Right Now (Na Na Na)

"Right Now (Na Na Na)" is the lead single from Akon's third studio album, Freedom. The song contains elements from "Remember" by Summer Love.[1] The song was added to the U.S. Mainstream Top 40 radio airing on September 23, 2008, and also became available for digital download on iTunes that day.[2] The song was intended to have a Euro-club feel.[3]

"Right Now (Na Na Na)"
Akon Rightnow.jpg
Single by Akon
from the album Freedom
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2008
Recorded2008
Genre
Length
  • 4:01
  • 3:24 (UK radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)A. Thiam
Producer(s)
Akon singles chronology
"Wake It Up"
(2008)
"Right Now (Na Na Na)"
(2008)
"I'm So Paid"
(2008)

Official versionsEdit

Several remixes of the track exist. The official remix of the track features additional vocals by Kat DeLuna. Further remixes include "Mañana (Na Na Na)", featuring vocals from Jayko, and an International Remix, featuring Canadian singer Danny Fernandes.

Music videoEdit

The official music video for the track was directed by Anthony Mandler and released on November 6, 2008. It premiered in Germany on the TV show Viva Live. In the video, Akon plays an agent that is on a mission, he has to find a girl (the same from his video "Don't Matter") that has secret information. He remembers the good times that he spent with his ex-girlfriend, played by Jamaican model Cindy Wright, but he sleeps with the girl from "Don't Matter", gets the information and ends the video alone. The actual track begins one minute after the video begins, making the video over 5 minutes in length.

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[46] 4× Platinum 280,000 
New Zealand (RMNZ)[47] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[48] Platinum 600,000 
United States (RIAA)[49] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
United States (RIAA)[50]
Mastertone
Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Asking Alexandria coverEdit

"Right Now (Na Na Na)"
 
Single by Asking Alexandria
from the album Punk Goes Pop 3
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2010
Recorded2010
GenreElectronicore
Length4:20
LabelSumerian Records, distributed through Fearless Records
Songwriter(s)A. Thiam
Asking Alexandria singles chronology
"Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)"
(2009)
"Right Now (Na Na Na)"
(2010)
"A Prophecy"
(2010)

British rock band Asking Alexandria covered the track for the compilation album Punk Goes Pop 3, which was released on November 2, 2010. It was available for digital download on September 29, 2010.[51]

Other versionsEdit

A Tagalog parody version, entitled "Banana (Ba Na Na)", was recorded by Filipino rapper Blank Tape. Another Malaysian parody or remake was also performed by Kelantanese singers Man Khan and Rosalinda, entitled "Dok Mano" released at the near end of 2012 sung in the Kelantanese dialect of the Malaysian language.

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