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"C'Mon"
File:Kesha C'mon.png
Single by Kesha
from the album Warrior
Released November 16, 2012
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2012 at Luke's In The Boo, The Record Plat, Studio Malibu, Westlake Studios
Genre Techno-pop
Length 3:34 (main version)
3:22 (radio edit)
Label RCA, Kemosabe
Writer(s) Kesha, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee, Max Martin, Cirkut and Benny Blanco
Producer(s) Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Cirkut, Benny Blanco
Kesha singles chronology

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Music video
Official music video on YouTube

"C'Mon" is a song by American recording artist Kesha. It was released as a promotional single on November 16, 2012 from her second studio album, Warrior (2012). The song was officially released as the album's second single on January 7, 2013. The song was written by Kesha, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, and fellow pop singer and longtime collaborator Bonnie McKee, while production was captained by Dr. Luke, Martin, Cirkut, and Blanco. Containing elements of pop rap, "C'Mon" is a techno-pop song with brash lyrics that center on partying and falling in love. Stylistically, the song follows a verse - refrain pattern typical in pop music, with Kesha adding traditional singing in the latter and the discordant enunciation and stresses of vowels to force assonance and rhyme that epitomize her rap technique in the former.

The song has received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended it for its chorus and labeled it as "catchy" and compared it to her previous hit, "Your Love is My Drug". The music video for the song premiered on 11 January 2013, and has received positive reviews. "C'Mon" has been well received in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, and the US.

The song peaked at number twenty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first single not to reach the top ten of the chart since her debut single "Tik Tok" reached number one on 2 January 2010, beginning her eight song stretch. However, the single did peak at number nine in the Billboard Pop Songs Charts, making it Kesha's seventh top-ten hit since "Tik Tok". Follow-up single "Crazy Kids" featuring will.i.am or Juicy J brought her mainstream success again in the UK. In Australia, the song obtained moderate success, gaining a gold certification with digital sales brimming 35,000 units.

The song is included in the fifth edition of the Just Dance series, Just Dance 2014.

Background and composition

In "C'Mon", the artist shifts vocal techniques from tradition singing to rapping between the refrains and verses, depicting discordant stresses on ending consonances with mid-word enunciation to force assonance that have become her signature.[1][2]

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"C'Mon" was written by Kesha, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Benny Blanco, Melin Shikder, and Cirkut, while production was helmed by Dr. Luke, Martin, Cirkut, and Blanco.[3] Registered on the Broadcast Music Incorporated database on 13 October 2012, under the legal title "C Mon", the song was released as the second single from her second studio album, Warrior. "C'Mon" is a techno-pop[4] and pop rap record thematically similar to Kesha's previous single, "Die Young"; Billboard called the song, a YOLO dance jam about taking hookups from the dance floor to the bedroom",[5] while MTV called the track a, "...case for a sassy one-night stand."[6] The track begins with harmonized, acapella male vocals, before breaking into a "crunchy" beat.[6][7] In "C'Mon"‍ '​s verse, Kesha raps: ""Saw you leaning against that old record machine/ Saw the name of your band written on the marquee/ It's a full moon tonight so we gettin' rowdy/ Yeah, we gettin' rowdy, get-get-gettin' rowdy."[6] The refrain is sung with the lyrics: "C'mon 'cause I know what I like/ And you're looking just like my type/ Let's go for it just for tonight/ C'mon, c'mon, c'mon/ Now don't even try to deny/ We're both going home satisfied/ Let's go for it just for tonight/ C'mon, c'mon, c'mon".[6]

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com, "C'Mon" is written in the key of E major and has a moderate tempo of 126 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression E–A–Cm–A, and Kesha's vocals span from B3 to E5.[8]

Reception

Critical response

"C'Mon" received generally positive reviews upon its release. Seventeen gave a positive review of both the song and the video, calling C'Mon a "perfect dance jam with a catchy chorus."[9] Carl Williot of Idolator gave a mixed review of the track, calling the song "fun but familiar."[10] The Huffington Post praised the song, calling the chorus "awesome," and stating it could be Kesha's "latest destined-for-smash-y song."[11] Billboard gave a positive review of the song, comparing it to Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend", as well as Kesha's previous hit, "Your Love Is My Drug".[5] Contessa Gayles of AOL Music said "C'Mon" stayed true to Kesha's trademark half-rapping, half-singing style.[12] Fuse gave the track a positive review, stating that fans of the un-Auto-Tuned "Die Young" would find similar gems in "C'Mon".[13] Mark Hogan blogging for SPIN wrote that despite Kesha's hedonistic persona in "C'Mon" was marketable, it remained an ordinary electropop song better suited for label-mate, Katy Perry, adding that Kesha's party-goer shtick present in previous hits "Tik Tok" and "Take It Off" was starting to become more of a caricature with the release of "C'Mon".[7]

Commercial performance

Weeks prior to being released officially to radio stations of the U.S., "C'Mon" debuted at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 28 on the Billboard Pop Songs Chart.[14][15] Upon the release, the song debuted at number 70 on the Hot Digital Songs with 60,000 copies sold. It peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first solo single to not chart within the top ten in the United States. It has sold 350,000 copies in its first month being released.[16] As of April 2013, the song has sold over 700,000 digital copies.[citation needed]. It and "Crazy Kids" have so far been her only singles to not sell over one million copies and two million copies.

In Europe, the song performed poorly; Ireland is the only country there where it reach the Top 40 at number 33. On the UK Official Charts, it peaked at 70, but her follow-up single, "Crazy Kids", was more successful across the continent.

Music video

On December 22, 2012, Kesha confirmed that she was filming the "C'Mon" music video when she posted a picture of herself on set on her Twitter account.[17] The music video for "C'Mon" was released on January 11, 2013.[18]

Synopsis

The video opens with Kesha working as waitress at a waffle house named the "Awful House".[18][19] Wearing pink ribbons, a pink-checkered shirt, and "daisy duke" shorts, Kesha quits her job and jumps into a van called the "Dream Machine"[19] driven by someone in a cat costume.[18] Switching costumes into what MTV considered something more in-tune Kesha's style, the rapper terrorizes a convenience store with a gang of people dressed in animal costumes.[18] The following scenes depict Kesha on a motorcycle and taking a bath.[19]

Lyric video

The official lyric video was released on December 12, 2012, and features rainbows, kittens, puppies, bunnies, ducklings, unicorns and penguins.[20]

Format and track listing

  • Digital download[3]
  1. "C'Mon" – 3:34
  • Remixes - EP
  1. "C'Mon" – 3:34
  2. "C'Mon"  (Wideboys Club Mix) – 5:51
  3. "C'Mon"  (Wideboys Radio Mix) – 3:52
  4. "C'Mon"  (Cutmore Club Mix) – 6:08
  5. "C'Mon"  (Cutmore Radio Mix) – 3:57

Live performances

Kesha performed "C'Mon" at The X Factor on December 6, 2012,[21] and at MTV's NYE Countdown on January 1, 2013. Kesha also performed "C'Mon" on The Jonathan Ross Show on February 16, 2013, and on The Jimmy Fallon Show on February 20, 2013.[citation needed] On March 23, 2013, at the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, Kesha performed a segment of "We R Who We R" and "C'Mon".[22]

Charts and certifications

Release history

References

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