I Don't Like You

Album: single release only (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Simons wrote this with her songwriting partner Mike Hamilton, Italian DJ and dance producer Benny Benassi and his cousin Alle Benassi. German electro house producer Anton "Zedd" Zaslavski laid down the beat. Zedd also co-produced Justin Bieber's collaboration with Nicki Minaj, "Beauty and a Beat."
  • Simons told the story of the song to Artist Direct: "That song is funny. We were in the studio with Benny Benassi. I had an off day, and I was a bit pissed off at someone. When I hear a beat, I go into the booth and lay down some ideas. Mike saw that I was really pissed [Laughs]. He was like, 'Let's go with that.' That's the story."
  • The song topped Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, giving Simons her first US Dance #1.
  • A Nick Thayer remix was included on the soundtrack of the 3D dance movie Step Up: Revolution.

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