Category:Songs written by Polow da Don
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The following 61 pages are in this category, out of 61 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 61 pages are in this category, out of 61 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Love in This Club – Love in This Club is a song by American R&B singer Usher. Featuring rapper Young Jeezy, it was released on February 22,2008 as the single from Ushers fifth studio album. The song was written by Usher, Polow da Don, Young Jeezy, Darnell Dalton, Ryon Lovett, Lamar Taylor and Keith Thomas and its lyrics refer to seducing someone in a nightclub. The song was leaked by da Don prior to its release. Love in This Club received mixed reviews critics, who praised the songs production. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the New Zealand Singles Chart, the accompanying music video, which received a nomination at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, features cameo appearances from several musicians. In the video, R&B singer Keri Hilson plays Ushers love interest in a club, Usher performed the song at the 2008 BET Awards, as well as on several television programs. A remix of the song, titled Love in This Club Part II, features Beyoncé, atlanta-based music producer Polow da Don was inspired to create a beat during his weekend stay in Las Vegas for the MTV Video Music Awards. He said of the song, If you listen to the beat, making love in the club, people in Vegas are kinda wild. He also noted its Euro influences, da Don and Usher wrote the track with rapper Young Jeezy, Darnell Dalton, Ryon Lovett, Lamar Taylor and Keith Thomas, and it was recorded at Zac Recording, Atlanta and Hitland Studios, Alpharetta. It was not originally planned for Young Jeezy to appear on the track, after hearing Love in This Club, he wanted to contribute to it. Da Don was skeptical, but recorded Young Jeezys verse and he played the new version to Usher who, enjoying the new version, allowed the verse to stay. Usher has since called Young Jeezy one of the greatest rappers of our generation, according to Alabama rapper Gucci Mane, it was initially intended that he feature on the track, rather than Young Jeezy. Love in This Club is a mid-tempo R&B slow jam, with a brass bassline, about. coms Mark Edward Nero wrote that on the song, Usher talks about a lust so immediate, so powerful, that it makes him want to get down right then and there. The songs chorus consists of the hook, I wanna make love in this club, leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly called the lyrics of the song libidinous. Early in 2008, several songs for Ushers fifth studio album leaked into the Internet, Usher called the incident an internal conspiracy because it was unofficially released beyond his awareness. This also happened to the lead single Yeah, off his 2004 album Confessions, which was intentionally leaked by its producer, Lil Jon, in 2003. Polow da Don later told that he had leaked Love in This Club and he felt the song would be a hit, but that it was so much back-and-forth between Usher and his record label and he was tired of waiting on label politics
2. I Hate Boys – I Hate Boys is a song recorded by American recording artist Christina Aguilera for her sixth studio album, Bionic. The song was written by Aguilera, Ester Dean, William Tyler, Bill Wellings, J. J. Hunter and Jamal Polow da Don Jones, I Hate Boys is a glam rock and pop song, containing elements of urban pop and synthpop. Lyrically, it is a song about ridiculing bad boys. I Hate Boys was released as the second and final single from Bionic in New Zealand and it was serviced to Australian radio on June 28,2010, and released as a digital single in Australia and New Zealand on September 3. The song received mixed to favorable response from critics, some of them called it a girl anthem. Upon the release of Bionic, I Hate Boys debuted at number 51 on the Gaon International Singles Chart during the week of June 6,2010, initially, I Hate Boys was supposed to be produced by Le Tigre. However, it was revealed that the song was produced by Polow da Don. And the other is that she knows exactly, absolutely what she wants, after Not Myself Tonight, the song was released as the second single of the album in Australia and New Zealand. A digital single was released on the iTunes Store on September 3,2010. I Hate Boys was written by Aguilera, Jamal Jones, Ester Dean, William Tyler, Bill Wellings and J. J. Hunter, Don has worked with Aguilera on the previous singles Not Myself Tonight and Woohoo. I Hate Boys contains a sample from the 1973 track Jungle Juice and it is an uptempo glam rock and pop song with elements of synthpop and urban pop, featuring gang chants in the background. Lyrically, I Hate Boys is a song about ridiculing and insulting all bad boys. I Hate Boys received mixed reviews from music critics, in a positive way, Leslie Simon of MTV Buzzworthy wrote that the track is a fun, highly synth-pop gum-smacking, girls-night-out rally anthem. Melinda Newman of HitFix called it a pure pop infectious silliness, daily Star described the song as a glam-rock stomp with a deceptively simple chorus that will have schoolgirls singing at the top of their lungs. Mesfin Fekadu from Boston Globe praised the song, writing, The male-bashing I Hate Boys has the mix of energy. The Scotsman wrote that the song is an electro glam that throwaway fun, allison Stewart from The Washington Post referred to it as a tame, hand-clappy pop song and compared the track to Gwen Stefanis songs. TJ of Neon Limelight gave a review, calling it sassy but would work better for an artist at least a decade younger than Aguilera. Becky Bain of Idolator wrote, Its one of those songs that will no doubt have young girls singing along, particularly the chorus
3. Here I Am (Monica song) – Here I Am is a song by American recording artist Monica, taken up from her sixth studio album, Still Standing. It was composed by the former along with Ester Dean, Paul Dawson, Mark Hartnett, Jason Perry, chiefly written by Dean, the smoky downtempo song was initially written for and recorded by a male singer but partially reconstructed for Monica. Lyrically, Here I Am outlines a womans physical desires over a dubstep-lite instrumental, the album version of the song was lined up for a dual single release along with Nothing Like Me to US radios in fall 2009. However, its release was scrapped twice in favor of Everything to Me and Love All Over Me, eventually picked as the third and final single from Still Standing, the song was officially remixed with vocals from American singer Trey Songz. The duet version was released as a download in October 2010. Prior to the release, the original version had charted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number eighty-three. Here I Am was written by Ester Dean, Paul Dawson, Mark Hartnett, Jason Perry, Monica and her cousin, Polow da Don, with production handled by the latter. Referring to its style, she added, “It’s a special song to me because it’s totally different than what I normally do. ”Chiefly written by singer–songwriter Ester Dean, it was originally crafted for a man. Upon playing it to Monica in the studio, the team decided on flipping it. Speaking on this decision, she tweeted, This was the best way to satisfy my fans of 15 years and the new fans that I hope to gain. ”However, its release was scrapped, with Monica confirming in December 2009. In a last minute change, the single was later switched to fan-favorite Love All Over Me, I didnt have a choice I would never ignore the fans so we switched, the singer later replied. During touring with singer Trey Songz on the Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour, in addition, it was revealed that Songz had replaced Foxx on the duet remix version of the original track. In a review of the remix, music blog DJBooth. net wrote that Trey Songz steps into the role of the fella who fulfills the singer’s needs when her man is off at the club. A fan of the version, entertainment website ThatGrapeJuice. net called the song R&B at its best. They added, that despite not featuring new vocals from Monica, what’s more, Songz’s powerful runs sees this serve as one of his best vocal out yet. M. Gosho Oakes from SoulCulture wrote that Responding with persuasive assurances of satisfaction, rap-Up magazine classified Here I Am as a smoky slow jam. Digital download Here I Am —3,44 Monicas official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
4. Like This (Kelly Rowland song) – Like This is a song by American recording artist Kelly Rowland, featuring vocals by rapper Eve. Recorded late into the production of Rowlands second solo album Ms. Kelly, the artists co-wrote the song with its producers Sean Garrett, Polow da Don, Blac Elvis, and Jason Perry, with additional production from S-Dot. Like This is a contemporary R&B song, with its lyrics referring to a woman growing out of a past relationship, the song received generally positive critical reviews. In addition, it became Rowlands first single to peak at the top position on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, an accompanying music video was directed by Mike Ruiz and filmed in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California in mid-March 2007. Like This was one of the last songs on the album Rowland and co-producer Sean Garrett started working on in mid-September 2006 after the cancellation of My Story, I loved the sound of the cowbell, it was so different. Sean and I started writing and he said Kelly this is your first single, I just heard Eve on this song, she recalled. I knew her energy belonged on the song and, just like that, then I knew, This was the single and it turned out he was right. Its a great combination of her thoughts and her feel on the type of music that she likes to do and its a cross between something in a club and on mainstream radio. Were just trying to stay a step ahead of going on. On February 13,2007 a ninety-second clip of the song leaked onto the internet, since, the song was remixed by several producers and DJs, among spawning official versions with rappers Sean P of the YoungBloodZ and Lil Wayne. First release stateside, Like This debuted at number ninety-six on the US Billboard Hot 100 issue dated March 31,2007, although the song fell off the chart the following week, it re-entered at number ninety-eight the following week. It eventually peaked at thirty on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, the song peaked on top of both the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart and the Hot Singles Sales chart as well as the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, as with Rowlands previous single releases, Like This became a much larger success outside North America. In the United Kingdom, it debuted at eighteen on the UK Singles Chart based on digital sales alone. In Ireland, Like This debuted at number thirty and reached five in its fourth week on the chart. In Germany, the song was released on digital formats only, the music video for the song was directed by Mike Ruiz and shot on-location at a Hollywood Hills house on March 12,2007. Rowland premiered the video on MTV networks countdown show Total Request Live on March 26,2007, the video debuted on BET networks 106 & Park on May 24,2007, where it peaked at number-three on the shows countdown. The video starts with Rowland walking into her room after taking a shower, when she notices a webcast of her, she quickly throws a towel over it
5. Not Myself Tonight – Not Myself Tonight is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera for her sixth studio album, Bionic. It was released by RCA Records as the single from the album on April 6,2010. Not Myself Tonight received mixed reviews from music critics, some of whom praised the songs musical style, while others criticize its lyrics. The song peaked at number 23 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 and it peaked at number 14 on the Pop Songs chart, and number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs. Elsewhere, the song peaked inside the top twenty of the charts in Canada, the Netherlands. The track was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments exceeding 35,000 copies, an accompanying music video for Not Myself Tonight was directed by Hype Williams, and was released on April 28,2010. Serving as an homage to the video for Madonnas Express Yourself. To promote the song, Aguilera performed Not Myself Tonight at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, VH1 Storytellers and The Oprah Winfrey Show, amongst others. During an interview with People in 2008, Aguilera stated that she was going to recording new material for her forthcoming album at her home in Beverly Hills. Aguilera listened to a lot of music during her pregnancy. Aguilera originally considered servicing the track Glam as the single from Bionic. However, after the conclusion of a countdown on her website on March 23,2010. The single cover was released, featuring a black-and-white image depicting Aguilera as a devil, dressed in a black leather suit with devil ears. Tamar Anitai from MTV Buzzworthy compared Aguileras look on the cover to Madonna, the lyrics of Not Myself Tonight were released the following day, and an eighteen-second snippet of the song was previewed on March 26. On March 30, the track was streamed in its entirety through Aguileras official website, the single officially impacted US contemporary hit radio on April 6,2010. Not Myself Tonight is an electropop and dance-pop song, which incorporates elements from tribal house. Written in the key of G minor, it has a tempo of 120 beats per minute. Aguileras vocals on the span from the low-note of G3 to the high-note of D5
6. Outta Here (song) – Outta Here is the title song of the debut studio album by Dutch R&B singer-songwriter Esmée Denters. It was released as the single both from the artist and the album in the Netherlands on 14 April 2009,27 April in New Zealand followed by 16 August in the UK. It is Denterss most successful single to date, reaching number three in the Netherlands, seven in the United Kingdom and the top twenty in New Zealand and Ireland, Denters said in a UK interview that this song inspired the name of the album. Speaking of the album she said The song has been written by Jason Perry and Ester Dean with Justin Timberlake and it is also the debut single to be released on Timberlakes own record label Tennman Records. It was one of the last songs written for the album, I feel so betrayed, what a waste of my heart, Denters wails as she launches into a chorus but unfortunately there are no real signs of passion or charisma here. The BBC gave Outta Here 3 out of 5 stars, calling it fun, music Focus Release said that Outta Here isn’t a song that immediately grabs you. In fact on the first listen we found ourselves a little disappointed, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics