Louder (Put Your Hands Up)

Album: Premium: Songs From The Love Ship Vol. 1 (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • American singer-songwriter and producer Chris Willis started out as a gospel singer doing backup vocals for the likes of Dolly Parton and Amy Grant before getting international attention for his collaborations with house music artist David Guetta. This was released as his first solo single.
  • Willis co-wrote the song with the Danish duo of Jonas Jeberg and Cutfather (Kylie Minogue, Pussycat Dolls). We asked Willis in a 2012 interview whether he normally goes straight to the chorus when he's writing a song, or if he structures it by verses first? He replied: "I normally try to focus on the chorus first. It doesn't always work, but that's generally what I try to do. I build the chorus and build the hook - the part that I think people are going to remember the most. Then, I do a treatment lyrically on the verses that kind of compliments the chorus. There are times when the verses come first and kind of flow through to the chorus, but that's the way I do it."
  • The single topped Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs and also peaked at #27 in the Netherlands.

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