What's It Gonna Be (H "Two" O song)

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"What's It Gonna Be?"
Single by H "Two" O featuring Platnum
Released 18 February 2008 (UK)
Format CD single, maxi single, 12-inch single, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Bassline
Length 3:07 (Radio Edit)
Label Hard2Beat
Writer(s) H "Two" O
Producer(s) Platnum
H "Two" O singles chronology
"What's It Gonna Be?"
(2008)
"LoveWaster"
(2008)
Platnum chronology
"What's It Gonna Be?"
(2008)
"Love Shy (Thinking About You)"
(2008)

"What's It Gonna Be?" is a bassline (subgenre of UK garage) song performed by the duo known as H "Two" O (Selim Ben Rabha, "Solution", and Simon McDevitt, "Oz", who also go by "Hit 'Em" and "Hard") and the British three-person bassline vocal group Platnum (Aaron Evers, Mina Poli, and Michelle McKenna). Digital formats were released to online retailers in the UK on 11 February 2008. Physical formats, including a two-track CD single, maxi CD single, and 12" vinyl, was released in the UK on 18 February 2008. The track was released by the dance label Hard2Beat, and has thus far peaked at #2 for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart. The video was filmed in January 2008 at Dulwich College, an independent school in South London.

Reception[edit]

Because of the popularity, the song had in the underground scene (it had been circling around Sheffield nightclubs for a while), record label Hard2Beat decided to release it into mainstream success. The track has been generally well received on radio. It has been placed on the coveted A-list at BBC Radio 1. The track entered the UK Singles Chart at #7 on downloads alone on the chart dated 17 February 2008, following the single's CD release, 'What's It Gonna Be?' rose to #2 on the chart dated 24 February 2008. The song also reached number #28 in Polish official chart.

Although the track was briefly very popular, some critics claimed its two-step beat and characterless vocals made it banal.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

2-track CD single

  1. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Agent X Re-rub Edit)
  2. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Agent X Re-rub Club Mix)

CD maxi single

  1. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Agent X Re-rub Edit)
  2. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Agent X Re-rub Club Mix)
  3. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Jason Herd's Mo'funk Remix)
  4. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Thomas Gold Remix)
  5. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Vandalism Remix)
  6. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Jamie Duggan Meets Da Booda Refix)

12" vinyl single

  1. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Thomas Gold Remix)
  2. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Jason Herd's Mo'funk Remix)
  3. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Vandalism Remix)
  4. "What's It Gonna Be?" (Agent X Re-rub Club Mix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine, Nick (15 February 2008). "H 'two' O ft. Platnum: 'What's It Gonna Be'". Digital spy. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  3. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 17, 2008" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40