I Love College

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"I Love College"
Single by Asher Roth
from the album Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Released January 13, 2009 (US)[1]
February 23, 2009 (Australia)[2]
April 27, 2009 (UK)[3]
Format Digital download, CD single
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 4:06
Label Schoolboy, SRC, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Asher Roth, Mike Caren, Ben H. Allen
Producer(s) Mike Caren and Ben H. Allen
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Asher Roth singles chronology
"I Love College"
(2009)
"Lark on My Go-Kart"
(2009)

"I Love College" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Asher Roth, released on January 13, 2009, as the lead single from his debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle (2009). The song, which was produced by Mike Caren and Ben H. Allen, also serves as Roth's commercial debut single, released by Schoolboy, SRC and Universal Motown.[4] The song was later serviced for Airplay to radio stations in the United Kingdom, on April 27, 2009,.

The song is related to his experience at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The song originally sampled "Say It Ain't So", as performed by American rock band Weezer, but was reworked by Ben H. Allen, as it is believed that their lead singer Rivers Cuomo, refused to clear the sample.[5] The song also samples "10% Dis", as performed by MC Lyte.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jonathan Lia and Scooter Braun. It was released to online outlets in early February. The video is set at a house party of the fictional Alpha Sigma Eta (A.S.H.) fraternity, and features activities such as binge drinking, smoking marijuana, strip poker, beer pong and "caking" and there is a replica WWE championship in the background.[7]

Remixes and other versions[edit]

[8][9]

A remix was produced for the LOUD.COM Producers Challenge in partnership with SRC, Asher's record label. The remix was produced by J Cardim and features beatboxer Chesney Snow. The actual beat is entirely beatbox created by Chesney Snow. The track was released via Loud.com and YouTube.

There are several artists that have recorded either unofficial remixes or their own versions of the song, such as Ludacris.[10]

Asher Roth and Jim Jones have performed their remix together at mtvU Spring Break 2009.[11]

Chart performance[edit]

"I Love College" first appeared on the Billboard charts at number 85 on the Pop 100 in late February, then presently at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song eventually peaked at number 19 on the Pop 100 and number 12 on the Hot 100. The song sold over one-million downloads in the United States in twelve weeks of release.[12] It peaked at number 26 in the United Kingdom and at number 53 in Canada.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart 71[13]
Canadian Hot 100[14] 53
German Singles Chart[15] 58
Irish Singles Chart[16] 45
UK Singles Chart[17] 26
UK R&B Chart[18] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[19] 12
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 16[20]
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[21] 34
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[22] 18
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 27

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2009) Position
US Billboard Hot 100 73[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "I Love College". Aria Charts. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Radio 1 - Playlist". BBC. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ Crosley, Hillary (2009-02-05). "MC Asher Roth Readying Major-Label Debut". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  5. ^ Markman, Rob (2008-11-18). "Weezer Frontman Refuses To Clear Asher Roth Single". XXL. Harris Publications, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Asher Roth's I Love College Sample of MC Lyte's 10% Dis". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  7. ^ "Asher Roth Follows Up 'MCs To Watch' List With New Record, Video". MTV. February 9, 2009. 
  8. ^ Loud.com producers challenge 2009
  9. ^ Klappholz, Adam. "Asher Roth Can't Decide Between Women and Tuna Sandwiches | VF Daily". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  10. ^ Courtesy of: VoodooChild. "That's That...: Asher Roth and Ludacris - "I Love College Remix"". Thatsthatish.com. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  11. ^ Spring Break 2009 Performer: Asher Roth
  12. ^ "Week Ending April 19, 2009: She's The Youngest To Ever Do It - Chart Watch". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  13. ^ [2][dead link]
  14. ^ "Information Not Found". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  15. ^ "VIVA.tv". VIVA.tv. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  16. ^ ">> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >>". Irma.ie. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  17. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart with Reggie Yates - The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart". BBC. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  18. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart with Reggie Yates - UK Top 40 Rnb Singles". BBC. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  19. ^ Asleep in the Bread Aisle singles chart peaks at Allmusic.
  20. ^ "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles – I Love College". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-18. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Asher Roth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Asher Roth. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  22. ^ "Asher Roth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Asher Roth. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  23. ^ "Asher Roth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Asher Roth. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  24. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 

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