#7 Far East Movement Feat. The Cataracs & Dev – Like A G6
Having shot to fame with ‘Like A G6’, the Far East Movement fly into Shazam’s Tags Of 2010. After reaching over 10 million views on YouTube, Far East Movement’s superbly synth orientated track landed at #1 in the Billboard Hot 100, a prestigious position for a group that had nearly no history in the commercial spotlight. The accompanying video was posted back in June 2010 with the typical background of flowing champagne, fast cars and a heaving club. A surefire sign that they’re clearly enjoying their recent, viral enhanced, success.
They keep it simple but effective with the beat, a recipe that is hard to materialize into a hit but has radically taken off in their case. The refreshing and addictive track created a huge burst of tags from Shazamers. The track was #1 in the UK Pre-Release chart and is one of only eight singles in Billboard history to return the #1 spot after two or more singles had succeeded in the number one position. The track become so popular it spawned remixes including one by rap superstar 50 Cent with his own signature vocals.
A hard track to follow up, the Far East Movement will have some work to do to overcome the daunting sequel stigma that follows. Keep up to date with Shazam to hear about their next record. The single ‘Like A G6′ from Far East Movement is available to buy on iTunes.