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"Shut Up and Drive"
Single by Rihanna
from the album Good Girl Gone Bad
Released June 12, 2007 (US)
August 24, 2007 (Europe)
August 27, 2007 (UK)
Format 12" maxi single, digital download
Genre New Wave,[1] Pop rock[2]
Length 3:33
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Sumner, Hook, Morris, Gilbert
Producer Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Certification platinum (ARIA)
Rihanna singles chronology
"Umbrella"
(2007)
"Shut Up and Drive"
(2007)
"Hate That I Love You"
(2007)
Good Girl Gone Bad track listing
"Breakin' Dishes"
(4)
"Shut Up and Drive"
(5)
"Hate That I Love You"
(6)

"Shut Up and Drive" is a song written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers for R&B singer Rihanna's third album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The track contains elements from "Blue Monday" by New Order, embracing a noticeable rock-oriented sound.[3] It was released as the second single from the album in some markets in June 2007 (see 2007 in music).[4] The song reached #1 on the Billboard dance charts.

Contents

Critical reception

The song received mixed reviews from music critics upon its release. Slant Magazine found that the song did not live up to its campy title,[5] and The Village Voice described it as simultaneously "goofy and sexually daring".[6] Allmusic, however, referred to it as "a sleek, forthcoming proposition…as undeniable and rocking as Sugababes' 2002 UK smash 'Freak Like Me'."[7]

"Shut Up and Drive" earned an award in the People's Choice Music Awards for "Most Popular R&B Song".[8]

Chart performance

"Shut Up and Drive" debuted at number eighty-eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and reached a peak of number fifteen several weeks later failing to match the success of previous single "Umbrella".[9] It also peaked at number ten on the U.S. Billboard Pop 100. The song became Rihanna's seventh number one song on the Hot Dance Club Play chart (issue date/week ending December 8, 2007). She currently holds the second longest run of consecutive number Dance hits along with more established artists Madonna and Janet Jackson. To date this single has sold 1.18 million digital downloads going platinum in the US certified by the RIAA.

It achieved moderate success in Europe, notably Switzerland and Sweden, peaking at number-fourteen and number thirty-one, respectively. It was also a success in countries such as Finland, Greece, Netherlands and Ireland where it peaked within the top 5. In countries such Belgium and Norway, the song managed to peak within the top 20 of their respective singles charts. In the UK, "Shut Up and Drive" peaked at number five, becoming Rihanna's fifth UK top ten single. "Shut Up and Drive" also reached the top ten in Canada peaking at number six on the Canadian Hot 100.

In Australia, "Shut Up and Drive" debuted and peaked at number-four on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the album's second top 5 single there, and was certified gold by ARIA for sales of over 35,000 units.

Music video

The song's music video is directed by Anthony Mandler and choreographed by Tina Landon. It opens with Rihanna driving a Ferrari F430 into a garage. Other cars featured in the video include a 1969 Ford Mustang and extensively modified Skoda Rapid.[10][11]

The video was shot in a makeshift junkyard in Prague, Czech Republic,[12] hence the large amount of junked European cars on set and the Czech registration plate on the Ferrari; premiered on MTV's Total Request Live on July 4, 2007. On July 9, 2007, it debuted on the TRL countdown at number ten and had peaked at number four as of August 20, 2007.

Portions of the video were interspersed with NASCAR Nextel Cup race footage for use in ESPN's coverage of the 2007 Pennsylvania 500

The video has been viewed on YouTube over 30 million times.

Formats and track listings

EU 12" promo vinyl (B794305-01, RISHUTV)[13]

Side A

  1. "Shut Up and Drive" (Instrumental) - 3:32
  2. "Shut Up and Drive" (Radio Edit) - 3:32

Side B

  1. "Shut Up and Drive" (Wideboys Club Mix) - 6:36
EU 12" picture disc vinyl (174612, 0-06025-1746121-5)[14]

Side A

  1. "Shut Up and Drive" (Wideboys Club Mix) - 6:36

Side B

  1. "Shut Up and Drive" (Radio Edit) - 3:32
  2. "Shut Up and Drive" (Instrumental) - 3:32
EU CD single (602517461185)[15]
  1. "Shut Up and Drive" (Radio Edit) - 3:32
  2. "Shut Up and Drive" (Wideboys Club Mix) - 6:36
EU enhanced Maxi-single (0602517467422)[16]
  1. "Shut Up and Drive" (Radio Edit) - 3:32
  2. "Shut Up and Drive" (Wideboys Club Mix) - 6:36
  3. "Shut Up and Drive" (Instrumental) - 3:32
  4. "Shut Up and Drive" (Video)

Charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 4
Belgian Singles Chart 9
Canadian Hot 100 7
Denmark (IFPI) [17] 33
Dutch Singles Chart[18] 7
French Singles Chart 33
German Singles Chart 6
Irish Singles Chart 4
Italian FIMI Singles Chart[19] 8
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 12
Portugal Singles Chart 11
Romanian Singles Chart 14
Swedish Singles Chart 31
Swiss Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 10

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