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Get Back (ASAP)

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"Get Back (ASAP)"
Photograph of Stan wearing a black top along with white gloves and headphones
Single by Alexandra Stan
from the album Saxobeats
Released 28 March 2011
Format
Studio Maan Studio
(Constanța, Romania)
Genre
Length 3:29 (Radio Edit)
Label Play On / Jeff
Songwriter(s)
  • Marcel Prodan
  • Andrei Nemirschi
Producer(s)
  • Prodan
  • Nemirschi
Alexandra Stan singles chronology
"Mr. Saxobeat"
(2011)
"Get Back (ASAP)"
(2011)
"1.000.000"
(2012)
"Mr. Saxobeat"
(2011)
"Get Back (ASAP)"
(2011)
"1.000.000"
(2012)

"Get Back (ASAP)" is a song recorded by Romanian singer Alexandra Stan, released on 28 March 2011 by Play On / Jeff Records as the third single from her debut studio album, Saxobeats (2011). The track was written and produced by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi, and was recorded at their Maan Studio in Constanța. Musically, "Get Back (ASAP)" is a dance song with jazz accents, containing a saxophone in its instrumentation. Music critics were positive towards the recording, praising its catchiness, while also comparing it to its predecessor, "Mr. Saxobeat" (2011). Commercially, it was a modest commercial success, reaching the top 20 of the charts in multiple countries. For promotion, an accompanying music video was shot by Iulian Moga in Bucharest, Romania, serving as a continuation for the visual of "Mr. Saxobeat". Uploaded on YouTube on 20 June 2011, it portrays Stan in a saloon bar escaping from two police men that try to arrest her by using a bar-fighting as an opportunity to exit the bar. Another music video was filmed by Ciprian Strugariu for the Maanstudio remix version of the song.

Composition and reception[edit]

"Get Back (ASAP)" was recorded at the Maan Studio in Constanța, with writing and production handled by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi.[1] It is a 1990s–influenced dance song with jazz accents, also containing a "powerful" saxophone in its instrumentation. Jonathan Mamard of French website Pure Charts and portal Musique Radio noted similarities between the track and its predecessor, "Mr. Saxobeat" (2011).[2][3] The latter website praised the catchiness of the single, deeming its refrain "more effective" than that of its predecessor, and predicted the track's commercial success.[3] AllMusic's Celeste Rhoads called "Get Back (ASAP)" a "club sensation" along with "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)" (2009) and "Mr. Saxobeat".[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The track entered the French Singles Chart at number 42 in April 2011, continuing to ascend until reaching number 19.[5] As of 2011, "Get Back (ASAP)" has sold 46,000 registered units in the country.[6] The song eventually entered the Romanian Top 100 and peaked at number four,[7] her second top five hit after "Mr. Saxobeat", which topped the chart in 2011.[8] "Get Back (ASAP)" also experienced commercial success in other territories, topping the charts in Slovakia[9] and reaching the top ten in Czech Republic,[10] Finland,[11] Hungary[12] and Israel.[13] In the United Kingdom, the single charted on the UK Singles Chart at positions 56.[14]

Music videos[edit]

An accompanying music video for "Get Back (ASAP)" was uploaded onto Ultra Music's YouTube channel on 20 June 2011.[15] The clip was shot by Iulian Moga at Castel Film in Bucharest, Romania, in one day.[16][17] Romanian rapper 1 Q Sapro, Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi have cameo appearances throughout the video.[16] Stan's label explained that the clip would act as a continuation of "Mr. Saxobeat", "The video continues with the escape of [...] Stan from the police men. To get rid of them, she enters a bar full with rowdy Mexicans that she entices with her music and charm".[16]

The video begins with Stan changing from the police outfit she ended up with in the "Mr. Saxobeat" video into a red dress in a dressing room.[18] Following this, she walks down a staircase into a saloon bar and sings to the bar's crowd. Afterwards, a man makes appearance at the bar and plays cards with Stan in front of all people. Subsequently, the police men who arrested Stan in "Mr. Saxobeat" enter the bar looking for her.[18] They eventually see her and try to arrest her again. However, the man that played cards with the singer defends her, beginning to bar-fight with the police men; they win the fight, with all people lying on the floor. Upon next, the police men are sitting on the bar stool next to the bar man and are presented a tape. Meanwhile, it is shown in a flashback in sepia that, while the men were bar-fighting, Stan was grabbing the money from the cards and ran out of the bar. The video ends with one of the police man punching the bar man. Scenes interspersed throughout the main plot present Stan singing in front of an old-fashioned wall, sporting a white worn blouse and hot pants. An editor from Los 40 Principales cited the video for "Get Back (ASAP)" as one of the singer's best clips ever.[19] Hamard from Pure Charts wrote that the visual would have an impact on males and deemed Stan as "sensual".[2]

Another music video for the Maanstudio remix version of the song was shot by Ciprian Strugariu and uploaded onto MediaPro Music's YouTube channel on 9 December 2011.[20][21] Andra Moga and Violeta Irimia were credited for styling and make-up, respectively.[21] The visual starts with angle shots of the singer lying on sand, followed by her walking on a field wearing a black dress. Subsequently, the singer poses in front of a stonewall and performs to the song sporting a transparent jacket and a black leotard. The last scenes show her on a swing, swimming while a sea storm takes place, and her posing in front of a body of water with a black bodysuit on.[20]

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Saxobeats, Urban.ro and EWow.[1][16][21]

  • Alexandra Stan – lead vocals
  • Andrei Nemirschi – songwriter, producer
  • Marcel Prodan – songwriter, producer
  • Iulian Moga – director
  • Ciprian Strugariu – director (Maanstudio remix version)
  • Andra Moga – styling (Maanstudio remix version)
  • Violeta Irimia – make-up (Maanstudio remix version)

Charts and sales[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
France[44] 28 March 2011 Digital download Play On /
Jeff
Spain[45] 17 May 2011 Blanco y Negro
Italy[46][47] 5 July 2011 E2 /
Vae Victis
30 August 2011 CD single E2 /
Ego
United States[48] 10 October 2011 Digital download Ultra
United Kingdom[22] 18 December 2011 3Beat
Germany[25] 2 December 2011 CD single Columbia

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