Shake (Jesse McCartney song)

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Jesse McCartney - Shake.jpg
Single by Jesse McCartney
from the album Have It All
Released September 21, 2010
Format Digital download, airplay
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:10
Label Hollywood
Songwriter(s) Jesse McCartney, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Joshua Coleman
Producer(s) Ammo
Jesse McCartney singles chronology
"Body Language"
"Back Together"
"Body Language"
"Back Together"
Music video
"Shake" on YouTube

"Shake" was the original lead single from Jesse McCartney's fourth studio album, Have It All. Have It All was, however, postponed to a point that it was eventually cancelled completely. "Shake" is written by McCartney, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, and written and produced by Joshua Coleman. It was sent to both U.S. mainstream radios and released in digital download format on September 21, 2010.

Writing and inspiration[edit]

"Shake" is written by Jesse McCartney and Jacob Kasher and produced by Joshua Coleman. In an interview with MTV, McCartney described,"I'm really excited about 'Shake.' We decided that would be the first single to represent Have It All and ... I felt like that song was kind of the closest to [2008's] Departure and it was a way to sort of reacquaint the fans with my music." and "It's a kind of ... urban, kitschy track with a lot of synths and pop melodies on top, and it makes for good ear candy."[1]


He performed this single on October 19, on Live! with Regis and Kelly[2] and it was included in game for iPhone and iPod Touch, Tap Tap Revenge 3.[3]

Music video[edit]

McCartney in the video for "Shake"

The music video for "Shake" was filmed on October 26, 2010. The video is directed by Toben Seymour and choreographed Flii Stylz. In an interview, McCartney told MTV, "It's gonna be cool. We wanted to create a video that wasn't necessarily a story, following the song. It didn't necessarily have to be on the nose. We wanted something that was visually stimulating, a lot of cool camera techniques that haven't been used, a lot of saturated colors and even a lot of sexy girls with beautiful features."[1] The music video was premiered on E! News and E! Online on November 16, 2010.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

US iTunes Download

  1. "Shake" (Album Version)
  2. "Shake" (Video)

Charts performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart of October 9, 2010, at number 90.[5] On October 30, 2010, the song re-entered at number 78, and eventually peaked at number 54 on the chart.[6]


Chart (2010–11) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 54
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 17

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States September 21, 2010 Digital download[9]
Mainstream radio[10]


  1. ^ a b Vena, Jocelyn (20 October 2010). "Jesse McCartney Says 'Shake' Is 'Good Ear Candy'". MTV. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  2. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (18 October 2010). "Jesse McCartney Will Let Fans 'Have It All' in January 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  3. ^ "New Music: Jesse McCartney – 'Shake'". Rap-Up. 7 September 2010. Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ EOL Staff (16 November 2010). "Music Video Premiere! "Shake" It With Jesse McCartney". E!. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  5. ^ Billboard Hot 100
  6. ^ Billboard Hot 100
  7. ^ "Jesse McCartney Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Jesse McCartney Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Shake - Single Jesse McCartney". iTunes. September 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  10. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: CHR/Top 40". September 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 

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