Get Back (ASAP)

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"Get Back (ASAP)"
The cover sleeve portrays Stan posing in front of a red backdrop
Single by Alexandra Stan
from the album Saxobeats
Released March 19, 2011
Format CD, digital download
Genre Electro dance
Length 3:29
Label Play On / Jeff Records
Writer(s) Andrei Nemirschi, Marcel Prodan
Producer(s) MediaPro Music Entertainment
Alexandra Stan singles chronology
"Mr. Saxobeat"
(2011)
"Get Back (ASAP)"
(2011)
"1.000.000"
(2011)
Alternative cover
UK cover sleeve
Music video

"Get Back (ASAP)" is a song recorded by Romanian vocalist Alexandra Stan for her debut studio album titled Saxobeats (2011). The track was made available for digital download on March 19, 2011, and it has been released as the album's third track.[1] "Get Back (ASAP)" was written by Andrei Nemirschi and Marcel Prodan, while production was handled by MediaPro Music. A music video for the song was directed by Iulian and debuted on Ultra Music's YouTube channel, where it has amassed over 22 million views. The clip was shot during one day in Bucharest, Romania at Castel Film and sees Stan at a saloon bar trying to get rid of two police men played by Nemirschi and Prodan. MediaPro Music described the clip as a continuation to the video for "Mr. Saxobeat".

"Get Back (ASAP)" became a success in various European countries, with it peaking within the top ten in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Romania and Israel. Besides this, it also reached the top twenty in France, Lebanon, Netherlands and Denmark.

Music video[edit]

Background and release[edit]

An accompanying for "Get Back (ASAP)" was uploaded onto Ultra Music's YouTube channel on 20 June 2011, where it amassed more than 23 million views as of December 2015.[2] The clip was shot by Iulian Moga at Castel Film in Bucharest, Romania, which was the same location for the filming sessions of "Mr. Saxobeat",[3] during one single day.[4] 1 Q Sapro, Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirshi have cameo appearances throughout the video.[4] Stan's label, MediaPro Music, described the music video as a continuation to her previous clip for "Mr. Saxobeat", confessing before its release that: "The video continues with the escape of Alexandra Stan from the police men. To get rid of them, she enters a bar full with rowdy Mexicans, whom she need to entice with her music and charm. If Alexandra Stan would escape of being arrested also this time, you will see with the premiere of the video on television."[4] Particularly, a music video shot by Ciprian Strugariu for the Maan remix of "Get Back (ASAP)" was uploaded onto MediaPro Music's YouTube channel on 9 December 2011 and has since amassed over 2 million views.[5][6]

Synopsis[edit]

Stan (left) and a man (right) playing cards in front of the bar's crowd throughout the music video.

The video begins with Stan changing from the police outfit she ended up with in the "Mr. Saxobeat" video into a red dress in an old-fashioned dressing room. Following that, she walks down a staircase into a saloon bar and sings to the bar's crowd. Afterwards, a man (1 Q Sapro) makes appearance at bar and starts to play cards with Stan while all the people that are present at the saloon are watching. Subsequently, the police men (Andrei Nemirschi and Marcel Prodan) who arrested Stan in "Mr. Saxobeat" are entering the bar and are looking for her. After eventually seeing her, they try to arrest her again. However, the man that played cards with Stan defends her, and he begins to bar-fight with the police men. After the police men win, it is shown how all the people previously shown at the bar are lying on the ground. Upon next, the police men are sitting on the bar stool next to the bar man, with it watching a tape. Afterwards, it is shown in a flashback in sepia that, while the men were bar-fighting, Stan was grabbing the money from the cards and was running out of the bar, with it fleeing away from the police. The video ends with the police man on the right (Marcel Prodan) punching the bar man. Cut scenes present Stan singing in front of an old-fashioned wall, sporting a white worn blouse and hot pants.

Commercial performance[edit]

The track entered the French Singles Chart on April 2, 2011 at number 42, becoming that week's second highest debut.[7] "Get Back (ASAP)" continued its ascension on the chart and climbed to its peak position at number nine within the next six weeks.[8] However, it then fell to number 33 and downward to number 99, with it spending 21 weeks there.[8] Afterwards, the song entered the Romanian Top 100, where it reached number four.[9] Following this, "Get Back (ASAP)" was also present on other European charts, such like Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria or Belgium.[10][11] "Get Back (ASAP)" opened at number 16 on the Finnish Singles Chart, at number 22 on the Danish Singles Chart and at number 36 on the Dutch Top 40.[11] The song also achieved success in Italy, where it peaked at number 35.[12] Finally, "Get Back (ASAP)" attained its first number one position in Slovakia, while in Czech Republic stopping at number five, and on the Hungarian Airplay Chart at number 8.[10][13][14] On the Spanish Singles Chart, the track reached number 25, with it staying on the chart 11 non-consecutive weeks within both 2011 and 2012.[8]

Track listings and formats[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Saxobeats and The Collection[1][19]

Charts and sales[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Regione Date Format Label
France[40] March 28, 2011 Digital download Play On, Jeff
Spain[41] May 17, 2011 Blanco y Negro
Belgium[42] May 20, 2011 MediaPro Music, ARS
Italy July 5, 2011[43] EGO Italy
August 30, 2011[44] CD single
USA[45] October 10, 2011 Digital download Ultra Records
UK[citation needed] December 18, 2011 All Around the World Records
Germany[46] 2 December 2011 CD single Sony Music

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The music video for the Maan remix of "Get Back (ASAP)" was shot by Ciprian Strugariu, while Andra Moga and Violeta Irimia were credited for the styling and make-up, respectively.[6][19]

References[edit]

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