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GetItRight

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"#GetItRight"
Song by Miley Cyrus
from the album Bangerz
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2013 (2013-09-30)
StudioSouth Beach Studios (Miami Beach, Florida); Chalice Recording Studios (Hollywood, California)
GenrePop-funk
Length4:24
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Pharrell Williams
Producer(s)Pharrell Williams

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"#GetItRight" (stylized in all caps) is a song by American singer Miley Cyrus for her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). Written and produced by Pharrell Williams, "#GetItRight" is a pop-funk song that lyrically discusses sexual desire. Originally considered for release as the album's lead single, "We Can't Stop" was ultimately chosen over it. Upon its release, it received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who appreciated its overall production. Cyrus performed "#GetItRight" at the 2013 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest and on her Bangerz Tour.

Production and composition[edit]

During an interview with V, Cyrus and producer Pharrell Williams revealed that they considered servicing "#GetItRight" as the lead single from the record, though "We Can't Stop" was ultimately chosen.[1] "#GetItRight" is a pop-funk song;[2] it was written and produced by Pharrell Williams.[3] According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Kobalt Music Publishing America, the track is written in the key of F major with a tempo of 116 beats per minute.[4] Mariah Eakin of The A.V. Club noted the incorporation of "whistling choruses and whimsical sing-alongs",[5] while Nick Catucci from Entertainment Weekly recognized the use of a "scratchy funk guitar"; he further stated that the lyrics "Would you believe I'm dancing in the mirror? / I feel like I got no panties on / I wish that I could feel ya / Now hurry, hang up that damn phone!'" address the desire of an "absent lover".[6] Evan Sawdey of PopMatters felt that its production was similar to that of "Starships" by Nicki Minaj.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, "#GetItRight" received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who appreciated its overall production. Mariah Eakin from The A.V. Club complimented its placement on Bangerz, describing the song as "perfectly appropriate for an early-twentysomething, albeit one who has no problem with nudity."[5] Nick Catucci of Entertainment Weekly opined that the track is "every bit as immodest as you'd expect from a young lady who recently spawned a craze for swinging unattired on public pendulums", and further commented that it "solved the riddle [of] what the grinning naked women in Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' video were thinking".[6] Writing for Slant Magazine, Kyle Fowler appreciated "#GetItRight" for being a "sexy slice of pop-funk whose lyrics boast a raunchy but refreshing display of female sexual agency".[2] Mark Jacobs from V described the track as "a sure Top 40 diamond with a whistling hook and clever sweetness that partially obscures the frank sexual nature of its lyrics."[1]

However, Heather Phares from AllMusic gave a more mixed review of "#GetItRight", suggesting that it is "so bouncy it almost sounds innocent despite Miley's insistence that she wants to be naughty."[8] Evan Sawdey felt that the song was "catchy but flat",[7] while Jessica Hopper of Spin thought that Cyrus came across as "powerless and horny".[9]

Live performances[edit]

On December 6, 2013, Cyrus performed "#GetItRight", along with her previous singles "We Can't Stop" and "Party in the U.S.A.", and a cover version of "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles. The performance garnered media attention after Cyrus twerked on a dancer dressed as Santa Claus, portrayed by her friend Cheyne Thomas.[10] She also performed "#GetItRight", along with "Wrecking Ball", on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square on December 31.[11] An episode of MTV Unplugged starring Cyrus premiered through MTV on January 29, 2014;[12] she performed an acoustic version of "#GetItRight", among several additional tracks from Bangerz.[13] Cyrus has also performed the song during her ongoing Bangerz Tour. The performance received positive reviews from critics. During the performance, Cyrus wore a bodysuit heavily encrusted with red and silver rhinestones designed by "The Blonds" with an open shirt with matching maribou feathers and red boots. The performance featured Cyrus on a large blue and pink bed out of which male and female dancers came out from underneath.[14]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Bangerz.[3]

Recording
  • Recorded at South Beach Studios, Miami Beach, Florida and Chalice Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Mixed at MixStar Studios, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Personnel
  • Andrew Coleman – digital editing, arrangement
  • Miley Cyrus – lead vocals
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Hart Gunther – assistant
  • John Hanes – engineering for mixing
  • Chad Hugo – guitar, whistles
  • Todd Robinson – assistant
  • Pharrell Williams – songwriter, producer

Charts[edit]

"#GetItRight" debuted at numbers 125 and 44 on the South Korea Gaon and US Pop Digital Songs charts respectively.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
South Korea (Gaon)[15] 125
US Pop Digital Songs (Billboard)[16] 44

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark Jacobs. "The Emancipation of Miley". V. Visionaire. Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kyle Fowler (October 6, 2013). "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz". Slant Magazine. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bangerz (Media notes). Miley Cyrus. RCA Records. 2013.
  4. "#GETITRIGHT By Miley Cyrus - Digital Sheet Music". MusicNotes. 2014-07-07. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mariah Eakin (October 8, 2013). "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nick Catucci (October 9, 2013). "Bangerz Album Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Evan Sawdey (October 6, 2013). "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz". PopMatters. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  8. Heather Phares. "Bangerz - Miley Cyrus". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  9. Jessica Hopper (October 7, 2013). "Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Serves Up the Perfectly American Horrorshow We Deserve". Spin. Spin Media. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  10. Brandi Fowler (December 7, 2013). "Miley Cyrus Celebrates Christmas Early, Twerks on Santa at Jingle Ball". E!. NBCUniversal. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  11. Amy Sciarretto (December 31, 2013). "Miley Cyrus Performs 'Get It Right' + 'Wrecking Ball'on New Year's Eve". PopCrush. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  12. Ray Rahman (January 21, 2014). "Miley Cyrus will star in her own 'MTV Unplugged'". CNN. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  13. "See What Songs Miley Cyrus Performed On MTV's 'Unplugged'". MetroLyrics. January 30, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  14. Wilson, Gaby (February 18, 2014). "Miley Cyrus Kicks Off Bangerz Tour With Flurry Of Performance Outfits". MTV. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  15. Gaon Download Chart: 2013년 10월 3주차 Archived October 18, 2013, at the Wayback Machine (in Korean). Gaon Charts. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  16. Pop Digital Songs : Oct 26, 2013. Billboard biz. Retrieved December 31, 2013.

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