Throw It on Me

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"Throw It on Me"
Single by Timbaland featuring The Hives
from the album Shock Value
ReleasedJuly 23, 2007
Virginia Beach, Virginia
(Thomas Crown Studios)
Miami, Florida
(The Hit Factory Criteria)
(Studio Gröndahl)
Genre Rap rock
Producer(s) Timbaland
Timbaland singles chronology
"The Way I Are"
"Throw It on Me"
"Ayo Technology"
The Hives singles chronology
"A Little More for Little You"
"Throw It on Me"
"Tick Tick Boom"
Music video
"Throw It on Me" on YouTube

"Throw It on Me" is a song performed by American producer, songwriter and rapper Timbaland, taken from his second studio album Shock Value (2007). The song is performed as a collaboration between Timbaland and Swedish garage rock band The Hives. It was written by Timbaland, Attitude and Randy Fitzsimmons, while production and instrumentation were helmed by Timbaland.

Timbaland American record producer, singer, rapper, songwriter, and DJ from Virginia

Timothy Zachary Mosley, known professionally as Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.

<i>Shock Value</i> (Timbaland album) 2007 studio album by Timbaland

Shock Value is the second solo album, and fifth album overall, by record producer and rapper Timbaland. It is Timbaland's first release on his own imprint, the Interscope Records-distributed Mosley Music Group. Shock Value features a long list of guest artists, among them Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, The Hives, Keri Hilson, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Dr. Dre, OneRepublic, Elton John, Magoo and Nicole Scherzinger.

The Hives Swedish rock band

The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the post-punk revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, containing the single "Hate to Say I Told You So". The band has been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands in 2012.


The song was made available for download in Australia on August 4, 2007. "Throw It on Me" utilizes disco and rock genres while incorporating dance and hip hop flavored beats. Contemporary music critics viewed it as one of the better rock tracks on Shock Value, although they were collectively criticized as falling short of expectations. The single ultimately flopped in Australia, spending only one week on the singles chart at number fifty.

Disco music genre

Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly from a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Dance music music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either a whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are live dance music and recorded dance music. While there exist attestations of the combination of dance and music in ancient times, the earliest Western dance music that we can still reproduce with a degree of certainty are the surviving medieval dances. In the Baroque period, the major dance styles were noble court dances. In the classical music era, the minuet was frequently used as a third movement, although in this context it would not accompany any dancing. The waltz also arose later in the classical era. Both remained part of the romantic music period, which also saw the rise of various other nationalistic dance forms like the barcarolle, mazurka, ecossaise, ballade and polonaise.

Background and composition

"Throw It on Me" was written and produced by Timbaland, while additional writing was done by Attitude and Randy Fitzsimmons, the latter is a long-time collaborator for The Hives. [1] Sound engineer Demacio "Demo" Castellon handled the programming and mixing for the song; the latter took place at The Studio at The Palms Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada. [1] Mark Gray, James Roach and Doug Sadler assisted Castellon in mixing the song. [1] Castellon also recorded Timbaland's vocals for the song at Thomas Crown Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia and The Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, Florida. [1] The Hives received their own recording engineer, Johan Gustafsson, and had their vocals recorded at Studio Gröndahl in the band's home country Sweden. [1] Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, lead vocalist of The Hives, contributed vocals alongside Timbaland. [1] In addition to co-writing and producing the song, Timbaland also provided every instrument. [1] The guitars, however, were also provided by The Hives's guitarists Vigilante Carlstroem and Nicholaus Arson alongside musician Dan Warner. [1] "Throw It on Me" merges disco and rock music with dance and hip hop beats. [2] The song uses a jagged guitar, techno keyboards, drums and pulsating dance beats. [2]

Palms Casino Resort is a hotel and casino located near the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It has 703 rooms and suites and contains 94,840 sq ft (8,811 m2) casino, recording studio, Michelin-starred restaurant and 2,500-seat concert theater.

Paradise, Nevada Unincorporated town in Nevada, United States

Paradise is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the city of Las Vegas. The population was 231,858 as of 2017. As an unincorporated town, it is governed by the Clark County Commission with input from the Paradise Town Advisory Board. Paradise was formed on December 8, 1950.

Virginia Beach, Virginia Independent city in Virginia

Virginia Beach is an independent city located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 437,994; in 2018, it was estimated to be 450,138. Although mostly suburban in character, it is the most populous city in Virginia and the 44th most populous city in the nation. Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is included in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. This area, known as "America's First Region", also includes the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as other smaller cities, counties, and towns of Hampton Roads.

Release and reception

"Throw It on Me" was released as the third single from Shock Value (2007), after the worldwide chart topper "The Way I Are" (2007). It was serviced to digital retailers in Australia on August 4, 2007 and was released as a CD single two days later on August 6, 2007. [3] [4] A month later, the song appeared on the Australian Singles Chart at number fifty before falling off the following week. [5] "Throw It on Me" received fairly positive reviews; most found the track to be the better of the rock-oriented tracks on Shock Value, but those tracks received criticism for falling short of expectations. Andrea Park of The Online Gargoyle named "Throw It on Me" one of the album's best highlights, calling it an effortless blend of rock and hip hop. [6] David Hyland of WESH Orlando praised the vocal collaboration between Timbaland and The Hives's Pelle Almqvist and said, "He puffs up his voice like Rob Zombie and his aggressiveness on the mic keeps the cut moving. As Tim raps, Hives singer Pelle Almqvist is his Flavor Flav. He howls, yells and screeches and generally keeps the song's energy level high." [2] Andy Kellman of AllMusic called it a "frisky, careening number that must have taken all of ten minutes to put together". [7] Zharmer Hardimon of The Houston Chronicle claims the Swedish band renders awe on the track and wrote, "The tunes give way to what Shock Value could have been or perhaps tries to be — a genre-bending modern-day version of Quincy Jones's 1980 classic The Dude." [8] Alexis Petridis of The Guardian expressed his disappointment in the rock-oriented tracks on Shock Value. At one point, he wrote, "The Hives must have wondered if it was really worth the journey from Fagersta just to play the guitar riff from the Elastik Band's 60s garage rocker Spazz on Throw It On Me." [9] Evan McGarvey of Stylus Magazine called "Throw It on Me" and "Time" " battlegrounds between two divergent tempos, effects drowning out the instruments we want to hear (post-punk needs a elegant, discernable bassline) and truism after truism (The Hives want to psyche up, She Wants Revenge needs a hug)." [10]

The Way I Are single

"The Way I Are" is a song by American rapper Timbaland, released as the second single from his second studio album Shock Value (2007). The song features vocals by singer Keri Hilson. The two artists co-wrote the song together with Danja, The Clutch, and Candice Nelson. Timbaland and Danja also produced the song together. Mosley Music Group, in association with Blackground Records and Interscope Records, serviced the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radios in the United States on June 15, 2007. "The Way I Are" is a hip hop and electro song with influences of R&B and dance music that help create its futuristic sound. Its lyrics are based on the theme of role reversal and sensuous desires.

Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a genre of popular music developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York City in the 1970s. It consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

WESH NBC affiliate in Daytona Beach, Florida

WESH, virtual channel 2, is an NBC-affiliated television station serving Orlando, Florida, United States that is licensed to Daytona Beach. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst Communications, as part of a duopoly with Clermont-licensed CW affiliate WKCF. The two stations share studios on North Wymore Road in Eatonville ; WESH's transmitter is located in eastern Orange County near Christmas.


In lieu of a copyright lawsuit over "Throw It On Me", Timbaland and David Cortopassi, the composer of "Spazz", which was originally recorded by The Elastik Band and released by ATCO/Atlantic and EMI, reached a settlement agreement in July 2009. [11] [12] [13] Terms of the settlement are undisclosed.

Music video

The music video directed by Justin Francis was shot on April 19, 2007 at Universal Studios and it featured current and former WWE Divas including Torrie Wilson, Kelly Kelly, the late 2005 WWE Raw Diva Search winner and former Survivor contestant Ashley Massaro, 2006 WWE Diva Search finalist Maryse Ouellet, Brooke Adams, and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner Layla El. The video premiered during Raw on May 21, 2007. [14] The video looks almost like a version of Sin City , where "The Baby Faces" (a reference to the term face in pro wrestling) consisting of Torrie, Maryse and Ashley take on "Extreme Exposé" (Brooke, Kelly and Layla) in a wrestling match. Timbaland and The Hives declare a winner at the end of the video. The winner announced, however, varies. In most markets, it is said to be "The Baby Faces". However, there is a video where "Extreme Exposé" is the winner. The video clip ends with "To be continued...". The video has reached #11 on Top 20 ReVamped. It was also #76 on MTV Asia [15]

Justin Francis is a Los Angeles-based film director and photographer.

Torrie Wilson American professional wrestler

Torrie Anne Wilson is an American professional wrestler, model, fitness competitor, blogger, and actress. She is best known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment under her real name Torrie Wilson.

Kelly Kelly American professional wrestler, model, dancer, professional wrestling valet and television personality

Barbara Jean Blank is an American model, actress, reality television personality, and professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly.

Credits and personnel

Credits taken from the liner notes of Shock Value, Mosley Music Group, Blackground Records, Interscope Records. [1]

Recording and mixing

Track listing

Australian CD Single [4]
  1. "Throw It On Me" (Album Version) – 2:11
  2. "Throw It On Me" (Video) – 2:30

Chart performance

Chart (2007)Peak
scope="row"Australia (ARIA) [16] 50

Release history

Australia [3] [4] August 4, 2007 Digital download
August 6, 2007 CD single Interscope

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