Big Banana (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Big Banana"
Havana Brown - Big Banana single.png
Single by Havana Brown featuring R3hab and Prophet
from the album When the Lights Go Out and Flashing Lights
Released 4 December 2012 (2012-12-04)
Format Digital download
Genre Electro house
Length 3:09
Label Island, 2101 Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Havana Brown
  • R3hab
Havana Brown singles chronology
"You'll Be Mine"
(2012)
"Big Banana"
(2012)
"Spread a Little Love"
(2013)
"You'll Be Mine"
(2012)
"Big Banana"
(2012)
"Spread a Little Love"
(2013)

"Big Banana" is a song by Australian DJ and recording artist, Havana Brown featuring Dutch DJ R3hab and rapper Prophet. It was released in December 2012 as her fourth single overall, the second from her When the Lights Go Out EP. The song peaked at number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, and at number 18 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart.

Song information[edit]

Background[edit]

In an interview, Brown stated the concept behind the song "Big Banana" as a way to objectify men after the "unrealistic shallow expectations" placed on girls, whereas she counters that in "Banana" by asking if the male has "a big banana."[1] She added that the song was "a fun song for the girls and the gay boys."[2][3] In an early March 2013 radio interview with Nova, Brown stated she was inspired by the 20 Fingers 1994' hit single "Short Dick Man", and that was the base of her creating the idea of recording "Big Banana."[4]

Reception[edit]

The song is met with mixed reviews. David from Feed Limmy stated he could only find one average song on the When the Lights Go Out EP, this being "Big Banana", calling the other songs "rubbish".[5] "Big Banana" debuted at number 33 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart dated 15 December 2012,[6] and peaked at number one in the issue dated 19 January 2013.[7] In Australia, the track debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number 72 in the week of 4 March 2013[8] and moved up to number 38 the following week.[9] It peaked at number 18 on 8 April 2013.[9] "Big Banana" also entered the ARIA Dance Singles Chart at number 16 on 4 March 2013,[10] and peaked at number two on 22 April 2013.[11] It was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for sales of 70,000 copies.[12]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Big Banana" was shot on 20 February 2013 at the Encino Hills in Los Angeles, United States.[13] The video was directed by Icelandic software developer Einar Egilsson.[14] Brown spoke about the music video: "The clip reflects everything about the song - it's fun, upbeat, tongue-in-cheek; it's dirty but fun at the same time." American model and actor Nick Baga plays her love interest in the music video.[15] The music video premiered on 15 March 2013 on V-Music.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Digital Remix EP[17]
No. Title Length
1. "Big Banana" (R3hab Remix) 3:33
2. "Big Banana" (Dave Audé Remix) 7:28
3. "Big Banana" (Dave Audé Dub) 7:13
4. "Big Banana" (J-Trick vs Havana Brown Remix) 4:52
Official remixes
No. Title Length
1. "Big Banana" (R3hab Extended Mix) 4:30
2. "Big Banana" (Dave Audé Radio Mix) 3:39

Charts and certification[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label
Australia 4 December 2012 (2012-12-04) Digital download Remixes EP[17] Universal Republic Records
United States 18 December 2012 (2012-12-18) R3hab Extended Mix[22]
Dave Audé Radio Mix[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We Interview Havana Brown". AAA backstage. March 7, 2013. Archived from the original on March 9, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cameron Adams (August 29, 2012). "A top five hit & a five year plan". news.com.au. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Havana Brown Joins Mike E & Emma". 961.com.au. March 8, 2013. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Havana Brown shows Smallzy her Big Banana". novafm.com.au. March 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Havana Brown "When The Lights Go Out" EP review". Retrieved 5 August 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "Dance/Club Play Songs: Week of 15 December 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Hot Dance Club Songs – Week of January 19, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Ryan, Gavin (3 March 2013). "What fun, Pink Has The Number One Single Again". Noise11. Noise Network. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Havana Brown feat. R3hab & Prophet – Big Banana". Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 20 Dance Tracks". ARIA Charts. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 20 Dance Tracks". ARIA Charts. 22 April 2013. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Ben O'Shea (1 March 2013). "Brown gets star billing". Yahoo!. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Havana to light up Times Square!". 961.com.au. 28 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  15. ^ Kolan, Patrick (10 March 2013). "Exclusive: Havana Brown shows how she works her 'Big Banana'". MSN. Retrieved 11 March 2013. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Kolan, Patrick (15 March 2013). "Video premiere: Havana Brown - Big Banana". MSN. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "iTunes – Music – Big Banana (Remixes) [feat. R3hab & Prophet] - EP by Havana Brown". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Havana Brown feat. R3hab & Prophet – Big Banana" (in French). Ultratip.
  19. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Dance Singles 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Singles 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "iTunes – Music – Big Banana (R3hab Extended Mix) [feat. R3hab] - EP by Havana Brown". iTunes Store (United States). Apple. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  23. ^ "iTunes – Music – Big Banana (Dave Audé Radio Mix) [feat. R3hab] - EP by Havana Brown". iTunes Store (United States). Apple. Archived from the original on 30 May 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.