Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Swagger Jagger

     Swagger Jagger

     (by:Cher Lloyd)

"Swagger Jagger"
Single by Cher Lloyd
from the album Sticks + Stones
Released 29 July 2011
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Beat Studio, Miami, Florida
Genre Electropop, hip hop
Length 3:12
Label Syco, Sony
Writer(s) Cher Lloyd, Autumn Rowe, Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr, Petr Brdicko, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Marcus Lomax, Clarence Coffee Jr.
Producer The Runners, The Monarch
Cher Lloyd singles chronology

"Swagger Jagger"
"With Ur Love"
Music video
"Swagger Jagger" on YouTube

"Swagger Jagger" is the debut single by British singer Cher Lloyd, taken from her debut studio album Sticks + Stones. It was released as the album's lead single on 31 July 2011. The song was written by the two production teams The Runners and The Monarch with Lloyd, Petr Brdicko, Autumn Rowe, Marcus Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr., and it was produced by the The Runners and The Monarch. It debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and at number two in Ireland. The music video was released on 1 July 2011.



"Swagger Jagger" received its first airplay on 20 June 2011.[1] The single was leaked onto the internet on 15 June, but this version was later confirmed as only the demo of the track on Lloyd's Twitter account.[2][3]
Lloyd performed the song on T4 on the Beach and also performed at the Leeds Aire FM Party in the Park and Key 103 Live Manchester, both on the day of release of her debut single.

Critical reception

The song has received mixed reviews from critics. Initial reviews compared the song to the Christmas carol "Little Donkey".[4] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars writing, "Her debut single does little to change that, accusing her "haterz" of pilfering her wildly cherished swagger - the same people who are also looking, tweeting, youtubing and generally social media-baiting her. 'I can't stop, it's what I'm gon' be/ My swagger's in check,' she brattishly sing-speaks over a chunky schoolyard beat and squiggly club synths." He also noted similarities between the song's chorus and the American western folk ballad "Oh My Darling, Clementine". In the BBC's "Most annoying of 2011", "Swagger Jagger" was voted the most annoying song of the entire year,[5] an opinion shared by users at sample archive,[6]
In a negative review, said of the track: "Coming across like a sink estate answer to the Black Eyed Peas, the track combines a shouty, tuneless verse with a chorus that riffs on ‘Oh My Darling Clementine’. All blended together with the subtlety of a cut-and-shut Vauxhall Nova."[7]

Chart performance

"Swagger Jagger" debuted at number two in Ireland on the issue dated 4 August 2011.[8] On 7 August 2011, the song debuted at number one in Lloyd's native United Kingdom for the week ending date 13 August 2011.[9] As of 16 December 2011, the singles sales has exceeded 200,000 copies in the UK, The single debuted at number 79 on the Mega Single Top 100 chart in the Netherlands. After a performance of the song at the semi finals of So You Think You Can Dance the song re-entered the chart at 60.[10]

Track listing

  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:14
  2. "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Club Mix) – 3:32
  3. "Swagger Jagger" (Wideboys Radio Edit) – 3:03
  4. "Swagger Jagger" (Dillon Francis Remix) – 5:06
  5. "Swagger Jagger" (Eyes Remix) – 4:27
  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12
  2. "Swagger Jagger" (HyGrade Radio Mix) – 3:35
  • US digital download[13]
  1. "Swagger Jagger" – 3:12

Credits and personnel

  • Cher Lloyd – songwriter
  • Autumn Rowe – songwriter
  • Petr Brdicko - songwriter
  • The Runners (Andrew Harr and Jermaine Jackson) – songwriter, producer
  • The Monarch (Andre Davidson and Sean Davidson) – songwriter, co-producer
  • The Monsters and The Strangerz (Marcus Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr.) – songwriter
  • Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva – engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Alex Delicata – guitar
  • Tom Coyne – mastering


Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[15] 43
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 2
Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100)[16] 5
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[10] 60
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 1

Release history

Country Date Format
Ireland July 29, 2011 Digital download
United Kingdom July 31, 2011
United Kingdom[11][12]
August 1, 2011 CD single
United States[13] Digital download
Australia[13] August 2, 2011


  1. ^ "Cher Lloyd Confirms 'Swagger Jagger' Release | Cher Lloyd". MTV. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
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  4. ^ Lee, Ann (15 June 2011). "Cher Lloyd’s Swagger Jagger accused on Twitter of ripping off Little Donkey". Metro. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  5. ^ Copsey, Robert (6 July 2011). "Cher Lloyd: 'Swagger Jagger' - Music Singles Review". Digital Spy.
  6. ^ "Cher Lloyd's Swagger Jagger sample of Percy Montrose's Oh My Darling Clementine". Retrieved 8 Aug 2011.
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  8. ^ a b "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association.
  9. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ a b " – Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien /
  11. ^ a b "Swagger Jagger - EP by Cher Lloyd - Download Swagger Jagger - EP on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Swagger Jagger: Cher Lloyd: Music". Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  13. ^ a b c "Swagger Jagger - Single by Cher Lloyd - Download Swagger Jagger - Single on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  14. ^ (liner notes). "Swagger Jagger". Cher Lloyd. 88697939962.
  15. ^ " – Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien /
  16. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. October 24, 2012. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. Official Charts Company.


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