"Holiday" is a song by Ghanaian BritishrapperDizzee Rascal, released as the third single from his fourth studio albumTongue n' Cheek. It was produced by Calvin Harris, with chorus vocals by R&B singer Chrome. Harris originally wrote the song for girl group, The Saturdays, but it was rejected. The song was released digitally on 23 August 2009, with a physical copy that followed on 31 August. The single debuted in the UK at number-one upon initial release, bringing Dizzee's total of number-one singles to three (four including charity singles), as well as marking the fourth Top 10 hit and twelfth Top 40 hit from the rapper.
Vicki of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive review stating:
"'Holiday' is a totally cheesy but totally harmless, fun song. It's designed to give people that are on holiday a great excuse to dance madly and us folks back home in Britain who need that holiday an even greater one. This song hasn't got the explosive feel that 'Bonkers' has and thus it doesn't have the same sense of longevity, but what it does have is a very now feel (not least because this song wouldn't have worked so well in November...)
Looking out the window now as i reach the end of this review, I'm amazed to see it has stopped raining and that the sun is trying to peep through the clouds. But then, maybe I shouldn't be that surprised - after all, this has officially been Dizzee's summer and this song is a little ray of sunshine." The song was awarded a 4 star.