” Scream and Shout ” is by Will.i.am ( William Adams ), the American singer, songwriter and rapper. The song also features the vocals of Britney Spears.
This version of the song was written by Will.i.am, Jean Baptiste and Jef Martens, the latter was a member of the Belgian dance group, Lasgo.
The song was released on the 20th of November 2012 by record label Interscope Records and taken as the second single from Will.i.am’s fourth album, #willpower.
Rumours circulated that Tulisa, a former member of the British hip hop group N-Dubz and X Factor judge, had in fact written ” Scream and Shout “. Will.i.am confirmed that the rumours were true and Tulisa had written the song, he told MTV UK during an interview that the producers didn’t like that version, so he re-recorded the track and invited Britney Spears to feature.
Tulisa initially wanted to release ” Scream and Shout ” as a single from her first album, The Female Boss. A source close to the affair told the British newspaper, The Sun, ” The song was due to be Tulisa’s third single from her album until Will told his protégé Jean that he wanted the beat for him and Britney. ”
The upbeat dance-pop song is about partying and having a good time. It samples the lyric ” Britney, bitch “, which she used on her 2007 Billboard Hot 100 number three single ” Gimme More “.
Will.i.am and Britney received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Jocelyn Vena wrote for MTV that the song is ” an amped up dance-floor anthem, full of tempo changes, sassy one-liners and dubstep aplenty, ” Jocelyn also labelled the song ” a club banger. ”
One reviewer wrote on Amazon ” super repetitive, but Britney is the sole reason why I like this song… Will.I.Am did a good job with this song…the explicit remix version is also pretty good. It sounds better if you have the bass up, volume on full blast, and at a nice party/get-together. ”
However not all liked the song, a review for thegizzlereview.com had negative things to say about the song by asking ” Is this the worst pop song of the year? “, the reviewer went on to say that ” It’s repetitive, the lyrics are abysmal and musically it’s a mess. ”
Despite the mixed reviews by critics, the song had some chart success for Will.i.am and Britney. In the United States, it entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number twelve. From there it climbed to reach number three. The song spent a total of ten weeks on the chart.
In the United Kingdom, ” Scream and Shout ” entered the UK Singles Chart at number two. The song climbed one place to reach Number One where it stayed for two weeks. It spent nine weeks in the Top Ten and a total of thirty-five weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1, Bulgaria (IFPI) 1, Brazil (Billboard Brasil Hot 100) 1, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Croatia (HRT) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 2, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Hungary (Dance Top 40) 5, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 1, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 43, Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20) 1, Luxembourg (Billboard) 1, Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal (Billboard) 1, Russia (Billboard Hot 50 Airplay) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 2, South Korea (International Chart) (GAON) 4, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1, Turkey (Number One Top 20) 1
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