Swagger Jagger

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"Swagger Jagger"
Single by Cher Lloyd
from the album Sticks + Stones
Released29 July 2011 (UK)
12 January 2012 (US)
FormatCD single, digital download
RecordedBeat Studio, Miami, Florida
GenreElectropop, hip hop
Length3:12
LabelSyco, Sony
Writer(s)Cher Lloyd, Autumn Rowe, Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr, Petr Brdicko, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Marcus Lomax, Clarence Coffee Jr.
ProducerThe Runners, The Monarch
Cher Lloyd singles chronology
"Swagger Jagger"
(2011)
"With Ur Love"
(2011)
Music video
"Swagger Jagger" on YouTube
 
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"Swagger Jagger"
Single by Cher Lloyd
from the album Sticks + Stones
Released29 July 2011 (UK)
12 January 2012 (US)
FormatCD single, digital download
RecordedBeat Studio, Miami, Florida
GenreElectropop, hip hop
Length3:12
LabelSyco, Sony
Writer(s)Cher Lloyd, Autumn Rowe, Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr, Petr Brdicko, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Marcus Lomax, Clarence Coffee Jr.
ProducerThe Runners, The Monarch
Cher Lloyd singles chronology
"Swagger Jagger"
(2011)
"With Ur Love"
(2011)
Music video
"Swagger Jagger" on YouTube

"Swagger Jagger" is the debut single by British singer Cher Lloyd, taken from her debut studio album Sticks + Stones. It was released as the album's lead single on 31 July 2011. The song was written by the two production teams The Runners and The Monarch with Lloyd, Petr Brdicko, Autumn Rowe, Marcus Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr., and it was produced by the The Runners and The Monarch. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and at number two in Ireland. The music video was released on 1 July 2011.

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Background

"Swagger Jagger" received its first airplay on 20 June 2011.[1] The single was leaked onto the internet on 15 June, but this version was later confirmed as only the demo of the track on Lloyd's Twitter account.[2][3]

Lloyd performed the song on T4 on the Beach and also performed at the Leeds Aire FM Party in the Park and Key 103 Live Manchester, both on the day of release of her debut single.

Critical reception

The song has received mainly negative reviews from critics. Initial reviews compared the song to the Christmas carol "Little Donkey".[4] However, in a positive review, Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars writing, "Her debut single does little to change that, accusing her "haterz" of pilfering her wildly cherished swagger - the same people who are also looking, tweeting, youtubing and generally social media-baiting her. 'I can't stop, it's what I'm gon' be/ My swagger's in check,' she brattishly sing-speaks over a chunky schoolyard beat and squiggly club synths." He also noted similarities between the song's chorus and the American western folk ballad "Oh My Darling, Clementine". In the BBC's "Most annoying of 2011", "Swagger Jagger" was voted the most annoying song of the entire year,[5] an opinion shared by users at sample archive, whosampled.com.[6]

In a negative review, Sabotagetimes.com said of the track: "Coming across like a sink estate answer to the Black Eyed Peas, the track combines a shouty, tuneless verse with a chorus that riffs on ‘Oh My Darling Clementine’. All blended together with the subtlety of a cut-and-shut Vauxhall Nova."[7]

Chart performance

"Swagger Jagger" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 7 August 2011 ― for the week ending dated 13 August 2011. As of 16 December 2011, the singles sales has exceeded 200,000 copies in Britain.[8] In the Republic of Ireland, the single charted at number four on the Irish Singles Chart. The single debuted at number seventy nine on the Mega Top 100 in the Netherlands. After a performance during the finals of So You Think You Can Dance, the song re-entered the chart at number sixty.[9]

Track listing

  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:14
  2. "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Club Mix) – 3:32
  3. "Swagger Jagger" (Wideboys Radio Edit) – 3:03
  4. "Swagger Jagger" (Dillon Francis Remix) – 5:06
  5. "Swagger Jagger" (Eyes Remix) – 4:27
  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12
  2. "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Radio Mix) – 3:35
  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12

Credits and personnel

Source:[13]

Charts

Chart (2011)Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[14]43
Ireland (IRMA)[15]2
Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100)[16]5
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[9]60
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17]1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8]1

Release history

CountryDateFormat
IrelandJuly 29, 2011Digital download
United KingdomJuly 31, 2011
United Kingdom[10][11]
August 1, 2011CD single
United States[12]Digital download
Australia[12]August 2, 2011

References

  1. ^ "Cher Lloyd Confirms 'Swagger Jagger' Release | Cher Lloyd". MTV. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  2. ^ new.uk.music.yahoo.com
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Lee, Ann (15 June 2011). "Cher Lloyd’s Swagger Jagger accused on Twitter of ripping off Little Donkey". Metro. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Copsey, Robert (6 July 2011). "Cher Lloyd: 'Swagger Jagger' - Music Singles Review". Digital Spy. 
  6. ^ "Cher Lloyd's Swagger Jagger sample of Percy Montrose's Oh My Darling Clementine". whosampled.com. Retrieved 8 Aug 2011. 
  7. ^ sabotagetimes.com
  8. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl – Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  10. ^ a b "Swagger Jagger - EP by Cher Lloyd - Download Swagger Jagger - EP on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Swagger Jagger: Cher Lloyd: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "Swagger Jagger - Single by Cher Lloyd - Download Swagger Jagger - Single on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  13. ^ (liner notes). "Swagger Jagger". Cher Lloyd. 88697939962.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  15. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association.
  16. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. October 24, 2012. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. Official Charts Company.

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