“Hotline Bling” is a song by hip hop recording artist Drake, released as a single digitally on July 31, 2015. Produced by Nineteen85, the song’s instrumental heavily samples R&B singer Timmy Thomas’ 1972 song “Why Can’t We Live Together”. Upon release, it received various comparisons to “Cha Cha” by American rapper D.R.A.M., which Drake had expressed interest in remixing, with Rap-Up calling it a “quasi-cover” of D.R.A.M.’s song.
“Hotline Bling” has reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Drake’s first top-10 hit in two years, as well becoming his highest-charting single as a lead artist (tied with “Best I Ever Had”). The song’s music video was released on October 19, 2015 via Apple Music, and later on Vevo.