|"Freak the Freak Out"|
|Single by Victoria Justice|
|from the album Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show|
|Released||November 19, 2010|
|Recorded||2010; The Backhouse (Los Angeles, California); Rocket Carousel (Los Angeles, California)|
|Victoria Justice singles chronology|
"Freak the Freak Out" is a song performed by American pop recording artist Victoria Justice. It was produced by The Super Chris and Michael Corcoran, who also co-wrote the song with C.J. Abraham, Nick Hexum, Zack Hexum, Dan Schneider, for Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show (2011), the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious . It was released as the album's lead single on November 19, 2010 through Columbia Records. Musically, the song is a fast-paced electronic rock song with influences of electropop and teen pop lyrics, and the lyrics speak of getting the attention of a distant boyfriend.
Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She rose to fame on Nickelodeon in the 2000s, starring as Lola Martinez on Zoey 101 (2005–2008) and later Tori Vega on Victorious (2010–2013). Justice has also appeared in the films The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010), Fun Size (2012), The First Time (2012) and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015). In 2015, she starred in the lead role as Lindy Sampson on the MTV television series Eye Candy. In music, Justice has recorded several songs for the soundtracks of her acting projects, including Victorious and the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!.
Nicholas Lofton Hexum is an American singer, songwriter and rapper, currently the vocalist and guitarist for the multi-platinum alternative rock band 311 and The Nick Hexum Quintet.
Zack Hexum is a Los Angeles based, two-time BMI award winning composer for film and television, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. His music has been heard in over 700 episodes of television and movies, including iCarly, Henry Danger (Nickelodeon), Liv and Maddie, Shake It Up (Disney), Peabody and Sherman (Dreamworks). He graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from the prestigious University of North Texas music program, where he played lead tenor saxophone in the grammy-nominated One o’Clock Lab Band. As a performer he has played on many recordings including the motion picture Trolls (Dreamworks) and accompanied acts such as Michael Bublé and Fitz and the Tantrums. Omaha-grown, he now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Niki, a singer and songwriter, and their three children.
The song was met with generally positive reviews from critics, with the majority of them praising its message and aggressive sound. "Freak the Freak Out" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50, remaining as the highest peaking song from the soundtrack. The accompanying music video portrays Justice with the Victorious cast at a night club dancing, singing and enjoying the moment.
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.
"Freak the Freak Out" is the first commercial single released from the soundtrack Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show (2011), for the television series of the same name on Nickelodeon. It was first heard on the series's one-hour special, "Freak the Freak Out", which premiered on November 26, 2010 in North America, a few days after the single's release. The scene where the song was performed features Justice, disguised as a very ugly girl Louise Nordoff, who comes up on stage to sing and later reveals her true self as a part of a plan to win a bet with the two main antagonists in the episode, Hayley (Jillian Clare) and Tara (Jamie Snow). They won a previous contest only because Hayley's father owns the karaoke place. Justice continues singing as Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande, playing Jade West and Cat Valentine, come up on stage and dance beside her.
Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show is the debut soundtrack for the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious. The majority of the album was sung by the lead actress of the television series, Victoria Justice, with the Victorious cast being listed beside her. Some of the other singers on the album include Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Miranda Cosgrove, Matt Bennett, Daniella Monet and Avan Jogia. The majority of the album was written by Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider, Savan Kotecha, Kool Kojak and CJ Abraham with Victoria Justice involved in the composition of "Best Friend's Brother" and Leon Thomas III on "Song 2 You".
Jillian Clare is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as pre-teen Abigail "Abby" Deveraux on Days of Our Lives and for her lead role as Victoria "Tori" Archer on Miss Behave, a teen drama web series that she also produces.
Karaoke is a form of interactive entertainment or video game developed in Japan in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded music using a microphone. The music is usually an instrumental version of a well-known popular song. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol, changing color, or music video images, to guide the singer. In several Asian countries such as China, Cambodia or the Philippines, a karaoke box is called a KTV. The global karaoke market has been estimated to be worth nearly $10 billion.
The song was written by Michael Corcoran, C.J. Abraham, Nick Hexum, Zack Hexum, Dan Schneider.It also featured addition production by Greg Wells on additional production. The mixing for the song was provided by Greg Wellstook place at Rocket Carousel in Los Angeles, California. Backhouse Mike and The Super Chris produced the track along with providing all the instruments on the song. Michael Corcoran also provided the guitars. Corcoran was also included on the programming for the song with CJ Abraham, both of which engineered the track in The Backhouse in Los Angeles. Corcoran and Abraham provided additional vocals along with Niki Watkins, Nick and Zack Hexum.
Dan Schneider is an American actor, television writer, and producer. After appearing in mostly supporting roles in a number of 1980s and 1990s films and TV shows, Schneider devoted himself to behind-the-scenes work in production. He is the co-president of television production company Schneider's Bakery and made What I Like About You for The WB and All That, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly, Victorious, Sam & Cat, Henry Danger, Game Shakers, and The Adventures of Kid Danger for Nickelodeon.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
"Freak the Freak Out" is an electronic rock song that contains influences of Hi-NRG, teen pop and electropop. The song runs For 160 beats per minute respectively, through a Dance-rock oriented beat and features a more aggressive sound than the rest of the album's songs, at one point received comparisons to American recording artist Katy Perry's musical stylings.Much of the song features relentless beats, synthesized instrumentations, nonstop simple, and repetitive choruses, The theme of this song is center around managing relationships. The lyrics are about getting the attention of a distant partner, who doesn't listen.
Electronic rock is a broad music genre that involves a combination of rock music and electronic music, featuring instruments typically found within both genres. It originates from the late 1960s, when rock bands such as the Doors, Pink Floyd, Yes, and the Moody Blues began incorporating the Moog synthesizer into their sound. Sampling and tape manipulation would also become common with the genre. Electronic rock acts usually fuse elements from other music styles, including punk rock, industrial rock, hip hop, techno, and synth-pop, which has helped spur subgenres such as indietronica, dance-punk, and electroclash. Since the late 2000s, electronic rock has become increasingly popular.
Hi-NRG is a genre of uptempo disco or electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Teen pop is a subgenre of pop music that is created, marketed and oriented towards preteens and teenagers. Teen pop incorporates diverse genres such as pop, R&B, dance, electronic, hip hop, country and rock. Typical characteristics of teen pop music include autotuned vocals, choreographed dancing, emphasis on visual appeal, lyrics focused on teenage issues such as love/relationships, finding oneself, friendships, teenage angst, teen rebellion, coming of age, fitting in and growing up and repeated chorus lines. According to AllMusic, teen pop "is essentially dance-pop, pop, and urban ballads" that are marketed to teens, and was conceived in its contemporary form during the late 1980s and 1990s, pointing out the late 1990s as "arguably the style's golden era." About.com's Bill Lamb described teen pop sound as "a simple, straightforward, ultra-catchy melody line [...] The songs may incorporate elements of other pop music genres, but usually they will never be mistaken for anything but mainstream pop. The music is designed for maximum focus on the performer and a direct appeal to listeners."
Bob Hoose and Steven Isaac of Plugged In Online condemned the song for its objectionable content, mainly noting the title's second "freak" was, stated by Hoose and Isaac, "a not-so-subtle substitute for an intended obscenity."Joe DeAndrea of AbsolutePunk praised the song, along with "Beggin' on Your Knees", for its catchy nature, further commenting that "They will get stuck in your head and you'll probably feel a little ashamed, but no worries: it's the good type of ashamed! Like eating chocolate cake in a bathtub alone on a Friday night. But really, it's easier to accept it when you realize that the songs aren't all that worse than what is currently on the radio."
Justice performed this song in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010. Also, the song was performed in a Victorious episode of the same title as the song.
The music video premiered on Nickelodeon on November 19, 2010, after the iCarly episode "iStart a Fan War". The video opens with Justice talking on the phone with someone outside of the club. She is upset that her friend isn't coming to the club, but decides to go in anyway. As she walks around the club, she sees the Victorious cast socializing with other people. They are also shown dancing individually on the dance floor in another part of the club. There are also interspersed shots of Justice singing the song while sitting down, singing parts of the song into her phone, performing the song in a room with people dancing behind her and at the DJ booth.
In a shorter version of the music video, there are interspersed shots of Justice recording the song in a studio.
Credits are taken from Victorious liner notes.
"Freak the Freak Out" debuted at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 50.
|Billboard Hot 100||50|
|US Top Heatseekers||1|
A little over six months after its release, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the United States on June 13, 2011. However, Justice's label incorrectly certified it as an album.It has been confirmed that the song has sales of over 600,000 digital copies in the U.S.
311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills, and drummer Chad Sexton. In 1992, Doug "SA" Martinez joined to sing and provide turntables for 311's later albums.
Telegraph is the debut album by singer-songwriter Drake Bell, released on August 23, 2005 on Nine Yards Records. It was recorded by Bell and producer Michael Corcoran, as well as a few friends in a simple home studio using a Digidesign Digi 002. The following record, It's Only Time was recorded at the time in a newly built studio, The Backhouse.
iCarly is an American teen sitcom created by Dan Schneider that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress, and tells the story of Carly Shay, a teenager who creates her own web show called 'iCarly' with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson. The web show quickly becomes an internet phenomenon and the trio must deal with their newfound fame, while also dealing with adolescence.
"Leave It All to Me" is the debut single by American actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove and the theme song for Cosgrove's Nickelodeon show iCarly. It features Cosgrove's former Drake & Josh co-star, Drake Bell, and uncredited vocals from Nathan Kress￼￼. It was written by Michael Corcoran, one of Bell's band members. A shortened version is used in the show's opening credits, but the full version can be found on the show's soundtrack. The single charted in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, at position 100. It was the show's theme song for the entire series.
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After starring in the 2008 Broadway musical 13, she rose to prominence for her portrayal of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13), and its spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.
"Beggin' on Your Knees" is a song performed by the Victorious cast featuring Victoria Justice. It was produced by Kristian Lundin and Shellback, who also co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha, for Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show (2011), the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious. It was released as the album's second single on April 1, 2011 through Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. Musically, the song runs through a synthpop oriented beat with teen pop lyrics, and the lyrics speak of vengeance against a cheating boyfriend.
"Best Friend's Brother" is a song performed by American pop recording artist Victoria Justice, billed as Cast of Victorious featuring Victoria Justice. It was produced by Kool Kojak, who also co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha and Victoria Justice, for Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show (2011), the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious. It was released as the album's third single on May 20, 2011 through Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. Musically, the song runs through an electropop oriented dance beat with teen pop lyrics, and the lyrics speak of a girl's crush on her best friend's brother.
"Leave It All to Shine" is a song performed by Miranda Cosgrove from iCarly and Victoria Justice from Victorious for the crossover episode "iParty with Victorious". The song is a mash-up of the shows' theme songs, "Leave It All to Me" and "Make It Shine".
The discography of American singer Victoria Justice consists of five soundtrack albums, eleven singles, seven promotional singles, twenty music videos and one other album appearance.
Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show is the second soundtrack and the first extended play for the hit Nickelodeon TV series Victorious with songs performed by Victoria Justice and the Victorious cast.
Merry Nickmas is a 2012 holiday album that was released on November 19, 2012. The album features musical artists associated or popularized by Nickelodeon like Drake Bell, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Big Time Rush, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Cymphonique Miller and Rachel Crow singing their own versions of holiday songs. Some songs were recorded prior to the production of this album, while others were recorded specifically for it.
Victorious 3.0: Even More Music from the Hit TV Show is the third soundtrack and the second extended play for the Victorious series. The album was released November 6, 2012, with a total of 5 tracks. Daniella Monet also announced that there would be a "Walmart Exclusive ZinePak" with two bonus tracks and the bonus tracks are: "Cheer Me Up" by Victoria Justice, which was partly performed in the season 3 episode, "Tori Goes Platinum"; and "365 Days" by Leon Thomas III, which was also partly performed in the season 2 episode, "Jade Gets Crushed". On the album, Thomas is just by himself and is not singing with Justice like in the episode.
"Gold" is the first solo single by American singer Victoria Justice, released in June 18, 2013 by Columbia Records. The song was written by Tove Lo, Jason Weiss, Sam Shrieve, Ben Camp, Jakob Jerlström and Ludvig Söderberg.
"Make It in America" is a song performed by the Victorious cast featuring Victoria Justice. It was co-written by Justice, for Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show (2012), the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious. It was released as the album's first and only single on May 15, 2012 through Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. Musically, the song runs through an Pop.