Me & My Microphone

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"Me & My Microphone"
Single by September
from the album Love CPR
Released February 11, 2011 (2011-02-11)
(see Release history)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Eurodance
Length 2:45
Label Catchy Tunes (Scandinavia), Robbins Entertainment (US), All Around The World, (UK)
Writer(s) Thomas Rusiak, Niklas Bergwall, Petter Alexis, Petra Marklund, Daniel Alexander
Producer(s) Niklas Bergwall
September singles chronology
"Resuscitate Me"
(2010)
"Me & My Microphone"
(2011)
Alternative cover
US cover

"Me & My Microphone" is a song by Swedish recording artist September released from her fourth studio album Love CPR. The song was written by several writers, including September and fellow Swedish rapper Petter. The song is the English version of "Mikrofonkåt." "Me & My Microphone" has become a modest success for September, reaching number forty-eight on the Belgium (Wallonia) chart. Compared to the original Swedish "Mikrofonkåt," which was number one on the Swedish singles chart for 11 weeks,[1] the song is a commercial failure.

The song was released in the United States on April 12, 2011[2] as the first international single from Love CPR, while becoming the third single in Scandinavia, following "Mikrofonkåt" and "Resuscitate Me."[3] September performed the song live on the Norwegian-Swedish television talk show Skavlan on January 14, 2011.

Composition[edit]

A 22-second sample of September's "Me & My Microphone", featuring September singing the chorus of the track.

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"Me & My Microphone" was written by Thomas Rusiak, Niklas Bergwall, rapper Petter, Daniel Alexander, and September, with production credits to Bergwall.[4] The song is an English adaption of "Mikrofonkåt."[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Scandipop gave the song a positive review, praising the bass and lyrics, while calling the song "pop genius."[5] This Must Be Pop listed the track as their no.1 single of November to coincide with its UK release.[6]

Music video[edit]

According to Stephanie K., A&R of September's US label Robbins Entertainment, a music video for the song has been planned.[7] In the United Kingdom, September has recently departed from her record label, Dance Nation to join her former label, All Around The World. September's first UK single, Satellites, was released through All Around The World in September 2006. Recently, All Around The World have confirmed that videos for "Me & My Microphone" and "Party In My Head" will be produced in order to promote their release in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2011.

Release and promotion[edit]

For the US release of the song, the of the Scandinavian remixes were used, along with "Mikrofonkåt."[8]

September performed the song for the first time on the Scandinavian talk show Skavlan.[9] Her performance on the show received positive reception from Scandipop, who called it "fierce."[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Me & My Microphone" (Original) – 2:48
  2. "Me & My Microphone" (Extended) – 4:28
  3. "Me & My Microphone" (Casado & Daif Radio Edit) – 3:40
  4. "Me & My Microphone" (Casado & Daif Remix) – 6:22
  5. "Me & My Microphone" (Alex Lamb Radio Edit) – 3:39
  6. "Me & My Microphone" (Alex Lamb Remix) – 6:45
  7. "Me & My Microphone" (Punchy Radio Edit) – 3:46
  8. "Me & My Microphone" (Punchy Remix) – 6:11
  9. "Me & My Microphone" (Mick Kastenholt & Andrew Dee Remix) – 7:10
  • US digital download
  1. "Me And My Microphone" (Radio Edit) – 2:45
  2. "Me And My Microphone" (Extended) – 4:24
  3. "Me And My Microphone" (Punchy Remix) – 6:07
  4. "Me And My Microphone" (Casado & Daif Remix) – 6:18
  5. "Me And My Microphone" (Alex Lamb Remix) – 6:41
  6. "Me And My Microphone" (Mick Kastenholt & Andrew Dee Remix) – 7:03
  7. "Mikrofonkåt" – 2:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 41
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[13] 15

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Belgium[10] February 11, 2011 Digital download Mostiko
Sweden[14] February 14, 2011 CD single Catchy Tunes
Norway February 25, 2011[11] Digital download Catchy Tunes/Family Tree Music AB
United States April 12, 2011[2] Digital download Robbins Entertainment
United Kingdom December 4, 2011 Digital download All Around The World

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Brien, Jon. "Love CPR - September". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  2. ^ a b K., Stephanie (2011-4-1). "September "M & MM" and Greg Parys Why Don't We Just F**k". Robbins Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-4-1. 
  3. ^ a b "September & Her Microphone go international!". Scanipop. 2011-2-28. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  4. ^ "September - Me & My Microphone". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-4-1. 
  5. ^ "September: ‘Me & My Microphone’". Scandipop. 12-10-2010. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.thismustbepop.com/2011/11/top-of-poptastic.html
  7. ^ K., Stephanie (2-4-2011). "September News and Updates". Robbins Entertainment. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  8. ^ K., Stephanie (2011-2-28). "September News and Updates". Robbins Entertainment. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  9. ^ a b "September & Her Microphone!". Scandipop. 2011-1-14. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Me and My Microphone - EP by September". iTunes. Apple inc. 2-11-2011. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Me and My Microphone - EP by September". iTunes. Apple inc. 2-11-2011. Retrieved 3-5-2011. 
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – September – Me & My Microphone" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 3-5-2011.
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/278654/september/chart?f=348
  14. ^ "September - Me & My Microphone". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3-5-2011.