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Replay (Iyaz song)

"Replay" is the debut single by British Virgin Islands singer Iyaz. It is the first single released from his debut album of the same name, which was released in 2009.

"Replay"
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Single by Iyaz
from the album Replay
ReleasedJuly 7, 2009
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:01
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)J. R. Rotem
Iyaz singles chronology
"Replay"
(2009)
"Solo"
(2010)
Audio sample

The single entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart, where it remained for 3 weeks until it was overtaken by "Fireflies" by Owl City. Internationally, the single also topped the charts in Australia, Israel and Switzerland and peaked within the top 10 of the charts in many countries, including Finland, France and the United States. The combined figure of the official music video and prequel video on YouTube is currently over 150 million views.

Background and compositionEdit

Iyaz co-wrote "Replay" with fellow singers and labelmates Sean Kingston (left) and Jason Derulo (right).

Beluga Heights label-mates Sean Kingston, Jason Derulo, and Iyaz himself all co-wrote the song together, along with label owner J.R. Rotem and songwriting duo Planet VI (known as Rock City at the time). This was the second song that Derulo, Kingston and Rotem wrote together, the first being Derulo's own debut single, "Whatcha Say". Rotem also produced the track and credits himself at the beginning of the song via his signature "J-J-J-J-J.R." sample. The remix version with Flo Rida, however, says, "BELUGA HEIGHTS" like in Derulo's second single, "In My Head".

Chart performanceEdit

The song debuted in the UK at number one on 10 January 2010, selling over 106,000 copies in its first week, the highest sale for any new year release since Michelle McManus sold 118,000 copies of "All This Time" in the equivalent week in January 2004.[1] It was also the first number-one single of the 2010s (not counting Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance", which also reached number-one in 2009). After two weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart and six weeks at the top of the UK R&B Chart, "Replay" was succeeded by Owl City's "Fireflies" and Rihanna's "Rude Boy", respectively. It was the first song released in 2010 in the UK to be certified Gold with sales in excess of 400,000.[2] In June 2010, it was announced that "Replay" was the third highest selling single of the year in the UK at that point.

In the US, "Replay" managed to reach the number two spot on the Hot 100 for one week, behind only Kesha's "Tik Tok". As of December 2012, Replay has sold over four million digital copies.[3]

Music videoEdit

The official music video features Iyaz wearing headphones and listening to music on a beach. Other various scenes feature Iyaz singing with a background of the United States Virgin Islands' flag,[4] and partying on the beach during the night. The video was directed by Rock Jacobs. A prequel video was also filmed, featuring the full-length beach scenes with Iyaz and his love interest, played by Estelita Quintero.

RemixesEdit

Cover versionsEdit

In 2011, indie pop duo He Is We covered the song for the Destiny Worldwide Records compilation Rockin' Romance 2.

In 2017, the Norwegian producer duo Davai released an EDM-inspired cover version, with new vocals by Cire.[5] The song reached number 16 on the Norwegian Singles Chart.[6]

Track listingEdit

Replay – promo CD

  1. "Replay (Jason Nevins club mix)"
  2. "Replay (Donni Hotwheel club mix)"
  3. "Replay (Ruff Loadez club mix)"
  4. "Replay (remix featuring Flo Rida)"
  5. "Replay (album version)"

Charts and certificationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  51. ^ "British single certifications – Iyaz – Replay". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 July 2013. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Replay in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  52. ^ "American single certifications – Iyaz – Replay". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 February 2010. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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