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"Blow Your Speakers" is a song by Big Time Rush. It was released in November 2011 as a bonus track for the band's second album Elevate, and later also as the B-side for the "Elevate" promotional single in the United Kingdom. The song was written by Matt Palmer and Pascal Guyon, and produced by Fraser T. Smith.

Composition and recording[]

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Matt Palmer on writing "Blow Your Speakers" for Big Time Rush

"Blow Your Speakers" was written by American singer-songwriter Matt Palmer and French producer and mixing engineer Pascal Guyon. Shortly after finishing his album, Let Go, Palmer wrote "Blow Your Speakers" while he was in New York, and sent it to Guyon, who created a demo using vocals that Palmer recorded in his apartment.[3] In October 2010, Palmer's publisher sent it to several artists and repertoires, and they heard back from Columbia Records, who requested to use it as material for Big Time Rush.

Palmer and Guyon met with the band and recorded the song in January 2011. Later in the process, Sony brought in professional record producer Fraser T. Smith to help produce the track.[3]

Release[]

In May 2011, Big Time Rush's demo of "Blow Your Speakers" was illegally leaked online.[4] As the band did not yet have a release confirmed in the near future, it was unclear whether "Blow Your Speakers" would be a single or included as part of a future project.

However, on October 29, 2011, the episode "Big Time Superheroes" of the band's television show, Big Time Rush, aired on Nickelodeon, which features the song. In the episode, the band finishes recording "Blow Your Speakers", which is their final track before the completion of their second album. However, Gustavo Rocqué's nemesis, George Hawk, steals the hard-drive that contains all of their music, and the group create superhero alter-egos to retrieve the stolen files. While they are imagining themselves as superheroes, a montage plays, set to "Blow Your Speakers".

In real life, "Blow Your Speakers" was announced as a bonus track for the iTunes release of Big Time Rush's second studio album, Elevate, released on November 21, 2011. It was later re-released as the b-side of the "Elevate" single. In 2016, the track was featured on the exclusive bonus disc included in the Ultimate Fan Edition box set.

Lyrics[]

Under the strobing lights
Feel the rhythm, the rhythm
And it'll get you right
Sweat it all out of your system
You got to free your mind
Let yourself unwind
'Cause it's your
Night, night, night
So get it
Right, right, right
Come on
Can you feel it
(Inside?)
You'd like to go for a ride
I know you need it, I can see it in your eyes

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

I know you feel the heat
I see you feeling the fire, don't worry about a thing
Fulfill your every desire
The DJ's playing your song, so now you can't go wrong
'Cause it's your
Night, night, night
So do it
Right, right, right
Come on
Can you feel it
(Inside?)
You'd like to go for a ride
I know you need it, I can see it in your eyes

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out
(Your speakers out)

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Let me hear you say
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
This party's never over, no, no, no
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Let me hear you say
Woah, oh woah, woah

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

Got to crank the music loud
Baby, blow your speakers out

Got to crank the music loud
Baby, blow your speakers out
(Your speakers out)

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out
(Your speakers out)

Under the strobing lights
Feel the rhythm, the rhythm
And it'll get you right
Sweat it all out of your system
You got to free your mind
Let yourself unwind
'Cause it's your
Night, night, night
So get it
Right, right, right
Come on
Can you feel it
(Inside?)
You'd like to go for a ride
I know you need it, I can see it in your eyes

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

I know you feel the heat
I see you feeling the fire, don't worry about a thing
Fulfill your every desire
The DJ's playing your song, so now you can't go wrong
'Cause it's your
Night, night, night
So do it
Right, right, right
Come on
Can you feel it
(Inside?)
You'd like to go for a ride
I know you need it, I can see it in your eyes

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out
(Your speakers out)

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Let me hear you say
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
This party's never over, no, no, no
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Let me hear you say
Woah, oh woah, woah

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

So hop in your ride, roll your windows down
'Cause tonight's your night, get lost in the sound
Got to crank the music loud
(Oh, oh-oh, oh)
Baby, blow your speakers out

Whoa-oh
Whoa-oh
Whoa-oh
Whoa-oh

References

  1. PenaVega, Carlos [@TheCarlosPena] (January 16, 2011). "In the studio with @mattpalmermusic @pascalguymon making a sick track!! lets just say this one will get you guys moving!!!!! WAAZZZAAA" (Tweet). Retrieved 17 July 2022 – via Twitter.
  2. Schmidt, Kendall [@HeffronDrive] (January 16, 2011). "In the studio with @mattpalmermusic and @pascalguyon. We might be blowing some speakers out..had to fix a couple!" (Tweet). Retrieved 17 July 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Matt Palmer on writing "Blow Your Speakers" for Big Time Rush. YouTube.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  4. Palmer, Matt [@MattPalmerMusic] (May 9, 2011). ""@BigTimeRushhUSA Not a cover. I co-wrote the song/sang the demo. It's a BTR song leaked illegally." (Tweet). Retrieved February 19, 2022 – via Twitter.

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V·T·E Songs in Big Time Rush
Season 1 "Big Time Rush" · "Famous" · "City Is Ours" · "Any Kind of Guy" · "This Is Our Someday" · "Halfway There" · "Stuck" · "A Shot in the Dark" · "Count on You"
Season 2 "Til I Forget About You" · "Boyfriend" · "I Know You Know" · "Big Night" · "Nothing Even Matters" · "Make a Beautiful Christmas" · "All I Want for Christmas" · "Yardsquirrel's Christmas" · "Oh Yeah" · "Dance, Dance, Dance" · "The Mom Song" · "Worldwide" · "Paralyzed" · "Superstar" · "If I Ruled the World" · "Blow Your Speakers" · "All Over Again"
Season 3 "Love Me Love Me" · "Time of Our Life" · "Cover Girl" · "Elevate" · "Movin' Up to Bel Air" · "Windows Down" · "No Idea"
Season 4 "Like Nobody's Around" · "With Ur Love" · "Picture This" · "You Dumped Me for Her" · "24/seven" · "Confetti Falling" · "My Friends" · "Song for You" · "Run Wild" · "Untouchable" · "Get Up" · "Crazy for U" · "We Are"
Big Time Movie "Can't Buy Me Love" · "Help" · "A Hard Day's Night" · "We Can Work It Out" · "Revolution" · "Music Sounds Better with U"
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