Young, Wild & Free

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"Young, Wild & Free"
Single by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars
from the album Mac & Devin Go to High School
ReleasedOctober 11, 2011
December 4, 2011 (UK)[1]
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011
GenreHip hop, pop rap
Length3:27
LabelAtlantic
Writer(s)Calvin Broadus, Cameron Thomaz, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine
Producer(s)The Smeezingtons
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"The Mack"
(2011)
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
"I Drink I Smoke"
(2011)
Wiz Khalifa singles chronology
"5 O'Clock"
(2011)
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
"I'm On"
(2011)
Bruno Mars singles chronology
"It Will Rain"
(2011)
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
"Mirror"
(2011)
 
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"Young, Wild & Free"
Single by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars
from the album Mac & Devin Go to High School
ReleasedOctober 11, 2011
December 4, 2011 (UK)[1]
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011
GenreHip hop, pop rap
Length3:27
LabelAtlantic
Writer(s)Calvin Broadus, Cameron Thomaz, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine
Producer(s)The Smeezingtons
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"The Mack"
(2011)
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
"I Drink I Smoke"
(2011)
Wiz Khalifa singles chronology
"5 O'Clock"
(2011)
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
"I'm On"
(2011)
Bruno Mars singles chronology
"It Will Rain"
(2011)
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
"Mirror"
(2011)

"Young, Wild & Free" is a song by American rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. The song features American pop artist Bruno Mars. It was released as a digital download on October 11, 2011 in the United States. In its first week, it sold 159,000 digital copies,[2] debuting at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 44 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song samples the beat of the track "Sneakin' in the Back" from the 1974 album Tom Scott and The L.A. Express. This beat has been sampled several times, including in the song "Blue Lines" from Massive Attack's debut album Blue Lines, released in 1991.[3] The song also received a nomination for Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy Awards which happened in February 2013.[4]

Background[edit]

The song samples Snoop Dogg's "Those Hollywood Nights". It is the lead single from their Mac & Devin Go to High School soundtrack. In an interview with MTV News, Wiz Khalifa said: "This is a family affair, man. Everybody that you see was all involved with the project. We all got love for each other, and you know, we just keeping it moving, right? That's definitely going along with the theme of being young, wild, and free - just having fun, wild'n out. The whole theme of the video, we just getting it cracking in the parking lot, man, just turning this thing out. So we had a couple little of our friends in the car, and we drove fast." Snoop Dogg added: "Yeah that's all. We just having fun. We at a big drive-in theatre so we could have as many people and have as many things happen as possible in the celebration of being young, wild, and free — having a good time."[5]

Philip Lawrence in an interview by Rob LeDonne of American Songwriter he said "Yeah, I didn’t see that one coming. That song was an after-thought. Most of our songs come about when freestyling in the studio; we’ll get behind the mic and sing until something sticks, and that’s exactly how it came about… we never thought it would ever be heard." However, "Aaron Bay-Shuck heard it, and he said, “What the hell was that?!” We thought it was just a little something, and he told us it was a smash, and to finish it! So we did, and he put Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg on it, and made it a hit. It’s crazy how it got nominated for a Grammy; I don’t want to diminish how good the song is though, because there’s a lot of fun behind it.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed on February in Pomona, California. It premiered on 23 February 2012. Bruno Mars does not appear in the music video.

Chart performance[edit]

In its first week, it sold 159,000 digital copies,[2] debuting at number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 44 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song peaked at number 7 on Billboard Hot 100. As of September 2012, the song has sold 3,211,000 digital units.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Young, Wild & Free" (Explicit) (featuring Bruno Mars)3:27
2."Young, Wild & Free" (Clean) (featuring Bruno Mars)3:27
German CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Young, Wild & Free" (Explicit) (featuring Bruno Mars)3:27
2."Young, Wild & Free" (Music Video) (featuring Bruno Mars)3:27

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

RegionDateFormatLabel
United States11 October 2011[48]Digital downloadAtlantic Records
United Kingdom4 December 2011[1]
Germany3 February 2012[49]CD single

References[edit]

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