Repeat (song)

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"Repeat"
Song by David Guetta featuring Jessie J
from the album Nothing but the Beat
Released29 August 2011
Genre Electro house
Length3:26
Label Virgin, EMI
Songwriter(s) Jessica Cornish, Ali Tennant, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Invisible Men, Frédéric Riesterer
Producer(s) David Guetta, Giorgio Tunifort, Frédéric Riesterer

"Repeat" is a song by French DJ David Guetta, featuring vocals from British recording artist Jessie J. Written by Jessie J, The Invisible Men, Ali Tennant, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Frédéric Riesterer and produced by Guetta, Tuinfort, Riesterer, the song has thus far peaked at number 108 in UK Singles Chart. [1]

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Musically, "Repeat" is a mid-tempo pop song, with lyrics that feature Jessie dancing to the beat. Music critics positively reviewed the song, praising Jessie's vocal performance.

Background

Written by Jessie J, The Invisible Men, Ali Tennant, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Frédéric Riesterer and produced by Guetta. [2] This song features the vocals of English singer-songwriter Jessie J. Guetta explained to UK newspaper The Sun why it was a stressful time trying to get this track finished. Said the French DJ: "We didn't meet in the studio on this track so it was a case of spending a lot of time on my laptop and emailing each other. The album was finished then I got word from Jessie about this collaboration so I called my label and said, 'Stop everything. The album can't go without this track.' [3] But I was in Ibiza, where the internet is bad, so I had to go to the airport lounge to work. I would sit all day in the lounge with my headphones on, looking like a homeless person, finishing the vocal mix on my laptop. Then Jessie would come back asking, 'Can you just change this little thing?' so I'd go home then be back in the airport lounge for another few hours." [3]

Critical reception

Jessie J's vocals on the track were praised. Jessie J in NYC1.jpg
Jessie J's vocals on the track were praised.

Scott Shetler of PopCrush said: "Guetta wisely avoids the synth loops on the mid-tempo track 'Repeat' and instead lets Jessie J show off her voice: "I wanna know was I the one, or just the chick on the side? / I gave it all, broke it down my walls, don't you dare say I didn't try." An infectious hook makes 'Repeat' one of the most fun-sounding breakup songs we can remember." [4] Digital Spy's Robert Copsey gave a review: "A combination of a chill melody, emotional vocals, and a more progressive tune make this a first for Guetta. "Repeat" reminds us a little of "When Love Takes Over", not as big room but same sort of transition. While the vocals of Jessie J are pleasant, they don't lead us to believe that this will be any sort of genre transcending track." [5]

Chart performance

In the United Kingdom, "Repeat" peaked at number 108 on the UK Singles Chart on 9 October 2011. It also charted on the Europe Top 100, where it peaked at number sixty-nine.

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. [6]

Charts

Chart (2011)Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) [1] 108

Release history

CountryDateTypeLabel
United Kingdom29 August 2011 Digital download Virgin, EMI
Australia20 March 2013 [7] Mainstream radio

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