Sexy to Me

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"Sexy to Me"
JoJo - Sexy to Me.jpg
Promotional single by JoJo
Released February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
Format Digital download
Length 2:55
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Danja

"Sexy to Me" is a song recorded by American singer JoJo. It was written by JoJo, James Washington, Marcella Araica, Kenna and Nathaniel "Danja" Hills, who also produced the song.

Background and composition[edit]

"Sexy to Me" was written by Marcella Araica, Nathaniel Hills, Joanna Levesque, James Washington and Kenna Zemedkun, with the production helmed by Danja.[1]

In an interview with Idolator she described something about the lyrical references to Michael Jackson: "I had posters of him in my room. He’s incredible. I used to watch his tour DVDs. I think Dangerous was my favorite album of his at the time, and I loved his HiStory double-CD. I was fascinated by him. I mean, for an artist to say that they weren’t inspired by Michael Jackson — what’s wrong with you? He set the precedent."[2] Levesque describes the song as "It's just a sassy record that's empowering and there's this confidence to it."[3][4] It is currently being used for the PerfectaWash campaign for Clearasil as JoJo is the spokesperson.[3][5] The song has been described as a club track with a heavy bass and "squealing, dissonant synths."[5] It plays over a grinding beat and the lyrics feature themes of self-empowerment and female autonomy,[5] present in the lyrics "I don't need nobody cause I'm sexy to me, you keep doing you tonight, cause I'm doing me."[6] Nearly the last forty seconds, the song ends with a wash of synths.

Critical reception[edit]

Sam Lansky of MTV Buzzworthy praised "Sexy to Me" for its production and lyrics, describing it as a "major banger".[5] Robbie Daw of Idolator writes " 'Sexy To Me' is a throbbing jam that lives up to its title, but for us the true sexiness arrives with the wash of synths during the last 40 seconds or so."[7] Writers at RapUp.com praised the song as a "confident club-ready cut", writing "JoJo gets her swagger back on the Danja-produced "Sexy to Me".[8] Sabrina Quizon of RyanSeacrest.com wrote that "this new club track will make you want to get up out of your seats and drop a few moves!"[9]

Release history[edit]

List of release dates with formats and record labels
Country Release date Format Label
United States [10] February 28, 2012 Digital download Blackground/Interscope Records
Canada [11]
Mexico [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/title.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&keyID=13969784&ShowNbr=0&ShowSeqNbr=0&querytype=WorkID
  2. ^ Daw, Robbie. "JoJo Interview: The "Disaster" Singer Answers Our Questions And Yours". Idolator. BUZZMedia. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Jojo Releases 'Sexy to Me'". RTTNews. RTTNews. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Quizon, Sabrina. "Listen To JoJo's Newest Single 'Sexy To Me' [AUDIO]". Ryan Seacrest.com. Ryan Seacrest Productions. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d Lansky, Sam. "New Song: JoJo, 'Sexy to Me'". MTV. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Brittany. "JoJo "Sexy to Me" (NEW MUSIC)". Global Grind. Global Grind. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Daw, Robbie. "JoJo's Declares She's "Sexy To Me" On New Buzz Single: Listen". Idolator. BUZZMedia. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "NEW MUSIC: JOJO – 'SEXY TO ME'". RapUp.com. RapUp. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  9. ^ http://ryanseacrest.com/2012/02/28/listen-to-jojos-newest-single-sexy-to-me-audio/
  10. ^ "Sexy to Me — Single by JoJo". iTunes Store (United States). Apple Inc. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/sexy-to-me-single/id503603253
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/mx/album/sexy-to-me-single/id503603253