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Up/Down

“Up/Down” is a song by Australian recording artist Jessica Mauboy, taken from her debut studio album Been Waiting (2008). Written by Kwamé Holland and Frankie Storm, “Up/Down” was released as the fifth single from Been Waiting on 28 August 2009. It peaked at number 11 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[1][2]

The music video for “Up/Down” was shot in Los Angeles on 17 August 2009. According to a Sony Music representative, the video “explores the two sides of Jessica…The ‘down’ side of things will feature Jessica preparing for her shows and being the natural girl she is, whereas the ‘up’ will feature the showgirl in Jessica on stage, displaying her coming of age and edginess, the sexy entertainer within.”[citation needed]

Saturday Night (Jessica Mauboy song)

“Saturday Night” is a song by Australian recording artist Jessica Mauboy, featuring American rapper Ludacris. It was released as the second single from Mauboy’s second studio album, Get ‘Em Girls, on 27 October 2010. The song was written by Angie Iron, Ludacris and Brian Kennedy, and was produced by Kennedy, Israel Cruz and Khaled Rohaim. “Saturday Night” peaked at number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). An accompanying music video was directed by Hype Williams, and features tinted lighting and fast paced graphics throughout. “Saturday Night” was nominated for ‘Highest Selling Single’ at the 2011 ARIA Music Awards. Mauboy also recorded a simlish version of the song titled, “Surbiduh Nye”, for the video game, The Sims 3: Late Night.

Running Back (Jessica Mauboy song)

“Running Back” is the debut single by Australian R&B recording artist Jessica Mauboy, which features American rapper Flo Rida. It was written by Mauboy, Audius Mtawarira, and Sean Ray Mullins, and was produced by Audius. “Running Back” was released for digital download on 19 September 2008, as the lead single from Mauboy’s debut studio album, Been Waiting. Mauboy felt “so excited and honoured” to work with Flo Rida, calling it a dream come true.

The song peaked at number three on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), for shipments of 140,000 units. In 2009, “Running Back” won ‘Highest Selling Single’ at the ARIA Music Awards, where it was also nominated for ‘Breakthrough Artist Single’. It also won ‘Urban Work of the Year’ at the APRA Awards and ‘Single Release of the Year’ at the NT Indigenous Music Awards. The music video was directed by Fin Edquist, and portrays a fictional relationship between Mauboy and Flo Rida. The video has garnered over 1 million views on Vevo.[1] The song has been performed live at the 2008 Sydney New Year’s Eve event and on Australian Idol, where Mauboy was a former contestant of the show in 2006.

Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)

“Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)” is a song recorded by Australian singer Jessica Mauboy for her third studio album, Beautiful. The song was digitally released on 27 September 2013, as the second single from the album. “Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)” was written by Mauboy, Mario Marchetti, Gino Barletta and Rebecca Johnson, and produced by Marchetti. The song received positive reviews from critics, many of whom complimented it as an anthem.

“Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)” debuted at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming Mauboy’s highest charting single since 2008’s “Burn”. It also debuted at number 33 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. The song was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for selling over 70,000 copies. The accompanying music video was directed by Megan Brown and filmed in various locations around Wollongong. It features Mauboy spending time with her girlfriends. Mauboy promoted the song with performances on television and during her To the End of the Earth Tour.

Never Be the Same (Jessica Mauboy song)

“Never Be the Same” is a song recorded by Australian singer Jessica Mauboy. It was written by Mauboy, Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci, and produced by DNA. The song was released on 7 March 2014 as the fourth single from Mauboy’s third studio album, Beautiful. “Never Be the Same” is a mid-tempo pop and R&B power ballad that speaks about “the confusion of growing up and the fact that changes in life are inevitable.”[1] The song received positive reviews from critics, who noted it as an emotional and powerful track and praised Mauboy’s vocal performance.

“Never Be the Same” peaked at number six on the ARIA Singles Chart and became Mauboy’s seventh top-ten single. It was certified Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for selling over 70,000 copies. The accompanying music video was directed by Lawrence Lim and features Australian actress Miah Madden playing a younger version of Mauboy. The video received a positive reception from critics, who complimented the shower scenes and noted it as “an amazing step up” for Mauboy.[2] “Never Be the Same” has been performed on Today and Sunrise, and was used to promote the American drama series Revenge on Australian television.

Let Me Be Me

“Let Me Be Me” is the sixth and final single released from Australian singer Jessica Mauboy’s debut studio album, Been Waiting. The song was written by Jade Ewen, Azi Jegbefume, Narran McLean, Karen Poole and Steve Robson, and was produced by Michael “Fingaz” Mugisha. It was released digitally and physically on 27 November 2009.[1][2] “Let Me Be Me” debuted at number 33 on the ARIA Singles Chart and peaked at number 26 in its second week on the chart.[3] The single spent nine weeks in the ARIA top fifty.[3]

Gotcha (song)

“Gotcha” is a song recorded by Australian singer and songwriter Jessica Mauboy for the soundtrack album The Sapphires to the 2012 musical film of the same name, in which Mauboy stars as Julie McCrae. The song was written by Mauboy, Louis Schoorl and Ilan Kidron, and produced by The Schoolkids. It was released as the lead single from the soundtrack album on 13 July 2012. Musically, “Gotcha” is an upbeat pop and swing dance song, which incorporates influences of motown and elements of 1960s music.

“Gotcha” garnered positive reviews from music critics, who praised its sound. The song peaked at number 43 on the ARIA Singles Chart and number 11 on the ARIA Urban Singles Chart, and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). “Gotcha” earned Mauboy two nominations at the 2012 ARIA Music Awards for Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release. The accompanying music video was directed by Samuel Leighton-Dore and features Mauboy inside a recording studio performing with a band. To promote the song, Mauboy performed the song live on Sunrise and at Nickelodeon Australia’s Slimefest concert.

Get ‘Em Girls (song)

“Get ‘Em Girls” is a song by Australian R&B recording artist Jessica Mauboy. The song features American rapper Snoop Dogg, who co-wrote the song with David Buchanan and producer Bangladesh for her second studio album of the same name. It was released as the album’s lead single on 17 September 2010. The concept of the song is about shoes and showcases a more urban, hip hop flavoured sound than Mauboy’s previous singles. “Get ‘Em Girls” received negative reviews from critics, and peaked at number 19 on the ARIA Singles Chart. An accompanying music video was directed by Hype Williams and received a mixed reaction from fans.

Galaxy (Jessica Mauboy song)

“Galaxy” is a song by Australian recording artist Jessica Mauboy featuring Stan Walker. It was written by Richard Vission, Ferras Alqaisi, Brett McLaughlin, Dominique Calvillo, Chico Bennett and Brad Ackley. Production for the song was handled by Vission, Bennett, Ackley, Braddon Williams, Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci. “Galaxy” was released digitally on 28 October 2011, as the fifth single from Mauboy’s second studio album Get ‘Em Girls (2010). It peaked at number 13 on the ARIA Singles Chart and number seven on the ARIA Urban Singles Chart. “Galaxy” also became Mauboy’s first charting release in New Zealand, where it reached number 36.

The Day Before I Met You

“The Day Before I Met You” is a song by Australian recording artist Jessica Mauboy from the platinum edition of her third studio album, Beautiful. It was released on 13 February 2015 as the album’s sixth overall single and the second single from the platinum edition. “The Day Before I Met You” was written by Antonio Dixon, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, Helen Jane Culver and Mauboy. Dixon and Edmonds also produced the song with The Rascals. “The Day Before I Met You” is a pop love song which features an acoustic guitar riff and “very low pitched” vocals in its verses. Lyrically, Mauboy sings about “not wanting to go back to a time before that special someone was in her life”.[1]

Upon its release, “The Day Before I Met You” debuted at number 41 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. An accompanying music video was directed by Nick Waterman and filmed in Mauboy’s hometown of Darwin, Northern Territory. It features appearances by her parents, sisters and grandmother. Children from the Aboriginal communities of Kulaluk and Bagot also appear in the video. Mauboy performed “The Day Before I Met You” at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony and on the Today show live at Uluru. She also promoted the single’s release on social media and during radio interviews.

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