It’s been a good summer for party anthems thanks to jams from Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Pitbull , to name a few. But only LMFAO were committed enough to name their summer jam “Party Rock Anthem.” The funky track launched onto the scene back in January, but really didn’t pick up steam until the weather started to turn balmy, and now it’s basically everywhere.
Written by LMFAO duo SkyBlu and RedFoo (along with Jamahl Listenbee, Peter Schroeder) and featuring production work from RedFoo and GoonRock (who is also on the track, along with British singer Lauren Bennett), the lead single off of Sorry For Party Rocking is a synthed-out ode to having a good time. Adding to its party credentials, the song samples Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” and Eric Prydz’s “Call on Me.”
As “Party Rock Anthem” faces off against the likes of “I Wanna Go” and “Edge of Glory” in our latest Song of the Summer poll, we wondered if LMFAO had any idea in the studio that the track would take off the way it has.
“Yeah, it was in the coordinates, so to speak, if you’re gonna say ‘take off,’ ” RedFoo told MTV News. “We knew that there would possibly be some turbulence; we rose above it. We elevated above it and navigated to that position. … We had our sonar. It was a vision, a dream carried out.”
SkyBlu quipped, “Houston, we didn’t have problem. We have success and nothing less than the best. Peace to the rest.”
The VMA-nominated “Party Rock” video , which features some killer choreography and zombies, has also become a viral smash. SkyBlu guessed that “like 150 mil” had seen it.
“No, it’s like 180 [million] or something crazy and I’m just guessing,” RedFoo said, and he was pretty close to the over 184 million streams it had as of press time.
But the guys aren’t resting on their laurels. They recently appeared in the video for Lil Jon’s track “Drink,” off his album Party Animal, and they just shot the video for “Sexy and I Know It” in Los Angeles. Keep on shuffling, boys!