I Love College

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"I Love College"
Single by Asher Roth
from the album Asleep in the Bread Aisle
ReleasedJanuary 13, 2009 (US)[1]
February 23, 2009 (Australia)[2]
April 27, 2009 (UK)[3]
Songwriter(s)Asher Roth
Asher Roth singles chronology
"I Love College"
"Lark on My Go-Kart"

"I Love College" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Asher Roth, released on January 13, 2009, as the lead single from his debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle (2009). The song, which was produced by Mike Caren, Apathy, and Ben H. Allen, also serves as Roth's commercial debut single, released by Schoolboy, SRC and Universal Motown.[4] The song was later serviced for Airplay to radio stations in the United Kingdom, on April 27, 2009.

The song is related to the time spent at West Chester University. The song originally sampled "Say It Ain't So", as performed by American rock band Weezer, but was reworked by Ben H. Allen, as it is believed that their lead singer Rivers Cuomo refused to clear the sample.[5] The song also samples "10% Dis", as performed by MC Lyte.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jonathan Lia and Scooter Braun. It was released to online outlets in early February. The video is set at a house party of the fictional Alpha Sigma Eta (ΑΣΗ) fraternity, and features activities such as binge drinking, smoking marijuana, strip poker, beer pong and "pieing" and there is a replica WWE championship in the background.[7]

Remixes and other versions[edit]

A remix was produced for the Loud.com Producers Challenge in partnership with SRC, Asher's record label. The remix was produced by J Cardim and features beatboxer Chesney Snow. The actual beat is entirely beatbox created by Chesney Snow. The track was released via Loud.com and YouTube.[8][9]

There are several artists that have recorded either unofficial remixes or their own versions of the song, such as Ludacris.[10]

Asher Roth and Jim Jones have performed their remix together at mtvU Spring Break 2009.[11]

American rapper Sammy Adams released in 2010 a version of the song titled "I Hate College".[12] The version has over 10 million views on total YouTube publications.

Chart performance[edit]

"I Love College" first appeared on the Billboard charts at number 85 on the Pop 100 in late February, then presently at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song eventually peaked at number 19 on the Pop 100 and number 12 on the Hot 100. The song sold over one-million downloads in the United States in twelve weeks of release.[13] It peaked at number 26 in the United Kingdom and at number 53 in Canada.



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  2. ^ "I Love College". australian-charts.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Radio 1 - Playlist". BBC. 2007-02-24. Archived from the original on April 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  4. ^ Crosley, Hillary (2009-02-05). "MC Asher Roth Readying Major-Label Debut". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  5. ^ Markman, Rob (2008-11-18). "Weezer Frontman Refuses To Clear Asher Roth Single". XXL. Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  6. ^ "Asher Roth's I Love College Sample of MC Lyte's 10% Dis". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  7. ^ "Asher Roth Follows Up 'MCs To Watch' List With New Record, Video". MTV. February 9, 2009.
  8. ^ Loud.com producers challenge 2009
  9. ^ Klappholz, Adam. "Asher Roth Can't Decide Between Women and Tuna Sandwiches | VF Daily". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  10. ^ Courtesy of: VoodooChild. "That's That...: Asher Roth and Ludacris - "I Love College Remix"". Thatsthatish.com. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  11. ^ Spring Break 2009 Performer: Asher Roth
  12. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMBj59MjqbQ
  13. ^ "Week Ending April 19, 2009: She's The Youngest To Ever Do It - Chart Watch". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Asher Roth – I Love College" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  15. ^ "Asher Roth Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Asher Roth – I Love College". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  17. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Asher Roth". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Asher Roth Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles – I Love College".
  22. ^ "Asher Roth Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  23. ^ "Asher Roth Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  24. ^ "Asher Roth Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  25. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  26. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2010.

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