Shots (LMFAO song)

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Shots LMFAO song.jpg
Single by LMFAO featuring Lil Jon
from the album Sorry for Party Rocking (International Edition), Party Rock and Crunk Rock
Released October 13, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre crunk, dirty rap
Length 3:42
Label Interscope, Music Group, Cherrytree
Songwriter(s) Jonathan Smith, Skyler Austen Gordy, Stefan Kendal Gordy, Eric D-lux
LMFAO singles chronology
"La La La"

"La La La"
Lil Jon singles chronology
"Patron Tequila"
(2009) Patron Tequila2009
(2009) Shots2009
"Do You Remember"
(2009) Do You Remember2009
Music video
"Shots" on YouTube

"Shots" is a song performed by American electro recording duo LMFAO featuring vocals from American crunk rapper Lil Jon. It was released as the third single from the album Party Rock. The song was written by Jonathan Smith, Skyler Austen Gordy, Stefan Kendal Gordy, and Eric Delatorre.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on December 4, 2009.[1] The video was filmed at Tao Beach at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. The video starts with people sunbathing at the Tao Beach pool. Suddenly, Lil Jon, LMFAO, Q, Eric D-Lux and many others appear out of nowhere and start singing the song. The video also features GoonRock, who later appears in LMFAO's hit singles Party Rock Anthem and Champagne Showers. It is the clean version.

Track listings[edit]

Album version
  1. "Shots" (Explicit version) – 3:42
  2. "Shots" (Clean version) – 3:39
Digital download[2]
  1. "Shots" (Dummejungs Remix) – 5:06
  2. "Shots" (Electro Remix) – 4:48

Credits and personnel[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

  • The music video currently has over 223 million views on YouTube [3]
  • A variation of the song was used in a commercial for the Animation Studios Film, "Puss in Boots".
  • Bowdoin College's hockey teams play this song when the Polar Bears score a goal.
  • The song was used for promotion of the 2012 Adam Sandler film, That's My Boy
  • The chorus was used/covered in the 2012 episode "Can I Be Frank (With You)" on American Dad! by Francine with Klaus and Roger dancing because of Francine wanting to "party" with her Husband (Stan Smith) who instead rather do it with his friends.
  • The song was used as the basis of a parody of The Hobbit by Hillywood Show. [4]
  • At the start of the video, a teenage girl is reading a magazine with The Jonas Brothers on the cover.
  • A small section of the song was used in the movie American Reunion


Charts Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5]
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 53
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[7] 47
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 68
US Billboard Heatseekers Songs 2


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[10] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[11] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone