Party Rock Anthem (Every Day I’m Shufflin’)

If you know my taste in music at all, you know that I love classic rock.  I am one of those under the opinion that there is not much coming out for music today that excites me much.  Very rarely does a song that comes out today that catches my attention.  Usually a song comes out and the world goes crazy over a song and I just tend to get annoyed. 

Actually, when this song first came out, this is what happened.  Then something strange happened.  The song grew on me.  Now I am to the point that I just love the song.  Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO is a song that took the world by storm.  It even made someone like me like it.  It is a song that causes just about anybody to break out in dance and put a smile on your face.  Truth be told, sometimes the world needs that.  This song was loved all over the world and dancing is not limited by different languages.  With all the bad stuff happening in the world today, it is nice to see that we all can just take a break and just dance, or in this case just shuffle.

With the big game coming up tomorrow, I thought this would be the perfect time to break out this song.  I will take away what I said about there not being any good music coming out anymore.  On the eve of the day where our state gets divided in half, I thought it would be fun to break out something Hawkeye and Cyclones can admit is pretty cool!  I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.  I know I will be busy shufflin’.

Official Video of the song.

Cover of the song.  Very cool!

Another animated cover.

Video of Ohio University Marching 110 performing the song.

Here is the KIA Soul Hamster Commercial.  Hilarious!

Party Rock Anthem” is a song performed by American electro recording duo LMFAO (Stefan and Skyler Gordy), featuring British singer Lauren Bennett and GoonRock.  It was released as the first single from their second album Sorry for Party Rocking in 2011.  It interpolates lyrics from Rick Ross‘ song “Hustlin“, and borrows music Taio Cruz’s Dynamite.  The single has gone to number one in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.  It also reached the top five in Norway and Italy. Certified 11x Platinum, it is the second highest-selling single of all time in Australia, behind only Elton John‘s “Candle in the Wind 1997“.

The song spent eleven weeks at number one in New Zealand and ten weeks in Australia.  It is the longest-running number one single in New Zealand since Smashproof‘s hit single “Brother” in 2009, selling over 45,000 copies there, whereas in Australia, it is the longest-running number-one single since “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)” by Sandi Thom in 2006 and the best-selling single of 2011.

“Party Rock Anthem” is a mostly electronic composition.  As of July 2012, the song tops the 7 million downloads mark in the United States, becoming the second fastest song in digital history to reach this plateau (in 68 weeks) just behind Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” which achieved it in 67 weeks, and the third-biggest selling digital single since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for six straight weeks.  The song spent 68 weeks on the chart, becoming the third most total weeks on Billboard Hot 100 history.  It has also sold over one million copies in the UK alone. Worldwide, it was the third best-selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 9.7 million copies.  The song won for Favorite Song at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards.  Being featured in the 2012 film 21 Jump Street, it won the MTV Movie Award for Best Music.

The music video was released on March 8, 2011 and was produced by the two members of LMFAO, Redfoo and SkyBlu, with the assistance of Shinzu Ai.  It was choreographed by, and featured, Quest Crew members Hokuto Konishi, Victor Kim, Ryan Conferido, Steve Terada, Aris Paracuelles, Brian Hirano and Ryan Feng.  The video is a parody of the 2002 horror film 28 Days Later.  Lauren Bennett, featured in the song, also appeared in the music video. Director Mickey Finnegan described the concept: “there’s been an epidemic, the world has gone crazy, as soon as the song came out, everyone got possessed and all they want to do is to shuffle, everyone is a shuffler.”  The video features the dancers performing the Melbourne Shuffle.

The video’s opening caption explains that Redfoo and SkyBlu both fell into a coma due to “excessive party rocking” (as had been portrayed in the music video for “Sorry for Party Rocking“), and that their single was released the next day.  After the caption “28 DAYS LATER” is seen both Redfoo and SkyBlu are in a deserted hospital, waking up from their coma in a style similar to that of Cillian Murphy‘s character in the original film.

Redfoo and SkyBlu exit the hospital to a deserted street, full of litter and abandoned cars . They then spot a man “shuffling” to their own song before they are quickly grabbed by another man in a dress-shirt (Malcolm Goodwin), a parody of Louis from Left 4 Dead and Shaun from Shaun of the Dead, who hides them behind a car and explains to them that, since the single came out, everyone around the world simply “shuffles” all day long.  Mid-conversation, the song begins to play in the street, and the man quickly hands Redfoo and SkyBlu the Beats by Dr. Dre earphones for the purpose of muting the song.  Redfoo and SkyBlu insert the earpieces, and are told to play along.  Soon, the street is filled with “shufflers”, including label mate Colette Carr, all dancing to the song.  When another young man, sporting an Atlanta Braves cap, tries to escape from a building, he is surrounded by the dancers in a style indicative of a zombie mob, before re-emerging with new clothes and shuffling, having been ‘infected’.

Frightened after observing the fate of the other man, Redfoo and SkyBlu begin to dance along with the others, pretending to be infected too.  After the line “No lead in our zeppelin”, the shot cuts directly to the front of the hospital (which appears similar to the cover of Led Zeppelin‘s 1975 album Physical Graffiti.  This is a nod to the English rock band, whom the duo has cited as being a personal influence).  Halfway through the video, the previously infected young man dances towards Redfoo and SkyBlu, who look terrified. The video fades to black, but quickly opens to a new shot, in which it becomes apparent that they have been infected, as they sing “Every day I’m shufflin”, and begin to dance with the rest of the infected for the remainder of the video, finishing with the caption and interpolation of “Every day I’m shufflin”.

Television, films and video games

“Party Rock Anthem” was used in several TV series such as in the first episode of Awkward, in the season 3, episode 8 of Glee, in the season 5, episode 12 of Gossip Girl, in the season 3 finale of Parenthood, episode 5 of 2 Broke Girls, in season 4, episode 14 of Parks and Recreation, in the eighth season of So You Think You Can Dance and in the South Park episode “City Sushi”.  It was also used in the opening titles for the Australian reality game show, The Renovators.  There is a spoof of the song in the popular YouTube web series The Annoying Orange episode “Party Rock”.  The song was also used in a Bat Mitzvah sketch in a Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Channing Tatum and in Australia’s Got Talent 2011 sung by TimomaticQuest Crew danced to it on the season 6 finale of America’s Best Dance Crew.  On the episode 8 of America’s Best Dance Crew’s season 7, contestants 8Flavahz danced to the song.  

The song was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Chipettes with lyric changes in the 2011 film Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and appears on its soundtrack. It was also featured in the trailer for the 2011 Lionsgate film Madea’s Big Happy Family

It is also heard in the video games Just Dance 3 and FIFA Street.  The videogame Dance Central 2 uses it on the DLC, which was released on February 28, 2012.  In the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion pack for World of Warcraft, the choreography for the male Pandaren dance emote is based on this song.


The song was used in several advertisements such as Kia Soul commercial featuring the Kia hamsters, the “2011 Sizzle Preview” commercial which promotes all of The CW‘s shows, and in a commercial for Virgin America airlines.  It also appeared in the 2011 Mofaya Summer promotion by Vodacom South Africa.  UK ISP Plusnet has used a cover of Party Rock Anthem in an advertisement for their broadband and calls services in April 2012. It was also used for the 2012 Big Brother Australia advert.


Ohio University‘s marching band, The Marching 110, performed the song during halftime of a game in October 2011.  Their performance was sent to YouTube and went viral.

Canadian radio station HOT 103 from Winnipeg has played a version of the song with modified lyrics that refer to Winnipeg and local sports stars.

The Washington Capitals in the NHL uses it for one of its goal songs when the Capitals score.  Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla uses it as his At-Bat Music.

The song was used as the closing chart for the 2012 Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps program.

Party Rock Anthem


Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
Everybody just have a good time

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind

We just wanna see ya!

Shake that!

In the club party rock, lookin’ for your girl,
She on my jock (huh) non stop when we in the spot
Booty move weight like she owns the block
Where I drank I gots to know
Tight jeans, tattoos cause I’m rock and roll
Half black half white, domino
Gain the money Oprah Doe!

I’m running through these hoes like Drano
I got that devilish flow rock and roll no halo
We party rock yea! that’s the crew that I’m repping
On a rise to the top no Led in our Zeppelin

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
Everybody just have a good time

Let’s go
Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind

We just wanna see you!

Shake that!

Every day I’m shuffling
Shuffling shuffling

Step up fast and be the first girl to make me throw this cash
We get money don’t be mad now stop hatin’s bad

One more shot for us
(Another round)
Please fill up my cup
(Don’t mess around)
We just wanna see
(You shake it now)
Now you home with me
(You’re naked now)

Get up get down put your hands up to the sound [x3]
Put your hands up to the sound [x2]
Get up [x9]
Put your hands up to the sound, to the sound
Put your hands up! [x4]

Party rock is in the house tonight (Put your hands up!)
Everybody just have a good time (Put your hands up!)
And we gonna make you lose your mind (Put your hands up!)
Everybody just have a good good good time

Oh! Oh! (Put your hands up)
Oh! Oh! Time to fill it now!
Oh! Oh! (Put your hands up)
Oh! Oh! (Put your hands up)

Shake that!
Every day I’m shuf-f-f-ling

Put your Put your
Put your Put your (Yeah Yeah)
Put your Put your (Whoa!)
Put your Put your
Put your hands up
Your hands up
Put your hands up every day I’m shuffling

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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