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Walkin' on the Moon

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"Walkin' on the Moon"
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Single by The-Dream featuring Kanye West
from the album Love vs. Money
Released April 28, 2009[1]
Recorded 2008
Genre Synthpop
R&B
Length 4:15 (Album Version)
4:02 (No Intro Radio Edit)
Label Radio Killa/Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Terius Nash, Kanye West
Producer(s) L.O.S. Da Maestro, Kanye West
The-Dream singles chronology
"My Love"
(2009)
"Walkin' on the Moon"
(2009)
"Throw It in the Bag"
(2009)
"My Love"
(2009)
"Walkin' on the Moon"
(2009)
"Throw It in the Bag"
(2009)
Kanye West singles chronology
"Paranoid"
(2009) Paranoid2009
"Walkin' on the Moon"
(2009) Walkin' on the Moon2009
"Maybach Music 2"
(2009) Maybach Music 22009

"Walkin' on the Moon" is the third single by The-Dream from his second album Love vs. Money. The song features rapper Kanye West.

Critical reception

Billboard magazine gave the song a positive review, saying: "The third single from the-Dream's critically acclaimed album "Love vs. Money" finds the R&B artist tipping his hat to Michael Jackson, in a futuristic way. Kicking into a techno beat, the-Dream crafts a melodic pop tune that manages to fit nicely into the current uptempo R&B trend, while creating some new sonics of its own. With MJ-imitated "woo-hoo's"; a clever, flirtatious rap interlude from Kanye West; and romantic lyrics throughout, this could be the summer anthem for young lovers everywhere".[2]

Music video

The video was premiered on May 20, 2009 at a Def Jam event.[3] On May 27, 2009, the video was premiered on 106 & Park. The video was directed by Hype Williams. The video doubles as a homage to Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's hit 1995 music video, "Scream".

The video ranked at #71 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 87
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 38
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 74

References

  1. ^ R&R :: Going For Adds :: CHR/Top 40. Gfa.radioandrecords.com (2009-04-28). Retrieved on 2010-12-04.
  2. ^ [1] Archived June 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Music Video: The-Dream ft Kanye West – Walkin' on the Moon – TheNext2Shine:Exclusive RNB Music Downloads. Blog.thenext2shine.com (2009-05-28). Retrieved on 2010-12-04.