Five More Hours

Album: Single release only (2015)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • Born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents, Erick Orrosquieta began his DJ career at the age of 14 playing at local gigs. Within three years he was producing his own tracks under the stage name of Deorro. His debut single, "Yee" released in 2013 received global club play and charted in a number of countries particularly in Europe.
  • Originally a hit instrumental in Europe titled "Five Hours," this electro-house anthem was especially successful in Belgium and France where it reached the Top 10 in 2014. Deorro released a second vocal version in America as "Five Hours (Don't Hold Me Back)" featuring DyCy as guest performer. The single reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, giving Deorro his first chart-topper in his home country.
  • Deorro dropped a third version of "Five Hours" in 2015 featuring vocals from Chris Brown. The kudos of the American star gave the release additional sales momentum, aided by Breezy crashing Deorro's set at Coachella when he performed the song to an excited crowd.
  • The song's music video was directed by Andrew Sandler and features Chris Brown and rapper Travi$ Scott breaking down on a deserted desert highway on their way to Coachella. Deorro picks Breezy up in his school bus, leaving Scott behind. Naturally, his transport is full of beautiful female ravers.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Rick Astley

Rick AstleySongwriter Interviews

Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top Proverb

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top ProverbSong Writing

How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In Songs

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing

Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.

Bill Withers

Bill WithersSongwriter Interviews

Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat WorldSongwriter Interviews

Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.

Real or Spinal Tap

Real or Spinal TapMusic Quiz

They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.