|Single by Cher Lloyd|
|from the album Sticks + Stones|
|Released||29 July 2011 (UK)|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Recorded||Beat Studio, Miami, Florida, United States|
|Genre||Electropop, hip hop|
|Writer(s)||Cher Lloyd, Autumn Rowe, Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr, Petr Brdičko, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Marcus Lomax, Clarence Coffee Jr.|
|Producer||The Runners, The Monarch|
|Cher Lloyd singles chronology|
"Swagger Jagger" is the debut single by British singer Cher Lloyd, taken from her debut studio album Sticks + Stones. It was released as the album's lead single on 31 July 2011. The song was written by the two production teams The Runners and The Monarch with Lloyd, Petr Brdičko, Autumn Rowe, Marcus Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr., and it was produced by the The Runners and The Monarch. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and at number two in Ireland. The music video was released on 26 June 2011. It was also used in the movie Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy.
"Swagger Jagger" received its first airplay on 20 June 2011.
Lloyd performed the song on T4 on the Beach and also performed at the Leeds Aire FM Party in the Park and Key 103 Live Manchester, both on the day of release of her debut single.
The song has received mainly negative reviews from critics. Initial reviews compared the song to the Christmas carol "Little Donkey". However, in a positive review, Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars writing, "Her debut single does little to change that, accusing her "haterz" of pilfering her wildly cherished swagger - the same people who are also looking, tweeting, youtubing and generally social media-baiting her. 'I can't stop, it's what I'm gon' be/ My swagger's in check,' she brattishly sing-speaks over a chunky schoolyard beat and squiggly club synths." He also noted similarities between the song's chorus and the American western folk ballad "Oh My Darling, Clementine". In the BBC's "Most annoying of 2011", "Swagger Jagger" was voted the most annoying song of the entire year, an opinion shared by users at sample archive, whosampled.com.
In a negative review, Sabotagetimes.com said of the track: "Coming across like a sink estate answer to the Black Eyed Peas, the track combines a shouty, tuneless verse with a chorus that riffs on ‘Oh My Darling Clementine’. All blended together with the subtlety of a cut-and-shut Vauxhall Nova."
"Swagger Jagger" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 7 August 2011 ― for the week ending dated 13 August 2011. As of 16 December 2011, the singles sales has exceeded 200,000 copies in Britain. In the Republic of Ireland, the single charted at number four on the Irish Singles Chart. The single debuted at number seventy nine on the Mega Top 100 in the Netherlands. After a performance during the finals of So You Think You Can Dance, the song re-entered the chart at number sixty.
- "Swagger Jagger" – 3:14
- "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Club Mix) – 3:32
- "Swagger Jagger" (Wideboys Radio Edit) – 3:03
- "Swagger Jagger" (Dillon Francis Remix) – 5:06
- "Swagger Jagger" (Eyes Remix) – 4:27
- UK CD single
- "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12
- "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Radio Mix) – 3:35
- US digital download
- "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12
Credits and personnel
- Cher Lloyd – songwriter
- Autumn Rowe – songwriter
- Petr Brdičko - songwriter
- The Runners (Andrew Harr and Jermaine Jackson) – songwriter, producer
- The Monarch (Andre Davidson and Sean Davidson) – songwriter, co-producer
- The Monsters and The Strangerz (Marcus Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr.) – songwriter
- Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva – engineer
- Serban Ghenea – mixing
- Alex Delicata – guitar
- Tom Coyne – mastering
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||43|
|Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100)||5|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||60|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||1|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||1|
|Ireland||29 July 2011||Digital download|
|United Kingdom||31 July 2011|
|1 August 2011||CD single|
|United States||Digital download|
|Australia||2 August 2011|
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- Lee, Ann (15 June 2011). "Cher Lloyd’s Swagger Jagger accused on Twitter of ripping off Little Donkey". Metro. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
- Copsey, Robert (6 July 2011). "Cher Lloyd: 'Swagger Jagger' - Music Singles Review". Digital Spy.
- "Cher Lloyd's Swagger Jagger sample of Percy Montrose's Oh My Darling Clementine". whosampled.com. Retrieved 8 Aug 2011.
- "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
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- "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Japan Billboard Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 24 October 2012. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.