Bounce (Calvin Harris song)

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"Bounce"
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Kelis
from the album 18 Months
B-side Awooga
Released 10 June 2011
Format CD, digital download
Recorded Fly Eye Studio, London, England
Genre
Length 3:42
Label Columbia, Deconstruction, Fly Eye
Writer(s) Calvin Harris
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"You Used to Hold Me"
(2010)
"Bounce"
(2011)
"Feel So Close"
(2011)
Kelis singles chronology
"Brave"
(2011)
"Bounce"
(2011)
"Distance"
(2012)

"Bounce" is the tenth single released by Scottish disc jockey Calvin Harris and is the first from his third studio album 18 Months. It premiered on Annie Mac's show on 29 April 2011.[1] The song features American singer-songwriter Kelis and is a move away from Harris singing, concentrating more on production.[2] It was released on 12 June 2011 as a digital download.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

"Bounce" has received generally positive reviews from contemporary critics. Lewis Corner from Digital Spy noted the successful transition of Harris' lack of vocals for the song saying "Kelis purrs over a midi-fied melody reminiscent of a classic Gameboy, before Harris takes the reins on the vocal-less chorus complete with bang-on-trend squiggly synths and head-bopping beats".[3] Michael Cragg from The Guardian noted the club effect of the track saying "Opening with a pinging keyboard riff and Kelis intoning 'bounce', it soon morphs into a hands-in-the-air-ideally-holding-a-glow-stick dance monster, with Kelis's effortless cool keeping it's just the right side of parody."[4] Sarah Deen from Metro noted the "hands-in-the-air chorus" but added "a marked improvement from his first single 'Merrymaking at My Place' but it's no 'I'm Not Alone'."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Bounce" first appeared on the UK Singles Chart at number 2 on 25 June 2011, behind British rapper Example's "Changed the Way You Kiss Me", despite appearing at number 1 on the midweek update. This would be its highest chart position. The single marks Harris' sixth top 10 single in the UK and the third most successful of these, behind "I'm Not Alone" and "Dance wiv Me"; both of which reached number-one. "Bounce" also marks the tenth top 10 single, on the UK singles chart for Kelis.

Music video[edit]

The official music video was directed by Vincent Haycock. It premiered on Harris' Vevo channel in May 2011.[6] The video features American model AJ English and was filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (Radio edit) – 3:42
  2. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (R3hab Remix) – 5:23
  3. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (Michael Woods Remix) – 5:36
Digital download
  1. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (Radio edit) – 3:42
  2. "Awooga" – 7:13
  3. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (Extended Mix) – 6:00
Digital download - Remixes
  1. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (Michael Woods Remix) – 5:36
  2. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (R3hab Remix) – 5:23
  3. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (Sandro Silva Remix) – 6:43
  4. "Bounce" (featuring Kelis) (Fly Eye Club Mix) – 6:06

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[22] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[23] Gold 15,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[24] Gold 7,500*

^shipments figures based on certification alone


Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[25] 10 June 2011 Digital download Sony Music
Ireland[26]
United Kingdom 12 June 2011[27][28]
13 June 2011[29] CD single
Germany[30] 17 June 2011 Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Stephenson, Alison (2010-11-25). "Q&A: singer Calvin Harris". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  3. ^ Published Monday, Jun 13 2011, 13:08 BST (2011-06-13). "Calvin Harris ft. Kelis: 'Bounce' - Music Singles Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  4. ^ Cragg, Michael (2011-05-02). "New music: Calvin Harris featuring Kelis – Bounce | Music | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  5. ^ Deen, Sarah (2012-01-13). "Calvin Harris Bounce vs BEP Don't Stop The Party: Video Fight Club". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Bounce (Ft. Kelis) Video | Calvin Harris | MTV UK". Mtv.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce". Tracklisten.
  11. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 33, 2011" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce". VG-lista.
  15. ^ "Top w dyskotekach" (in Polish). ZPAV. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Dance Chart.
  19. ^ "Calvin Harris Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Calvin Harris.
  20. ^ ""Loca People" – Hit of the Year 2011 in Poland!". DJ Promotion. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "The Top 40 Singles of the Year with Tom Deacon". BBC Radio 1. 31 December 2011. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  23. ^ "Calvin Harris "Bounce" (SME)" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  24. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
  25. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bounce - Single by Calvin Harris". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  26. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bounce - Single by Calvin Harris". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  27. ^ Bounce - Single by Calvin Harris itunes.apple.com/gb/
  28. ^ Bounce (Remixes) [feat. Kelis] - EP - Single by Calvin Harris itunes.apple.com/gb/
  29. ^ "Bounce: Calvin Harris: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  30. ^ "Bounce: Calvin Harris Feat. Kelis: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads". Amazon.de. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 

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