Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)

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"Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)"
Blowin' Me Up.jpg
Single by JC Chasez
from the album Drumline and Schizophrenic
ReleasedDecember 3, 2002 (2002-12-03)
Recorded2002
Genre
Length4:50
LabelJive Records/Zomba
Songwriter(s)Dallas Austin, JC Chasez
Producer(s)Dallas Austin
JC Chasez singles chronology
"Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)"
(2002)
"Some Girls (Dance with Women)"
(2004)
Music video
"Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" on YouTube

"Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" is the debut single by American recording artist JC Chasez. The song was released as a single from the soundtrack to the 2002 film Drumline and was included on Chasez's debut studio album Schizophrenic. In the United Kingdom, the single was released as a double A-side with Chasez' following single, "Some Girls (Dance with Women)" in February 2004.

The song was written by Chasez and Dallas Austin, the latter having produced the Drumline film. In keeping with the theme of the movie, the beat contains drums and band instruments. The music video was released on December 12, 2002.

Background[edit]

In 2002, Chasez's band *NSYNC was on a hiatus.[1][2] During the hiatus, Chasez continued work as a songwriter while also considering acting in movies.[3] While working with Dallas Austin on songs for the Drumline movie,[4][5] Austin urged Chasez to sing on the track and to consider recording a solo album.[3]

Music video[edit]

Chasez singing with a marching band.

The music video appears to be set in a post-apocalyptic world. Chasez sings the song with a marching band in the background, played by the RCC Marching Band.[6][7] He also pursues his love interest (Tara Reid) at a monster truck rally, a run-down diner, and a car junkyard. Initially the woman is not interested in Chasez, but has a change of heart midway and straddles him on the diner's counter. Chasez competes in a drag race and celebrates with his newfound love afterwards. The video also features a dance routine by Chasez and several backup dancers. Melissa Smith stars in the video as a girl dancing at the monster truck rally. Dallas Austin, who co-produced the single, appears in the video driving a monster truck and smashing cars.[8] The music video premiered on TRL on December 12, 2002.[9]

The music video for "Blowin' Me Up (with Her Love)" was directed by Bryan Barber and shot in 2002 in the San Fernando Valley.[8] JC approached Barber after seeing his video for OutKast's "The Whole World."[8] "It's totally different from what he's done with *NSYNC," the director said. "He wanted to go left of center and that's what we did. We had some fun and presented JC in a whole new way."[8] Barber described the video as a "rock-and-roll version of 'Mad Max,'"[8] with pyrotechnics, a demolition derby, and drag racing. The video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 2003 for Best Video from a Film.[10]

Reception[edit]

The song was a modest hit, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of February 28, 2003, and remaining on the chart for 17 weeks.[11] Positive reviews noted, "The bass is loud and pulsating and provides the perfect dance song,” and praised Chasez's vocal talents, saying "He starts off the song singing in a kind of whispery, yet seductive, tone and then progresses to full-out yelling in the chorus. He even pulls the yelling off, and his vocals come damn close to those of Prince."[12] In a more critical review, Chuck Taylor of Billboard wrote, “the song has no discernible direction and [is] a grossly unconvincing turn toward hip-hop for Chasez.”[13]

Live performances[edit]

Chasez performed the song live on his Schizophrenic club tour. He also performed the song at Wango Tango, Z100's Zootopia, and Top of the Pops with a full marching band.[14] Chasez was set to sing "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" at the 2004 Pro Bowl's halftime show, altering the song to accommodate the NFL's concerns; however, he was unceremoniously dropped days before the performance in the wake of the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime controversy.[15][16]

Track listing[edit]

USA Promotional Single #1
  1. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Radio Edit] – 4:21
  2. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Radio Edit No Intro] – 3:57
USA Promotional Single #2
  1. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Radio Edit] – 4:21
  2. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Instrumental] – 4:49
USA Promotional 12" Vinyl
  1. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Radio Edit] – 4:21
  2. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Radio Edit No Intro] – 3:57
  3. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Album Version] – 4:50
  4. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" [Instrumental] – 4:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[17] 24
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[11] 35
U.S. Top 40 Mainstream[18] 14
U.S. Top 40 Tracks 17
Chart (2004) Peak
Irish Singles Chart[19] 20*
UK Official Singles Chart[20] 13*

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Today in Music - JC Goes Solo". Katrillion. 11 October 2002. Archived from the original on 1 March 2003. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ Blickley, Leigh (30 April 2018). "A History Of *NSYNC's Breakup, According To Bandmates Not Named Justin Timberlake". HuffPost. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b Moss, Corey (22 April 2003). "JC Chasez Previews Schizophrenic Solo Debut". MTV News. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  4. ^ Moss, Corey (10 October 2002). "'NSYNC's JC Chasez Records Solo Tracks, Considers Album". MTV News. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  5. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (2002-11-18). "JC Chasez, Joe, Jadakiss, Alicia Keys On 'Drumline' Soundtrack". MTV News. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  6. ^ "HOT TOPIC!". RCC Band. 13 November 2002. Archived from the original on 19 December 2002. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  7. ^ "RCC DRUM LINE 'BACKS UP' THE TING TINGS IN MUSIC VIDEO!". RCC Band. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  8. ^ a b c d e Moss, Corey (21 November 2002). "JC Chasez, Tara Reid Find Love Among Wreckage For 'Blowin' Me Up'". MTV News. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  9. ^ "JC Chasez On TRL On Thursday | popdirt.com". popdirt.com. 13 December 2002. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  10. ^ "2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees". Billboard. 2003-07-25. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  11. ^ a b "JC Chasez". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  12. ^ Brown-Doherty, Brittany (27 September 2003). "Single Review : JC Chasez, "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" (2002)". Snippets.
  13. ^ Taylor, Chuck (7 December 2002). "New & Noteworthy". Billboard. Vol. 114, no. 49. p. 67. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  14. ^ "JC Chasez Flies HS Band Members To NYC For Zootopia | popdirt.com". popdirt.com. 29 May 2003. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  15. ^ Moss, Corey (5 February 2004). "JC Chasez Slams NFL After Being Cut From Pro Bowl Halftime". MTV News. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  16. ^ Magin, Janis L. (5 February 2004). "NFL recasts Pro Bowl halftime". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Mainstream Top 40 Airplay". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Some Girls/Blowing Me Up". Irish-Charts.
  20. ^ "Some Girls/Blowin' Me Up". Official Charts Company.

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