Wild Ones (album)

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Wild Ones
Studio album by Flo Rida
Released July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
Recorded 2011–12 at Atlantic Records Studios (Los Angeles, California), Circle House Studios (Miami, Florida), Eightysevenfourteen Studios (Los Angeles, California), Glass Cuts Studio, MixStar Studios (Virginia Beach, Virginia), and Side 3 Studios (Denver, Colorado)
Genre Hip house, dance-pop
Length 34:46
Label Poe Boy, Atlantic
Producer Dr. Luke, Cirkut, soFLY & Nius, DJ Frank E, Glass, Axwell, The Futuristics, Axwell
Flo Rida chronology
Good Feeling
(2012)
Wild Ones
(2012)
The Perfect 10
(2014)
Singles from Wild Ones
  1. "Good Feeling"
    Released: August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29)
  2. "Wild Ones"
    Released: December 19, 2011 (2011-12-19)
  3. "Whistle"
    Released: April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
  4. "I Cry"
    Released: September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)
  5. "Sweet Spot"
    Released: March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13)
  6. "Let It Roll"
    Released: March 22, 2013 (2013-03-22)

Wild Ones is the fourth studio album by American rapper Flo Rida. It was released on July 3, 2012.[1] Wild Ones had four Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, when the singles, "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", and "I Cry" charted, at 3, 5, 1, and 6 respectively.

Singles[edit]

On August 21, 2011, Flo Rida released the first single from the album, titled "Good Feeling", that samples Etta James' song "Something's Got a Hold on Me".[2] Produced by Dr. Luke & Cirkut, the song was inspired by "Levels" by Avicii, which also contains the Etta James sample. The song was very successful all across the world, peaking at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and being certified 3× Platinum for shipping around two million copies in the US alone.[3][4] The album's title track was released as the second single on December 19, 2011, and features Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler as a vocalist. The third single "Whistle", produced by DJ Frank E, was first played on April 16, 2012, on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Sydney radio station 2Day FM. The single reached a peak at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming very successful around the world. Two promotional singles were released before the album's release, "Hey Jasmin" was released on June 6, 2012 with an accompanying music video and "Let it Roll" was released digitally on June 19, 2012. The fourth single, "I Cry", was inspired by "Cry (Just a Little)" by Bingo Players, which samples "Piano In The Dark" by Brenda Russell. The fifth single is "Sweet Spot", and the sixth single is "Let It Roll".

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 31,000 copies in its first week.[5] In Canada, the album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 14,300 copies.[6] As of July 26, 2012, the album has sold 27,000 copies in Canada.[7]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[8]
Entertainment Weekly C–[9]
The Independent 3/5 stars[10]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[12]

Upon release, Wild Ones received mixed reviews from music critics.[13] At Metacritic, which assigns an average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 54, based on ten reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[13] Although he perceived the album's creative scope to be limited, David Jeffries of Allmusic called Wild Ones "gimmicky, lightweight, and best taken in small chunks, but get a glitter-friendly crowd together and it gets the party started, succeeding at its one and only goal".[8] He also observed the album's material to be largely "hot, infectious fluff", but felt that the album "would be dragged down by any tacked-on sense of purpose, and thinking of Flo Rida as equal parts thrill seeker and hitmaker is easy".[8] However, Rolling Stone's Jody Rosen felt the album's production to be too inconsistent, observing that the album's "inhumanly supersized... dance beats" were either "genius" or "insipid", also writing that Flo Rida "[is] content to surrender center-stage on his producers".[12]

Complex called the album cover the sixth worst cover of 2012.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Whistle"   Tramar Dillard, David Glass, Justin Franks, Breyan Isaac, Antonio Mobley, Marcus Killian DJ Frank E, Glass 3:45
2. "Wild Ones" (featuring Sia) Dillard, Raphael Judrin, Pierre-Antoine Melki, Sia Furler, Axel Hedfors, Jacob Luttrell, Marcus Cooper, Benjamin Maddahi soFLY & Nius, Axwell, DJ Frank E (add.) 3:53
3. "Let It Roll"   Dillard, Isaac, Mobley, Mike Caren, Hedfors, Earl King soFLY & Nius, Axwell, Caren (co.) 3:14
4. "Good Feeling"   Dillard, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Isaac, Arash Pournouri, Tim Bergling, Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Emily Wright (vocal) 4:08
5. "In My Mind, Part 2" (featuring Georgi Kay) Dillard, Ivan Gough, Aden Forte, Josh Soon, Georgina Kingsley Gough, Feenixpawl, Axwell (add.) 4:30
6. "Sweet Spot" (featuring Jennifer Lopez) Dillard, Judrin, Melki, Mobley, Issac, Julie Frost soFLY & Nius, Luttrell (vocal), Kuk Harrell (vocal) 3:48
7. "Thinking of You"   Dillard, Rico Love, Pierre Medor, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy II Love, Medor, Earl & E 3:40
8. "I Cry"   Dillard, Alex Schwartz, Joe Khajadourian, Judrin, Melki, Brenda Russell, Scott Cutler, Jeffrey Hull The Futuristics, soFLY & Nius, Paul Bäumer (co.), Maarten Hoogstraten (co.) 3:43
9. "Run" (featuring Redfoo of LMFAO) Ahmad Ali Lewis, Stefan Kendal Gordy, Jamahl Listenbee, Jonita Daniels, Juletha Daniels, Bryan Adams, James Vallance GoonRock 3:53
Notes[19]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 8
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[20] 47
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[21] 51
Canadian Albums Chart[22] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[23] 57
French Albums Chart 19
German Albums Chart 16
Hungarian Albums Chart[24] 27
Irish Albums Chart[25] 9
Japanese Albums Chart[26] 17
New Zealand Albums Chart 6
Norwegian Albums Chart 39
Swedish Albums Chart 58
Swiss Albums Chart[27] 7
UK R&B Albums Chart[28] 2
UK Albums Chart[29] 8
US Billboard 200[30] 14
US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums[31] 1
US Billboard Rap Albums[32] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Billboard 200 186[33]

Certifications[edit]

Country (Provider) Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA) Gold [34] 35,000
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold [35] 100,000

References[edit]

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  14. ^ 6. Flo Rida, Wild Ones — The 10 Worst Album Covers of 2012 | Complex
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  35. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/Search.aspx

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