Whoa Is Me

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"Whoa Is Me"
Single by Down with Webster
from the album Time To Win, Vol. 1
A-side "Whoa Is Me"
B-side "Jump Ship"
Released June 15, 2010
Format Digital single
Recorded 2009
Genre Rap rock
Length 3:43
Label Universal Motown
Certification Platinum (CRIA)[1]
Down With Webster chronology
Your Man
(2010)
Whoa Is Me
(2010)
She's Dope
(2011)

"Whoa Is Me" is the third single by Down with Webster from the band's debut EP, Time To Win, Vol. 1. The song became successful in Canada, debuting at #74 on the Canadian Hot 100 and peaking at #13.[2] The song was certified Platinum in Canada in January, 2011 with over 80,000 digital downloads.[1]

Music Video[edit]

The music video for Whoa Is Me was filmed at the Sound Academy in Toronto on July 28, 2010.[3] It was directed by Aaron A. The video premiered on MuchMusic on August 31, 2010 at 8pm Eastern Standard Time. The video debuted on the MuchMusic Countdown at #30 on the week of September 2, 2010[4] and reached #1 on the week of October 28, 2010.[5] The music video for "Whoa Is Me" was posted on YouTube/Vevo on August 31, 2010 and passed one million views in November, 2010.

The music video features the band acting like celebrities with shots of them performing the song. In an interview with Dose.ca, Cam explains how the song "was originally kind of meant to be an ironic stab at that kind of life, that, like, overly hyped, almost celebrity-for-no-good-reason kind of phenomenon that's been going on." Cam also explained how none of the video actually rings true to how they really act, he said, "Oh! Absolutely none of it, except when we're on stage. I think that's the only look you get into what we actually do. I think everything else is meant to be over the top and ridiculous." Cam also talked about how the performance scene was recorded at "maybe triple the speed of what it's normally done at, and then, in post-production, we slowed it down. It gives this cool effect where it looks like you're in time, but you're still in slow motion."[6]

The music video received four nominations at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards winning one, Pop Video of the Year. The other three nominations were Video of the Year, UR Fave: Artist and UR Fave: Video.[7][8]

Live Performances[edit]

The song was performed live when the band played at 2010 NHL Face-Off in Toronto on October 7, 2010.[9] It was broadcast across Canada by CBC Television during the second intermission of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens game.[10] The performance was also broadcast on the NHL Network.[11]

The song was also performed live at the 2010 Grey Cup preshow in Edmonton, Alberta. The performance was broadcast by TSN.

Remixes[edit]

A couple of remixes of "Whoa Is Me" have been released. One remixed version of the song was released on December 15, 2009 to iTunes. This version was remixed by Cobra Starship member Alex Suarez.[12][13] Another remixed version of the song was released for free on January 25, 2011. This version was remixed by Barletta.[14]

Chart Performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 at #95 on the week of September 4, 2010. It peaked at #13 on the week of October 16, 2010. "Whoa Is Me" spent a total of 21 weeks on the Canadian Hot 100.[15][2] Whoa Is Me was also featured at #85 on the 2010 Canadian Hot 100 Year End Chart.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Digital Download[17]
No. Title Length
1. "Whoa Is Me"   3:43
2. "Jump Ship"   2:53
Alex Suarez Remix-Digital Download[13]
No. Title Length
1. "Whoa Is Me (Alex Suarez Remix)"   3:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - January 2011". Cria.ca. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Down with Webster Album & Song Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Whoa Is Me video shoot July 28th". Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  4. ^ Thu, September 2, 2010 Retrieved 2011-02-03
  5. ^ "Thu, October 28, 2010". 
  6. ^ Collins, Leah (2011-06-15). "MMVAs Profile: Down With Webster on 'Whoa is Me'". Dose. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Down With Webster, Fefe Dobson, Shawn Desman Lead 2011 MuchMusic Video Award Nominations". Dose. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  8. ^ "List of MMVA 2011 Winners". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  9. ^ Hedley, Down With Webster and Hey Rosetta! to rock NHL Face-Off season-opening hockey festival Retrieved 2010-11-11
  10. ^ NHL Faceoff 2010 Retrieved 2010-11-11
  11. ^ NHL Network the place for 2010 NHL Face-Off Retrieved 2010-11-11
  12. ^ "Whoa Is Me Alex Suarex Remix". Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  13. ^ a b Whoa Is Me Alex Suarex Remix on iTunes Retrieved 2010-10-24
  14. ^ "Whoa Is Me Barletta Remix". downwithwebster.com. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  15. ^ Down with Webster - Whoa Is Me - Music Charts Retrieved 2011-07-17
  16. ^ Canadian Hot 100 Year End Chart Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-17
  17. ^ Whoa Is Me/Jump Ship Digital 45 on iTunes Retrieved 2010-11-09

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