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Sorry For Party Rocking
Sorry for Party Rocking
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 17, 2011 (2011-06-17)
Recorded2010 at Party Rockers In The Hous
Length37:15
LabelInterscope
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LMFAO chronology
Party Rock
(2009)
Sorry for Party Rocking
(2011)
Singles from Sorry for Party Rocking
  1. "Party Rock Anthem"
    Released: January 25, 2011
  2. "Champagne Showers"
    Released: May 26, 2011
  3. "Sexy and I Know It"
    Released: September 16, 2011
  4. "Sorry for Party Rocking"
    Released: January 17, 2012

Sorry for Party Rocking is the sophomore and final studio album by LMFAO. It was released June 21, 2011, physically and digitally by Interscope Records as the follow-up to their debut album Party Rock (2009). "Party Rock Anthem" was the first single released from the album and was an international hit. The second single was "Champagne Showers" and reached number eight in New Zealand, and nine in Australia. It became an international hit, also charting in France, Ireland, and Austria. The third single, "Sexy and I Know It" was released on September 16, 2011. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. "Sorry for Party Rocking" was released on January 9, 2012 as the fourth single from the album and peaked at number 8 in Belgium, 16 in France, 18 in Ireland, 19 on the US Pop Songs, 23 in the United Kingdom, 27 in New Zealand, 31 in Canada, 32 in Australia, and 49 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Release dates

The album was released first in New Zealand on June 17, 2011, followed by a UK release on July 18, 2011.[1][2]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic47/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[5]
NME(0/10)[6]
RapReviews(5/10)[7]
The Guardian1/5 stars[8]

Sorry for Party Rocking has received mixed reviews from music critics. The album currently holds a score of 47 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 13 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3] Josh Bush from Allmusic gave it a favorable review, awarding it three and a half out of five stars. He said "Although the duo LMFAO boasted Euro-pop synths and unmissable riffs well before their hit with David Guetta, "Gettin' Over You," it definitely didn't hurt to be featured on a world-wide smash that spent quality time at number one in France and the U.K. Their second album, Sorry for Party Rocking, arrives at exactly the right time and includes exactly the right mix of energy and humor, plus a surprising amount of sincerity." They highlighted "Sorry for Party Rocking", "Party Rock Anthem" and "Champagne Showers".[9]

Billboard had said prior to the promotion "LMFAO is, of course, not "Sorry for Party Rocking." But the dance duo's sophomore album is "more refined" and more experimental than its 2009 debut, "Party Rock."

British music journal NME were particularly scathing, giving it a score of 0 out of 10, slating the lyrics and claiming "... LMFAO understood the pain they would be inflicting on the world and did it anyway." Further criticizing the album, Sam Wolfson wrote "... it's not the persistent and aggressive misogyny that is the most soul-destroying thing about the record. Nor is it songs so imbecilic that if you ate a can of Alphabetti Spaghetti you could shit out more intelligent lyrics to a more pleasing tune."[6]

Some negative feedback have also come in about their rapping and dance beats through the album. Entertainment Weekly gave it a negative review saying "It's topped off by truly terrible rapping, which often turns otherwise groan-inspiring instrumentals into jumbled, maddening filler."[10] The Rolling Stone gave it two stars out of five, positively highlighting that "MC-DJs Redfoo and Sky Blu turn in some skillful hip-hop", but they also said "but also get seriously stupid, rapping about spanking girls and bathing in champagne, over a cheesy pastiche of Eighties synths and pounding beats."[5]

Commercial performance

Sorry for Party Rocking debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 with 27,100 copies sold in its first week.[11] As of March 2012, the album had sold 808,900 copies in the United States.[12] On the chart dated January 14, 2012 the album archived a peak position of number five on the Billboard 200, making it their first top 10 album in the US.[13] The album has sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide.[14]

Singles

  • "Party Rock Anthem" was the first single released from the album, released on January 25, 2011. It topped the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States. The hit music video for Party Rock Anthem internationally popularized the rave dance "Melbourne Shuffle" which was revamped by David Mues, also known as "Robot Dave". To date, the music video has over 1.6 billion views on YouTube. It also topped the YouTube 100, along with their later single, "Sexy and I Know It".
  • "Champagne Showers" was the second single released from the album, released on May 27, 2011. The single features British singer Natalia Kills. It stands as a top 10 hit in Australia and New Zealand, a top 20 hit in France and Ireland, and a top 40 hit in Belgium (Wallonia), Scotland, and the United Kingdom. The music video is the continuation of "Party Rock Anthem" and currently has more than 242 million views on YouTube and reached #14 on the YouTube 100.
  • "Sexy and I Know It" was the third single released from the album, released on September 16, 2011. It topped the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. It stands as a top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Scotland, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, and Spain. To date, the music video has over 674 million views on YouTube. It also topped the YouTube 100 along with "Party Rock Anthem".
  • "Sorry for Party Rocking" is the fourth single from the album, released on January 17, 2012. In an interview with the Irish Channel TG4, Redfoo stated that they are now working on the video for the new single. It stands as a top 10 hit in Belgium, a top 20 hit in France and Ireland, a top 40 hit in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. It has also charted #19 on the US Pop Songs and #49 in the United States. The music video is a prequel to "Party Rock Anthem" and it debuted on E! on 2/20/12 at 11:30PM ET. It currently has more than 474 million views on YouTube and has reached #3 on the YouTube 100.

Promotional singles

  • "One Day" was released as the album's first promotional single. The song charted at number twenty-two on the UK Dance Charts and 104 on the Singles Chart.

Other charted songs

  • "Rock the Beat II" received strong digital downloads in Portugal and charted at #43.
  • "Best Night" received strong digital downloads in Slovakia and charted at #68.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Rock the Beat II" (Intro)Stefan Kendal Gordy, Skyler Austen Gordy, Kenneth OliverRedfoo, Audiobot, Josh Stevens[a]1:53
2."Sorry for Party Rocking"S. K. Gordy, S. A. Gordy, Erin BeckRedfoo3:23
3."Party Rock Anthem" (featuring GoonRock and Lauren Bennett)S. K. Gordy, S. A. Gordy, David Listenbee, Peter SchroederGoonRock, Redfoo4:22
4."Sexy and I Know It"S. K. Gordy, Oliver, George Robertson, Listenbee, BeckAudiobot, Redfoo, GoonRock3:19
5."Champagne Showers" (featuring Natalia Kills)S. K. Gordy, S. A. Gordy, Listenbee, OliverGoonRock, Redfoo, Audiobot, Josh Stevens[a]4:23
6."One Day"S. K. Gordy, Listenbee, Oliver, D. BoylesAudiobot, Redfoo, GoonRock3:17
7."Take It to the Hole" (featuring Busta Rhymes)S. K. Gordy, S. A. Gordy, Trevor Smith, Jr., Rami Afuni, Josh StevensRami Afuni, Josh Stevens [a]3:36
8."Best Night" (featuring will.i.am, GoonRock and Eva Simons)S. K. Gordy, S. A. Gordy, Listenbee, William Adams, Jr., OliverGoonRock, Redfoo, Audiobot4:58
9."All Night Long" (featuring Lisa Tatjana)S. K. Gordy, S. A. Gordy, Listenbee, Aaron Bay-Schuck, A. Smith, M. PerryRedfoo, GoonRock3:47
10."With You"S. K. Gordy, S. A. Gordy, Listenbee, Smith, A. Louis, Josh StevensGoonrock4:13
Notes
Sample credits

Charts and certifications

Release history

Country Date Format Label
New Zealand 17 June 2011 CD, digital download Universal Music
France 20 June 2011
United States 21 June 2011 Interscope Records
Brazil 12 July 2011 Universal Music
Japan 13 July 2011
United Kingdom 18 July 2011 Polydor
Poland[65] 12 August 2011 Universal Music

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