Mmm Yeah

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"Mmm Yeah"
Single by Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull
from the album The Secret
Released January 26, 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:51
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Austin Mahone singles chronology
"What About Love"
(2013)
"Mmm Yeah"
(2014)
"Dirty Work"
(2015)
Pitbull singles chronology
"I Love You... Te Quiero"
(2014)
"Mmm Yeah"
(2014)
"Wild Wild Love"
(2014)

"Mmm Yeah" is a song by American pop singer Austin Mahone from his debut EP The Secret. The song features vocals from Cuban-American rapper Pitbull. The song was released in the United States as a digital download on January 26, 2014. The song's chorus samples the song "Nu Nu" by Lidell Townsell. The song peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is featured in the closing credits of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Composition[edit]

"Mmm Yeah" is a dance-pop song which contains a "swirling" production, funk-influenced trumpets, a percussion-heavy four on the floor electropop beat, and influences of Chicago house, hip hop, and Latin music.[1][2][3][4][5] It is written in the key of G♭ minor. The track heavily samples lyrics from Lidell Townsell's 1992 single "Nu Nu", especially in the chorus. Lyrically, the song speaks of being rejected by an attractive woman walking down a street: "We can do whatever/ Do whatever we want/ When she walked past me I said 'hey, hey, hey' So tell me where you from where you want to go/ She walked past me like I ain't say a word".[2]

Music video[edit]

The lyric video, directed by Rocco Valdes, Dan Roof and Tomás Whitmore, was released on January 31, 2014, and features appearances by Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, Sam Pottorff, The Janoskians, Keira Knightley, Midnight Red, Stalker Sarah, King Bach, Teala Dunn, Madison Pettis, and Mahogany Lox.[6] The lyric video was nominated at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in the "Best Lyric Video" category.

The official music video was released on March 13, 2014 featuring Pitbull. It was directed by Gil Green, who previously worked with Mahone for his "Banga! Banga!" music video. Throughout the video, Mahone and Pitbull are shown dancing with girls in a room with a moving floor with speakers and a couch, a concept reminiscent of the 1996 video for "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai.[7] This music video was certified in the digital platform Vevo on February 3, 2015 and it's Mahone's second Vevo Certified.

Chart performance[edit]

"Mmm Yeah" debuted at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of February 8, 2014,[8] and eventually peaked at number 49, resulting in the song becoming Mahone's highest charting single on the chart, surpassing "What About Love". The song has also reached number 19 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. On June 16, 2014, "Mmm Yeah" became Mahone's first single to enter the Australian Singles chart, entering at 39. It also reached number 1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Songs chart.[9] The single was certified gold as expressed by Mahone on his official Twitter account on the 6th May 2014.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Mmm Yeah" (Charly) 0:05(in progress)
Official Remixes
No. Title Length
1. "Mmm Yeah (Jump Smokers Radio Edit)" (feat. Pitbull) 5:07
2. "Mmm Yeah (Jump Smokers Club Mix)" (feat. Pitbull) 5:30

Chart and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States January 26, 2014[31] Digital download Chase, Cash Money, Republic Records
United Kingdom June 22, 2014[32][33]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Vena, Jocelyn (January 24, 2014). "Austin Mahone Leaves Fans ‘In Tears’ With ‘MMM Yeah:’ Listen Here". MTV News. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wass, Mike (January 24, 2014). "Austin Mahone Joins Forces With Pitbull On "Mmm Yeah": Listen". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (January 24, 2014). "AUSTIN MAHONE IS SMOOTHER THAN EVER WITH "MMM YEAH" FT. PITBULL". Fuse. The Madison Square Garden Company. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Casey (January 24, 2014). "Austin Mahone's New Single, "MMM Yeah," Is His Coolest Song Yet". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull - Mmm Yeah (Lyric Video) on YouTube
  7. ^ Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull - MMM Yeah (Official Video) on YouTube
  8. ^ US Singles Top 100 (February 8, 2014). aCharts.us
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2014-04-19/heatseekers-songs
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/AustinMahone/status/463800370632736768
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Austin Mahone feat. Pitbull – Mmm Yeah". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Austin Mahone feat. Pitbull – Mmm Yeah" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  16. ^ "Heatseekers Songs". Billboard. 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  17. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista - Austin Mahone: Mmm Yeah (Feat. Pitbull)". Suomen virallinen lista. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
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  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Austin Mahone feat. Pitbull – Mmm Yeah". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  27. ^ "Austin Mahone – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Austin Mahone.
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  29. ^ "American single certifications – Austin Mahone – Mmm Yeah". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  30. ^ "Certificeringer - Austin Mahone - MMM Yeah". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
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  32. ^ "Austin Mahone - Mmm Yeah (feat. Pitbull) - UK Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  33. ^ "The 'Mmm Yeah' singer recalls getting to meet Rihanna for the first time". Capital FM. Retrieved 2014-05-25.