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Really Don't Care is a song by Demi Lovato (featuring Cher Lloyd) which appears as the eighth track on her fourth album, DEMI. Demi described the track as a girl anthem with attitude and sass. The lyrics and genre of the song is pop and upbeat. The full song was released May 6th, 2013 during Demi Lovato's 'Lovatics Speed Up Time', but the version in DEMI was released on May 14, 2013. Along with other writers, Cher helped Demi write this song. It was announced as the fourth single to be released from the album and was released on May 20, 2014.

Background

"Really Don't Care" is an uptempo dance-pop song, with influences of bubblegum pop, that runs for three minutes and twenty-one seconds. Lyrically, the song is a message of defiance to a former lover, with Lovato confidently singing such lines as "Even if the stars and moon collide, I never want you back into my life." The song was written in the key of G minor.

Critical Reception

Adrienne Erin of Star Pulse called "Really Don't Care" a "rocking" dance hit, and noted that Lovato's "angsty" vocals "show that she means business"; she declared it her favorite song from Demi. Billboard writer Jason Lipshutz praised Lovato's sassy confidence on the track, which effectively showcases her "overpowering pipes". He also commented positively on the placement of the song on the track list, noting that "Really Don't Care" serves a "buoyant reprieve" after more emotionally-heavy tracks. Sam Lansky of Idolator described the song as "irresistibly spunky", but found Lloyd's short feature to be superfluous.

On the other hand, Melinda Newman of HitFix found the song to be too generic, comparing it unfavorably to Icona Pop's breakout hit "I Love It".

Chart Performance

Before it was released as a single, "Really Don't Care" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 98. After it was released as a single, it peaked at number 26 making it Lovato's eighth top 40 hit on the Hot 100 and making Cher Lloyd's third entry on that chart and second top 40 hit since her hit song "Want U Back". On the US Dance Chart, it peaked at Number 1 making it Lovato's third number one and Lloyd's first number one on that chart.

Live Performances

Lovato performed a mash-up of "Really Don't Care" with "Neon Lights" on the season finale of the American version of Idols with the Top 13 girls. She also performed the song on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on June 4, 2014 and on Good Morning America on June 6, 2014. She also performed the song along with Cher Lloyd at the Teen Choice Awards on August 10, 2014.

Lyrics

[Demi Lovato:]
You wanna play, you wanna stay, you wanna have it all
You started messing with my head until I hit a wall
Maybe I should've known, maybe I should've known
That you would walk, you would walk out the door, hey!

Said we were done, and met someone and rubbed it in my face
Cut to the part she broke your heart, and then she ran away
I guess you should've known, I guess you should've known
That I would talk, I would talk

But even if the stars and moon collide
I never want you back into my life
You can take your words and all your lies
Oh oh oh! I really don't care
Even if the stars and moon collide
I never want you back into my life
You can take your words and all your lies
Oh oh oh! I really don't care
Oh oh oh! I really don't care

I can't believe I ever stayed up writing songs about you
You don't deserve to know the way I used to think about you
Oh no, not anymore, oh no, not anymore
You had your shot, had your shot, but you let go

Now if we meet out on the street I wont be running scared
I'll walk right up to you and put one finger in the air
And make you understand, and make you understand
You had your chance, had your chance

But even if the stars and moon collide
I never want you back into my life
You can take your words and all your lies
Oh oh oh! I really don't care
Even if the stars and moon collide
I never want you back into my life
You can take your words and all your lies
Oh oh oh! I really don't care
Oh oh oh! I really don't care

[Cher Lloyd:]
Yeah, listen up
Hey, hey never look back
Dumbstruck boy, ego intact
Look boy, why you so mad
Second guess him, but should a hit that
Hey Demi you picked the wrong lover
Should a picked that one, he's cuter than the other
I just wanna laugh, cause you try to be a hipster
Kick him to the curb, take a polaroid picture

[Demi Lovato:]
But even if the stars and moon collide
I never want you back into my life
You can take your words and all your lies
Oh oh oh! I really don't care
Even if the stars and moon collide
I never want you back into my life
You can take your words and all your lies
Oh oh oh! I really don't care
Oh oh oh! I really don't care

Music Video

The official music video was filmed on June 8, 2014 at the LA Pride Parade. It was released on June 26, 2014. The video starts off with Demi expressing her support for the LGBT community and saying that "her Jesus loves everyone." After that, the music starts and Lovato is seen singing her single at the parade. The video features cameo appearances from Perez Hilton, Kat Graham, Cher Lloyd, Shane Bitney Crone, Travis Barker and Wilmer Valderrama. It was directed by Ryan Pallotta. [1]

Demi Lovato - Really Don't Care (Official Video) ft03:48

Demi Lovato - Really Don't Care (Official Video) ft. Cher Lloyd

Lyric video

The lyric video was released on May 14, 2014. The video features the lyrics of the song above several shots of Brazilian fans lip syncing the song as well as some scenes from concerts where Lovato performs the song during the concert tour. During the video, Lovato appears for surprise to some of the fans. At the end, a message is displayed to thank the Brazilian fans for helping out with the filming of the lyric video. 

Teasers

Demi uploaded teaser #1, #2 and #3 on June 23, 24 and 25.

Remixes

There were 4 official remixes for the song, which were uploaded onto Lovato's VEVO channel.

Charts

Chart (2013-14)     Peak
position    
Australia (ARIA) 81
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 13
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 24
Ireland (IRMA) 82
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 92
US Billboard Hot 100 26
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 30
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 7

References

  1. eonline.com - Music Video director

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