Get Down (B4-4 song)

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"Get Down"
B44 Get Down single cover.jpg
Single by b4-4
from the album B4-4
ReleasedMay 2000
FormatCD single
GenrePop
Length3:44
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Jason Levine
James McCollum
Producer(s)Jason Levine
James McCollum
b4-4 singles chronology
"Get Down"
(2000)
"Go Go"
(2000)
Music video
"Get Down" on YouTube

"Get Down" is the debut single by Canadian boy band b4-4. It was released in May 2000 as the first single from their debut self-titled album, B4-4. The song was very successful in Canada, peaking at number 4 on Canada's Singles Chart.[1] The song was featured on MuchDance 2001. The song was written and produced by Jason Levine and James McCollum, who were nominated for "Best Producer" at the 2001 Juno Awards for their work on the track.[2]

Content[edit]

Since its release, the song has become infamous for its suggestive lyrics, which are thinly veiled references to oral sex. Ed the Sock, a MuchMusic denizen, castigated the song as a "sugar-coated fellatio fest".[3]

Ryan and Dan Kowarsky later admitted the song was about oral sex.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video begins with a young boy walking and seeing a homeless man on the street, who asks for money. The boy has no money and continues walking until he stumbles upon a View-Master stereoscope left in the garbage. After looking through the lens of the stereoscope, he gains popularity and wealth as b4-4 dance and sing. At the end, he gives the stereoscope to the homeless man.

In popular culture[edit]

Ethan Klein of the YouTube channel h3h3Productions lampooned the song and its music video in a video titled "Ethan Joins a 90s Boy Band," uploaded on 16 April 2016. In the video, he also imitated b4-4's image and created a parody of the song with Schmoyoho. As of 1 July 2017, the video has over 5 million views.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[6] 58
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[1] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 71, No. 12, July 24, 2000". RPM. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  2. ^ "Awards". junoawards.ca. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  3. ^ Fromage. December 2000. MuchMusic.
  4. ^ Casey, Brad (April 16, 2013). "We Spoke to B4-4 about Bullies and Blowjobs". Vice. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  5. ^ h3h3Productions (August 22, 2016). Ethan Joins a 90s Boy Band. YouTube. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  6. ^ Canada AC peak

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