Where Them Girls At

Album: Nothing But The Beat (2011)
Charted: 3 14

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single by the French house music producer and DJ David Guetta from his fifth studio album. He premiered the track as part of a DJ set at during a street carnival in the beach resort of Salvador in Brazil. The song includes vocals from Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj.
  • Guetta got Flo Rida on board for this song as a result of their dual success on "Club Can't Handle Me," as the rapper wanted to return the favor. However, when Guetta wanted to add an extra twist by featuring Minaj as well, she was initially less than thrilled as she wanted to concentrate on her own recordings. The French producer recalled to MTV News that he met the New York MC: "I was gonna play records, but she said, 'You know, you should know that I wanna do a solo record. I don't want to be with somebody else.' So I said, 'OK, no problem. Can I just play you that record?' And that record is so big that it's undeniable. And she was like, 'OK, I'll do that last one.' And it's a major record!"
  • After hackers stole an unfinished version of the song, added their own touches, then leaked it online, Guetta was forced to release the official track ahead of schedule. The French DJ responded to the illegal act by hiring an expert who works with security for the Pentagon to find the criminals and help bring them to justice.
  • Flo Rida first heard the song at the same time he and Guetta were working on "Club Can't Handle Me." "Honestly, I thought it would be huge," he told Billboard magazine. "I actually wanted the record for myself... But I knew that this trio, with Nicki having her fan base, me having mine and David having his, because of the names involved it would be a hot record."
  • Minaj broke out a new persona for her contribution to this song. "It's a cross between Nicki and Roman," she told MTV News. "I'm doing kind of a London accent. It seems like a rebel, or a rebellious little kid. That's the type of vibe that I feel on this particular record. It's party. It's fun. Who cares? I'm gonna say the craziest, most insane thing, and it's just about having fun."
  • The song's video shows Guetta at a rooftop creating bubbles which contain the song's beats. They drift across the cities attracting people to his party. The French DJ explained the concept to AOL Music: "Well basically, the idea is that I'm a little bit of a crazy, lonely scientist on a rooftop creating bubbles that I'm spreading to the world. And those bubbles are making people happy and crazy, and that's basically the idea of music. That's what happens. The bubbles come to town and when people touch it they start to feel the music inside of them, and start dancing and go crazy."

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