Sexy Bitch

Album: One Love (2009)
Charted: 1 5
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Songfacts®:

  • This dancefloor stormer is the second single from French DJ David Guetta's fourth studio album One Love.
  • This song features American-Sengalese R&B singer Akon. Their collaboration came about via a chance encounter, after a gig in the English town of Swindon for BBC Radio 1. Guetta and Akon looked at each other after the set and said, "instead of going out lets hire a studio right now." They went ahead and recorded this turbo-charged track.
  • When this reached #1 on the UK singles chart, Guetta achieved the rare feat of replacing himself at the top position as he co-wrote and is co-produced the previous chart-topper, The Black Peas' "I Gotta Feeling." Guetta also became the first Frenchman to achieve more than one #1 hit in the UK.
  • A radio friendly version of the song has also been produced with the title and lyrics modified to "Sexy Chick."
  • The song topped the Eurochart Hot 100 singles for six weeks. It also reached #1 in five individual European countries plus Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
  • Guetta recalled to Billboard magazine how he hooked up with Akon on this track: "I played a festival in the UK, and after I got off the stage, Akon was standing there. He said 'Love Is Gone' was one of his favorite songs, and he wanted to work with me. So many times, artists say they want to work with you and then it never happens, so I told him if he was serious, we should go get a bite to eat and then go the studio and make it happen. And in one night, we had 'Sexy Bitch.'"
  • Before this track charted high on the US charts, dance music was a niche genre in the US. This song changed all that, Guetta told The Guardian June 1, 2010: "When I recorded Sexy Bitch with Akon, his label said: 'You're going to have to adapt yourself to the American market. What we've done won't work in the US because of the style of the beat.' I told them they were wrong." Guetta's refusal to compromise paid off, and the song went to #5 on the Hot 100. "At the time the four-to-the-floor beat didn't really exist in the charts, but now everyone is taking that direction. It happened fast, and now I've met almost every artist in the US," said Guetta.

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