Out of This Club

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"Out of This Club"
Single by The Pussycat Dolls featuring
R. Kelly and Polow da Don
from the album Doll Domination
Released October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12) (radio)
Recorded The Chocolate Factory
(Chicago, Illinois)
Genre
Length 4:08
Label Interscope
Writer(s)
Producer(s) R. Kelly
The Pussycat Dolls singles chronology
"Whatcha Think About That"
(2008)
"Out of This Club"
(2008)
"I Hate This Part"
(2009)
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Hair Braider"
(2008)
"Out of This Club"
(2008)
"I Believe"
(2008)

"Out of This Club" is a song recorded by American girl group the The Pussycat Dolls from their second studio album, Doll Domination (2008). The song features vocals from R. Kelly and Polow da Don who co-wrote it while the production was handled by R. Kelly. It was serviced to urban radio stations in the United States on October 10, 2008, as the third overall single from the album. An urban contemporary song, instrumentation consists of "rudimentary piano melodies" and a "plush beat". Commercially the song debuted and peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, a component chart that represents the 25 songs that failed to make an impact on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Background and production[edit]

R&B singer R. Kelly co-wrote and produced the song.

"Out of This Club" was written and produced by R. Kelly with additional writing from Jamal Jones. The Pussycat Dolls and Polow Da Don had previously collaborated, but it marks his first time as a featured artist. He co-produced "Buttons" (PCD, 2005) and produced "Whatcha Think About That" (Doll Domination, 2008). The vocals were recorded by Ian Mereness, Abel Garibaldi, Jeff Meeks and Eric Schlotzer at The Chocolate Factory in Chicago, Illinois. It was mixed by Dave Pensado and Jaycen Joshua with Kelly serving as a mixing assistant.[1] It was programmed by Mereness, Meeks and Schlotzer. Kelly also appears as a featured artist courtesy of Jive Records.[1]

The song follows R. Kelly cleared of child pornography charges Speaking about the collaboration Nicole Scherzinger said, "It is [R. Kelly] first track back and whatever has happened or hasn't happened, I cannot judge anybody. A hit is a hit and a song is a song and [R. Kelly] is undeniably an amazing songwriter. So it was an honour that he wrote this song specifically for us."[2]

Composition[edit]

A 24-second sample of the chorus of "Out of this Club".

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"Out of This Club" is a contemporary urban, pop which lasts for a duration of 4:08 (four minutes and 8 seconds).[3] Described as "a bump-and-grind slowie" the song' instrumentation consists of "rudimentary piano melodies" and a "plush beat against a romantic chorus."[4][5] The song samples the line, "If you ain't got no money, take your broke ass home", taken from Fergie's "Glamorous" (2007). Glenn Gamboa noted that the song could be a sequel to Usher's "Love In This Club" which lyrics are of a lusting desire to have sexual intercourse in a nightclub while "Out of This Club" portrays "the Pussycat Dolls [preferring] love outside the club."[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Music critics were divided on "Out Of This Club"; The songs production was praised as well as criticized. Nic Oliver of MusicOMH liked the song writing, "R Kelly does a fine job on the slow jam 'Out Of The Club'".[7] Bill Lamb of About.com commented " Polow da Don rolls out the Nth version of Usher's "Love In This Club" on 'Out of the Club.'"[8] Glenn Gamboa from Newsday liked the song for "[sounding] sweet and fresh."[9] Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone was also complimentary of the song writing, "R. Kelly mixes sweet and sassy on the catchy slow jam." He also described the guests "worth the money."[5] The song garnered a mixed review from Spence D. for IGN writing, "[the song] is pretty [a] standard sex you up fare (you wouldn't expect anything less from Kelly, would you?)." He continued the "studio tricknology where the Dolls voices are layered on top of one another in a cascading fashion is far from cutting edge, but sounds cool regardless."[10] Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine negatively critiqued the song, describe the lyrics as "bottom-notch" "courtesy of R. Kelly".[4] Jaime Gill of Yahoo! UK & Ireland criticized the song and writing "The nadir is reached on 'Out Of This Club'. He continued "This could have been a spiky female riposte to the 'let's have sex in this nitespot toilet' genre pioneered by Nelly, Usher and R Kelly."[11] An editor of Blender magazine gave the song two out of five stars commenting, "[Nicole] sounds annoyingly sulky here, like her mom is dragging her off the dance floor."[12]

Tracklisting[edit]

  • Album version
  1. "Out of This Club" (featuring R. Kelly & Polow da Don) – 4:08

Charts[edit]

The song only managed to enter at number 24 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, a component chart which represents the 25 songs which failed to make an impact on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[13]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[13] 24

Radio release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States October 12, 2008 Urban contemporary airplay[14] Interscope Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Doll Domination (Liner Notes). Pussycat Dolls. Interscope Records. 2008. 
  2. ^ Swift, Jacqui (September 29, 2008). "Exclusive Pussycat Dolls interview". The Sun (News International). Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Pete. "Pussycat Dolls – Hello Dolly". Blues & Soul. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Cinquemani, Sal (September 22, 2008). "Pussycat Dolls: Doll Domination". Slant Magazine. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Hoard, Christian (October 2, 2008). "Doll Domination: Pussycat Dolls: Review". Rolling Stone (New York: Jann Wenner). Archived from the original on September 20, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2008/08/12/new-music-pussycat-dolls-f-r-kelly-out-of-this-club/
  7. ^ Oliver, Nick. "Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination | album reviews". MusicOMH. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ http://top40.about.com/od/albums/fr/dolldomination.htm
  9. ^ Gamboa, Glenn (September 23, 2008). "Review: Pussycat Dolls' 'Doll Domination'". Newsday (Cablevision). Archived from the original on September 23, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ D., Spence (September 23, 2008). "Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination Review". IGN. News International. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Gill, Jaime (September 24, 2008). "Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination – Album Review". Yahoo Music UK Yahoo!. Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Listen: R. Kelly Hooks Up With Legal Ladies". Blender. Dennis Publishing. August 12, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Issue Date: 2008-11-01". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Going for Adds – Urban". Radio & Records. VNU Media. October 12, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2012.