Yeah Yeah (Willy Moon song)

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"Yeah Yeah"
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Single by Willy Moon
from the album Here's Willy Moon
Released 10 September 2012
Format Digital download, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2012
Genre Alternative dance
Length 2:44
Label Island Records
Songwriter(s) Willy Moon, Robert Diggs, Clifford Smith
Producer(s) Willy Moon
Willy Moon singles chronology
"Railroad Track"
(2012)
"Yeah Yeah"
(2012)
"My Girl"
(2013)
"Railroad Track"
(2012)
"Yeah Yeah"
(2012)
"My Girl"
(2013)

"Yeah Yeah" is a song by New Zealand-born musician, singer and producer Willy Moon, initially released on 5 May 2012. The song peaked to number 26 on the UK Singles Chart and 18 in the US on the Billboard Rock Chart.

The song samples Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 song "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit" from the rap group's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

The song was re-released on 10 September 2012 due to its use in Apple Inc's 2012 iPod lineup TV advertisement, including the 5th-Generation Touch, 7th-Generation Nano, and 4th-Generation Shuffle.[1] It was also featured in the official soundtrack of the 2012 Xbox 360 game Forza Horizon,[2] in the trailer for the 2013 comedy film Last Vegas [3] as well as in a 2016 Southwest Airlines commercial.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video to accompany the release of "Yeah Yeah" was directed by Alex Cortes and debuted on YouTube on 31 October 2012.[5]

Remixes[edit]

"Yeah Yeah" has been remixed by Cedric Gervais, A1 Bassline, Sinden (DJ) and DJ Cable. There was also an "Urban" remix, which featured a guest verse from Wiley (also re-worked into DJ Cable's remix).[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Yeah Yeah" 2:43
7" vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Yeah Yeah" 2:43
2. "Yeah Yeah (Sinden Remix)" 2:43

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 61
France (SNEP)[8] 175
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 42
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[10] 56
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 28
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 26
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[14] 19
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[15] 18
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[16] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Apple – iPod – TV Ad – Bounce. YouTube
  2. ^ "Soundtrack". IGN. 
  3. ^ Last Vegas – Official Trailer. YouTube
  4. ^ https://www.ispot.tv/brands/A5a/southwest-airlines
  5. ^ Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah. YouTube.
  6. ^ "Wiley in rap dig at Willy". Dailystar.co.uk. 
  7. ^ "Swedish House Mafia Replace PSY on ARIA Chart". Noise11. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Willy Moon – Chart history" Japan Hot 100 for Willy Moon. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-12-29". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-01-05" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Willy Moon – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Willy Moon. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Willy Moon – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Willy Moon. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Willy Moon – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Willy Moon. Retrieved 22 December 2014.