Loud (R5 song)

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R5 - Loud single.png
Single by R5
from the album Loud and Louder
Released February 19, 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:26
Label Hollywood
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R5 singles chronology
"Pass Me By"
"Pass Me By"

Loud is the lead single from American pop rock band R5's second EP of the same name. It was released on February 19, 2013, digitally and physically with the rest of the EP's tracks and was later included on the band's debut full-length album, Louder (2013).


Loud has received generally positive reviews from both fans and critics. Musichel stated that all four songs of the album are "contagious tunes that are sure to hook their listeners."[1] Matt Collar from Allmusic said, "with [its] mixture of dance and rock-oriented material, R5 find a nice balance between the sound of Maroon 5 and One Direction," and called the track very "infectious".[2] ClevverTV talked about the music video, stating that "the vibe is just really upbeat".[3] Fanlala stated that it is "one of the most fun music videos that [they had] ever seen".[4]

Live performance[edit]

On July 7, 2013, "Loud" was performed for the first time in British TV show Blue Peter.[5] On August 26, they performed in Canadian TV show The Morning Show.[6]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was revealed on R5's website and Vevo channel on February 22, 2013. It depicts the band going around downtown LA, followed by a group of friends and having a good time. It also features the band performing the song on a rooftop, overlooking the city, as the sun goes down because as the song states, "Shout it out from the rooftops,". A few clips of the band having a blast — like BMX and skateboarding, partying, playing instruments, defying gravity, jumping on trampolines, falling in love — can be seen as well.[7] The video was shot at downtown LA and was directed by Ryan Pallotta.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Title Year Category Result Ref.
Radio Disney Music Awards 2013 Best Acoustic Performance Nominated [9]
2014 That's My Jam [10]


Chart (2013) Peak
Japan Hot 100[11] 72
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 199

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format(s) Label
United States February 19, 2013 digital download Hollywood Records
Japan[13] September 9, 2013
New Zealand[14] January 13, 2014


  1. ^ "Musichel Reviews R5's Loud EP". 
  2. ^ "R5 Loud EP". 
  3. ^ "R5 Rocks "Loud" Music Video". 
  4. ^ "Music Video: R5 - Loud". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. 
  5. ^ "R5 PERFORMS "LOUD" ON BLUE PETER & SIGNS AUTOGRAPHS AT HMV". Shine On Media. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  6. ^ "R5 Performs Pass Me By, Loud [Morning Show Toronto] 8/26/13". Muzikkitabi. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  7. ^ "Official Music Video for "Loud"". 
  8. ^ "R5 - Loud / directed by Ryan Pallotta". 
  9. ^ "2013 Radio Disney Music Awards: Nominees Announced! - Bop and Tigerbeat Magazine". bopandtigerbeat.com. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  10. ^ "2014 Radio Disney Music Awards". Disney. 2013-03-14. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. 
  11. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  12. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 15.03.2014 (wk10)". UK Charts. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  13. ^ "Loud - Single (JP) iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Loud - Single (NZ) iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 

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