Gas Pedal

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Not to be confused with Automobile pedal.
"Gas Pedal"
The cover features the back of a yellow Lamborghini. The song title is colored in white and yellow while the artists' names are colored in red.
Single by Sage the Gemini featuring Iamsu!
from the album Remember Me
Released March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop, hyphy
Length 3:28
Label Black Money Music Group, Republic
Writer(s) Dominic Wynn Woods, Sudan Williams
Producer(s) Dominic Wynn Woods
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Sage the Gemini singles chronology
"Red Nose"
(2013)
"Gas Pedal"
(2013)
"Only That Real"
(2014)
Iamsu! singles chronology
"Who Booty"
(2012)
"Gas Pedal"
(2013)
"Only That Real"
(2014)
Music video
"Gas Pedal" on YouTube

"Gas Pedal" is a song by American rapper Sage the Gemini. The song features additional vocals from fellow Bay Area rapper Iamsu!. The song was produced by Dominic Wynn Woods and written by Woods and Sudan Williams. It was released on March 21, 2013, as the second single from his debut studio album Remember Me. The song peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, making this the first top 40 hit for both artists, and making it one of hyphy's best known songs. It also reached the top ten on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts at numbers 6 and 4, respectively. An official remix for the song was released featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

Music video[edit]

Directed by SUJ, the video is set in a barely lit mansion where Sage and Iamsu! are dressed in tuxedos surrounded by various women with blank expressions on their face. A woman wearing a red veil wrapped around her face catches Sage's attention and asks for her to be brought over. When she's brought over to Sage, she stands still only to dance a little before returning to being still again. The video premiered on the artist's YouTube page on March 21, 2013.

Live performance[edit]

Sage and Iamsu! made their U.S. television debut performing "Gas Pedal" on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 27, 2013. The performance garnered little response from the audience but Sage was a good sport about his performance during an interview he had with RapFix Live: "But it was tight though, 'cause you could tell it was a real audience 'cause as soon as I was like, 'How y’all doing out there tonight?' They said, 'Ahhhh,'" Sage continued.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Gas Pedal" debuted at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of August 10, 2013. Four weeks later, it peaked at number 29 on the week of September 7, 2013. It spent a total of twenty-five weeks on the chart.[2] It reached the top ten on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, moving four spots from number 11 to number 7 the week of August 17, 2013.[3] It peaked at number 6 the week after on August 24, 2013.[4] As of April 5, 2014, the song sold 1.4 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[5]

In Canada, the song debuted at number 96 the week of August 31, 2013 and peaked at number 92 the week after before leaving the chart. It re-entered the chart the week of January 4, 2014 at number 84 and reached a new peak at number 59 the week after on January 11, 2014.[2]

Remix[edit]

On December 20, 2013, an official remix for the song was released that featured Canadian singer Justin Bieber performing the opening rap verse and a bridge before the second chorus.[6]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleischer, Adam (March 27, 2014). "Sage The Gemini And Iamsu! Had Fun On 'Letterman'... Even If The Crowd Didn't". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Sage The Gemini and IamSu! - Gas Pedal". aCharts.us. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (August 15, 2013). "Drake Earns 33rd Top 10 Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (August 22, 2013). "Robin Thicke Ties Personal Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (April 3, 2014). "Chris Brown & Friends Charge Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ X, Dharmic (December 20, 2013). "Justin Bieber Joins Sage The Gemini & Iamsu! on Gas Pedal (Remix)". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Urban Singles". ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sage The Gemini feat. IamSu – Gas Pedal" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Sage the Gemini Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Sage the Gemini. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
  12. ^ "Sage the Gemini Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Sage the Gemini. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  13. ^ "Sage the Gemini Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Sage the Gemini. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  14. ^ "Sage the Gemini Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Sage the Gemini. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  15. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Sage the Gemini – Gas Pedal". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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