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Work From Home
Fifth-harmony-work-from-home-artwork
Song by Fifth Harmony
U.S. Release February 26, 2016
From 7/27
Recorded 2015
Total Length 3:36
Credits
Written By

Joshua Coleman
Jude Demorest
Dallas Koehlke
Tyrone Griffin, Jr.
Alexander Izquierdo
Brian Lee

Production By

Ammo
DallasK

Album Chronology
Previous Song That's My Girl
Next Song The Life
Single Chronology
Previous Single Rock Your Candie's
Next Single The Life

Work From Home is the first single by Fifth Harmony featuring rapper Ty Dolla $ign included in their second album, 7/27. It was released on February 26, 2016. It debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number four, making it the highest-charting single by the group so far. It also became the first top-five single in the United States by a girl group in nearly ten years, following the April 2006 peak of "Buttons" by the The Pussycat Dolls at number three.

Background

Fifth Harmony announced on February 25, 2016 that they will be releasing their second studio album 7/27 on May 27, 2016. The album is named after the day they were formed on the The X Factor. The lead single "Work from Home" from their second studio album was announced the same day. "We were meeting with our A&R [Joey Arbagey], and he played us “Work From Home.” We were blown away when we heard it. We loved the beat. It captures you, and the melodies are sick. They are so simple, but less is more. The simplicity makes it stand out and makes a statement almost. We had to have it", according to Ally Brooke.

"I'm so happy he [Ty Dolla $ign] agreed to be on this with us. He's definitely one of my favorite artists. Especially after his song "Paranoid" I was like, "Guys, we gotta get this dude on our song," and he was a perfect fit for this song. The way he rides it and brings a different feel to the song. He brought", according to Dinah Jane Hansen.

Critical Response

"Work From Home has less of a punch to it than Fifth Harmony's most slamming singles, like the shimmery "Sledgehammer" or the sass-filled "Worth It." Instead, this song takes a chilled out vibe, with a chorus that cools down the song's momentum rather than pumping it up to 11. It's a trick that's worked well for the likes of Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez, so there's no reason why it shouldn't resonate well for Fifth Harmony fans. And, indeed, there's something infectious about the totally relaxed way they chant "work" over and over again in the chorus.", according to Carolyn Menyes of Music Times.

"Finally, a 2016 pop song with “Work” in the title worth getting behind. Given time, this should erase any memory of Rihanna’s limp and tuneless effort from earlier this year. As mentioned in an earlier writeup, the “Work From Home” video is a campy construction-site endeavor that flips the table on Fifth Harmony’s male co-stars by making them the objectified ones, as 5H taunt the guys throughout and twerk mischievously. In other words, Fifth Harmony, at least for this video, appear to now be in full control of their collective sexuality and wielding it as they choose — something right out of the Madonna Pop Guidebook — rather than relying on it solely to sell records. The song itself is probably the quintet’s most solid single to date, and no one should be surprised when this becomes one of the biggest hits of the warmer months ahead.", according to Robbie Daw of Idolator.

"Who signed off on the video? It evokes the kind of secondhand embarrassment usually reserved for watching someone walk around the club with toilet paper stuck to their shoe. Thankfully, the track is a sleek and sexy bop with on-trend production (courtesy of Ammo and DallasK) and an insidiously catchy chorus. I’m also not bothered by the comparisons with RiRi’s latest. Stop acting like Kelly Rowland, Ciara and Iggy Azalea weren’t already work, work, working years ago. It’s fascinating to witness the evolution of Fifth Harmony. From the pure pop of “Miss Movin’ On” to the hip hop-influence “Worth It,” these ladies never repeat themselves. After hearing “Work From Home,” I’m cautiously optimistic about 7/27 being more consistent and dynamic than debut LP Reflection.", according to Mike Wass of Idolator.

Music Video

The music video for Fifth Harmony's first single of their sophomore album 7/27, Work From Home was released on February 26, 2016 on VEVO. It was directed by Director X, who has directed music videos for artists such as Iggy Azalea, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Little Mix. The video features the girls singing in a construction site while surrounded by shirtless men and wearing outfits inspired by construction equipment. The girls are seen participating in choreographed dance routines during the choruses and participating in construction activities during their individual solos in the verses.

Fifth Harmony - Work from Home ft03:40

Fifth Harmony - Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Lyrics

Camila:
I ain't worried bout nothin'
I ain't wearin' na-nada
I'm sitting pretty, impatient
But I know you gotta

Put in them hours
I'mma make it harder
I'm sendin' pic after picture
I'mma get you fired

Normani:
I know you're always on that night shift
But I can't stand these nights alone (Lauren: Oh, oh)
And I don't need no explanation
'Cause baby, you're the boss at home

Lauren:
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh

Ally:
Let's put it into motion
I'mma give you a promotion
I'll make it feel like a vacay
Turn the bed into an ocean

Ally (with Fifth Harmony):
We don't need nobody
I just need your body
Nothin' but (sheets in between us
Ain't no gettin off early)

Dinah (with Camila):
I know you're always on that night shift
But I can't stand these nights alone (Lauren: Oh, oh)
And I don't need no explanation
'Cause baby, (you're the boss at home)

Camila:
Na-no!

Lauren:
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh

Ty Dolla $ign:
Oh, yeah
Girl gotta work for me (Work for me)
Can you make it clap
No hands for me (Uh, love)
Take it to the ground
Pick it up for me (Oh, yeah)
Look back at it
All on for me (Oh, yeah)
Put in work like my timesheet (Oohh)
She ride it like a '63 (Oh, woah)
I'mma buy her new Celine (Oh, oh)
Let her ride in a foreign with me
Oh, she the bae, I'm her boo (I'm her boo, yeah)
And she down to break the rules (Oohh, woah)
Ride or die, she gone go
I won't judge, she finesse
I pipe her, she take that
Puttin' overtime on your body

Lauren (Camila ad-libs):
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work (Dinah: Uh, yeah), work
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work

Lauren & Camila:
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh

Camila:
Yeah we can work from home o-oh, oh, oh
Yeah we can work from home oh, oh, oh-uh
Yeah

Fifth Harmony:
We ain't worried bout nothin'
We ain't worried bout nada

Lauren:
I'm sitting pretty, impatient
But I know you gotta

Put in them hours
I'mma make it harder
I'm sendin' pic after picture
I'mma get you fired

Normani:
I know you're always on that night shift
But I can't stand these nights alone
And I don't need no explanation
'Cause baby, you're the boss at home

Lauren:
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh
We can work from home oh, oh, oh-oh

Ally:
Let's put it into motion
I'mma give you a promotion
I'll make it feel like a vacay
Turn the bed into an ocean

Ally (with Fifth Harmony):
We don't need nobody
I just need your body
Nothin' but (sheets in between us
Ain't no gettin off early)

Dinah (with Fifth Harmony):
I know you're always on that night shift
But I can't stand these nights alone
(And I don't need no explanation)
'Cause baby, you're the boss- you're the boss at home

Dinah:
Woho!

Lauren (Dinah ad-libs):
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work

Ty Dolla $ign:
Oh, yeah
Girl gotta work for me (Work for me)
Can you make it clap
No hands for me (Uh, love)
Take it to the ground
Pick it up for me (Oh, yeah)
Look back at it
All on for me (Oh, yeah)
Put in work like my timesheet (Oohh)
She ride it like a '63 (Oh, woah)
I'mma buy her new Celine (Oh, oh)
Let her ride in a foreign with me
Oh, she the bae, I'm her boo (I'm her boo, yeah)
And she down to break the rules (Oohh, woah)
Ride or die, she gone go
I won't judge, she finesse
I pipe her, she take that
Puttin' overtime on your body

Fifth Harmony (Dinah ad-libs):
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work

Fifth Harmony harmonizing:
We can work from home oh, oh
We can work from home

Dance break

Fifth Harmony & Cam:
You are overbearing; I'm not in love
But I don't wanna tell you
We've been contemplating how to give it up
But I can't convince you

Cam:
We've been hopelessly holding too tight
When we don't even need to
And as the water fills this sinking ship
I know we have to leave too

Fifth Harmony:
Harmonizing

Dinah:
Mayday, mayday

Fifth Harmony & Cam:
This is an emergency

Dinah:
Mayday, mayday

Fifth Harmony & Cam:
You've gotta let me leave

Cam:
I'm laying here, inches away
But you can't hear me call mayday, yeah, yeah

Camila:
I ain't worried bout nothin'
I ain't wearin' na-nada
I'm sitting pretty, impatient
But I know you gotta

Put in them hours
I'mma make it harder
I'm sendin' pic after picture
I'mma get you fired

Normani:
I know you're always on that night shift
But I can't stand these nights alone
And I don't need no explanation
'Cause baby, you're the boss at home

Lauren:
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work
You don't gotta go to wooork, work, work, wooork, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work
We can work from home

Lauren & Cam:
oh, oh, oh-oh
We can work from home (with Fifth Harmony: oh, oh, oh-oh)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Ally:
Let's put it into motion
I'mma give you a promotion
I'll make it feel like a vacay
Turn the bed into an ocean

Ally (with Dinah):
We don't need nobody
I just need your body
Nothin' but (sheets in between us
Ain't no gettin off early)

Cam:
I know you're always on that night shift
But I can't stand these nights alone

Dinah (with Camila):
And I don't need no explanation
'Cause baby, (you're the boss at home)

Camila:
Na-no!

Lauren (Camila ad-libs):
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work (Mayday, mayday)
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work (Dinah: Uh, yeah), work
You don't gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work (With Normani: Mayday, mayday)
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work

Lauren & Camila:
We can work from home (with Fifth Harmony: oh, oh, oh-oh)


Certifications

Region Certification Sales
Australia 3x Platinum 700,000
Belgium Platinum 40,000
Canada 4x Platinum 380,000
Denmark Platinum 79,000
Germany Gold 400,000
Italy Platinum 90,000
New Zealand 2xPlatinum 71,000
Poland 2x Platinum 51,000
Portugal Gold 34,000
Spain Platinum 66,000
Sweden 2x Platinum 90,000
United Kingdom Platinum 2,700,000
United States 3x Platinum 3,000,000

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