In the Ayer

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"In The Ayer"
In the Ayer cover.jpg
Single by Pitbull featuring will.i.am and Tiffany Villarreal
from the album Mail on Sunday
ReleasedMay 20, 2008 (radio)
Format
Recorded2007
Genre
Length3:40
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)will.i.am
Flo Rida singles chronology
"Move Shake Drop"
(2008)
"In The Ayer"
(2008)
"Running Back"
(2008)
will.i.am singles chronology
"Heartbreaker"
(2008)
"In The Ayer"
(2008)
"One More Chance"
(2008)

"In The Ayer" is the third single from rapper Flo Rida's debut album Mail on Sunday. It was produced by and features will.i.am. Tiffany Villarreal performs the background vocals, but she is uncredited. The song's backdrop and beat are sampled from Pretty Tony's freestyle classic "Jam the Box", which is not credited. The song has been certified platinum by the RIAA, making it his second song to do so.

The song was recorded by Pardraic Kerin and mixed by Dylan "3-D" Dresdow.

The official remix features Rick Ross, Brisco and Billy Blue with original chorus by will.i.am and new Flo Rida verses.

From 2009-2012, this was the victory song for the Baltimore Orioles at home.

Background[edit]

A year before the song was released, will.i.am was at Los Angeles's KIIS FM (102.7) doing a freestyle for Jojo Wright over the instrumental of "Easy" by Paula DeAnda. He described the freestyle as a "hot hook".[1] The beat production was done by Timbaland with the help of DJ Tweak from Lakeland, FL.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on FNMTV on Friday June 13, 2008.[citation needed] A clip of video was showcased by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in an MTV commercial announcing their new music video blocks. Video appearances made are Rick Ross and Brisco.

Chart performance[edit]

In the U.S., "In the Ayer" debuted at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song would eventually become Flo Rida's third top twenty and second top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. It has also been a hit on pop, reaching #14 on the Pop 100, and #12 on Mainstream Top 40 radio. It has also reached #9 so far on the New Zealand RIANZ chart, making it Flo Rida's third consecutive top ten hit there. It recently debuted at #23 on the Australian ARIA charts and later peaking at number 19. On the Canadian Hot 100 it has so far peaked at #13, giving Flo Rida his third top twenty there.

On September 7, 2008, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #46 on downloads alone and peaked at #29.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH1bP1r0fi0
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Flo Rida feat. will.i.am – In The Ayer". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  3. ^ "Flo Rida Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "Flo Rida – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Flo Rida. Retrieved April 12, 2011. (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Musicline.de – Flo Rida Feat. Will.I.Am Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2008". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Flo Rida feat. will.i.am – In The Ayer". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Flo Rida feat. will.i.am – In The Ayer". Singles Top 100. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Flo Rida Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  11. ^ "Flo Rida Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  12. ^ "Flo Rida Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  13. ^ "Flo Rida Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  14. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Flo Rida – In the Ayer". Music Canada.
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Flo Rida – In the Ayer". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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