Pyramid (song)

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"Pyramid"
Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single.jpg
Single by Charice featuring Iyaz
from the album Charice
Released February 23, 2010 (Remixes)
March 2, 2010 (album version)
Format Digital download/promotional CD
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 4:07 (original single version)
3:58 (album version)
3:51 (radio edit)
3:22 (Charice only version)
Label 143, Reprise, Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) David Jassy, Lyrica Anderson, Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs
Producer(s) Twin, Alke
Charice singles chronology
"Note to God"
(2009)
"Pyramid"
(2010)
"Before It Explodes"
(2011)

"Note to God"
(2009)
"Pyramid"
(2010)
"Before It Explodes"
(2011)
Iyaz singles chronology
"Solo"
(2010) Solo2010
"Pyramid"
(2010) Pyramid2010
"So Big"
(2010) So Big2010
Alternative cover
Pyramid Remix EP
Pyramid Remix EP
Music video
"Pyramid" on YouTube

"Pyramid" is the second single of Filipino pop and R&B singer Charice (now Jake Zyrus) and the lead single from his debut album, Charice. The song credited under his pre-gender transition name Charice, features vocals from British Virgin Islands singer Iyaz, was written by David Jassy, Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs and R&B singer-songwriter Lyrica Anderson, and produced by Twin and Alke.[1] A remix was said to be released on iTunes on February 16, 2010 which was later changed to February 23, the same day as the release of the album version. But the album version was delayed and was released on March 2. It is Zyrus's first number one single. Pyramid is a midtempo pop ballad with lyrics that metaphorically describes the strength of a relationship. "Pyramid" peaked at the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 56, making Zyrus the second Filipino singer to enter the chart since Jaya's debut single "If You Leave Me Now" peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 44 in 1990.[2]

"Pyramid" had already received airplay before it was released to iTunes. It aired on 104.3 in Las Vegas before its release as a single.[3][4] The album version was released to US mainstream radio on March 15, 2010.[5] It is his first single to achieve mainstream airplay. The song was sung in Simlish for The Sims 3: Ambitions, an expansion pack for the strategic life simulation computer game, The Sims 3.[6]

Live performances[edit]

Zyrus's first live performance was on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Iyaz on May 11, 2010.[7] He also performed it on QVC with his other songs from his self-titled album, Charice such as "I Love You", "Note to God" and "In This Song".

Music video[edit]

The promotional music video for the track was released on March 2, 2010. The video[8] shows Zyrus and Iyaz in the studio singing and recording the vocals to the song.

The official music video for the track was directed by Scott Speer and released on April 12, 2010, premiering on Oprah Winfrey's website.[9] The video was shot at the Orpheum Theatre, in downtown Los Angeles on March 8, 2010. The music video shows Zyrus upset at not being selected for further school auditions. Zyrus steps out on stage and Iyaz films his singing on his camera phone.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Pyramid" (featuring Iyaz) (album version) – 4:07
  1. "Pyramid" (feat. Iyaz)
  2. "Pyramid" (Instrumental)
  • Remix EP – digital download
  1. "Pyramid" (Barry Harris Club)
  2. "Pyramid" (Barry Harris Radio Edit)
  3. "Pyramid" (Jonathan Peters Club)
  4. "Pyramid" (Jonathan Peters Radio Edit)
  5. "Pyramid" (Dave Audé Club)
  6. "Pyramid" (Dave Audé Radio Edit)
  • iTunes Canada single version[11]
  1. "Pyramid" – 3:21
  • Europe digital – EP[12]
  1. "Pyramid" (featuring Iyaz) – 3:56
  2. "Pyramid" (Dave Audé Club) – 7:04
  3. "Pyramid" (Dave Audé Radio Edit) – 3:59
  4. "Pyramid" (Jonathan Peters Radio Edit) – 3:43

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[29] February 23, 2010 Digital download Reprise Records
Canada[30]
Netherlands[31]
Japan[32]
Australia[33]
United Kingdom[34] September 17, 2010 Rhythmic airplay

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macpherson, Alex (January 6, 2010). "Charice Pempengco Lyrics: Charice – Pyramid Feat Sean Kingston Lyrics Leaked". neccel.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jaya Album & Song Chart History: Bllboard Hot 100". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Charice, Pyramid, ASIN B00380GVK2 
  4. ^ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0038RTW92
  5. ^ http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16691
  6. ^ "iam.charice.tv". Retrieved October 26, 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ Charice performs her single pyramid May 10, 2010 Oprah.com
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 6, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/World-Premiere-Charices-Pyramid-Video_2
  10. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Charice-Feat-Iyaz-Pyramid/release/5174685
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/pyramid-single/id369656591
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/pyramid-ep/id391392493
  13. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Charice feat. Iyaz – Pyramid". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  14. ^ "Charice Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  15. ^ http://www.americasmusiccharts.com/index.cgi?fmt=Z2
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Pyramid". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  17. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/298944/charice/chart?f=848
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sean Kingston / Justin Bieber – Eenie Meenie" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 17, 2010.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  20. ^ http://gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/search/list.gaon?Search_str=pyramid&x=0&y=0
  21. ^ "Charice: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  22. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  23. ^ "FDR Pop Singles Chart #455 ~ 20 Червня - 27 Червня 2010 (20 Jun - 27 July 2010)". 20 June 2010. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  24. ^ "Charice Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "Charice Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  26. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2009年12月16日~2010年12月14日「着うたフル(R)」 2010年有料音楽配信「年間チャート」(通称:レコ協チャート)" [Record Association Analysis: December 16, 2009 – December 14, 2010 Full-length Cellphone Download 2010 paid digital sales "Yearly Chart" (Abbreviated: RIAJ Chart)] (PDF). RIAJ. December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Hot Dance Club Play Songs 2010". Billboard. 
  28. ^ "Single Certification List - January 2014" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Pyramid" (feat. Iyaz) Single Archived June 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved August 11, 2010
  30. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes. Retrieved August 12, 2010
  31. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes. Retrieved August 11, 2010
  32. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes. Retrieved August 11, 2010
  33. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes. Retrieved August 11, 2010
  34. ^ http://radio1.gr/music/forthcoming_uk_singles.htm

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