I'm Ready (AJR song)

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"I'm Ready"
I'm Ready (Official Single Cover) by AJR.png
Single by AJR
from the album I'm Ready and Living Room
ReleasedAugust 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)
FormatDigital download
GenreElectropop
Length3:47
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Ryan Met
  • Jack Met
  • Adam Met
Producer(s)AJR
AJR singles chronology
"More Than Friends"
(2012)
"I'm Ready"
(2013)
"Infinity"
(2014)
Music video
"I'm Ready" on YouTube

"I'm Ready" is the debut single by American indie pop band AJR. It was released on August 22, 2013, through AJR Productions and Warner Bros. Records.[1] The song is included on their debut extended play (EP), I'm Ready (2013), and their debut album, Living Room (2015).

The song charted best internationally in Australia, where it peaked at number five and was certified multi-platinum. It reached number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014, and was certified platinum in 2015.

Music and production[edit]

The song employs a notable sample of SpongeBob SquarePants saying "I'm ready!" from the eponymous animated television series' debut episode "Help Wanted".

Usage in media[edit]

The song played in the trailer and TV spot for the 2015 film Trainwreck, which stars actress/comedian Amy Schumer and actor Bill Hader, as well as celebrity athletes John Cena and LeBron James.[2] "I'm Ready" is also often associated with YouTuber TBJZL (Tobi Brown) who uses a clip of the song in his introduction to his videos.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
No.TitleLength
1."I'm Ready"3:47
EP[3]
No.TitleLength
1."I'm Ready"3:47
2."Woody Allen"3:44
3."Growing Old on Bleecker Street"3:23
4."AfterHours"3:24
5."Buy You a Rose"4:07

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] 2× Platinum 140,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States August 22, 2013 Digital download [1]
December 20, 2013 Digital download
(EP)
[3]
April 8, 2014 Top 40 radio Warner Bros. [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Amazon.com: I'm Ready: AJR: MP3 Downloads". Amazon MP3. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Trainwreck Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Amy Schumer, LeBron James, Bill Hader Movie HD. YouTube. February 11, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "AJR: I'm Ready - EP - Music on Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – AJR – I'm Ready". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "AJR Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "AJR - Chart history (Heatseekers Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "AJR Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2014". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – AJR – I'm Ready". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 19, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  11. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. April 6, 2014. Archived from the original on April 3, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2017.