Good Girl (Alexis Jordan song)

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"Good Girl"
A blue background and the woman with a blue skirt. The white word of performer is 'ALEXIS JORDAN' and the pink word is 'GOOD GIRL'
Single by Alexis Jordan
from the album Alexis Jordan
Released February 18, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded Westlake Studios,
(California, United States);
Roc The Mic Studios,
(New York, United States)
Genre Dance-pop[1]
Length 3:56 (album version)
3:40 (radio edit)
Label StarRoc, Roc Nation, Columbia
Writer(s) Autumn Rowe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Petr Brdičko, Sandy Wilhelm, Espen Lind, Amund Björklund
Producer(s) Stargate, Sandy Vee
Alexis Jordan singles chronology
"Happiness"
(2010)
"Good Girl"
(2011)
"Hush Hush"
(2011)

"Good Girl" is a song by American recording artist Alexis Jordan, taken from her self-titled debut album. It was released as the album's second single on February 18, 2011. The dance-pop song was written by Autumn Rowe, Stargate, Petr Brdičko, Sandy Vee and Espionage, and it was produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee. Jordan has said the song is a "girl’s anthem" about how "you can better yourself, even if your past isn’t as good as your present."[2] "Good Girl" debuted at number six in the United Kingdom, and charted at number fifteen in Ireland. In the United States, the song peaked at the top of the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Nick Levine of Digital Spy awarded the song four out of five stars, and wrote "Call us naive, but with beats this struttable, verses so irresistibly bop-friendly and that, ahem, killer chorus, who wouldn't want to take a chance on her?"[1] Daily Star's Sarah-Louise James gave the song a positive review writing, "This has the same infectious kind of beat [as "Happiness"], which makes you want to bend your knees up and down in quick succession then bounce from side to side with a stupid expression on your face."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

On February 24, 2011 "Good Girl" debuted at number eighteen in Ireland, and has since peaked at number fifteen.[4] In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number six for the week ending date March 5, 2011, becoming Jordan's second top-ten single in the UK.[5] In the United States, the song debuted at number fourteen on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart on the issue dated March 19, 2011. It reached the top of the chart on the issue dated April 30, 2011, becoming Jordan's second consecutive number-one hit in the US.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Erik White, it premiered on 25 January 2011 and was filmed late December 2010. The video commences with Jordan walking down a street wearing sunglasses, which is followed by the first scene in which Jordan begins to sing. The singer is shown dancing in an eccentrically choreographed scene; one of which is with her back-up dancers, and the other, which was with a male dancer Hefa Leone Tuita, in which Jordan and the male dancer were dancing in sync. Scenes also included Jordan dressed as a high-school girl eating an apple, and Jordan wearing an outfit consisting of PVC on a motorbike chewing bubble-gum. The video ends with screen-shots from different scenes in the video, followed by Jordan ruffling her hair, in which the camera zooms out and the text reads "ALEXIS JORDAN".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Good Girl" – 3:56
  2. "Good Girl" (Freemason's Radio Edit) – 3:31
  3. "Good Girl" (Kim Fai Radio Edit) – 3:55
  4. "Good Girl" (Freemason's Club Edit) – 8:47
  5. "Good Girl" (Kim Fai Club Edit) – 6:52
  • Australian digital download[8]
  1. "Good Girl" – 3:56
  2. "Good Girl" (Freemason's Radio Edit) – 3:31
  3. "Good Girl" (Kim Fai Radio Edit) – 3:55

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Alexis Jordan album booklet.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 40
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 9
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12] 46
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 25
Poland (Dance Top 50)[14] 42
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 3
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[16] 49
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 6
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
  • "Good Girl" charted on the Ultratip Flanders chart in Belgium and peaked 9, which is the same as charting on the Ultratop 50 at 59.

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[17] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom[7] February 18, 2011 Digital download
Ireland[19]
Australia[8] March 4, 2011
Japan May 29, 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Copsey, Robert (26 January 2011). "Music - Singles Review - Alexis Jordan: 'Good Girl' - Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Silvan (22 February 2011). "WAPS interviews 'Good Girl' Alexis Jordan". We Are Pop Slags. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ James, Sarah-Louise (23 February 2011). "REVIEW - ALEXIS JORDAN: GOOD GIRL". Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Chart Track: Week 10, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  5. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2011-03-05" UK Singles Chart.
  6. ^ a b "Dance/Club Play Songs - Week of April 30, 2011". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  7. ^ a b "Good Girl - EP by Alexis Jordan - Download Good Girl - EP on iTunes". iTunes Store. 
  8. ^ a b "Good Girl - Single by Alexis Jordan - Download Good Girl - Single on iTunes". iTunes Store. 
  9. ^ Alexis Jordan (liner notes). Alexis Jordan. StarRoc, Roc Nation, Columbia Records. 2011. 88697845642. 
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Alexis Jordan – Good Girl". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alexis Jordan – Good Girl" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alexis Jordan – Good Girl" (in French). Ultratip.
  13. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Alexis+Jordan&titel=Good+Girl&cat=s
  14. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-03-05". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  16. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201110 into search.
  17. ^ "Best of 2011: Dance/Club Songs (41–50)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "British single certifications – Alexis Jordan – Good Girl". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Good Girl in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  19. ^ "Good Girl - EP by Alexis Jordan - Download Good Girl - EP on iTunes". iTunes Store. 

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