Label: Def Jam Recordings - none • Format: CDr Single, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Progressive House, House, Garage House
It was released worldwide on September 7,as the fourth single of the album. The song was written by Tawanna Dabney and its producers StarGate ; Michael Jackson also received a songwriting credit for the sampling of the line "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" from Jackson's single " Wanna Be Startin' Somethin ' ".
Both Rihanna and Jackson were sued by Cameroonian musician Manu Dibangowho asserted that the hook originated in his song " Soul Makossa ". Many music journalists praised the sampling of the "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" hook.
The song received a number of accolades, including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording. Anthony Mandler filmed the song's music video in Prague. In the video, Rihanna and Snakefood - Safri Duo - Episode II friends sneak into the back of a I Shatter - The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (Vinyl, Album) store that contains a secret club, and she parties with club-goers.
English recording artist Jamie Cullum released a cover of the song as the second single from his album The Pursuitand his version charted in several European countries. Michael Jackson received a songwriting credit for the sampling of the line "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" from his single "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". Eriksen and Al Hemberger. Phil Tan and Josh Houghkirk mixed the single, and StarGate provided vocal production and instrumentation.
According to Dibango, the line is from his single " Soul Makossa ". Agence France-Presse reported that Jackson admitted that he borrowed the line for "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin ' " and settled out of court. When Rihanna asked Jackson in for permission to sample the line, he allegedly approved the request without contacting Dibango beforehand.
Before its release, two promotional remixes of the song Solitaire's More Drama and the Wideboys Club Mix were added to digital outlets in Canada and the United States on August 7, The sampled "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" was added to the arrangement as a complementary throbbing motif. Music journalists praised the sampling of the "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" hook.
For Pitchfork Media 's Tom Breihan—who characterized "Don't Stop the Music" as "an amazing bit of euroclub insanity combined Dont Stop The Music (Jody den Broeder Big Room Dub) - Rihanna - Dont Stop The Music (Remixes) synth and bass"—the hook from Jackson's track smoothly blends into the song's powerful beat. Huff wrote that "the Michael Jackson-sampling 'Don't Stop the Music', inspires the type of tail feather shaking you can only produce when you're chanting, 'Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa ' ".
McAlpine called Rihanna's vocals "emotionally removed, a little distant and naughty, but a smidge melancholy and tearful". It was Rihanna's second song to reach the chart's top three, following " Umbrella ". It was Rihanna's third number-one single in the country, after "SOS" and "Umbrella",  remaining on the chart for 27 weeks.
After fluctuating for four weeks, it peaked at number three for a week and spent a total of 22 weeks on the chart. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number 68 on December 15, Remaining at number one for two weeks, the song spent a total of 34 weeks Wake Up, Little Susie - Everly Brothers, The* - 20 Greatest Hits / Bye Bye Love the chart. After two weeks, it reached number one, staying there for two consecutive weeks.
The song's music video was directed by Rihanna's regular director, Anthony Mandler and filmed in a nightclub in Prague, the Czech Republic. In the video Rihanna and two friends arrive at a nightclub in a yellow taxi, and enter a candy store where a boy is standing with his mother.
Rihanna tells the boy not to tell anyone where they are going, and the singer and her friends sneak into the back of the store where there is a secret nightclub entrance. The narrative is intercut with Rihanna singing the song against a wall and dancing in the club. After she enters the club, she checks her makeup in a restroom as she sings. Rihanna returns to the dance floor for the chorus, dancing and singing with her friends.
Her fellow club-goers clap along with the sample from "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin ' ". VH1 's Christopher Rosa ranked the video 18th on his list of Rihanna's 20 sexiest videos: "This dance-by-numbers song gets a facelift with its brisk, energetic video featuring R as the undisputed queen of the clubs". Rihanna performed her new material, mashed up with older songs including "Don't Stop the Music", " Live Your Dont Stop The Music (Jody den Broeder Big Room Dub) - Rihanna - Dont Stop The Music (Remixes) " and " Run This Town ", against a background of stacked vintage televisions and silver mannequins.
In October Rihanna joined L. Reid at his home in the Hamptons to help him judge male contestants for the first season of the American version Dont Stop The Music (Jody den Broeder Big Room Dub) - Rihanna - Dont Stop The Music (Remixes) The X Factorwhere contestant Philip Lomax performed a stripped-down version of "Don't Stop the Music" for Rihanna and Reid.
According to PopMatters ' Will Layman, the piano builds the groove from soft to loud a technique used by Herbie Hancock during the s. Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Pursuit Decca Records. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A second sample of "Don't Stop the Music"; a syncopated song, it samples a variety of layered rhythms, with hip-hop rhythms and a heavy bass drumbeat predominating. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen.
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