Let's Go (Calvin Harris song)

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"Let's Go"
Let'sGoCalvinHarris.jpg
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
from the album 18 Months
B-side
  • Radio edit
  • Calvin Harris Remix (12-inch)
Released30 March 2012
RecordedLate 2011–12
Length
  • 3:53 (album version)
  • 3:46 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Off the Record"
(2011)
"Let's Go"
(2012)
"We'll Be Coming Back"
(2012)
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Leave You Alone"
(2012)
"Let's Go"
(2012)
"Lazy Love"
(2012)

"Let's Go" is a song written and performed by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and American singer Ne-Yo. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 30 March 2012 as the third single from Harris' third studio album, 18 Months (2012).[1] On 29 April 2012, precisely a week after its release, "Let's Go" debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending dated 5 May 2012— marking Harris' third consecutive number two hit (held off by Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe").[2] As of July 2012, the song has sold 376,000 downloads in the United States.[3] It also appeared on the deluxe version of Ne-Yo's fifth studio album, R.E.D. The song received a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 55th Grammy Awards held in February 2013.

The song was used for a Pepsi and Pepsi Max advert that features Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Wojciech Szczęsny, Frank Lampard, Sergio Agüero and Jack Wilshere.[4] It was also used as the opening track to the London New Year’s Eve fireworks display for 2019–20.

Critical reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

"It's not about what you've done, it's about what you're doing," he aptly states over Calvin's unmistakable electronic flourishes of euphoric synths and speaker-jumping beats, which happens to soundtrack an impressive footballer-starring Pepsi Max ad campaign. Coincidentally, the final result isn't too different from the fizzy beverage; it's sparkling, addictive and sure to give you a burst of energy. 4/5 stars.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on 14 May 2012 on Vevo. It begins with the people all around the world doing something and also exciting things before one of them goes to the club where Harris is seen DJing the party. Ne-Yo appears in the back seat in the car singing the song.

Live performances[edit]

Ne-Yo performed "Let's Go" at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, also incorporating Janet Jackson's "I Get Lonely" into the song.[6] He also performed it at 1st Indonesian Choice Awards.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Go" (Radio Edit)3:46
CD single[citation needed]
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Go" (Radio Edit)3:46
2."Let's Go" (Extended Mix)6:01
12-inch single[citation needed]
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Go" (Extended Mix)6:01
2."Let's Go" (Radio Edit)3:46
3."Let's Go" (Calvin Harris Mix)6:32
Digital EP[1]
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Go" (Radio Edit)3:46
2."Let's Go" (Extended Mix)6:01
3."Let's Go" (Calvin Harris Mix)6:32
4."Let's Go" (Video)3:54

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Belgium[7] 30 March 2012 Digital download
New Zealand[47]
Ireland[48] 20 April 2012
United Kingdom[1] 22 April 2012
United States[49] 22 May 2012 Mainstream radio airplay Ultra

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Lane, Dan (2 January 2013). "The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles Of 2012 Revealed!". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ Andrew Hampp (20 July 2012). "10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles". Billboard. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  4. ^ OFFICIAL Pepsi Max Crowd Surfing TV Commercial 2012 – Kick in the Mix (Calvin Harris)
  5. ^ Lewis Corner (19 April 2012). "Calvin Harris – 'Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)' – Single Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Ludacris and More Close Out NBA All-Star Weekend 2013 – Billboard". Billboard. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
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  41. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
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  44. ^ "Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let's Go – Certifikat" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original (Enter Let's Go in the Sök bar, then click on the Visa button below the single's respective icon) on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
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  49. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.

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