She performed the song in 2017 at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival on [[2017/October#October 28|October 28]]. In 2018, the song was performed on [[2018/February#February 15|February 15]] in San Diego, California, and again on [[2018/February#February 16|February 16]] in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the [[LA to the Moon Tour]].
   
 
==Music video==
 
==Music video==
===Background===
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{{infobox mvideo
On April 4, 2014, pictures surfaced of Del Rey shooting a music video in Los Angeles. She was on set with "[[Born to Die (song)|Born to Die]]" and "[[Blue Jeans (song)|Blue Jeans]]" star [[Bradley Soileau]].
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|video = Lana Del Rey - West Coast
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|released = May 7, 2014
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|length= 4:26
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|director = Vincent Haycock
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|producer = Geoff McLean
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|filmed= April 3-4, 2014
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|location= Los Angeles, California
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|vevo views= 114+ Million views
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}}
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{{infobox mvideo
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|video = Lana Del Rey - West Coast (Leaked Version)
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|released = May 6, 2014
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|length= 4:26
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|director = Vincent Haycock
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|producer = Geoff McLean
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|filmed= April 3-4, 2014
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|location= Los Angeles, California
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|vevo views= N/A
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}}
   
===Behind the scenes===
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==== '''Background''' ====
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On [[2014/April#April 4|April 4, 2014]], pictures surfaced of Del Rey shooting a music video in Los Angeles. She was on set with "[[Born to Die (song)|Born to Die]]" and "[[Blue Jeans (song)|Blue Jeans]]" star [[Bradley Soileau]]. On [[2014/May#May 1|May 1, 2014]], Del Rey posted a preview of the video on Instagram. On May 6, 2014, an unfinished version of the music video for "West Coast" was uploaded and taken down by Del Rey's label. The next day, the finished video was published. Jenn Pelly and Evan Minsker of ''Pitchfork Media'' remarked that at first, it "appears to function in small, romantic gestures—hanging near an ocean, smoking in the back of a car, much like a fashion ad in a magazine. And then, plot twist: It's Lana in flames."
   
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==== '''Description''' ====
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The video opens with shots of the ocean and driving in LA intercut with scenes of Del Rey and Soileau walking down a beach with friends. Del Rey starts singing as more images of LA are shown. As the chorus comes in, scenes of Del Rey and Soileau playing in the ocean fade into Del Rey in a car with tattoo artist [[Mark Mahoney]]. The shot is more glamorous and withheld, he lights her cigarette and Del Rey leans her head on his shoulder. He whispers something in her ear before the second verse where the film returns to Del Rey and Soileau on the beach in a much more casual setting. For the second chorus the scenes of Del Rey in the car with Mahoney return until a shots of Del Rey in flames appears. While in flames she wears either a red dress and or a leather jacket.
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== Cross-references ==
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*The phrase "Queen of Saigon" also appears in "[[National Anthem (song)|National Anthem]]" and "[[Live or Die (song)|Live or Die]]".
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*In the radio mix, the use of "fire" to rhyme with "higher and/than higher" is also heard in "[[Lucky Ones (song)|Lucky Ones]]".
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*Lyrics in Spanish also appear in "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]".
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*Fire is also mentioned in "[[Off to the Races (song)|Off to the Races]]" and "[[Freak (song)|Freak]]".
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*The colour blue is mentioned in many of Del Rey's songs, some of which are "[[Old Money (song)|Old Money]]", "[[Color Blue (song)|Wild on You]]" and "[[Get Free (song)|Get Free]]".
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*Being in love is also referenced in "[[Love (song)|Love]]".
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*Gold is also mentioned in "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]", "[[Off to the Races (song)|Off to the Races]]", "[[Heavy Hitter (song)|Heavy Hitter]]" and "[[Music to Watch Boys To (song)|Music to Watch Boys To]]", among some others.
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*Rock and roll is also mentioned in "[[Young and Beautiful (song)|Young and Beautiful]]", "[[JFK (song)|JFK]]", "[[The Greatest (song)|The Greatest]]" and "[[St. Tropez (song)|St. Tropez]]".
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*Gods are also mentioned in "[[Gods & Monsters (song)|Gods & Monsters]]".
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*Groupies are also referenced in "[[Groupie Love (song)|Groupie Love]]" and "[[Gods & Monsters (song)|Gods & Monsters]]".
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==Official versions==
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*Album version — 4:16
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**Instrumental version — 4:11
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**A cappella version — 4:16
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*Single version — 4:15
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*Radio mix — 3:47
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*Radio edit (Dan Auerbach mix) — 3:47
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*Radio edit (Rob Orton mix) — 3:44<ref>ISRC Code: GBUM71401917</ref>
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*Rob Orton mix — 4:17
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*Early mix — 4:16
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*Instrumental (Rob Orton mix) — 4:15<ref>ISRC Code: GBUM71401934</ref>
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*Music video version — 4:26
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==[[List of remixes|Official remixes]]==
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*Alex Nagshineh Remix — 7:00<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403441</ref>
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*Alle Farben Remix — 7:07<ref>ISRC: DEUM71402426</ref>
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*Camo & Krooked Remix — 3:30<ref>ISRC: GBUM71402613</ref>
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*Carbon Airways Remix — 4:15<ref>ISRC: GBUM71404392</ref>
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*Dan Heath Orchestral Remix — 4:11<ref>ISRC: GBUM71402617</ref>
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*Dan Heath Orchestral Remix Instrumental — 4:11
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*Four Tet Remix — 6:11<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403442</ref>
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*Jabberwocky Remix — 3:34<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403688</ref>
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*MK Area10 Remix — 5:25<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403443</ref>
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*MK Remix — 5:26<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403444</ref>
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*Solomun Dub Remix — 8:07<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403461</ref>
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*Solomun Remix — 8:07<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403462</ref>
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*Ten Ven Remix — 4:30<ref>ISRC: GBUM71402587</ref>
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*The GRADES Icon Mix — 4:17<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403463</ref>
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*The GRADES Icon Mix (TJ House Party) — 4:04<ref>ISRC: GBUM71404567</ref>
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*The Young Professionals Dark Remix — 5:39<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403689</ref>
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*The Young Professionals Minimal Remix — 3:56<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403687</ref>
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*William Carl Jr Remix — 4:29<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403464</ref>
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*XYConstant Remix — 4:15<ref>ISRC: GBUM71402612</ref>
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*Yavuz Ak & FevZee Remix — 6:17<ref>ISRC: DEUM71402427</ref>
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*ZHU Remix — 4:24<ref>ISRC: GBUM71403486</ref>
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*ZHU Remix Edit — 2:55<ref>ISRC: GBUM71404991</ref>
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*ZHU Remix (H Sessions 2014) — 4:24<ref>ISRC: GBUM71404593</ref>
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
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===Album version===
 
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|content=<poem>
Down on the West Coast, they got a sayin’,
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Down on the West Coast they got a sayin'
If you're not drinking, then you're not playing,
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"If you're not drinkin' then you're not playin'"
But you got the music, you got the music,
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But you've got the music, you've got the music in you
In you, don't you?
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Don't you?
   
Down on the West Coast, I get this feeling, like,
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Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like
It all could happen, that's why I'm leaving,
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It all could happen that's why I'm leaving
You for the moment, you for the moment,
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You for the moment, you for the moment, boy blue
Boy blue, yeah, you.
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Yeah, you
   
You're falling hard at the show,
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You're falling hard, I push away, I'm feelin' hot to the touch
I'm feeling hot to the touch,
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You say you'll miss me and I wanna say I miss you so much
You say you miss me, and I wanna say,
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But something keeps me really quiet, I'm alive, I'm a lush
"I miss you so much.”
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Your love, your love, your love
But something keeps me really quiet,
 
I'm alive, I'm a lush,
 
Your love, your love, your love.
 
   
I can see my baby swinging,
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I can see my baby swingin'
His parliament's on fire and his hands are up.
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His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing,
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On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love.
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Ooh, baby, ooh, baby
I can see my sweet boy swaying,
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I'm in love
He's crazy y cubano como yo, my love.
 
On the balcony and I'm saying,
 
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love.
 
   
I'm in love, I’m in love,
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I can see my sweet boy swayin'
I’m in love, I'm in love.
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He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
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On the balcony and I'm saying
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Move baby, move baby
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I'm in love
   
Mic check, one, two, get it girl!
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I'm in love, I'm in love
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I'm in love, I'm in love
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(Mic check one two, one two, one two, get it girl)
   
Down on the West Coast, they got their icons,
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Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
The silver starlets, their queens of Saigons,
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Their silver starlets, their Queens of Saigon
And you got the music, you’ve got the music,
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And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
In you, don't you?
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Don't you?
   
Down on the West Coast, they love their movies,
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Down on the West Coast, they love their movies
Their Golden Gods and rock 'n' roll groupies,
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Their golden gods, and rock and roll groupies
And you got the music, you got the music,
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And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
In you, don't you?
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Don't you?
   
You push it hard, I pull away,
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You push it hard, I pull away, I'm feeling hotter than fire
I'm feeling hot and on fire.
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I guess that no one ever really made me feel that much higher
I guess that no one ever really,
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Te deseo, cariño, boy, it's you I desire
Made me feel that much higher.
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Your love, your love, your love
Te deseo, cariño, boy,
 
It's you I desire,
 
Your love, your love, your love.
 
   
I can see my baby swinging,
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I can see my baby swingin'
His parliament's on fire and his hands are up.
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His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing,
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On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love.
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Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love
   
I can see my sweet boy swaying,
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I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y cubano como yo, my love.
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He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying,
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On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love.
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Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
   
I can see my baby swinging,
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I can see my baby swingin'
His parliament's on fire and his hands are up.
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His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing,
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On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love.
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Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love
   
I can see my sweet boy swaying,
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I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y cubano como yo, my love.
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He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying,
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On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love.
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Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
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I'm in love
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I'm in love
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</poem>}}
   
I’m in love, I’m in love.
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===Radio mix===
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Down on the West Coast they got a sayin'
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"If you're not drinkin' then you're not playin'"
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But you've got the music, you've got the music in you
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Don't you?
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Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like
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It all could happen that's why I'm leaving
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You for the music, you for the music, it's true
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It's true
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I push it hard, you pull away, I'm feeling hot and on fire
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I'm feelin' like there's no one else
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Who brings me higher than higher
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Te deseo, cariño, boy, it's you I desire
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Your love, your love, your love
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I can see my baby swingin'
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His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
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On the balcony and I'm singing
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Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love
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I can see my sweet boy swayin'
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He's crazy y cubano como yo, la la
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On the balcony and I'm saying
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Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
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I'm in love, I'm in love
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(I'm in love, I'm in love)
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Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
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The silver starlets, their Queens of Saigons
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But you got the music, you've got the music in you
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Don't you?
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You pull me close, I push away
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I'm feelin' hot to the touch
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You say you miss me and I wanna say
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"I'll miss you so much"
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But something keeps me really quiet
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I'm alive, I'm a lush
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Hold me close and you say
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"Hush, baby, hush"
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I can see my baby swingin'
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His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
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On the balcony and I'm singing
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Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love
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I can see my sweet boy swayin'
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He's crazy y cubano como yo, la la
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On the balcony and I'm saying
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Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
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I can see my baby swingin'
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His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
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On the balcony and I'm singing
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Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love
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I can see my sweet boy swayin'
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He's crazy y cubano como yo, la la
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On the balcony and I'm saying
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Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
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I'm in love, I'm in love
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(I'm in love)
 
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=== Radio edit ===
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Down on the West Coast they got a sayin'
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"If you're not drinkin' then you're not playin'"
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But you've got the music, you've got the music in you
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Don't you?
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Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like
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It all could happen that's why I'm leaving
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You for the moment, you for the moment, boy blue
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Yeah, you
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You're falling hard, I push away, I'm feelin' hot to the touch
  +
You say you'll miss me and I wanna say I miss you so much
  +
But something keeps me really quiet, I'm alive, I'm a lush
  +
Your love, your love, your love
  +
  +
I can see my baby swingin'
  +
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
  +
On the balcony and I'm singing
  +
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby
  +
I'm in love
  +
  +
I can see my sweet boy swayin'
  +
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
  +
On the balcony and I'm saying
  +
Move baby, move baby
  +
I'm in love
  +
  +
I'm in love, I'm in love
  +
I'm in love, I'm in love
  +
  +
Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
  +
Their silver starlets, their Queens of Saigon
  +
And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
  +
Don't you?
  +
  +
Down on the West Coast, they love their movies
  +
Their golden gods, and rock and roll groupies
  +
And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
  +
Don't you?
  +
  +
You push it hard, I pull away, I'm feeling hotter than fire
  +
I guess that no one ever really made me feel that much higher
  +
Te deseo, cariño, boy, it's you I desire
  +
Your love, your love, your love
  +
  +
I can see my baby swingin'
  +
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
  +
On the balcony and I'm singing
  +
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
  +
  +
I can see my baby swingin'
  +
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
  +
On the balcony and I'm singing
  +
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love
  +
  +
I can see my sweet boy swayin'
  +
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
  +
On the balcony and I'm saying
  +
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
  +
I'm in love
  +
I'm in love
  +
</poem>}}
  +
  +
== Commercial release ==
  +
  +
=== Digital release ===
  +
;West Coast - Single
  +
  +
{{Discobox
  +
|image = West Coast - Single.png
  +
|glabel = Polydor, Interscope
  +
|gformat = Digital
  +
|gdate = May 14, 2014
  +
|gcode = None
  +
|gphotog = [[Neil Krug]]
  +
|gdesign = Mat Maitland}}
  +
{{Tracklist
  +
|title1 = West Coast
  +
|length1 = 4:15}}
  +
  +
;'''West Coast (Remix EP)'''
  +
  +
{{Template:Discobox
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|image = Lana_remix_ep_west.jpg
  +
|glabel = Polydor, Interscope
  +
|gformat = Digital
  +
|gdate = July 11, 2014
  +
|gcode = None
  +
|gphotog = [[Neil Krug]]
  +
|gdesign = Mat Maitland}}
  +
{{Template:Tracklist
  +
|title1 = West Coast
  +
|note1 = ZHU Remix
  +
|length1 = 4:24
  +
|title2 = West Coast
  +
|note2 = Ten Ven Remix
  +
|length2 = 4:33
  +
|title3 = West Coast
  +
|note3 = The GRADES Icon Mix
  +
|length3 = 4:20
  +
|title4 = West Coast
  +
|note4 = MK Remix
  +
|length4 = 5:26}}
  +
  +
;'''West Coast (The Remixes)'''
  +
  +
{{Template:Discobox
  +
|image = West Coast - Single.png
  +
|glabel = Vertigo/Capitol
  +
|gformat = Digital
  +
|gdate = July 11, 2014
  +
|gcode = None
  +
|gphotog = [[Neil Krug]]
  +
|gdesign = Mat Maitland}}
  +
{{Template:Tracklist
  +
|title1 = West Coast
  +
|note1 = Radio Mix
  +
|length1 = 3:47
  +
|title2 = West Coast
  +
|length2 = 4:15
  +
|title3 = West Coast
  +
|note3 = Alle Farben Remix
  +
|length3 = 7:05
  +
|title4 = West Coast
  +
|note4 = Yavuz Ak & FevZee Remix
  +
|length4 = 6:16
  +
|title5 = West Coast
  +
|note5 = The Grades Icon Mix
  +
|length5 = 4:17
  +
|title6 = West Coast
  +
|note6 = Solomun Remix
  +
|length6 = 8:07
  +
|title7 = West Coast
  +
|note7 = The Young Professionals Minimal Remix
  +
|length7 = 3:56
  +
|title8 = West Coast
  +
|note8 = Jabberwocky Remix
  +
|length8 = 3:34
  +
|title9 = West Coast
  +
|note9 = The Young Professionals Dark Remix
  +
|length9 = 5:39
  +
}}
  +
  +
;'''West Coast (The Remixes)'''
  +
  +
{{Template:Discobox
  +
|image = West Coast The Remixes France.jpg
  +
|glabel = Polydor, Interscope
  +
|gformat = Digital
  +
|gdate = July 11, 2014
  +
|gcode = None
  +
|gphotog = [[Neil Krug]]
  +
|gdesign = Uncredited}}
  +
{{Template:Tracklist
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|title1 = West Coast
  +
|length1 = 4:15
  +
|title2 = West Coast
  +
|note2 = Radio Mix
  +
|length2 = 3:48
  +
|title3 = West Coast
  +
|note3 = The Young Professionals Minimal Remix
  +
|length3 = 3:57
  +
|title4 = West Coast
  +
|note4 = Jabberwocky Remix
  +
|length4 = 3:35
  +
|title5 = West Coast
  +
|note5 = Alle Farben Remix
  +
|length5 = 7:08
  +
|title6 = West Coast
  +
|note6 = The Young Professionals Dark Remix
  +
|length6 = 5:41
  +
|title7 = West Coast
  +
|note7 = Yavuz Ak & FevZee Remix
  +
|length7 = 6:16
  +
|title8 = West Coast
  +
|note8 = The Grades Icon Mix
  +
|length8 = 4:19
  +
|title9 = West Coast
  +
|note9 = Solomun Remix
  +
|length9 = 8:09
  +
}}
  +
  +
<gallery orientation="square" spacing="small" widths="100">
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WC8.jpg|<small>Front cover</small>
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WC9.jpg|<small>Back cover</small>
  +
WC10A.jpg|
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WC10B.jpg|<small>CD</small>
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</gallery>
  +
  +
;'''West Coast (Solomun Remixes) - Single'''
  +
  +
{{Template:Discobox
  +
|image = West Coast Solomun Remixes.jpg
  +
|glabel = Polydor, Interscope
  +
|gformat = Digital
  +
|gdate = October 29, 2014
  +
|gcode = None
  +
|gphotog = None
  +
|gdesign = Uncredited}}
  +
{{Template:Tracklist
  +
|title1 = West Coast
  +
|note1 = Solomun Remix Dub
  +
|length1 = 8:07
  +
|title2 = West Coast
  +
|note2 = Solomun Remix
  +
|length2 = 8:07
  +
}}
  +
  +
==Promotional release==
  +
{{WCPromo}}
  +
  +
== Credits ==
  +
;'''Personnel'''
  +
'''''Album Version'''''
  +
*[[Lana Del Rey]] — vocals, background vocals, songwriting
  +
*[[Rick Nowels]] — songwriting
  +
*[[Dan Auerbach]] — production, electric guitar, shaker, 12-string acoustic guitar, synthesizers, mixing (Album Version)
  +
*Collin Dupuis — engineering, drum programming
  +
*Maximillian Weissenfeldt — drums
  +
*Nick Movshon — drums, electric bass
  +
*[[Leon Michels]] — mellotron, synthesizer
  +
*Russ Pahl — pedal steel guitar
  +
*Kenny Vaughan — electric guitar
  +
*Rob Orton — mixing (Single Version)
  +
*John Davis — mastering
  +
'''''Radio Mix'''''
  +
* [[Lana Del Rey]] — vocals, background vocals, songwriting
  +
* [[Rick Nowels]] — songwriting, producer, guitar [Mexican guitar], bass guitar, chamberlin, mellotron
  +
* Blaise Thomas — producer assistant
  +
* [[Kieron Menzies]] — drum programming, engineer
  +
* Brian Griffin — drums [live drums]
  +
* [[Patrick Warren]] — organ
  +
* Rusty Anderson — electric guitar
  +
* Tim Pierce — electric guitar
  +
* Ajay Bhattacharya — drum programming
  +
* Per Eklund — percussion
  +
* Tom Herbert — bass guitar
  +
* [[Trevor Yasuda]] — engineer
  +
* Chris Garcia — engineer
  +
* Jordan Stilwell — engineer
  +
* Rob Orton — mixing
  +
* Götz-Michael Rieth — mastering
  +
  +
  +
;'''Technical'''
  +
*Published by R-Rated Music administered by by EMI April Music Inc. ASCAP/SONY/ATV Music Publishing
  +
*Strings recorded at The Bridge Recording, Los Angeles, United States
  +
  +
==Charts==
  +
{| class="wikitable sortable plainrowheaders" style="text-align:center"
  +
! scope="col" | Chart (2014)
  +
! scope="col" | Peak<br />position
  +
|-
  +
!Australia (ARIA)<ref>http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|44
  +
|-
  +
!Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)<ref>http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|4
  +
|-
  +
!Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)<ref>http://www.ultratop.be/fr/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|47
  +
|-
  +
!Canada (''Billboard'' Hot 100)<ref>http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=793</ref>
  +
|26
  +
|-
  +
!Canada Digital Song Sales (''Billboard'')<ref>http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/lana-del-rey/chart?f=1186</ref>
  +
|9
  +
|-
  +
!Denmark (Tracklisten)<ref>http://www.danishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|39
  +
|-
  +
!Finland Download (Suomen virallinen latauslista)<ref>http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/artistit/Lana+Del+Rey/West+Coast</ref>
  +
|21
  +
|-
  +
!France (SNEP)<ref>http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|34
  +
|-
  +
!Germany (Official German Charts)<ref>http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Lana+Del+Rey/?type=single</ref>
  +
|22
  +
|-
  +
!Greece Digital Songs (''Billboard'')<ref>http://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2014-05-03/greece</ref>
  +
|3
  +
|-
  +
!Hungary (Single Top 40)<ref>http://zene.slagerlistak.hu/single-track-top-40-lista/2014/23</ref>
  +
|13
  +
|-
  +
!Ireland (IRMA)<ref>http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240001&arch=t&lyr=2014&year=2014&week=16</ref>
  +
|31
  +
|-
  +
!Israel (Media Forest)<ref>http://www.mediaforest.biz/WeeklyCharts/HistoryWeeklyCharts.aspx?year=2014&week=30e</ref>
  +
|5
  +
|-
  +
!Italy (FIMI)<ref>http://www.fimi.it/main/chart_id/1793</ref>
  +
|18
  +
|-
  +
!New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)<ref>http://www.charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|31
  +
|-
  +
!Scotland (Official Charts Company)<ref>http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/22/2014-06-07/</ref>
  +
|18
  +
|-
  +
!Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)<ref>http://www.ifpicr.cz/hitparadask/index.php?hitp=R</ref>
  +
|89
  +
|-
  +
!Spain (PROMUSICAE)<ref>http://www.spanishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|12
  +
|-
  +
!Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)<ref>http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s</ref>
  +
|13
  +
|-
  +
!UK Singles (Official Charts Company)<ref>http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2014-06-07/</ref>
  +
|21
  +
|-
  +
!US ''Billboard'' Hot 100<ref>http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=379</ref>
  +
|17
  +
|-
  +
!US Rock Airplay (''Billboard'')<ref>http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=1228</ref>
  +
|26
  +
|-
  +
!US Alternative Songs (''Billboard'')<ref>http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=377</ref>
  +
|29
  +
|-
  +
!US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)<ref>http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/lana-del-rey/chart?f=851</ref>
  +
|3
  +
|}
  +
  +
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 00:33, September 25, 2020

WC cover
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Dan Auerbach
Alternate producer(s) Rick Nowels
Released April 14, 2014
Length 4:16
(See official versions)
From Ultraviolence logo
Single(s) "West Coast"
"Ultraviolence"
"Black Beauty"
Promotional single(s) "Shades of Cool"
"Ultraviolence"
"Brooklyn Baby"
Singles chronology
OUAD cover

"Once Upon a Dream"

WC cover

"West Coast"

SOC cover

"Shades of Cool"

Ultraviolence track listing
"Brooklyn Baby" "Sad Girl"
"West Coast" is a song by Lana Del Rey written with Rick Nowels and produced by Dan Auerbach. Written for Del Rey's second major-label studio album Ultraviolence, the song served as the album's lead single and premiered on April 14, 2014 on BBC Radio 1. On April 22, 2014, an alternate version of the song with clearer vocals replaced the original single on iTunes.

Background and writingEdit

On March 23, 2014, Del Rey uploaded a video to Instagram featuring herself lip-syncing to a muted track with the caption “Down on the West Coast they got a sayin..”[1]. On April 3, 2014, Prefixmag made a tweet to their followers encouraging them to listen to Del Rey’s recently leaked track “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight” and claiming it was a “B-side from Ultraviolence”. Del Rey replied to the tweet four hours after explaining that she wrote the song 4 years ago and that the new song single is called "West Coast". The next day Del Rey uploaded a selfie to her Instagram with the caption being the song title.

Del Rey and Rick Nowels wrote the song together while improvising with chords in about 20 minutes, however when Del Rey had finished the song, she was unsatisfied with the outcome, complaining that the track was "too structured". The song was originally going to be scrapped from the album altogether, but after meeting with Dan Auerbach, the track was reworked, being changed structurally but leaving the chords.

CompositionEdit

The psychedelic rock song "West Coast" is in F♯/G♭ minor set in common time and is notable for its tempo change in the chorus from approximately 123 beats per minute to 50. It is a surf rock song featuring heavily layered vocals, multiple guitar tracks, a focus on percussion and a prominent lead synth in the final chorus. The beginning of the song's slower-tempo chorus interpolates the opening riff from the Beatles' song "And I Love Her", using a similar guitar riff. Del Rey sings in a breathless, sultry style which is exaggerated in the chorus. The song marks a departure from Del Rey's singles from Born to Die and Paradise, as it does not draw upon the use of orchestral strings or stylistic hip-hop beats.

The radio mix is significantly shorter than the original, running at 3 minutes 47 seconds. It does not feature the slower chorus and instead has a constant BPM of 104. It features a light use of strings and slightly altered lyrics. There is no prominent lead synth towards the last chorus and the focus on the percussion is more drawn back. During the final chorus, the first half is stripped to only a distorted guitar and plucked strings for accompaniment.

An official radio edit of the song exists featuring different vocals, different lyrics, and a slightly altered instrumental. The early mix version of the song leaked in lossless format on June 29, 2018. The official a cappella leaked on July 4, 2018.

Critical receptionEdit

The song has received universal acclaim from music critics,[2] who commended its "atmospheric" and "hypnotic" production, as well as its maturity. Caryn Ganz of Rolling Stone called the track a "striking departure" in sound for Del Rey, and said its groove transformed her "from chanteuse into frontwoman for a few glorious moments".[3] Kyle Fowle of The A.V. Club named "West Coast" as the album's most accomplished track and "the one song on Ultraviolence that gets the formula of Lana Del Rey right".[4]  Nylon writer Liza Darwin deemed the track "silky-smooth" and "total ear candy".[5] In a review of Ultraviolence, Mike Diver of Clash said that in the context of the album, "West Coast" took on greater significance by serving as a fulcrum which balances the record into "leaving a better impression than it otherwise might".[6]

AccoladesEdit

"West Coast" was listed as one of the best songs of 2014 by several news media sources. On The Village Voice '​s Pazz and Jop critics' year-end list in 2014, "West Coast" was ranked at number 49.[7]  Cosmopolitan placed "West Coast" at number 3 on its list of the 50 Best Songs of 2014.[8] The staff of the Music Times also placed "West Coast" at number 3 on their list of the 25 Best Songs of 2014, with De Groot writing, "With the release of 'West Coast,' Lana Del Rey's music finally converged with the complexity and intensity of her persona, and it was glorious".[9] Idolator ranked the song at number 5 on its list of 2014's Best Pop Singles. Bianca Gracie of the website stated that "nothing else on the album sounded quite like 'West Coast'" and described the song as the "soundtrack for endless summers to come".[10] The single was named one of the 50 best songs of 2014 by NME (number 11),[11] Consequence of Sound (number 25),[12] and Stereogum (number 31).[13] Spin ranked the track at number 29 on their list of the 101 Best Songs of 2014, while also deeming it "the lushest and most narcoleptic Top 40 hit of 2014".[14] Joshua Ostroff of The Huffington Post placed "West Coast" at number 12 on his list of the Best Songs of 2014, calling it "perhaps too dark to win the song of the summer title it deserved".[15]

Live performances Edit

Del Rey previewed a verse of the song on the first date of the 2014 leg of the Paradise Tour on April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan, and two days later she premiered the entire song in a live performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13, 2014 in Indio, California, a day before the song was officially released. The song has since been included as part of the setlist for the 2014 leg of the Paradise Tour, the 2015 Endless Summer Tour, and at one date of the 2016 Festival Tour. She performed the song in 2017 at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival on October 28. In 2018, the song was performed on February 15 in San Diego, California, and again on February 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the LA to the Moon Tour.

Music videoEdit

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - West Coast

Lana Del Rey - West Coast

Released May 7, 2014
Length 4:26
Director Vincent Haycock
Producer Geoff McLean
Filmed April 3-4, 2014
Location Los Angeles, California
Vevo views 114+ Million views
Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - West Coast (Leaked Version)

Lana Del Rey - West Coast (Leaked Version)

Released May 6, 2014
Length 4:26
Director Vincent Haycock
Producer Geoff McLean
Filmed April 3-4, 2014
Location Los Angeles, California
Vevo views N/A

Background Edit

On April 4, 2014, pictures surfaced of Del Rey shooting a music video in Los Angeles. She was on set with "Born to Die" and "Blue Jeans" star Bradley Soileau. On May 1, 2014, Del Rey posted a preview of the video on Instagram. On May 6, 2014, an unfinished version of the music video for "West Coast" was uploaded and taken down by Del Rey's label. The next day, the finished video was published. Jenn Pelly and Evan Minsker of Pitchfork Media remarked that at first, it "appears to function in small, romantic gestures—hanging near an ocean, smoking in the back of a car, much like a fashion ad in a magazine. And then, plot twist: It's Lana in flames."

Description Edit

The video opens with shots of the ocean and driving in LA intercut with scenes of Del Rey and Soileau walking down a beach with friends. Del Rey starts singing as more images of LA are shown. As the chorus comes in, scenes of Del Rey and Soileau playing in the ocean fade into Del Rey in a car with tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. The shot is more glamorous and withheld, he lights her cigarette and Del Rey leans her head on his shoulder. He whispers something in her ear before the second verse where the film returns to Del Rey and Soileau on the beach in a much more casual setting. For the second chorus the scenes of Del Rey in the car with Mahoney return until a shots of Del Rey in flames appears. While in flames she wears either a red dress and or a leather jacket.

Promotional image Edit

Photoshoot by Neil Krug Edit

Photoshoot by Mark Martin Edit

Behind the scenes Edit

Cross-references Edit

Official versionsEdit

  • Album version — 4:16
    • Instrumental version — 4:11
    • A cappella version — 4:16
  • Single version — 4:15
  • Radio mix — 3:47
  • Radio edit (Dan Auerbach mix) — 3:47
  • Radio edit (Rob Orton mix) — 3:44[16]
  • Rob Orton mix — 4:17
  • Early mix — 4:16
  • Instrumental (Rob Orton mix) — 4:15[17]
  • Music video version — 4:26

Official remixesEdit

  • Alex Nagshineh Remix — 7:00[18]
  • Alle Farben Remix — 7:07[19]
  • Camo & Krooked Remix — 3:30[20]
  • Carbon Airways Remix — 4:15[21]
  • Dan Heath Orchestral Remix — 4:11[22]
  • Dan Heath Orchestral Remix Instrumental — 4:11
  • Four Tet Remix — 6:11[23]
  • Jabberwocky Remix — 3:34[24]
  • MK Area10 Remix — 5:25[25]
  • MK Remix — 5:26[26]
  • Solomun Dub Remix — 8:07[27]
  • Solomun Remix — 8:07[28]
  • Ten Ven Remix — 4:30[29]
  • The GRADES Icon Mix — 4:17[30]
  • The GRADES Icon Mix (TJ House Party) — 4:04[31]
  • The Young Professionals Dark Remix — 5:39[32]
  • The Young Professionals Minimal Remix — 3:56[33]
  • William Carl Jr Remix — 4:29[34]
  • XYConstant Remix — 4:15[35]
  • Yavuz Ak & FevZee Remix — 6:17[36]
  • ZHU Remix — 4:24[37]
  • ZHU Remix Edit — 2:55[38]
  • ZHU Remix (H Sessions 2014) — 4:24[39]

LyricsEdit

Album versionEdit

Down on the West Coast they got a sayin'
"If you're not drinkin' then you're not playin'"
But you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like
It all could happen that's why I'm leaving
You for the moment, you for the moment, boy blue
Yeah, you

You're falling hard, I push away, I'm feelin' hot to the touch
You say you'll miss me and I wanna say I miss you so much
But something keeps me really quiet, I'm alive, I'm a lush
Your love, your love, your love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby
 I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby
I'm in love

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love, I'm in love
(Mic check one two, one two, one two, get it girl)

Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
Their silver starlets, their Queens of Saigon
And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

Down on the West Coast, they love their movies
Their golden gods, and rock and roll groupies
And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

You push it hard, I pull away, I'm feeling hotter than fire
I guess that no one ever really made me feel that much higher
Te deseo, cariño, boy, it's you I desire
Your love, your love, your love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
I'm in love
I'm in love

Radio mixEdit

Down on the West Coast they got a sayin'
"If you're not drinkin' then you're not playin'"
But you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like
It all could happen that's why I'm leaving
You for the music, you for the music, it's true
It's true

I push it hard, you pull away, I'm feeling hot and on fire
I'm feelin' like there's no one else
Who brings me higher than higher
Te deseo, cariño, boy, it's you I desire
Your love, your love, your love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love

I'm in love, I'm in love
(I'm in love, I'm in love)

Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
The silver starlets, their Queens of Saigons
But you got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

You pull me close, I push away
I'm feelin' hot to the touch
You say you miss me and I wanna say
"I'll miss you so much"
But something keeps me really quiet
I'm alive, I'm a lush
Hold me close and you say
"Hush, baby, hush"

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love

I'm in love, I'm in love
(I'm in love)

Radio edit Edit

Down on the West Coast they got a sayin'
"If you're not drinkin' then you're not playin'"
But you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like
It all could happen that's why I'm leaving
You for the moment, you for the moment, boy blue
Yeah, you

You're falling hard, I push away, I'm feelin' hot to the touch
You say you'll miss me and I wanna say I miss you so much
But something keeps me really quiet, I'm alive, I'm a lush
Your love, your love, your love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby
 I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby
I'm in love

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love, I'm in love

Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
Their silver starlets, their Queens of Saigon
And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

Down on the West Coast, they love their movies
Their golden gods, and rock and roll groupies
And you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you?

You push it hard, I pull away, I'm feeling hotter than fire
I guess that no one ever really made me feel that much higher
Te deseo, cariño, boy, it's you I desire
Your love, your love, your love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love

I can see my baby swingin'
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swayin'
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
I'm in love
I'm in love

Commercial release Edit

Digital release Edit

West Coast - Single
West Coast - Single Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital
Released: May 14, 2014
Barcode: None
Photography: Neil Krug
Design: Mat Maitland
# Name Time
1. "West Coast"   4:15
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West Coast (Remix EP)
Lana remix ep west Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital
Released: July 11, 2014
Barcode: None
Photography: Neil Krug
Design: Mat Maitland
# Name Time
1. "West Coast" (ZHU Remix) 4:24
2. "West Coast" (Ten Ven Remix) 4:33
3. "West Coast" (The GRADES Icon Mix) 4:20
4. "West Coast" (MK Remix) 5:26
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West Coast (The Remixes)
West Coast - Single Label: Vertigo/Capitol
Format: Digital
Released: July 11, 2014
Barcode: None
Photography: Neil Krug
Design: Mat Maitland
# Name Time
1. "West Coast" (Radio Mix) 3:47
2. "West Coast"   4:15
3. "West Coast" (Alle Farben Remix) 7:05
4. "West Coast" (Yavuz Ak & FevZee Remix) 6:16
5. "West Coast" (The Grades Icon Mix) 4:17
6. "West Coast" (Solomun Remix) 8:07
7. "West Coast" (The Young Professionals Minimal Remix) 3:56
8. "West Coast" (Jabberwocky Remix) 3:34
9. "West Coast" (The Young Professionals Dark Remix) 5:39
Gagapedia
West Coast (The Remixes)
West Coast The Remixes France Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital
Released: July 11, 2014
Barcode: None
Photography: Neil Krug
Design: Uncredited
# Name Time
1. "West Coast"   4:15
2. "West Coast" (Radio Mix) 3:48
3. "West Coast" (The Young Professionals Minimal Remix) 3:57
4. "West Coast" (Jabberwocky Remix) 3:35
5. "West Coast" (Alle Farben Remix) 7:08
6. "West Coast" (The Young Professionals Dark Remix) 5:41
7. "West Coast" (Yavuz Ak & FevZee Remix) 6:16
8. "West Coast" (The Grades Icon Mix) 4:19
9. "West Coast" (Solomun Remix) 8:09
Gagapedia
West Coast (Solomun Remixes) - Single
West Coast Solomun Remixes Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital
Released: October 29, 2014
Barcode: None
Photography: None
Design: Uncredited
# Name Time
1. "West Coast" (Solomun Remix Dub) 8:07
2. "West Coast" (Solomun Remix) 8:07
Gagapedia

Promotional releaseEdit

West Coast CD by Polydor in UKEdit

West Coast CD by Universal Music in NetherlandsEdit

West Coast CD by Polydor in FranceEdit

West Coast CD by Universal Music in UKEdit

West Coast (Dan Heath Orchestral Remix) CD by Polydor in UKEdit

West Coast CD by Universal Music in JapanEdit

Credits Edit

Personnel

Album Version

  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, background vocals, songwriting
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting
  • Dan Auerbach — production, electric guitar, shaker, 12-string acoustic guitar, synthesizers, mixing (Album Version)
  • Collin Dupuis — engineering, drum programming
  • Maximillian Weissenfeldt — drums
  • Nick Movshon — drums, electric bass
  • Leon Michels — mellotron, synthesizer
  • Russ Pahl — pedal steel guitar
  • Kenny Vaughan — electric guitar
  • Rob Orton — mixing (Single Version)
  • John Davis — mastering

Radio Mix

  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, background vocals, songwriting
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, producer, guitar [Mexican guitar], bass guitar, chamberlin, mellotron
  • Blaise Thomas — producer assistant
  • Kieron Menzies — drum programming, engineer
  • Brian Griffin — drums [live drums]
  • Patrick Warren — organ
  • Rusty Anderson — electric guitar
  • Tim Pierce — electric guitar
  • Ajay Bhattacharya — drum programming
  • Per Eklund — percussion
  • Tom Herbert — bass guitar
  • Trevor Yasuda — engineer
  • Chris Garcia — engineer
  • Jordan Stilwell — engineer
  • Rob Orton — mixing
  • Götz-Michael Rieth — mastering


Technical
  • Published by R-Rated Music administered by by EMI April Music Inc. ASCAP/SONY/ATV Music Publishing
  • Strings recorded at The Bridge Recording, Los Angeles, United States

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[40] 44
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[41] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[42] 47
Canada (Billboard Hot 100)[43] 26
Canada Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[44] 9
Denmark (Tracklisten)[45] 39
Finland Download (Suomen virallinen latauslista)[46] 21
France (SNEP)[47] 34
Germany (Official German Charts)[48] 22
Greece Digital Songs (Billboard)[49] 3
Hungary (Single Top 40)[50] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[51] 31
Israel (Media Forest)[52] 5
Italy (FIMI)[53] 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[54] 31
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[55] 18
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[56] 89
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[57] 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[58] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[59] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[60] 17
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[61] 26
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[62] 29
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[63] 3

References Edit

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/l3ZJNQFnn2/?taken-by=lanadelrey
  2. http://thehonestyhour.com/2014/07/new-music-travis-garland-west-coast-lana-del-rey-remix/
  3. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/ultraviolence-20140620
  4. http://www.avclub.com/review/lana-del-rey-delivers-lethargic-mid-tempo-numbers--205849
  5. http://www.nylon.com/articles/lana-del-rey-west-coast-listen
  6. http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/lana-del-rey-ultraviolence
  7. http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/singles
  8. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/a33582/best-songs-of-2014/
  9. http://www.musictimes.com/articles/21940/20141229/best-songs-2014-list-st-vincent-kendrick-lamar-taylor-swift-video.htm
  10. http://www.idolator.com/7573763/2014-best-pop-singles-20-favorites/4
  11. http://www.nme.com/photos/nme-s-top-50-tracks-of-2014/364505
  12. http://www.consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/songs-of-the-year-2014/3/
  13. http://www.stereogum.com/1725063/the-week-in-pops-top-50-pop-songs-of-2014/franchises/the-week-in-pop
  14. http://www.spin.com/articles/101-best-songs-2014/?page=7
  15. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/18/best-songs-of-2014_n_6331378.html
  16. ISRC Code: GBUM71401917
  17. ISRC Code: GBUM71401934
  18. ISRC: GBUM71403441
  19. ISRC: DEUM71402426
  20. ISRC: GBUM71402613
  21. ISRC: GBUM71404392
  22. ISRC: GBUM71402617
  23. ISRC: GBUM71403442
  24. ISRC: GBUM71403688
  25. ISRC: GBUM71403443
  26. ISRC: GBUM71403444
  27. ISRC: GBUM71403461
  28. ISRC: GBUM71403462
  29. ISRC: GBUM71402587
  30. ISRC: GBUM71403463
  31. ISRC: GBUM71404567
  32. ISRC: GBUM71403689
  33. ISRC: GBUM71403687
  34. ISRC: GBUM71403464
  35. ISRC: GBUM71402612
  36. ISRC: DEUM71402427
  37. ISRC: GBUM71403486
  38. ISRC: GBUM71404991
  39. ISRC: GBUM71404593
  40. http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  41. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  42. http://www.ultratop.be/fr/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  43. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=793
  44. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/lana-del-rey/chart?f=1186
  45. http://www.danishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  46. http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/artistit/Lana+Del+Rey/West+Coast
  47. http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  48. http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Lana+Del+Rey/?type=single
  49. http://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2014-05-03/greece
  50. http://zene.slagerlistak.hu/single-track-top-40-lista/2014/23
  51. http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240001&arch=t&lyr=2014&year=2014&week=16
  52. http://www.mediaforest.biz/WeeklyCharts/HistoryWeeklyCharts.aspx?year=2014&week=30e
  53. http://www.fimi.it/main/chart_id/1793
  54. http://www.charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  55. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/22/2014-06-07/
  56. http://www.ifpicr.cz/hitparadask/index.php?hitp=R
  57. http://www.spanishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  58. http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lana+Del+Rey&titel=West+Coast&cat=s
  59. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2014-06-07/
  60. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=379
  61. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=1228
  62. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana+Del+Rey/chart?f=377
  63. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/lana-del-rey/chart?f=851
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