Lay It On Me (Vance Joy Song)
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Lay It On Me Vance Joy Song
"Lay It on Me"
Lay It On Me by Vance Joy.jpg
Single by Vance Joy
from the album Nation of Two
Released12 July 2017
FormatDigital download
LabelLiberation Music
James Keogh
Vance Joy singles chronology
"Straight into Your Arms"
"Lay It on Me"
"Like Gold"

"Lay It on Me" is a single by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy and released on 12 July 2017.[1] It is the first single from his album Nation of Two.[2]

The song premiered on Triple J on 13 July 2017, and is about being in a relationship and letting your defences down. Joy said "Lay It on Me" was recorded in Malibu, California and came together on the basis of an old phone recording looking for a home. "I wrote the guitar riff for this song in 2012 [and] I tried to write lyrics to it for ages. I remember being at SXSW in 2013/4 and just that riff was still there. The start of this year it all came together... once you have the right lyrics and ingredients the song comes together really quickly. I think Paul Kelly described them as odd socks, you have them lying around looking for another match." [3]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2018, the song was nominated for Song of the Year.[4][5]


The video was directed by Mimi Cave and was released on 12 July 2017.[6]


Weekly charts

Chart (2017-18) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 18
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 31
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 4

Year-end charts

Chart (2017) Position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 90


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold 40,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Lay It on Me (single)". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Brandle, Lars (6 November 2017). "Vance Joy Sets Sophomore Album 'Nation of Two,' Shares New Track 'Like Gold'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "First listen: Vance Joy 'Lay It On Me'". ABC. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 ARIA AWARDS The Nominees". auspOp. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 ARIA AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED". ARIA. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Vance Joy - Lay It On Me [Official Video]". YouTube. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ " - Vance Joy - Lay It on Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Vance Joy Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Vance Joy Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  10. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles 2017". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Canadian single certifications - Vance Joy - Lay It on Me". Music Canada. Retrieved 2018.

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