Determinate (song)

"Determinate" is a song performed by American recording artist Bridgit Mendler. The song, featuring American rapper Adam Hicks, was written by Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs, Charlie Mason, Ebony Burks and Hicks. It was produced by Twin for Lemonade Mouth in 2011, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel television movie of the same name. It was released as the album's second single on April 15, 2011 through Walt Disney Records.

"Determinate"
Determinate - digital single.jpg
Single by Bridgit Mendler featuring Adam Hicks
from the album Lemonade Mouth
ReleasedApril 15, 2011 (2011-04-15)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010–2011
Length3:18
LabelWalt Disney
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Twin
Bridgit Mendler singles chronology
"Somebody"
(2011)
"Determinate"
(2011)
"Breakthrough"
(2011)
Adam Hicks singles chronology
"In the Summertime"
(2009)
"Determinate"
(2011)
"Breakthrough"
(2011)

Background and compositionEdit

"Determinate" is the second single released from the soundtrack Lemonade Mouth for the Disney Channel television movie of the same name and is also the second single performing by Bridgit Mendler. It was produced by Twin, known for working with Ashley Tisdale, Dannii Minogue and No Angels, and written by Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenas, Charlie Mason, Ebony Burks and Adam Hicks. Mendler's vocals span from the low note of E3 to the high note of B4.[1]

Other versionsEdit

There is a demo version of the song performed by Ebony Burks, one of the songwriters. The demo version shows us many differences with the version of Mendler's, among them the lyrics, which has the different verses and part of the chorus changed, the instrumental has another order and does not have the rap part. This version was filtered in 2012 on the internet.

There are also other versions of the song recorded by Disney with artists from each country, including "Inténtalo", the Spanish version of the song performed by the band Pop4U (From the series "La Gira) [2] to promote the film in Spain and the English version recorded by the singer Sita to promote the film is Netherlands.

Chart performanceEdit

The song proved successful out of the three singles from the soundtrack, Lemonade Mouth. It has peaked at number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100, at number 28 on the US Hot Digital Songs chart and topped the US Top Heatseekers chart. Elsewhere, the song charted at number 82 in Canada and at number 92 in Germany.

Music videoEdit

The official music video for the song premiered on Disney Channel on April 15, 2011 which is another scene of the film in which the band sings the song.

Live performancesEdit

Mendler and the band performed the song on The View, Good Morning America, So Random! and UK's Daybreak.

Track listingsEdit

  • Digital download
  1. "Determinate" – 3:18
  • UK – Digital download single
  1. "Determinate" – 3:18
  2. "Determinate" (Almighty Club Mix) – 6:31

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2011 JaNEWary Awards[3] Best iTunes Song "Determinate" Won

ChartsEdit

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 91
Australia Hitseekers (ARIA)[4] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 82
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 92
UK Singles Chart[7][8] 111
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 51
US Kid Digital Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
United States April 15, 2011 Digital download Walt Disney
United Kingdom September 9, 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Determinate By Bridgit Mendler - Digital Sheet Music". Musicnotes.
  2. ^ "La Gira - Pop4U - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "Lemonade Mouth on JaNEWary". bridgitbrasil.com. 2010-06-28. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
  4. ^ a b "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1109). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). May 30, 2011: 4, 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 30, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2017. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Latest Music News, Band, Artist, Musician & Music Video News". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  6. ^ "Bridgit Mendler Chart History". acharts. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  7. ^ "Determinate (Walt Disney/EMI Gold) 2011 (24.09.2011): 111 (-/2)". Zobbel. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  8. ^ "2011 Chart Booklet" (PDF). Zobbel. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  9. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  10. ^ "Kid Digital Songs". Billboard. 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2012-09-13.