G.D.F.R. (song)

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"G.D.F.R."
Flo Rida - G.D.F.R. (feat. Sage the Gemini and Lookas).png
Single by Flo Rida featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas
from the album My House
Released October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre
Length 3:10
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Flo Rida singles chronology
"How I Feel"
(2013)
"G.D.F.R."
(2014)
"I Don't Like It, I Love It"
(2015)

"How I Feel"
(2013)
"G.D.F.R."
(2014)
"I Don't Like It, I Love It"
(2015)
Sage the Gemini singles chronology
"Only That Real"
(2014) Only That Real2014
"G.D.F.R."
(2014) G.D.F.R.2014
"Guantanamera"
(2015) Guantanamera2015
Music video
"G.D.F.R." on YouTube

"G.D.F.R." (abbreviation for Goin' Down for Real) is a song by American rappers Flo Rida and Sage the Gemini from Flo Rida's 2015 EP My House. It was released as the album's lead single on October 21, 2014 in the United States. The song was written by Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini and P-Lo and produced by DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, with co-production from Lookas and Miles Beard.[1]

The song was a sleeper hit, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2015, making it Flo Rida's tenth top-ten single on the chart. Moreover, the song sold over one million copies domestically. Internationally, it peaked within the top ten of the charts in nine countries, including Denmark, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom. In the latter country, "G.D.F.R." topped the country's R&B chart.[2]

Composition[edit]

The song uses instrumental samples from Lookas' remix of "Low Rider" by War, namely in its hook. Some listeners incorrectly believe that the song is played with an oboe, however, the song is played with a saxophone by Clay Pritchard.[3] Flo Rida has stated that he shortened the title to G.D.F.R. to remind the listener of graffiti.[4] According to musicnotes.com, the song is written in G minor[5], with a tempo of 146 beats per minute.

Music video[edit]

The official music video was released on December 24, 2014. The set revolves around Flo Rida as a basketball coach with professional dancers who double as basketball players (Team Strong Arm vs. Team Mad Dog). Team Strong Arm comes back in the end and wins by 3 points. Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem, Natalie La Rose, and Gorilla Zoe makes an appearance.[4] During parts of the video the on screen score displays the incorrect initials G.F.D.R. [6]

Rap group 2 Live Crew (Brother Marquis and Fresh Kid Ice) also make a cameo.[7]

Usage in other media[edit]

A remix by DJ Noodles appears in both the film Furious 7 (during the Abu Dhabi party scene), and on its soundtrack. The track is also played in other films such as Hotel Transylvania 2, Deadpool, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. It also served as one of the theme songs of SummerSlam 2014. The track is also featured in the television shows Telenovela, Superstore and The Real O'Neals.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014–15) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 36
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 19
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 10
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 29
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[14] 58
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[15] 6
Denmark (Tracklisten)[16] 10
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[17] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 8
France (SNEP)[19] 22
Germany (Official German Charts)[20] 7
Hungary (Single Top 40)[21] 23
Ireland (IRMA)[22] 15
Israel (Media Forest)[23] 5
Italy (FIMI)[24] 34
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[25] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[26] 17
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[27] 21
Norway (VG-lista)[28] 8
Romania (Romania TV Airplay)[29] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[30] 2
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[31] 39
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[32] 7
South Korea International Chart (Gaon)[33] 9
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[34] 27
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[35] 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[36] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[37] 3
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[38] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[39] 8
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[40] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[41] 3
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[42] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[43] 8
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[44] 3
US (Monitor Latino)[45] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[46] 51
Germany (Official German Charts)[47] 57
Israel (Media Forest)[48] 40
Italy (FIMI)[49] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[50] 32
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[51] 10
Chart (2016) Position
Brazil (Brasil Hot 100)[52] 70

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[53] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[54] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[55] Gold 30,000^
Germany (BVMI)[56] Platinum 400,000^
Italy (FIMI)[57] 2× Platinum 60,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[58] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[59] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[60] 3× Platinum 1,975,000[61]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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