Whoa Is Me

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"Whoa Is Me"
A city skyline at night is shown as the background. The front of a black-colored vehicle shows the headlines on, the band logo and a license plate with the song title on it.
Single by Down with Webster
from the album Time To Win, Vol. 1
Released June 15, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Rap rock
Length 3:43
Label Universal Motown
Songwriter(s) Tyler Armes, Patrick Gillett, Cameron Hunter, Andrew Martino, Martin Seja
Down With Webster chronology
"Your Man"
(2010)
"Whoa Is Me"
(2010)
"She's Dope"
(2011)

"Whoa Is Me" is the third single by Down with Webster from the band's debut EP, Time To Win, Vol. 1. The song became successful in Canada, debuting at number 74 on the Canadian Hot 100 and peaking at number 13.[1] The song was certified Platinum in Canada in January, 2011 with over 80,000 digital downloads.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Whoa Is Me" was filmed at the Sound Academy in Toronto on July 28, 2010.[3] It was directed by Aaron A. The video premiered on MuchMusic on August 31, 2010. It debuted on the MuchMusic Countdown at number 30 on the week of September 2, 2010,[4] and reached number 1 on the week of October 28, 2010.[5] The video was posted on YouTube/Vevo on August 31, 2010 and passed one million views in November of that year.

The music video features the band acting like celebrities with shots of them performing the song. In an interview with Dose.ca, Cam explained how the song "was originally kind of meant to be an ironic stab at that kind of life, that, like, overly hyped, almost celebrity-for-no-good-reason kind of phenomenon that's been going on." He also explained that none of the video actually rings true to how they really act: "Oh! Absolutely none of it, except when we're on stage. I think that's the only look you get into what we actually do. I think everything else is meant to be over the top and ridiculous." He also talked about how the performance scene was recorded at "maybe triple the speed of what it's normally done at, and then, in post-production, we slowed it down. It gives this cool effect where it looks like you're in time, but you're still in slow motion."[6]

The music video received four nominations at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards, winning one, Pop Video of the Year. The other three nominations were Video of the Year, UR Fave: Artist, and UR Fave: Video.[7][8]

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed live by the band at the 2010 NHL Face-Off in Toronto on October 7, 2010.[9] It was broadcast across Canada by CBC Television during the second intermission of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens game.[10] The performance was also broadcast on the NHL Network.[11]

The song was also performed live at the 2010 Grey Cup preshow in Edmonton, Alberta, broadcast by TSN.

Remixes[edit]

A few remixes of "Whoa Is Me" have been released. One version of the song was released on December 15, 2009 on iTunes. This version was remixed by Cobra Starship member Alex Suarez.[12][13] Another remixed version of the song, remixed by Barletta, was released for free on January 25, 2011.[14]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 at #95 on the week of September 4, 2010. It peaked at #13 on the week of October 16, 2010. "Whoa Is Me" spent a total of 21 weeks on the Canadian Hot 100.[15][1] The song was also featured at #85 on the 2010 Canadian Hot 100 Year End Chart.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[17]
No. Title Length
1. "Whoa Is Me" 3:43
2. "Jump Ship" 2:53
Alex Suarez Remix - digital download[13]
No. Title Length
1. "Whoa Is Me (Alex Suarez Remix)" 3:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Down with Webster Album & Song Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - January 2011". Cria.ca. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Whoa Is Me video shoot July 28th". Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  4. ^ Thu, September 2, 2010 Retrieved 2011-02-03
  5. ^ "Thu, October 28, 2010". 
  6. ^ Collins, Leah (2011-06-15). "MMVAs Profile: Down With Webster on 'Whoa is Me'". Dose. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Down With Webster, Fefe Dobson, Shawn Desman Lead 2011 MuchMusic Video Award Nominations". Dose. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  8. ^ "List of MMVA 2011 Winners". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  9. ^ Hedley, Down With Webster and Hey Rosetta! to rock NHL Face-Off season-opening hockey festival Retrieved 2010-11-11
  10. ^ NHL Faceoff 2010 Retrieved 2010-11-11
  11. ^ NHL Network the place for 2010 NHL Face-Off Retrieved 2010-11-11
  12. ^ "Whoa Is Me Alex Suarex Remix". Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  13. ^ a b Whoa Is Me Alex Suarex Remix on iTunes Retrieved 2010-10-24
  14. ^ "Whoa Is Me Barletta Remix". downwithwebster.com. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  15. ^ Down with Webster - Whoa Is Me - Music Charts Retrieved 2011-07-17
  16. ^ Canadian Hot 100 Year End Chart Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-17
  17. ^ Whoa Is Me/Jump Ship Digital 45 on iTunes Retrieved 2010-11-09

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