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"According to You"
Orianthi ATOsingle.jpg
Single by Orianthi
from the album Believe
Released 6 October 2009 (2009-10-06)
Format
Recorded 2008
Genre
Length 3:19
Label Geffen
Writer(s)
  • Steve Diamond
  • Andrew Frampton
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Certification Platinum (ARIA, RIAA)
Orianthi singles chronology
"According to You"
(2009)
Shut Up & Kiss Me
(2010)
Music video
"According to You" on YouTube

"According to You" is the debut single by Australian guitarist Orianthi from her second studio album, Believe. The song was written by Andrew Frampton and Steve Diamond, and produced by Howard Benson. It was released in Australia on 6 October 2009. As it quickly gained popularity, the song was sent to mainstream radio stations in the United States and Canada in November 2009, later making impact at the rhythmic and adult contemporary formats. "According to You" was released in the UK on 6 September 2010.

The song was a commercial success, reaching the top 10 in Australia and the top 20 in the United States. It was also certified Platinum in both territories. "According to You" also charted in Canada, Japan, and New Zealand. A radio hit, the song reached the top three on the Billboard Pop Songs chart and also appeared on the Adult Contemporary, Adult Pop Songs, and Rhythmic charts.

The song was also made available as downloadable content for the Rock Band series on 4 May 2010.

Composition

"According to You" is a pop rock[1][2] song with hard rock-styled instrumentation[3] and with a duration of three minutes and nineteen seconds (3:19). It was written by Steve Diamond and Andrew Frampton, and was produced by Howard Benson. According to the digital sheet music published by Kobalt Music Publishing, the song was originally composed in the key of F major and set in common time to an energetic tempo of 130 BPM.[4] Orianthi's vocals span approximately one-and-a-half octaves, from F3 through C5.[4]

The song opens on a soft keyboard riff, which is quickly accompanied by "chugging" power chords on guitar.[1] Orianthi's vocal style on the song has been described as "lively" and has been compared favourably to that of American pop artist Kelly Clarkson.[5][1][3] The climax of the song is punctuated by a metal guitar solo reminiscent of 1980s pop rock music.[6] Lyrically, "According to You" finds the narrator explaining to an ex-lover all of the differences between him and her new lover, with its hook summarizing that the new man in her life loves her for "everything I'm not, according to you."[6]

Critical reception

The song received generally positive reviews from critics, who noted her talent as both a guitarist and vocalist. Matt Collar of AllMusic praised Orianthi's guitar playing and "gutsy" vocal, describing the song as "one of the poppiest, catchiest radio-friendly" tracks since Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" in 2004.[1] Michael Menachem of Billboard wrote that the production, lyrics, and performance all compliment one another and suggested that Orianthi's "combination of high-energy, emotive delivery and masterful fret work" could inspire more women to pursue the guitar.[5] In a review of the song's parent album, Believe, Sputnikmusic's Davey Boy wrote that the song's instrumentals "put most radio-rock bands to shame" and called the song catchy.[3] Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song five stars and described it as a "whopper of a tune" and a "guilty pleasure."[2]

Music video

An accompanying music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and begins with Orianthi alone in her bedroom with a guitar for the opening lines of the song. The video then follows her to a photo shoot, a house party where her band is playing and two concerts, as well as a gray room where she is alone during her guitar solos. The video ends as a bookend of the beginning, with her alone again in her room as she plays guitar to herself. It premiered 1 December 2009.[7]

A guitar arm is attached to the camera and is seen throughout the video and is being played by someone as if they are playing guitar hero. The video can be watched and played along to on GHTV section of Guitar Hero Live.

Track listing

CD single[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "According to You"  
  • Steve Diamond
  • Andrew Frampton
3:19
2. "Find It"  
  • Orianthi Panagaris
  • Phil Buckle
4:06
Total length:
7:25
Digital download – remix[9]
No. Title Length
1. "According to You" (The Jason Sangerman Remix) 3:38

Chart performance

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] Platinum 70,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Australia 6 October 2009 Digital download Geffen [30]
United Kingdom 16 October 2009 [31]
Japan 3 November 2009 CD single [8]
United States Contemporary hit radio
  • Geffen
  • 19
[32]
Various 16 February 2010 Digital download – remix Geffen [9]
United Kingdom 6 September 2010 CD single Polydor [33]
Various 14 September 2010 Geffen [34][35]

References

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  2. ^ a b Levine, Nick (24 August 2010). "Orianthi: 'According To You'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Boy, Davey (25 November 2009). "Review: Orianthi - Believe". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Orianthi "According To You" Sheet Music in F Major". Musicnotes.com. Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Menachem, Michael; et al. (November 28, 2009). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. p. 37. 
  6. ^ a b Holz, Adam R. ""According to You" Track Review (2009)". Plugged In. Focus on the Family. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  7. ^ OrianthiVEVO (1 December 2009). "Orianthi - According To You". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
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  9. ^ a b "Amazon.com: According To You (The Jason Sangerman Remix): Orianthi: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
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  26. ^ "Pop Songs: 2010 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Radio Songs: 2010 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  29. ^ "American single certifications – Orianthi – According to You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  30. ^ "According to You - Single by Orianthi". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  31. ^ "According to You - Single by Orianthi". iTunes Store (UK). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 10 February 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  32. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  33. ^ "According To You by Orianthi: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  34. ^ "Music: According to You (CD) by Orianthi, 116945580". Tower Records. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  35. ^ "According to You: Orianthi: Amazon.fr: Musique". Amazon.fr. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 

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