Get Up (Ciara song)

Get Up (Ciara song)

Infobox Single |
Name = Get Up

Artist = Ciara featuring Chamillionaire
from Album = and
Released = flagicon|USA July 25, 2006
flagicon|New Zealand September 16, 2006
flagicon|UK October 16, 2006
flagicon|UK June 18, 2007 (re-release)
Format = Digital download, CD single
Genre = Pop, R&B, hip hop
Length = 4:21
Label = LaFace/Jive
Writer = Ciara Harris
Hakeem Seriki
Phalon Alexander
Producer = Jazze Pha
Certification = Gold (RIAA)
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Ciara
Type = singles
Last single = "So What"
This single = "Get Up"
Next single = "Promise"
Extra chronology
Artist = Chamillionaire
Type = singles
Last single = "Ridin'"
This single = "Get Up"
Next single = "Grown and Sexy"

"Get Up" is a song written by American singer Ciara Harris, Hakeem Seriki, and Phalon Alexander for the soundtrack of the dance/romance film "Step Up" and Ciara's second album "". The song was released as the first single from the album in 2006 (see 2006 in music) and second European single in 2007 (see 2007 in music). "Get Up" includes a subtly-incorporated portion of Rockwell's 1984 single "Somebody's Watching Me". The up-tempo song is about the protagonist seeing a male in a club, and while they dance together they start to have intimate feelings for each other. They have never spoken but feel they have some chemistry. Chamillionaire's rap verse is lyrically a sequel to his previous single "Ridin'."

Ciara also performed this song during the second season finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

Music video and remixes

Joseph Kahn, director of the single's video, described its look as "black-on-black futuristic". In the video, Ciara's story line follows the singer as she goes out street dancing. When she is on the roof, the stars of "Step Up" dance together and a rain downpour begins. During this scene, the camera sweeps in and slides over Ciara's body in single-shot takes and creates an effect using macro lenses on real bodies, intermediate CGI bodies and 2-D wipes and morphs. At the end, Ciara is in her bed in the apartment. The video premiered on AOL Music on July 17, 2006, then on both "TRL" and "106 & Park" the following day. The video premiered on The Box on May 18, 2007. In the MTV version, the phrase "a mother" is censored.

On Ciara's official MySpace page, an official remix was released. It features new verses from Ciara and a new instrumental, also produced by Polow da Don. The remix contains a sample of Silk's 1993 number one hit "Freak Me". The video version contains a dance break with partial chorus from the "Ciara: The Evolution" track "Get In, Fit In". In the UK, "Get Up" was re-released on 18 June, 2007 as the Kardinal Beats remix, who also remixed Ciara's singles "Oh" and "Like a Boy".

Here is a full list of official "Get Up" remixes and alternate versions:
* Get Up (Acapella)
* Get Up (Album Version) featuring Chamillionaire
* Get Up (Digital Dog Club Mix)
* Get Up (Digital Dog Radio Edit)
* Get Up (Instrumental)
* Get Up (Kardinal Beats Remix) featuring Chamillionaire
* Get Up (Main Version)
* Get Up (Moto Blanco Radio Edit)
* Get Up (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)
* Get Up (Produced By Jazze Pha) featuring Chamillionaire (this one was the leaked version)
* Get Up (Radio Edit)
* Get Up (Remix) featuring Polow Da Don & ATL
* Get Up (Video Version) featuring Chamillionaire
* Get Up (Video) featuring Chamillionaire

Chart performance

With its strong airplay in the U.S., "Get Up" debuted at number ninety-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In its fourth week the single moved up to number seven, becoming Ciara's seventh top ten single. The song debuted at three on the Hot Digital Songs and declined quickly in digital download sales. As the song began receiving mainstream radio airplay, it began to ascend the Billboard charts again.

"Get Up" became Ciara's third top five single in New Zealand. It debuted at number nine and peaked at number five its second week. It remained on the chart for eleven weeks. The song debuted in the top twenty in Switzerland and the top thirty in Germany. In the UK "Get Up" was released twice as a digital download, in 2006 and 2007. The first release was on October 16, 2006 and made a minor appearance on the UK Download Chart reaching number eighty-nine, however, at that time UK download only singles were not eligible for the UK Singles Chart without a physical format. This led to the second digital release on June 18, 2007 which featured a remix Kardinal Beats.

"Get Up" was ranked #80 on the Top Hot 100 Hits of 2006.


Formats and track listings

Sides A and B on the vinyl single contain the same tracks.

*U.S. 12-inch vinyl single
# "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire (main version) (clean) – 4:25
# "Get Up" (main no rap) – 3:58
# "Get Up" (instrumental) – 3:58
# "Get Up" (acappella) – 3:59

*U.S. CD single
# "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire (main version) (clean) – 4:25
# "Get Up" (instrumental) – 4:25
# "Get Up" (main no rap) – 3:58
# "Get Up" (Instrumental no rap) – 3:52

*Import CD single/UK digital download release
# "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire (main version) (clean)
# "Get Up" (Moto Blanco radio edit)
# "Get Up" (Moto Blanco vocal mix)
# "Get Up" video – 5:01

*UK digital download re-release
# "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire (main version)
# "Get Up" (Kardinal Beats remix)

*Digital EP
# "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire (main version)
# "Get Up" (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)
# "Get Up" (Digital Dog Club Mix)
# "Get Up" (Kardinal Beats Remix)


External links

* [ Ciara MTV News article]
* [ " Get Up" Billboard Chart History]
* [ "Get Up" World Chart Information]

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