So Good (B.o.B song)

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"So Good"
Cover art for B.o.B's single So Good.jpg
Single by B.o.B
from the album Strange Clouds
B-side"Play the Guitar"
ReleasedFebruary 21, 2012
FormatDigital download, CD single
Recorded2011
GenrePop-rap
Length3:33
LabelGrand Hustle, Atlantic
Songwriter(s)Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
Producer(s)Tedder
B.o.B singles chronology
"Am I a Psycho?"
(2012)
"So Good"
(2012)
"Both of Us"
(2012)
"Am I a Psycho?"
(2012)
"So Good"
(2012)
"Both of Us"
(2012)
Music video
"So Good" on YouTube

"So Good" is a song by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B. The song, released via digital download on February 21, 2012, is the second single from his second studio album Strange Clouds. The single was issued physically in Germany on May 4.[1] The song features production and additional vocals from Ryan Tedder, the frontman of the pop rock band OneRepublic. The song is also in the 2013 film The Internship, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, as well as the first episode of Netflix's romantic comedy television series, Love.

Critical reception[edit]

Digital Spy gave the following review of the song: "When he's not high as a kite, it seems B.o.B. has quite the interest in the arts. "She says that I'm her favourite, cause she admires the art - Of Michelangelo with the flow," he declares on his latest single 'So Good' - and the referencing of history's finest artists doesn't stop there. "Picasso with the bars, She's well put together like a piece by Gershwin," he adds about his latest love interest over an easy-going mix of chilled piano and head-nodding beats. While it's an ambitious claim to glide high with Renaissance figureheads, B.o.B's fun-loving attitude and care-free coolness does evoke a certain popular Michelangelo - if we're talking about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles version, that is."[2]

Music video[edit]

On February 14, B.o.B released a trailer for the music video, which featured previously unseen visuals, and announced a premiere date of March 21, 2012.[3] On March 14, a second teaser for the music video was uploaded to B.o.B's official YouTube channel.[4] The music video, directed by Justin Francis, was released on March 21, 2012.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, on the week of March 10, 2012, at number eleven, with 164,000 downloads on the week of release.[5] The song also peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart, making it B.o.B's third top-ten single. As of September 6, 2012 So Good has sold over 1 million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum in that territory.[6] In 2013, the song was featured in the 2013 film The Internship.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[7]
  1. "So Good" – 3:33
  1. "So Good" – 3:33
  2. "Play the Guitar" (featuring André 3000) – 3:24
  3. "Strange Clouds" (featuring Lil Wayne) – 3:46
  • CD single
  1. "So Good" – 3:33
  2. "Play the Guitar" (featuring André 3000) – 3:24

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States February 21, 2012[7] Digital download Atlantic Records
United Kingdom April 16, 2012[8]
Germany May 4, 2012[1] CD single

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "B.o.B – So Good (Preview)". 2DopeBoyz. 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  4. ^ "B.o.B – So Good (Video Teaser)". 2DopeBoyz. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  5. ^ Gary Trust (February 29, 2012). "Kelly Clarkson Returns to Hot 100 Peak, The Wanted Hit Top 10". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.xclusiveszone.net/2012/05/b-o-b-%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98so-good%E2%80%99-single-goes-platinum/
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  8. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - So Good by B.o.B". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
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  15. ^ "Musicline.de – B.o.B Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  16. ^ "Chart Track: Week 15, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
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  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
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  23. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
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  27. ^ "B.o.B Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  28. ^ "B.o.B Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  29. ^ "American single certifications – B.o.B – So Good". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  30. ^ "Best of 2012 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14.