Elevator (Flo Rida song)

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"Elevator"
Single by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland
from the album Mail on Sunday
Released February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12)
(see release history)
Format Digital download, CD single, airplay
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:50 (album version)
3:36 (radio edit)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Trammar Dillard, Tim Mosley, Hannon Lane
Producer(s) Timbaland, Hannon Lane
Certification Gold (RIAA, CRIA[1])
Flo Rida singles chronology
"Low"
(2007)
"Elevator"
(2008)
"Move Shake Drop"
(2008)

"Release"
(2008)

"Elevator"
(2008)

"4 Minutes"
(2008)

"Elevator" is Flo Rida's overall second single (after "Low", which was from the soundtrack of the 2008 movie Step Up 2: The Streets), and the first single from Flo Rida's debut album Mail on Sunday.[2] It was produced by Timbaland, who also features on the track. The piano intro features a melody based on the Halloween theme by John Carpenter and the second verse imitates the chorus of "The Donque Song" by will.i.am featuring Snoop Dogg. The song features Timbaland's signature percussion and vocals, as well as former Beatclub recording artist Kiley Dean on the background vocals. The song is similar in structure, key, and rhythm to the Timbaland-produced "4 Minutes" by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. The song was featured in the plot for the episode "Desperately Seeking Serena" of teen drama Gossip Girl.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Gil Green and it premiered on February 17, 2008, featuring cameo appearances by DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Brisco, Gunplay of Triple C's, Dre, Lil Boosie, Christina Milian and DJ Kronik.[citation needed].

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12)
Chile April 25, 2008 (2008-04-25)
United Kingdom June 23, 2008 (2008-06-23)

Track listing[edit]

Maxi Single
  1. "Elevator [feat. Timbaland]" (Album Version) - 3:51
  2. "Low [feat. T-Pain]" (Travis Barker Remix) - 4:15
  3. "Gotta Eat" (Non-Album Track) - 3:53
  4. "Jealous" (Ray Seay Mix) (Explicit) - 4:06
  5. "Elevator [feat. Timbaland]" Video

Chart performance[edit]

In the U.S., "Elevator" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #100. Soon after, it was released to iTunes, and managed to reach #4 on iTunes. Due to the fact, "Elevator" soared 72 spots the next week to #28 and then later peaked at #16. In New Zealand, the single peaked at #10 in its seventh chart week, making Flo Rida's second single in the RIANZ top 10.[4] The track debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart at #10 with 64,000 downloads.[5][6] It has had moderate success on the Irish Singles Chart, peaking at 11 so far.

In Canada the song debuted made a "Hot Shot Debut" at number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 on the issue of March 1, and then rose to number 10 the next week all based digital sales. In the UK, the song has been hanging around the Top 100 Singles for a couple of months and as of June 29, 2008, the song has peaked at number 20, which is very respectable because of the huge success of "Low".

In Australia, it peaked at 13 and has been certified Gold.[7]

A remix of the song (ElectrosHoCkEr remix) was released featuring Rey Vy which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #2.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cria.ca/gold/1010_g.php
  2. ^ http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=106115666 "Elevator" on Flo Rida's playlist at Myspace.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Billboard Singles Charts - Billboard Top 100 Songs - Billboard Top 100 Singles
  5. ^ Flo Rida Starts Tenth Week Atop Hot 100
  6. ^ Billboard.com - Charts - Singles - Hot Digital Songs
  7. ^ http://ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_urban.asp?chart=1Q40RB&chart2=1R40RB
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Flo Rida feat. Timbaland – Elevator". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "Flo Rida feat. Timbaland – Elevator – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Flo Rida feat. Timbaland – Elevator" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  11. ^ "Flo Rida Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Flo Rida. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200838 into search.
  13. ^ "Flo Rida Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Flo Rida. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  14. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  15. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Flo Rida Feat. Timbaland – Elevator". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Flo Rida feat. Timbaland – Elevator". Singles Top 60. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  18. ^ "Flo Rida feat. Timbaland – Elevator – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  20. ^ "Flo Rida Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Flo Rida. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  21. ^ "Flo Rida Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Flo Rida. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  22. ^ "Flo Rida Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Flo Rida. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  23. ^ "Flo Rida Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Flo Rida. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  24. ^ "Éves összesített listák - MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 (súlyozott)". Mahasz. Mahasz. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2008 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  26. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database - Flo Rida". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 

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