Rum and Raybans

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"Rum and Raybans"
Single by Sean Kingston featuring Cher Lloyd
Released November 16, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Electronic dance, synthpop
Length 3:32
Label Epic, Beluga Heights
Writer(s) Cameron Forbes, Sean Kingston
Producer(s) The Elev3n
Sean Kingston singles chronology
"Back 2 Life (Live It Up)"
"Rum and Raybans"
"Beat It"
Cher Lloyd singles chronology
"Rum and Raybans"
"I Wish"
Music video
"Rum and Raybans" on YouTube

"Rum and Raybans" is a song by American recording artist Sean Kingston, featuring vocals from British singer Cher Lloyd. Written by Cameron Forbes and produced by "The Elev3n",[1] the song was originally released as the second single from Kingston's third studio album, Back 2 Life but was scrapped due to poor charting. It was released on November 16, 2012 as a digital download, in both a clean and an explicit version.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Amy Sciarretto from PopCrush described "Rum and Raybans" as a "sister song" to Nicki Minaj's "Pound the Alarm".[3]

Music video[edit]

A lyric video was uploaded to YouTube on October 16, 2012.[4] The music video was released November 18, 2012.[5] It shows Kingston partying with other people, while Cher Lloyd does not appear in the video. Chris Brown makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Rum and Raybans" (featuring Cher Lloyd) 3:32
2. "Rum and Raybans (Clean Version)" (featuring Cher Lloyd) 3:32
Total length:


Chart (2012–13) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6]
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[7] 94
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[8] 5