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Wild Ones is the fourth studio album by American rapper Flo Rida. It was released on July 3, 2012.[1] Wild Ones had four Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, when the singles, "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", and "I Cry" charted at three, five, one, and six respectively.

Wild Ones
Flo Rida -Wild Ones.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
Genre
Length34:46
Label
Producer
Flo Rida chronology
Good Feeling
(2012)
Wild Ones
(2012)
My House
(2015)
Singles from Wild Ones
  1. "Good Feeling"
    Released: August 29, 2011
  2. "Wild Ones"
    Released: December 19, 2011
  3. "Whistle"
    Released: April 24, 2012
  4. "I Cry"
    Released: September 18, 2012
  5. "Sweet Spot"
    Released: March 13, 2013
  6. "Let It Roll"
    Released: March 22, 2013

SinglesEdit

On August 21, 2011, Flo Rida released the album's lead single, titled "Good Feeling", that samples Etta James' song "Something's Got a Hold on Me".[2] Produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, the song was inspired by "Levels" performed by Avicii, which also contains the Etta James sample. The song was very successful all across the world, peaking at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also it became certified 3× platinum for shipping around two million copies in the US alone.[3][4]

The album's title track was released as the album's second single on December 19, 2011 and it features Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler as a vocalist. The song has sold 3,000,000 copies domestically and over 6,000,000 copies globally.

The album's third single "Whistle" produced by DJ Frank E, was first played on April 16, 2012, on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Sydney radio station 2Day FM. The single reached a peak at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, which it became very successful around the world.

The album's fourth single, "I Cry", was inspired by "Cry (Just a Little)" performed by Bingo Players, which samples "Piano in the Dark" performed by Brenda Russell.

The album's fifth single "Sweet Spot" and the album's sixth single "Let It Roll" were both released in March 2013.

Promotional singlesEdit

Both of the promotional singles in which were released before the album's release, "Hey Jasmin" was released on June 6, 2012 with an accompanying music video and "Let it Roll" was released digitally on June 19, 2012.

ReceptionEdit

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 31,000 copies in its first week.[5] To date, the album has sold 311,000 copies in the United States.[6]

Critical responseEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic54/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [8]
Entertainment WeeklyC–[9]
The Independent     [10]
Los Angeles Times     [11]
Rolling Stone     [12]

Upon its release, Wild Ones received mixed reviews from music critics.[13] At Metacritic, which assigns an average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 54, based on ten reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[13] Although he perceived the album's creative scope to be limited, David Jeffries of Allmusic called Wild Ones "gimmicky, lightweight, and best taken in small chunks, but get a glitter-friendly crowd together and it gets the party started, succeeding at its one and only goal".[8] He also observed the album's material to be largely "hot, infectious fluff", but felt that the album "would be dragged down by any tacked-on sense of purpose, and thinking of Flo Rida as equal parts thrill seeker and hitmaker is easy".[8] However, Rolling Stone's Jody Rosen felt the album's production to be too inconsistent, observing that the album's "inhumanly supersized... dance beats" were either "genius" or "insipid", also writing that Flo Rida "[is] content to surrender center-stage on his producers".[12] Complex called the album cover art the sixth worst cover of 2012.[14]

The title track received a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance nomination for Flo Rida and Sia.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Whistle"
3:45
2."Wild Ones" (featuring Sia)
3:53
3."Let It Roll"
3:14
4."Good Feeling"
4:08
5."In My Mind, Part 2" (featuring Georgi Kay)
4:30
6."Sweet Spot" (featuring Jennifer Lopez)
  • soFLY & Nius (music)
  • Jacob Luttrell (vocal)
  • Kuk Harrell (vocal)
3:48
7."Thinking of You"
  • Dillard
  • Rico Love
  • Pierre Medor
  • Earl Hood
  • Eric Goudy II
3:40
8."I Cry"
3:43
9."Run" (featuring Redfoo of LMFAO)GoonRock3:53

Notes[19]

PersonnelEdit

Unless otherwise noted, Credits are taken from the album’s Liner Notes.[19]

  • Flo Rida - Vocals (2, 4, Lead on 1, 3, 6-9, Additional on 5)
  • Tyler Acord - Recording Engineer (8)
  • John Armstrong - Recording Engineer (additional on 1)
  • Diego Avendaño - Assistant Recording Engineer (7)
  • Axwell - Drum Machine (2-3, 5), Instruments (other on 2, additional on 3, 5)
  • Tim Bergling - Vocal Arrangement (4)
  • Delbert Bowers - Assistant Audio Mixing (1, 3, 5-6, 8)
  • Candice Boyd - Background Vocals (8)
  • Nathan Burgess - Assistant Audio Mixing (7)
  • Yoan "Odd Fellow" Chirescu - Guitar (2)
  • Cirkut - Music Programming, Additional Instruments (4)
  • DJ Frank E - Whistles, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Sound Effects (1)
  • Julie Frost - Additional Vocals (6)
  • Dr. Luke - Music Programming, Additional Instruments (4)
  • Mike Freesh - Sound Effects Assistance, Drums, Bass played by (1)
  • The Futuristics - Music Programming, Additional Instruments (8)
  • Chris Galland - Assistant Audio Mixing (1-3, 5-6, 8),
  • Serban Ghenea - Audio Mixing (4)
  • Clint Gibbs - Assistant Recording Engineer (4)
  • David Glass - Guitar, Recording Engineer (1)
  • Eric Goudy II - Drum Machine (7)
  • Ivan Gough - Sampled Background Vocals (5)[20]
  • Josh Gudwin - Recording Engineer (6)
  • John Hanes - Recording Engineer (4)
  • Nico Hartikainen - Recording Engineer (7, additional on 6)
  • Earl Hood - Drum Machine (7)
  • Matt Huber - Assistant Audio Mixing (7)
  • Breyan Isaac - Background Vocals (3, 6-7)
  • Ava James - Assistant Recording Engineer (4)
  • Georgi Kay - Lead Vocals (5)
  • Rob Kleiner - Recording Engineer (2)
  • Jennifer Lopez - Lead Vocals (6)
  • Erik Madrid - Assistant Audio Mixing (2)
  • Audra Mae - Additional Vocals (9)
  • Robert Marks - Audio Mixing (7)
  • Manny Marroquin - Audio Mixing (1-3, 5-6, 8)
  • Trent Mazur - Sound Effects Assistance, Guitar, Keyboards (1)
  • Thurston McCrea - Recording Engineer (7)
  • Pierre Medor - Keyboards (7)
  • Antonio Mobley - Background Vocals (3, 6-7)
  • Skylar Mones - Assistant Recording Engineer (4)
  • Juan P. Negrete - Recording Engineer (1-3, 5-6, 8-9, assistant on 4)
  • Chris "Tek" O’Ryan - Recording Engineer (6)
  • Robert Orton - Audio Mixing (9)
  • Ash Pournouri - Vocal Arrangement (4)
  • Redfoo - Lead Vocals (9)
  • Phil Seaford - Assistant Mixing Engineer (4)
  • Fio "Alastor" Shkreli - Sound Effects (1)
  • Emily Wright - Recording Engineer (4)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[36] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[37] Gold 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[38] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[39] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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