” Wild Ones ” is by Flo Rida ( Tramar Lacel Dillard ), the American rapper. The song was written by Flo Rida, soFLY & Nius, Sia Furler, Axwell, Jacob Luttrell, Marcus Cooper and Niklaas Vogel-Kern.
Production for the single was by soFLY & Nius, and Axwell, soFLY & Nius are French music producers Raphaël Judrin ( soFLY ) and Pierre-Antoine Melki ( Nius ) and Axwell ( Axel Christofer Hedfors ) is a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer.
The song was released as the second single by record labels Atlantic and Poe Boy on the 9th of January 2012 and taken from the Album, Wild Ones.
” Wild Ones ” features the vocals of Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler, Sia wrote the song’s chorus in fifteen minutes and originally intended it for Katy Perry.
Sia commented later ” They asked me to record [ Wild Ones ] over and over for almost six months. Eventually, I said, ‘OK, but don’t put my name on it.’ I was angry because we had already had this discussion. Jonathan said to me, ‘I don’t think I really believed you that you didn’t want to be credited or get the recognition you deserve. ”
The video that accompanies the song was directed by Erik White, the American music video director who, in 2010 made his feature film debut with the comedy film, Lottery Ticket, which featured rappers Bow Wow and Ice Cube.
It shows Flo Rida partying in both Miami and Dubai with the UEA landmarks of the Infinity Tower, Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah. Sia sings on the track but doesn’t appear anywhere in the video, her vocals are instead lipsynched by model Analicia Chaves.
The uptempo dance-pop song with added house music and electro house was well received by music critics. Sia’s voice was described by Billboard.com as a ” bell-clear, campfire-warm voice that has mostly been applied to her own elegantly quirky creations. ”
Simone Ubaldi wrote on beat.com.au ” It’s nothing special, not particularly progressive or interesting, but it’s happy as hell “.
A Comment left on Amazon.com said ” I can’t get this song out of my head when I hear it. It is one of those ones you will recognize whenever you hear it “.
The song was a commercial success for Flo, in the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number fifty-seven climbing to reach a peak of number five, in total it spent eighteen weeks on the chart.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the single 3x Platinum with sales of over three million copies sold.
Outside of the United States the song also did well, in New Zealand it entered the chart there at number twelve and climbed to reach Number One.
” Wild Ones ” also reached the top spot in many countries worldwide including Canada, Honduras, Hungary and Norway.
In the United Kingdom, it entered the UK Singles Chart chart on the 4th of February 2012 and peaked at number four; the song spent twelve weeks in the Top Ten and a total of twenty-eight weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 5
UK Highest Chart Position: 4
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 8, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 13, Brazil (Billboard Brasil Hot 100) 46, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Croatia (Airplay Radio Chart) 12, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 13, Denmark (Tracklisten) 11, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 6, France (SNEP) 11, Germany (Official German Charts) 6, Honduras (Honduras Top 50) 1, Hungary (Dance Top 40) 5, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 3, Israel (Media Forest) 3, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 95, Luxembourg (Billboard) 4, Mexico Top Inglés (Monitor Latino) 4, Mexico (Billboard Mexican Airplay) 7, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 7, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 2, Portugal (Billboard) 7, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 13, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 4, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 3, South Korea International Singles (Gaon) 10, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 23, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 3
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