Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit

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"Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit"
International cover
Single by Fedde le Grand
Released 26 June 2006
(See release history)
Genre Electro house
Length 6:32 (Original Version)
2:43 (Radio Edit)
Label Flamingo Recordings, Spinnin' Records, Data, ARS, Kontor Records
Writer(s) Fedde le Grand, Matthew Dear, Sam Valenti IV, David Shayman
Producer(s) Fedde le Grand
Certification Silver (BPI)
Fedde le Grand singles chronology
"I Miss You"
(2005)
"Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit"
(2006)
"Just Trippin'"
(2006)
Alternative cover
CD single #2 cover

"Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" is a song written and produced by Dutch electronic producer and DJ Fedde le Grand. It samples Matthew Dear & Disco D's "Hands Up for Detroit".

History[edit]

The song was released in the Netherlands by Flamingo Recordings first on June 26, 2006, peaking at number four in the Dutch Top 40. It was released in the rest of Europe (UK excluded) in August 2006, and enjoyed steadily increasing popularity, first charting in October 2006.

In the United Kingdom, the single originally reached number one on the UK Dance Chart and fifty three on the UK Singles Chart before being released on CD, from 12" vinyl and digital download sales alone. It was given a full release in Britain on October 23, 2006 and leapt to number two on the chart, selling 46,000 copies. The following week, the song climbed to number one. It remained at number one for one week before being knocked out by "The Rose" by Westlife. The single went on to be the UK's 20th best selling single of the year.[1]

In both the United Kingdom and Australia, the song was released as "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit", with "4" replaced with "for". The song was also remixed in the UK and Australia and included verses from rappers Bizarre and rapper King Gordy.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Marcus Adams. It features a Kubrick-type of science lab where gynoid technicians (Aimee Bramall, Emma Wharton, Lauren Ridealgh, and Anchelique Mariano) create multiple androids (Spanish dance student Arran García).

The video is available in two versions, a regular cut and late-night one with extended footage. For every android they create, they test its reaction to the gynoids stripping; the first android has a meltdown; the second flirts with a male doctor (a cameo of Fedde le Grand) instead of looking at the girls; the third time it works, but he discovers that he is a robot instead of human so he escapes, causing a system shutdown protocol to be activated, shutting down everything including him and the gynoids.

The video was filmed in the vacant offices of, what used to be, the headquarters of the Safeway supermarket chain at Hayes, Hillingdon. The building in which the android is built was the mainframe operations room, refurbished by the supermarket before its demise, at an estimated £5M. The alphanumeric grid layout of the room, used to record cable and pipework, can be seen as the android is built. The rest of the video is shot in the building, known as Safeway 2, formerly holding IT functions. It is now used by Rackspace hosting.

Lyrics[edit]

  • After some confusion regarding the correct lyrics to the song, Fedde Le Grand confirmed on his official website the sampled lyrics are, "put your hands up for Detroit, our lovely city"[2] as opposed to "I love this city"
  • The same lyrics or samples are used in Matthew Dear & Disco D's 1999 release "Hands Up for Detroit".[3]

Formats and track listing[edit]

Netherlands 12" vinyl single (Flamingo Recordings)

A-side
  1. "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" (6:32)
B-side
  1. "Take No Shhh" (6:30)
  2. "U Know Who" (6:47)

Netherlands/Belgium CD maxi single (Spinnin' Records/ARS Productions)

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Radio Edit] - 2:43
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Extended Mix] - 6:36
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Dub Mix] - 6:34

UK Enhanced CD single (Data Records)

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Edit] - 2:30
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Extended Mix] - 6:36
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Melbourne Militia Remix] - 6:51
  4. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [DJ Delicious & Till West Remix] - 6:26
  5. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Soul Central Loves Detroit Remix] - 5:58
  6. "Put Your Hands Up" - 2:26
  7. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Video] [Daytime Version]
  8. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Video] [Late Night Version]

Track 6 has had the words "for Detroit" removed (from both the title and the lyrics).

UK 12" vinyl single (Data Records) / France 12" vinyl (Universal Licensing Music)

A-side
  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Club Mix] - 6:37
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [DJ Delicious & Till West Remix] - 6:26
B-side
  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Melbourne Militia Remix] - 6:51
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Claude Von Stroke Packard Plant Remix] - 7:07
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [A Cappella] [Only in UK]

German CD maxi single (Kontor Records/Edel Records)

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Radio Edit] - 2:22
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" (featuring King Gordy & Bizarre) - 3:05
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Club Mix] - 6:37
  4. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [DJ Delicious & Till West Remix] - 6:33
  5. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Melbourne Militia Remix] - 6:50

Promo CDM

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Radio Edit]
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Club Mix]
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Dub Mix]
  4. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Original Mix]
  5. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Extended Mix]
  6. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Soul Central Loves Detroit Remix]
  7. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Claude Von Stroke Remix]
  8. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Dj Delicious & Till West Remix]
  9. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Remix]
  10. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Put Your Hands Up For Your City Remix]
  11. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Packard Plant Remix]
  12. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Melbourne Militia Remix]
  13. "Put Your Hands Up 4 The Wall"

DJ Kafe Promo Mix - Serbia 2007

  1. The Drill vs. Fedde Le Grand - Put your hands up for the drill ( Tamerlane mash up )

Australian CD Single 1. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (Radio Edit) 2. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (Club Mix) 3. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (TV Rock & Dirty South Melbourne Militia Remix) 4. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (DJ Delicious & Till West Remix) 5. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (Claude VonStroke Packard Plant Remix)

Chart performance[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006-07) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 8
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 56
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 14
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 1
France (SNEP)[10] 34
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 78
Hungary (MAHASZ) 1
Ireland (IRMA) 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 44
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 61
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 1
Preceded by
"Star Girl" by McFly
UK Singles Chart number one single
5 November 2006 - 11 November 2006
Succeeded by
"The Rose" by Westlife

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Netherlands 26 June 2006 (2006-06-26)
Europe August 2006 (2006-08)
United Kingdom 23 October 2006 (2006-10-23)

In popular culture[edit]

"Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" was covered by "Fredde på Grand" as "Håll upp händerna för Stureplan", an "anthem" for Sweden's hottest party sites.

References[edit]