Let's Get Excited

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"Let's Get Excited"
Single by Alesha Dixon
from the album The Alesha Show
Released 11 May 2009[1]
Format CD, Digital Download
Recorded Studio-Atlantis, Los Angeles
Genre R&B, pop, electro
Length 3:18 (Album Edit)
3:08 (Radio Edit)
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Alesha Dixon, Thaddis Harrell, Sean Hall & Todd Herfinda
Producer(s) RedZone
Alesha Dixon singles chronology
"Breathe Slow"
(2009)
"Let's Get Excited"
(2009)
"To Love Again"
(2009)
Promotional/iTunes single cover
Music video
"Let's Get Excited" on YouTube

"Let's Get Excited" is the third single (second in Brazil) from Alesha Dixon's second album, The Alesha Show, released by Asylum Records. The song has been added to BBC Radio 1's A-List. The single was the 2nd single taken from "The Alesha Show" in most countries in Europe.[2]

Background[edit]

"Let's Get Excited" was written by Dixon, Kuk Harrell, Sean Hall and Todd Herfinda and is an up-tempo dance track. After writing with Dixon, Harrell and Sean K produced the song on behalf of RedZone Entertainment,[3] the company which he is managed by. Harrell was also the song's vocal producer and engineer.[3]

Lyrically, the song namechecks Madonna, and makes a reference to "Into the Groove", a 1985 Madonna song. Dixon later stated that "Growing up Madonna was my idol and I loved dressing up like her and so she has definitely been a big influence on my career".[4]

Promotion[edit]

Alesha performed the song live at the following events:

Music video[edit]

Dixon dancing in the music video.

The video, directed by Max & Dania was shot in 3 days, starting on 26 March 2009.

The video is set in an East London nightclub surrounded by lots of dancers. Alesha Dixon is wearing black leggings and gold shoes and has her hair in a high-black ponytail. The entire video is set in the club but there is lots of different looks and scenes going on. Near the end of the video everyone in the club is soaked with hoses.

The video was televised on Tuesday 7 April on 4Music at 7:00PM, and on terrestrial TV on Wednesday 8 April on Channel 4 at 00:05AM.[6] The video premiered, along with the single cover on Dixon's website on 8 April 2009.[7]

Reception[edit]

Digital Spy

Give the past eight years of Alesha Dixon's career a dusting over and it's clear she's experienced more highs and lows than your average day out at Thorpe Park. However, over the past six months she's been unstoppable - largely because she's released exactly the right songs from her Alesha Show album. Catching our attention with the novelty-ish 'The Boys Does Nothing', she followed it up by showcasing her thoughtful side on 'Breathe Slow'. Now she's back and pulling her finest trick out from under her sleeve. Just in time (hopefully) for summer, 'Let's Get Excited' is a perfect slice of exuberant pop that's sure to fill the dancefloor after a day spent lounging on the beach. With a ridiculously catchy chorus punctuated by a classic Dixon "hey hey hey", it's topped off with one of the year's most genius lyrics so far: "I'm so excited - I'm a detective I'm all over you." Just begging to be played at full volume across the land, this is further evidence that Alesha Dixon is fast becoming a bit of a national treasure.[8]

The Daily Star

It's a big, bouncy pop song about getting to the end of the week, kicking your heels up and hitting the dance floor. It allows her to show of those twinkly Strictly Come Dancing-winning toes in the vid and to do that rude girl shout-out thing she used to be so good at. "My ladies you gotta get in the game, get the fella that you want and have him begging for days!" Indeed.[9]

Track listing[edit]

UK Digital Download
  1. Let's Get Excited (Radio Edit)
UK CD Single
[10]
  1. Let's Get Excited (Redzone Radio Mix)
  2. Let's Get Excited (Album Version)
UK Maxi Single (Exclusive to Dixon's website, features a free poster)
[11]
  1. Let's Get Excited (Album Version)
  2. Let's Get Excited (Redzone Radio Mix)
  3. Let's Get Excited (Guena LG Glam As You Club Mix)
  4. Let's Get Excited (Guena LG Glam As You Dub Mix)
  5. Let's Get Excited (Blame Remix)

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 14
Ireland (IRMA) 36
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 90
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 13

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Hungarian Airplay Chart[14] 85
UK Singles Chart[15] 174
Chart (2010) Position
Hungarian Airplay Chart[16] 65

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 11 May 2009[1] CD Single, Maxi Single, Digital Download Asylum
Brazil 1 July 2009 Digital Download Warner Music

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