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)"
(2012)
"Rum and Raybans"
(2012)
"Beat It"
(2013)
Cher Lloyd singles chronology
"Oath"
(2012)
"Rum and Raybans"
(2012)
"I Wish"
(2013)
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:
7:04

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6]
68
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[7] 94
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[8] 5

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