Mine

Album: Cosmic (2017)
Charted: 21 11

Songfacts®:

  • Born to a Lebanese immigrant father and American mother in Dearborn, Michigan, Andrew Bazzi is a self-made singer who first made waves with a number of hugely popular online releases on Vine and other video social media platforms. This chill track is his breakthrough hit.
  • "Mine" finds Bazzi describing why he is so obsessed with his girl. He explained the story behind the song to Genius:

    "It was a really hot summer day. I was hanging with some friends and some girls by the pool. We were just having a few drinks and smoking, nothing crazy. I went inside to grab a drink and that melody just hit me in the head. I instantly knew what I wanted the entire song to look like. I started voice noting. I have a really early voice note of what the song was like. But you can tell exactly what it molded into from that.

    I went to the studio literally the next day and the song was done. I did like one edit a few weeks after, changing the chords and the hook, but for the most part it was finished because that energy and that vibe I felt that day was so specific, it was really easy to translate it into a track."
  • Bazzi made the leap from viral sensation to chart force with "Mine," thanks, in part, to an internet meme revolving around the lyric, "You so f---in' precious when you smile." He said:

    "The second I wrote the song I knew people were just gonna resonate with that a lot. I'm happy I was right about that because I really made the song less about a person but more about wanting to give people a feeling of acceptance in a really sad world right now. Social media has made people so insecure and self-conscious, I wanted to make something that broke through that and hit people with a message of being wanted and a message of being beautiful. I think people really felt that energy, it was reciprocated really well."
  • "Mine" is just over two minutes in length, making it the shortest song since Lil Pump's 2 minute 4 second "Gucci Gang," to enter the Hot 100.

    "I think it almost forces the listener to hear the whole thing," Bazzi told Billboard of the song's run time. "I wanted people to really dissect what I was saying in those two minutes rather than giving them a little too much. I definitely think there's something special and revolutionary about that."
  • Speaking of the lyrics to Billboard, Bazzi said: "It became more than just a love song to a girl I was with…Lyrics were just flowing out, because I had felt this certain love and acceptance from this girl, and I wanted to take that and on a bigger scale give that back to people."
  • Bazzi namechecks a certain superstar artist during the song.

    You on fire, you a star just like Mariah

    Bazzi told ABC Radio of the Mariah Carey shout-out. "I actually was just free-styling and it came out. But I'm all about respecting the O.G.'s and showing love to people who've done what I'm trying to do right now. So yeah, big love to Mariah!"

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