Crank It Up (David Guetta song)

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"Crank It Up"
Song by David Guetta featuring Akon
from the album Nothing but the Beat
Recorded 2011
Genre Dance-pop, electro house, techno
Length 3:12
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Aliaune Thiam, Frédéric Riesterer
Producer(s) Guetta, Tuinfort, Riesterer
Nothing but the Beat
"I Can Only Imagine "
"'Crank It Up'"
"I Just Wanna F."

"Crank It Up" is a song by French DJ and record producer David Guetta, featuring vocals by Senegalese-American R&B recording artist Akon. Taken from the former's fifth studio album, Nothing but the Beat. The song was written by Aliaune Thiam, Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Riesterer. Production was also handled by Guetta, Tuinfort and Rister. On March 14, 2012, Guetta tweeted that he had a dilemma on choosing his next single, asking his fans for opinions, giving 2 tracks "Crank It Up" and "I Can Only Imagine" featuring Chris Brown and Lil Wayne,[1] but ultimately lost to the latter.

Track listing[edit]

  • Album Version
  1. "Crank It Up" (featuring Akon) – 3:12

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes for Nothing but the Beat.[2]

  • David Guetta – songwriting, production, mixing
  • Aliaune Thiam – songwriting, lead vocals, production
  • Giorgio Tuinfort – songwriting, production
  • Frédéric Riesterer – songwriting, production
  • Guy Katsav[3] – recording, engineering


Chart (2012) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 49
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 50
France (SNEP)[4] 64
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 43
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[citation needed] 96
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 18


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