Smile Back

Album: Blue Slide Park (2011)
Charted: 55

Songfacts®:

  • This anti-hater anthem finds Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller addressing his critics. He explained to Billboard magazine: "'Smile Back' was my one opportunity to say 'f--k you.' You know, I am a positive, happy dude. What do I really have to be? With all the horrible things that happen to people in the world what do I really, really have to be sad about? But that was my one song [where] I was like, 'Ugh!' 'F--k you!' I just wanted to be able to say that and it felt so good. That song feels so good to perform. It relieves so much stress to say that."
  • The song became Mac Miller's highest-charting song of his career to date, when it debuted at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of the release of Blue Slide Park. This was a surprise to chart-watchers as it hadn't been released as an official single.

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