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"Like Nobody's Around", originally known as "Nobody's Around", is a song by Big Time Rush from their third studio album, 24/seven. It was written by Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, Emily Wright, Claude Kelly, and Austin Bisnow. The song premiered as a music mini-video after the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon and was featured in the first episode of Big Time Rush's fourth season, "Big Time Invasion". The song was released for digital download on iTunes on April 30, 2013, available for users who pre-ordered 24/seven. It appears as the second track on the album, which was released on June 11, 2013.

In the Show[]

The boys are shocked to find out that British boy bands are on the rise of fame. The boys are in danger of losing their fame. To try to go back on top, the boys find new managers, but they don't trust either of them. They perform the song, and it brings them back on the radar for American bands.

Credits and personnel[]

Credits transcribed from the liner notes of 24/seven.[2]

  • Written by Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, Emily Wright, Claude Kelly, Austin Bisnow
  • Published by Bad Robot Music and Art in the Fodder Music and Part of the Problem Publishing, admin. by BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) / Misbyan Music and Prescription Songs, all rights admin. by Kobalt Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Warner Tamerlane Publishing o/b/o itself and Studiobeast Music (BMI) / Danger’s My Middle Name (ASCAP)
  • Produced by Matt Squire, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, “The Suspex”
  • Additional Production by Austin Bisnow
  • Recorded by Matt Squire at The Lair & SOMD Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Additional Engineering: Larry Goetz & Steve Tippeconnic
  • Mixed by Miles Walker at Parhelion Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA
  • Assisted by Tim Frisen

Lyrics[]

Want you to cry
'Cause you're laughing so hard tonight
Playing air guitar, all right
We're being who we are
Even if they hate that
Want you to shout
At the top of your lungs about
All our favorite songs so loud
We'll be singing along
Even if they hate that

Turn up the radio
So what if we lose control?
Get a little bit rock 'n' roll
Oh, ooh, woah-oh

So throw your hands in the air
Come on and make this count
It's only you and me
Never mind this crowd
Do the way you do it
Do it like nobody's around
Whoa, so put your hands in the air
Come on and waste no time
It doesn't really matter if it's wrong or right
Do the way you do it
Do it like nobody's around
We can do it like nobody's around

Don't hesitate
Be as dumb as you like, we may
Miss the time of our lives, so stay
You're dancing under the lights
Even if they hate that

Turn up the radio
So what if we lose control?
Get a little bit rock 'n' roll
Oh, ooh, woah-oh

So throw your hands in the air
Come on and make this count
It's only you and me
Never mind this crowd
Do the way you do it
Do it like nobody's around
Whoa, so put your hands in the air
Come on and waste no time
It doesn't really matter if it's wrong or right
Do the way you do it
Do it like nobody's around
We can do it like nobody's around

Someday when you're alone and feeling whatever
You gotta remember the times
When we were dancing alone
And holding fake microphones
I hope those memories can make you feel alright

Turn up the radio
So what if we lose control?
Get a little bit rock 'n' roll
Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

So throw your hands in the air
Come on and make this count
It's only you and me
Never mind this crowd
Do the way you do it
Do it like nobody's around, woah
So put your hands in the air
Come on and waste no time
It doesn't really matter if it's wrong or right
Do the way you do it
Do it like nobody's around
We can do it like nobody's around

Whoa, oh, oh, oh
We can do it like nobody's around
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
We can do it like nobody's around
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Yeah, yeah, yeah
We can do it like nobody's around
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
We can do it like nobody's around

Trivia[]

  • The music video pays tribute to 6 American boy bands specifically:
    1. The Four Seasons (Formed in 1954) - "Sherry" (1962)§
    2. The Temptations (Formed in 1960) - "My Girl" (1965)
    3. The Jackson 5 (Formed in 1964) - "ABC" (1970)
    4. New Kids On The Block (Formed in 1984) - "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" (1988)
    5. Backstreet Boys (Formed in 1993) - "I Want It That Way" (1999)
    6. *NSYNC (Formed in 1995) - "Bye Bye Bye" (2000)
  • This music video was made as a reference to these six bands. But seeing as BTR was made long after most younger viewers will not understand the references.
  • This is the second song that plays a tribute to the Backstreet Boys. The first being Worldwide.
  • This song was featured in "Big Time Invasion".
  • This is one of two songs on 24/Seven to not be written by any member of Big Time Rush, the other being Song For You.
  • †The Four Seasons originally formed under the name "The Variatones" and were also previously known as "The Four Lovers".
  • § The first band is disputable because it was harder to tell who it was other than that it was a band from the 50's or early 60's based on the black and white. Other bands that could be tributed here are The Four Tops and The Ink Spots (widely thought of as the first boyband) all three of these bands occasionally sang around one mic and were broadcast and pictured in Black and White for at least the early parts of their career.
  • ‡The Temptations were originally known as two separate groups, "The Distant"/"The Siberians" and "The Cavaliers"/"The Primes", before coming together to become "The Elgin's", which would later change to its current name. ======

Gallery[]

References

  1. Schmidt, Kendall [@HeffronDrive] (November 26, 2012). "Recording today with @1LoganHenderson @jamesmaslow @TheCarlosPena and @matt_squire Putting a lot of love in #BTR3rdAlbum for our Rushers :)" (Tweet). Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 24/seven (Media notes). Nickelodeon, Columbia. 2013.

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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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