Party Rock Anthem – Third Best Selling Digital Single of 2011


Released: CD single, Digital download

Genre: EDM, Hip House

Length: 4:23 Minutes – Main album version

3:52 Minutes – Radio edit

Writers: Stefan Gordy, Skyler Gordy, Jamahl Listenbee, Peter Schroeder

Producer: Redfoo, GoonRock

Party Rock Anthem is a song which has been number one on the lists of Australia, Iceland, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The song was such a huge hit that it reached the top five in Sweden, Poland, Finland, Norway and Italy.

The success of the song crossed the borders and reached to height of success worldwide. It was the third best selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 9.7 million copies and also the third best selling digital song in US history. Party Rock Anthem presently is ranked billboard’s fifth most successful song of all time.

Party Rock Anthem is a song performed by the American dance pop recording duo, LMFAO, which featured British singer Lauren Bennett and American producer Goonrock. It was released in 2011 as the first single from their second album Sorry for Party Rocking. It interpolates lyrics from Rick Ross’s song “Hustlin”.

The Song is a mostly electronic composition and it was featured in the 2012 film 21 Jump Street, it won the MTV Movie Award for the Best Music. The song also won the Award of Favorite Song at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards.

The music video of the song was released on March 8th, 2011. Produced by the two members of LMFAO, Redfoo and Sky Blu, with the assistance of Shinzu Ai the video was a huge hit too. It was choreographed by, and features, Quest Crew members Hokuto Konishi, Victor Kim, Ryan Conferido, Steve Terada, Aris Paracuelles, Brian Hirano and Ryan Feng. The video is a parody of the 2002 horror film 28 Days Later. Lauren Bennett, featured in the song, also appeared in the music video.

Director Mickey Finnegan talking about the concept: “”There’s been an epidemic, the world has gone crazy, as soon as the song came out, everyone got possessed and all they want to do is to shuffle, everyone is a shuffler.”

The video features the dancers performing the Melbourne Shuffle, which quickly gained popularity in the United States.