Yes (LMFAO song)

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"Yes"
Single by LMFAO
from the album Party Rock
Released December 15, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length 3:03
Label Interscope, will.i.am Music Group, Cherrytree
Writer(s) Skyler Austen Gordy and Stefan Kendal Gordy
Producer(s) S.K. Gordy & S.A. Gordy
LMFAO singles chronology
"Shots"
(2009)
"Yes"
(2009)
"Gettin' Over You"
(2010)

"Yes" is a song performed by American electro recording duo LMFAO. It was released as the fourth single from the album Party Rock. The song was written by Skyler Austen Gordy and Stefan Kendal Gordy.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on July 23, 2010.[1] It is LMFAO's longest music video to date.

Synopsis[edit]

The music video starts off with Redfoo, SkyBlu, the ShuffleBot, and Q getting ready to play in the 2010 Broom Cup Final, a fictional curling tournament. While they are getting ready, Redfoo calls out a speech which ends with him speaking the chorus of the song ("Every day I see my dream. Every day I see my, every day I see my dream."). They then chant "We eat 'em up, We swallow 'em down, We spit 'em out, No homo." After they leave the changing room, Redfoo sees Jamie Foxx sweeping the floor, and he then heads off to play. The song suddenly starts with several LMFAO fans cheering in the crowd holding up signs, posters, and several Party Rock foam fingers. Team LMFAO is about to play against the team Cobra McGavin. SkyBlu throws the curling stone as Redfoo and Q are sweeping, and Redfoo's verse begins. The first stone places perfectly in the scoring zone at the end. The song continues through a montage of curling ends during the chorus, followed by SkyBlu's verse which is sung as he throws a stone which hits two of their opponent's stones, knocking them out of the scoring zone. The music stops and the video suddenly switches to the commentators Dirt Nasty and Ben Hoffman who are commentating that team LMFAO is winning the game. The video then switches back to LMFAO playing Cobra McGavin. The leader from Cobra McGavin appears to tell a henchman to break Redfoo’s broom, which Q sees and accidentally breaks his own broom while stopping the henchman. Q says he broke his arm and suddenly Jamie Foxx volunteers as an alternate for Q. SkyBlu then throws the final stone and it lands perfectly in the scoring zone, knocking out the team Cobra McGavin stone that was there previously. Team LMFAO then wins the Broom Cup and starts cheering with the fans. The last shot shows Team LMFAO and the commentators taking a picture of them.

The Broom Cup is in part a parody of the tournament in the 2004 film DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.

Charts[edit]

Charts (2009) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 68

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Popular culture[edit]

  • The music video currently has over 49,000,000 views on YouTube.
  • Dirt Nasty and Ben Hoffman are wearing Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, the same kind worn by LMFAO and Malcolm Goodwin in the hit single "Party Rock Anthem".

Credits and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LMFAO - Yes (Behind The Scenes)". YouTube. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ "LMFAO Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for LMFAO.
  3. ^ "Canadian single certifications – LMFAO – Yes". Music Canada. 
  4. ^ "American single certifications – LMFAO – Yes". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH