Like a G6

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"Like a G6"
Single by Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev
from the album Free Wired
Released April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
Format Digital download
Recorded Autumn 2009
Genre Electro hop, hip house
Length 3:38
Label Cherrytree
Writer(s) Jae Choung, Virman Coquia, Kevin Nishimura, James Roh, Niles Holowell-Dhar, David Singer-Vine, Devin Star Tailes
Producer(s) The Cataracs
Far East Movement singles chronology
"Girls on the Dancefloor"
(2009)
"Like a G6"
(2010)
"Rocketeer"
(2010)
The Cataracs singles chronology
"Club Love"
(2010)
"Like a G6"
(2010)
"Bass Down Low"
(2010)
Dev singles chronology
"Like a G6"
(2010)
"Bass Down Low"
(2010)

"Like a G6" is a 2010 song by Far East Movement, featuring The Cataracs and Dev, from the Far East Movement album Free Wired. All of the artists wrote the song, and production was helmed by The Cataracs. For the chorus, Dev samples a verse from her own single "Booty Bounce", which was also written and produced by the Cataracs.[1]

"Like a G6" was number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks ending November 6, 2010, and then again for the week of November 27 of the same year. It is one of only eight singles in Billboard history to return to No. 1 after two or more other singles had succeeded it in that position[citation needed]. The song also topped the charts in New Zealand and South Korea, and reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Thailand, Sweden, Switzerland and Slovakia.

The "G6" in the song "Booty Bounce", which was sampled in "Like a G6", came about when the songs' producers, the Cataracs, were looking for a rhyme for the line "Sippin' sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6", a reference to the 2000 song "Sippin' on Some Syrup" by rap group Three 6 Mafia.[2] They settled on "G6", meant to be a hyperbolic reference to the private airplane model Gulfstream IV, referred to as a "G4". The G4 had been name-checked in songs such as Drake's 2009 "Forever". A G6, they decided, was "flyer than a G4", according to Far East Movement member Kev Nish.[3] The song has been incorrectly speculated to be about other things, including the Pontiac G6[4][5] and the Suunto G6 watch. There is also a Gulfstream model, the Gulfstream G650, although the song's writers were not aware of this at the time.[2]

Reception[edit]

"Like a G6" samples its chorus from Dev's "Booty Bounce".

The song has sold 3 million paid downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.[6]

Gulfstream Aerospace has stated that they were "thrilled" about the product reference.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video, which was directed by Matt Alonzo and edited by Thomas Uncles, premiered on YouTube and VEVO on June 2, 2010. The line "sippin' sizzurp" and the word "slizzard" are censored on some channels. It follows a woman in a red dress (Erica Ocampo) picking up a friend from a restaurant and going to an alcohol store, presumably in preparation for a party. A later scene shows the woman and her friends at the party. Dev and the members of Far East Movement can also be seen in this party scene. The final scene shows the members of Far East Movement getting on a Gulfstream IV the next morning.

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
  1. "Like a G6" (featuring The Cataracs & Dev) – 3:38
CD single
  1. "Like a G6" (featuring The Cataracs & Dev) – 3:38
  2. "Like a G6" (Cahill Radio Edit) – 3:15
Promo CD
  1. "Like a G6" (featuring The Cataracs & Dev) - 3:38
  2. "Like a G6" (Instrumental) - 3:35
  3. "Like a G6" (Acappella) - 3:38
Digital remix EP
  1. "Like a G6" (RedOne Remix) [featuring Mohombi, The Cataracs, & Dev] – 4:41
  2. "Like a G6" (Disco Fries Remix) [featuring The Cataracs & Dev] – 5:33
  3. "Like a G6" (Big Syphe Remix) [featuring The Cataracs & Dev] – 4:58
  4. "Like a G6" (DJ Solarz Remix) [featuring The Cataracs & Dev] – 5:05
  5. "Like a G6" (Ruxpin Remix) [featuring The Cataracs & Dev] – 6:52
  6. "Like a G6" (Guy Furious Remix) [featuring The Cataracs & Dev] – 4:00
  7. "Like a G6" (Fantastadon Remix) [featuring The Cataracs & Dev] – 5:23
  8. "Like a G6" (DJ Taraspaz Remix) [featuring The Cataracs & Dev] – 4:49
Trevor Simpson on Da Beat Remix Single
  1. "Like a G6" (Remix) – 4:55
  2. "Like a G6" (Remix Club Edit) – 5:11
Eyes Remix
  1. Like a G6 (Eyes Remix) - 4:38

Covers and parodies[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom November 14, 2010[54] Digital download Cherrytree Records/Interscope Records

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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