Swagger Jagger

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"Swagger Jagger"
Single by Cher Lloyd
from the album Sticks and Stones
Released 29 July 2011
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Beat Studio, Miami, Florida, United States
Genre Electropop, hip hop
Length 3:12
Label Syco, Sony
Writer(s) Cher Lloyd, Autumn Rowe, Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr, Petr Brdičko, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Marcus Lomax, Clarence Coffee Jr.
Producer(s) The Runners, The Monarch
Cher Lloyd singles chronology
"Swagger Jagger"
(2011)
"With Ur Love"
(2011)
Music video
"Swagger Jagger" on YouTube

"Swagger Jagger" is the debut single by British singer Cher Lloyd, taken from her debut studio album Sticks and Stones (2011). 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. The music video was released on 26 June 2011. It was also used in the movie Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy.

Despite receiving negative reviews from music critics, the song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and at number two in Ireland. The Guardian chose the song as the best number one single of 2011.[1]

Background[edit]

"Swagger Jagger" received its first airplay on 20 June 2011.[2] The single was leaked onto the internet on 15 June, but this version was later confirmed as only the demo of the track on Lloyd's Twitter account.[3] 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 "Swagger Jagger".

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received mainly negative reviews from critics. Initial reviews compared the song to the Christmas carol "Little Donkey".[4] 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".[5] 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 whosampled.com.[6]

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’.

Chart performance[edit]

"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.[7] In the Republic of Ireland, the single charted at number two 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.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:14
  2. "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Club Mix) – 3:32
  3. "Swagger Jagger" (Wideboys Radio Edit) – 3:03
  4. "Swagger Jagger" (Dillon Francis Remix) – 5:06
  5. "Swagger Jagger" (Eyes Remix) – 4:27
  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12
  2. "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Radio Mix) – 3:35
  • US digital download[11]
  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12

Credits and personnel[edit]

Source:[12]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
Ireland 29 July 2011 Digital download
United Kingdom 31 July 2011
United Kingdom[9][10]
1 August 2011 CD single
United States[11] Digital download
Australia[18] 2 August 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The best No 1 records: Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger". The Guardian. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cher Lloyd Confirms 'Swagger Jagger' Release | Cher Lloyd". MTV. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Yahoo UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos
  4. ^ Lee, Ann (15 June 2011). "Cher Lloyd’s Swagger Jagger accused on Twitter of ripping off Little Donkey". Metro. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Copsey, Robert (6 July 2011). "Cher Lloyd: 'Swagger Jagger' - Music Singles Review". Digital Spy. 
  6. ^ "Cher Lloyd's Swagger Jagger sample of Percy Montrose's Oh My Darling Clementine". whosampled.com. Retrieved 8 Aug 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  8. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl – Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ a b "Swagger Jagger - EP by Cher Lloyd - Download Swagger Jagger - EP on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Swagger Jagger: Cher Lloyd: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Swagger Jagger - Single by Cher Lloyd - Download Swagger Jagger - Single on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  12. ^ Swagger Jagger (liner notes). Cher Lloyd. Syco Music, Sony Music Entertainment. 2011. 88697939962. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 24 October 2012. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Cher Lloyd – With Your Love". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter With Your Love in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  18. ^ "Swagger Jagger - Single by Cher Lloyd - Download Swagger Jagger - Single on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 

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