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"Like a G6" is a 2010 song written and performed by Far East Movement, The Cataracs, and Dev, with the latter two being credited as featured artists. It is the lead single from Far East Movement's third studio album Free Wired, and production was handled by The Cataracs. The song, in its chorus, samples Dev’s "Booty Bounce", which was also written and produced by the Cataracs.[1]

"Like a G6"
Like a G6 single cover.jpg
Single by Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev
from the album Free Wired
ReleasedApril 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
Format
Recorded2009
Genre
Length3:38
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)The Cataracs
Far East Movement singles chronology
"Girls on the Dancefloor"
(2010)
"Like a G6"
(2010)
"Rocketeer"
(2010)
The Cataracs singles chronology
"Club Love"
(2010)
"Like a G6"
(2010)
"Bass Down Low"
(2010)
Dev singles chronology
"Like a G6"
(2010)
"Bass Down Low"
(2010)

"Like a G6" peaked at number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three non-consecutive weeks. The song also topped the charts in New Zealand and South Korea, and reached the top ten in Australia, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland and Slovakia.

The song was the first single by Asian-American artists to hit number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first by any artists of Asian descent since Kyu Sakamoto's 1963 single "Sukiyaki".

Although the song is credited as "Far East Movement, featuring The Cataracs and Dev", on iTunes, all three artists are the lead artists.

Contents

ProductionEdit

The "G6" in the song "Booty Bounce", which was sampled in "Like a G6", came about when the songs' producers, the Cataracs, were looking for a rhyme for the line "Sippin' sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6", a reference to the 2000 song "Sippin' on Some Syrup" by rap group Three 6 Mafia.[2] They settled on "G6", meant to be a reference to the private airplane model Gulfstream IV, referred to as a "G4". The G4 had been name-checked in songs such as Drake's 2009 "Forever". A G6, they decided, was "flyer than a G4", according to Far East Movement member Kev Nish.[3] The song has been incorrectly speculated to be about other things, including the Pontiac G6[4][5] and the Suunto G6 watch. When the song came out, the Gulfstream G650 model already existed, although the song's writers were not aware of this at the time.[2] Since then, the Gulfstream G600 has also been announced.

ReceptionEdit

 
"Like a G6" samples Dev's "Booty Bounce", who’s credited as a featured artist.

The song has sold 4 million paid downloads in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[6]

Gulfstream Aerospace has stated that they were "thrilled" about the product reference.[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video, which was directed by Matt Alonzo and edited by Thomas Uncles, premiered on YouTube and Vevo on June 2, 2010. The line "sippin' sizzurp" and the word "slizzered" are censored on some channels. It follows a woman in a red dress (Erica Ocampo) picking up a friend from a restaurant and going to a liquor store, presumably in preparation for a party. A later scene shows the woman and her friends at the party, Colette Carr also make a cameo, Dev, The Cataracs and the members of Far East Movement can also be seen in this party scene. The final scene shows the members of Far East Movement getting on a Gulfstream IV the next morning.

Track listingEdit

Digital single
  1. "Like a G6" (featuring The Cataracs and Dev) – 3:38
CD single
  1. "Like a G6" (featuring The Cataracs and Dev) – 3:38
  2. "Like a G6" (Cahill Radio Edit) – 3:15
Promo CD
  1. "Like a G6" (featuring The Cataracs and Dev) – 3:38
  2. "Like a G6" (Instrumental) – 3:35
  3. "Like a G6" (Acappella) – 3:38
Digital remix EP
  1. "Like a G6" (RedOne Remix) [featuring Mohombi, The Cataracs, and Dev] – 4:41
  2. "Like a G6" (Disco Fries Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] – 5:33
  3. "Like a G6" (Big Syphe Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] – 4:58
  4. "Like a G6" (DJ Solarz Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] – 5:05
  5. "Like a G6" (Ruxpin Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] – 6:52
  6. "Like a G6" (Guy Furious Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] – 4:00
  7. "Like a G6" (Fantastadon Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] – 5:23
  8. "Like a G6" (DJ Taraspaz Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] – 4:49
Trevor Simpson on Da Beat Remix single
  1. "Like a G6" (Remix) – 4:55
  2. "Like a G6" (Remix Club Edit) – 5:11
Eyes Remix
  1. "Like a G6" (Eyes Remix) – 4:38
Bermudez - Chico Remix
  1. "Like a G6" (Bermudez-Chico Remix) [featuring The Cataracs and Dev] - 4:33

Covers and parodiesEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom November 14, 2010[60] Digital download

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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