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"Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit"

International cover
Single by Fedde le Grand
Released June 26, 2006 (NL)
August 2006 (EU)
October 23, 2006 (UK)
Recorded 2006
Genre Funky house, house, tech house, acid house
Length Original - 6:32
Radio edit - 2:43
Label Flamingo Recordings, Spinnin' Records, Data, ARS, Kontor Records
Writer(s) Fedde le Grand
Producer Fedde le Grand
Certification Silver (BPI)
Fedde le Grand singles chronology
"I Miss You"
(2005)
"Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit"
(2006)
"Just Trippin'"
(2006)
CD single #2 cover
CD single #2 cover

"Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" is a house/tech house single written and produced by Fedde le Grand, and based upon a direct vocal sample from Matthew Dear & Disco D's "Hands Up for Detroit."

The song was released in the Netherlands by Flamingo Recordings first on June 26, 2006, peaking at number four in the Dutch Top 40. It was released in the rest of Europe (UK excluded) in August 2006, and enjoyed steadily increasing popularity, first charting in October 2006.

The single originally reached number one on the UK Dance Chart and 53 on the UK singles chart before being released on CD, from 12" vinyl and digital download sales alone. It was given a full release in the UK on October 23, 2006 and leapt to number two on the overall UK singles chart, selling 46,000 copies. The following week, the song climbed to number one. It remained at number one for one week before being knocked out by "The Rose" by Westlife. The single went on to be the UK's 20th best selling single of the year.[1]

The song was remixed in Germany and included verses from rapper Bizarre and horrorcore rapper King Gordy.

In Sweden it was made into a cover with "Fredde på Grand" and translated into "Håll upp händerna för Stureplan/ Lilla Torg/Avenyn/Magaluf", an "anthem" for Swedens hottest party sites.

In the UK and Australia, the song was released as "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit", with "for" replacing "4" in the title.

Metro Detroit native Madonna used a sample of the track in a remix version of her 2000 single Music as part of her promotional tour and the following 2008 Sticky & Sweet Tour World Tour, in support of her Hard Candy album.

The Detroit Red Wings play the song prior to the start of the first period. In addition, baseball's St. Louis Cardinals play a remixed version (changing the song's lyric to "Put your hands up for St Louis, our lovely city") when the team takes the field.

Contents

Music video

The music video is directed by Marcus Adams. It features a Kubrick type of science lab where gynoid technicians (Aimee Bramall, Emma Wharton, Lauren Ridealgh and Anchelique Mariano) create multiple androids (Spanish dance student Arran García). The video is available in two versions, a regular cut and late night with extended footage. For every android they create they test its reaction to the gynoids stripping, the first android has a meltdown, the second flirts with a male doctor (a cameo of Fedde le Grand) instead of looking at the girls. The third time it works, but he discovers that he is a robot instead of human so he escapes, causing a system shutdown protocol to be activated, shutting down everything including him and the gynoids.

The video was filmed in the vacant offices of, what used to be, the headquarters of the Safeway supermarket chain at Hayes, Hillingdon. The building in which the android is built was the mainframe operations room, refurbished by the supermarket before its demise, at an estimated £5M. The alphanumeric grid layout of the room, used to record cable and pipework, can be seen as the android is built. The rest of the video is shot in the building, known as Safeway 2, formally holding IT functions.

Lyrics

  • After some confusion regarding the correct lyrics to the song, Fedde Le Grand confirmed on his official website the sampled lyrics are, "put your hands up for Detroit, our lovely city" [1] as opposed to "I love this city"
  • The same lyrics or samples are used in Matthew Dear & Disco D's 1999 release "Hands Up For Detroit". [2]

Formats and track listing

Netherlands 12" vinyl single (Flamingo Recordings)

A-side
  1. "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" (6:32)
B-side
  1. "Take No Shhh" (6:30)
  2. "U Know Who" (6:47)

Netherlands/Belgium CD maxi single (Spinnin' Records/ARS Productions)

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Radio Edit] - 2:43
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Extended Mix] - 6:36
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Dub Mix] - 6:34

UK Enhanced CD single (Data Records)

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Edit] - 2:30
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Extended Mix] - 6:36
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Melbourne Militia Remix] - 6:51
  4. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [DJ Delicious & Till West Remix] - 6:26
  5. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Soul Central Loves Detroit Remix] - 5:58
  6. "Put Your Hands Up" - 2:26
  7. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Video] [Daytime Version]
  8. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Video] [Late Night Version]

Track 6 has had the words "for Detroit" removed (from both the title and the lyrics).

UK 12" vinyl single (Data Records) / France 12" vinyl (Universal Licensing Music)

A-side
  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Club Mix] - 6:37
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [DJ Delicious & Till West Remix] - 6:26
B-side
  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Melbourne Militia Remix] - 6:51
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Claude Von Stroke Packard Plant Remix] - 7:07
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [A Cappella] [Only in UK]

German CD maxi single (Kontor Records/Edel Records)

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Radio Edit] - 2:22
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" (featuring King Gordy & Bizarre) - 3:05
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Club Mix] - 6:37
  4. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [DJ Delicious & Till West Remix] - 6:33
  5. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Melbourne Militia Remix] - 6:50

Promo CDM

  1. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Radio Edit]
  2. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Club Mix]
  3. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Dub Mix]
  4. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Original Mix]
  5. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Extended Mix]
  6. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Soul Central Loves Detroit Remix]
  7. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Claude Von Stroke Remix]
  8. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Dj Delicious & Till West Remix]
  9. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [TV Rock & Dirty South Remix]
  10. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Put Your Hands Up For Your City Remix]
  11. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Packard Plant Remix]
  12. "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" [Melbourne Militia Remix]
  13. "Put Your Hands Up 4 The Wall"

DJ Kafe Promo Mix - Serbia 2007

  1. The Drill vs. Fedde Le Grand - Put your hands up for the drill ( Tamerlane mash up )

Chart performance

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Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 8
Belgium Singles Chart 14
Danish Singles Chart 5
Dutch Top 40 4
Finland Singles Chart 1
France Singles Chart 34
German Singles Chart 78
Hungarian Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 3
Russian Dance Singles Chart 1
Spanish Promusicae Single Chart 7
Spanish Dance Singles Chart 1
Sweden Singles Chart 44
UK Singles Chart 1
Preceded by
"Star Girl" by McFly
UK Singles Chart number one single
November 5, 2006
Succeeded by
"The Rose" by Westlife

References

  1. ^ Top 40 Singles of 2006, from BBC Radio 1 website

External links


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