I'm Lovin' It (song)

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"I'm Lovin' It"
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Single by Justin Timberlake
from the album Live From London
B-side "Last Night"
Released November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20)
Format
Recorded 2003
Length 3:42
Label Jive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Justin Timberlake singles chronology
"Señorita"
(2003)
"I'm Lovin' It"
(2003)
"Signs"
(2005)

"Señorita"
(2003)
"I'm Lovin' It"
(2003)
"Signs"
(2005)

"I'm Lovin' It" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake. The song was produced by The Neptunes and is credited as being written by Pharrell Williams, Tom Batoy, Andreas Forberger and Franco Tortora[1].

The song was written as a jingle for McDonald's commercials, based on a pre-existing German campaign originally developed as "Ich Liebe Es."[2] Timberlake was paid $6 million to sing the jingle. Soon thereafter, the Neptunes produced a song based on the jingle and released it (along with an instrumental version) as part of a three-track EP in November 2003. A digital download EP with the same name was also released through the iTunes Store on December 16, 2003. The extended play included the title-track and a remix for all of the singles from Timberlake's first solo studio album, Justified.[3] The song was also included on the bonus audio CD of Timberlake's first live DVD, Live From London.[2]

A music video to promote the single was released in late 2003 and was directed by Paul Hunter.

Rapper Pusha T revealed his involvement with the song in June 2016 and claimed that he had created the "I'm Lovin' It" jingle.[1] However, co-writers Batoy and Tortora, as well as several others involved with the jingle's creation, have disputed his claim.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Lovin' It" – 3:42
  2. "I'm Lovin' It" (Instrumental) – 3:42
  3. "Last Night" – 4:47
  • Digital download EP[3]
  1. "I'm Lovin' It" – 3:48
  2. "Rock Your Body" (Sander Kleinenberg Just in The Club Mix) – 9:42
  3. "Cry Me a River" (Dirty Vegas Vocal Mix) – 8:21
  4. "Like I Love You" (Basement Jaxx Vocal Mix) – 6:12
  5. "Señorita" (Num Club Mix) – 7:53

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–04) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 55
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 25
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 50
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 13
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 27
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 47

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Spain[14] November 20, 2003 Digital download Sony Music Entertainment
Singapore[15]
Germany December 1, 2003 Digital download[16]
Maxi single[17]
Luxembourg[18] Digital download
France[19] December 9, 2003
United States[3] December 16, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hogan, Marc. "The Contentious Tale of the McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" Jingle | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Moran, Alec. "Five Things You Never Knew About 'I'm Lovin' It'". Chicago magazine (14 October 2014). 
  3. ^ a b c "I'm Lovin' It – EP by Justin Timberlake". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "I'm Lovin' It" (Maxi single liner notes). Justin Timberlake. New York City: Jive Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. 2003. 82876 58172 2. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 50, 2003". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Justin Timberlake" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It". Singles Top 100.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. 
  15. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. 
  16. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. 
  17. ^ "I'm Lovin' It: Amazon.de: Musik". amazon.de. 
  18. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. 
  19. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12.