"TTYLXOX" is the third single from the soundtrack Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance. It was performed by Bella Thorne and written by the same people who wrote "Something to Dance For". It was released on March 6, 2012 as a CD single. It premiered as the 3rd single of the soundtrack on Radio Disney's Planet Premiere on March 2, 2012, and on iTunes on March 6, 2012.
Background and composition
The song was composed by the trio of songwriters and producers Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman, known to form the same partnership to compose songs like "And The Crowd Goes" by Chris Brochu, for the soundtrack of Lemonade Mouth, "So Far, So Great" and "What to Do" by Demi Lovato for the album Here We Go Again and Sonny with a Chance, "Shake It Up" by Selena Gomez, for the soundtrack Shake It Up: Break It Down. On December 3, 2011, a video in low quality was planned for a future episode of Shake It Up for the 2012 season, began to spread through the internet, which brought a small preview of the song a little over a minute. On March 6, finally, the song is officially released to iTunes. The song was the third single, along with "Something to Dance For" by Zendaya, from the soundtrack Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance and was used in an episode of Shake It Up which was a season two episode that premiered on March 11, 2012. In the song, Thorne uses a "sing-talk" vocal style like such artists as Ke$ha and Dev. The song has a catchy meaning from Thorne saying "Talk To You Later, Hugs and Kisses" which is abbreviated to "TTYLXOX."
The video was released on March 9, 2012. It was a mash-up video with Something to Dance For which the girls start off to request for each other's song and then Zendaya starts to sing and dance with her group of people, then "TTYLXOX" plays with Bella dancing and singing with her group, and then finally the songs mashes up with each other. It was also released on YouTube two hours after the original world premiere. "TTYLXOX" and "Something to Dance For" went to the top 10 after their mash-up music video.
Bop and Tiger Beat emphasized that the introductory phrase of the music video, "You have to listen to the song Bella - it's amazing!", Saying that the track is really spectacular. The site also stated that the final product of the production of "TTYLXOX" is amazing and the beats are "incredible and catchy".
The song debuted at number 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked number 97.