is the debut single byreggae-influenced musicianSean Kingstonfrom his; it was first released in 2007. The song samplesBen E. Kings classicStand by Me. The song is about a boy who issuicidal(or rather in denial in the edited version) over the failure of his relationship with a beautiful girl. It is Kingstonssignature song.
The music video featured actorTom Hardywho became friends with Kingston whilst living in Los Angeles in his early years of acting.
RapperLil Mamaand actors Kenny Vibert andLil JJare featured in the music video directed byMarcus Raboy.
Certain radio stations (mostlyAC or hot ACstations, includingRadio Disney), play the censored version of the song, which replaces you had me suicidal, suicidal with you got me in denial, in denial. OnMTVthe word suicidal is completely removed with no replacement. OnBETFuseandMuchMusic, as well as severaltop 40urbanandrhythmic top 40 and ACstations, suicidal was left intact.
Due to the lyrics containing references tosuicide, the track was removed from various radio playlists includingFM104inDublin, where complaints were phoned in on a late night chat show,The Adrian Kennedy Phoneshow, andWild 102inRoseau, Minnesota. It was allegedly pulled from2FMalthough a spokesperson said the song was not on its playlist at the time but did not confirm if it had been prior.1FM104 replaced suicidal with in denial, a change Sean Kingston made for the radio station.
The song benefited from extensive airplay before its digital release, reaching as high as number 17 on the Hot 100. On July 24, Beautiful Girls was accidentally leaked onto the USiTunes Store, two days before the planned release date. The week after the songs digital release it hit number one onBillboardsHot Digital Songs, debuting with 260,000 downloads in its first week (the second highest digital sales for a new song of 2007, only behindRihannaUmbrella).2Kingston became the first artist born within the 1990s to top the Hot 100, beating rapperSoulja Boy Tell Emto it by six weeks.3It has also gone on to occupy the top spot on the USHot 100 Airplayand theCanadian Hot 100. It remained on top of theUK Singles Chartfor four weeks before being knocked off by theSugababesfirst single from their fifth studio albumChange,About You Now. The song ended 2007 as the years 15th biggest-selling single in the UK.4On the officialARIAcharts in Australia, it debuted at number one but fell to number two the following week whenDelta Goodremscomeback single took the top spot. Beautiful Girls returned the next week and remained for a month before being replaced byTimbalandThe Way I Are.
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A few months after Beautiful Girls was released in 2007, a new online video service called Votigo began a cover contest in which fans could submit covers of the song for a chance to get a call from Sean Kingston. After an online vote user Mallory Robbins won with ana cappellaversion of the song. Top honors also went to a rock cover of the song performed by the Ailan Christopher Project. Shortly afterward, singerJoJoreleased a cover response version of the track which was released onMyspace, however will not be featured on her upcoming album.Chris Moylesalso released a parody cover, however it was about the song describing how bad it was in his opinion.
The lead singer of Sublime, Rome, sang the acoustic version of Beautiful Girls on RAWsession on October 20, 2008.
ThePlain White Ts, whose song was knocked out of the charts by this one, did a cover version for Yahoo Music. Lead vocalist Tom Higgenson says that the group started covering it as a joke almost. We started learning it because we were number one for a few weeks and then we got knocked out of the number one spot by Sean Kingston, by this song. Its kind of like an ode to Sean.49To close out the song guitarist Mike Retondo breaks into the chorus ofStand by Me, which is also done in the cover version byBoyce Avenue, a nod to the fact that that songs bassline is used in Beautiful Girls.Maverick Sabredid the same atBBC Radio 1Live Lounge.50
Teddy Geigercovered the song on his 2007 tour, due to popularity a recorded version of the song will be featured as a bonus track on the iTunes version of his upcoming CDThe March.
Lil Briannaremixed the song and featured Kingstons vocals on her second mixtape,Princess of Miami.
Jesse McCartneycovered Beautiful Girls during hisRight Where You Want Metour.
David Archuletabriefly sang the chorus of the song at the end of his May 6, 2008 performance on the US TV showAmerican Idol. He was singingBen E. Kings original Stand by Me song.
Deer Tickrecorded a cover of Beautiful Girls, which can be found .
Casey CrescenzoofThe Dear Hunterrecorded a cover of this song and has occasionally performed it live.
BoybandJLSperformed amashupof Beautiful Girls and Stand by Me as their bottom two performance on the fifth series of the UK TV showThe X Factor. A year later onseries sixof the show,Lloyd Danielssang the chorus and last verse of the song in his November 30, 2008 performance, also singing Kings original Stand by Me.
Baysidecovers the song onPunk Goes Pop Volume Two.
BAMF! recorded a version entitled Bootyfull Girl.
Russell CroweKevin DurandScott Grimes, andAlan Doyleperformed a cover version during the press tour forRobin Hoodand at several benefit shows afterwards.
Beautiful Girls(also known asBeautiful Girls Reply) is a song by American singerJoJo. It was released digitally on July 20, 2007 as acoverresponse to Beautiful Girls bySean Kingston.52The song samplesBen E. Kings classicStand by Meand usesdigital pitch correctiontechnology on the vocals. Whereas Kingstons version is about a boy who is suicidal over the failure of his relationship with a beautiful girl, JoJo speaks from a girls perspective.
The song debuted at number 39 on theBillboardRhythmic Top 40chart one month after its release.
Chris MoylesandComedy DavefromBBC Radio 1have produced a popular parody, Sean Krapston A Suicidal song.
Kel Mitchellhas produced a song on his Myspace called Scariest Girl.
Panamanian reggae group Comando Tiburn made a parody of the song in Spanish, called No Llores Ms (Dont Cry No More).
This song is also featured in the 2008 monster filmCloverfield, and onThe CWsGossip Girl. The suicidal version of the song, which ends differently from the single mix is also featured in the video gameSingStar Hottest Hits.
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