The Bottom Line
There is really not a whole lot here and it does generate a lingering feeling that this might be Black Eyed Peas lite, but it certainly is catchy. Taken as pure party music, "Party Rock Anthem" delivers the goods. LMFAO have soared to the top of the pop singles charts in multiple countries and the US may just be next.
- Catchy vocal hook
- Big club ready climax
- Re-introduction of shuffling
- No depth
- Lack of originality
- Written by Peter Schroeder, David Listenbee, Stefan Gordy and Skyler Gordy
- Produced by Redfoo and GoonRock
- Released January 2011 by Cherrytree Records
Guide Review - LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem" featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
LMFAO is a duo composed of a son and grandson of music industry legend Berry Gordy. They are uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu. They have already hit the pop charts with the club and radio successes "I'm in Miami Bitch," "La La La," and "Shots," but it looks like "Party Rock Anthem" is the true breakthrough. The song is already a #1 pop smash in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK.
"Party Rock Anthem" comes complete with its own accompanying dance, the Melbourne shuffle, which has been a part of club culture since the 1980s but is experiencing a rebirth in popularity. The music video for "Party Rock Anthem" amusingly presents a world in which no one can seem to stop shuffling. The song is anchored with the spoken word line, "Everyday I'm shufflin'."
In terms of structure, there is a vocal chorus hook, "Party rockers in the house tonight / Everybody just have a good time," a futuristic Black Eyed Peas style riff, and club ready peaks that bring the dancing to a climax. There is not a whole lot more and nothing is deep here. This is pure pop party music. Expect "Party Rock Anthem" to be ubiquitous in the summer of 2011.