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Say Somethin (Austin Mahone song)

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"Say Somethin"
Single cover
Single by Austin Mahone
from the album Extended Play
ReleasedJune 5, 2012
GenreTeen pop
Austin Mahone singles chronology
"Say Somethin"
"Say You're Just a Friend"
Music video
"Say Somethin" on YouTube

"Say Somethin" is the debut single by American singer Austin Mahone, released from his first EP, Extended Play. It was released June 5, 2012, and was his first big charting success.[1] It combines modern teen pop of the 2010s with vintage pop of the 1950s and 1960s.

Background and composition[edit]

"Say Somethin'" was written by Austin Mahone, Brandon Green, Mike Posner and Bruce Robinson.[2] Speaking about the song's meaning, Mahone stated, "It's about a girl that I like who is shy. I'm asking her to just come out of her shell and 'Say Somethin'' to me, to let me know she's interested."[2] The song was released after he signed with Chase and Republic Records.[3]

It composed in the key of E major and the tempo is 126-132 bpm with vocal range of B3-B5, according to Musicnotes.com.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Taylor Weatherby of Billboard stated, "Between a bopping beat and super innocent lyrics — not to mention his adorable pre-puberty vocals — this is one heck of a hook-'em track for a debut."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

In 2012, Mahone released the promotional single "11:11" that reached number 19 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart.[6] The follow-up "Say Somethin'" did even better, charting at number 34 on the US Billboard Pop Songs chart.[7]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Say Somethin'" premiered via VEVO on September 11, 2012.[8] The video was filmed in a school setting and was heavily played on teen-oriented music channels, giving him great media exposure.[9] The video was directed by Evan Dennis.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations for "Say Somethin"
Year Organization Award Result Ref(s)
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Acoustic Performance Nominated [11]


Chart performance for "Say Somethin"
Chart (2012) Peak
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 34


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States September 4, 2012 Contemporary hit radio Chase/Republic [13]


  1. ^ "Say Somethin - Single by Austin Mahone". iTunes. Archived from the original on June 9, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Austin Mahone On His New Single, Growing A YouTube Fan Base & More". TuneCore. June 21, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  3. ^ William Gruger (September 21, 2012). "Austin Mahone's 'Say Somethin' Video Sparks Return to Social 50 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  4. ^ "Austin Mahone "Say Somethin" Sheet Music in E Major". Musicnotes.com. Sony/ATV Music Publishing. 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2024.
  5. ^ Taylor Weatherby (April 4, 2017). "Austin Mahone's 5 Best Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  6. ^ "Austin Mahone (Heatseekers Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Austin Mahone Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  8. ^ Michael Depland (September 11, 2012). "New Video: Austin Mahone, 'Say Somethin'". MTV. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  9. ^ Tehrene Firman (October 4, 2012). "Are You A Fan Of Austin Mahone?". Seventeen. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  10. ^ "Say Somethin - Directed: Evan Dennis". Vevo. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  11. ^ Philiana Ng (March 15, 2013). "Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and One Direction Among Radio Disney Music Award Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Austin Mahone – Say Somethin". Recording Industry Association of America.
  13. ^ FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more! at the Wayback Machine (archived February 9, 2015)