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"Oh Yeah" is a song by Big Time Rush, from their first studio album, BTR. It was written by Jacob Kasher, Kevin Rudolf, and the band members themselves, having been their first opportunity to directly compose one of their own songs.[2] Described as a "bass-heavy club anthem" with pop-rock instrumentation,[2] the song was also featured in the second season episode "Big Time Songwriters" of Big Time Rush.

Background[]

After wrapping the first season filming for Big Time Rush, BTR began dedicated work on their debut studio album. From May to July, the band had extensive sessions with a variety of professional songwriters and producers.

"Oh Yeah" was written by Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, and all four members of BTR themselves. While most tracks were typically pre-written and received minimal input from the band themselves, the writing session for "Oh Yeah" was the first time they were able to help craft the lyrics and melodies.[3] The song was written and recorded over two nights in early July, with Rudolf at Paramount Studios.[4][5]

Composition[]

In an interview with Smashing Magazine, James Maslow said the following about the track:

"'Oh Yeah' is kind of about this discovery” James explains. “It starts off with the chorus line ‘Who am I supposed to be’ and it’s kind of about asking, ‘What am I supposed to do to get you to like me?’ but it doesn’t even matter if you like me or not because we’re going to have a good time."[6]


Megan Vick of Billboard described it as a "bass-heavy club anthem."[2] An MTV piece described it as showcasing Rudolf's "signature rock fusion vibe."[6]

Release and television[]

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A shot from the "Oh Yeah" music video segment in "Big Time Songwriters"

"Oh Yeah" appears on the band's self-titled debut album, BTR. It is the eighth track on the album. In Big Time Rush, it was featured in the second season episode "Big Time Songwriters". Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan try their hand at songwriting, but they begin to fight amongst themselves over creative differences. Kendall and Carlos prefer their "Oh song" while Logan and James want to use their "Yeah song", and the two pairs war with each other, until they have the idea to compromise and combine their ideas into a song called "Oh Yeah", which they end the episode by performing a music video for.

Credits and personnel[]

Credits transcribed from the liner notes of BTR.[1]

  • (Composed by) Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Big Time Rush
  • © 2010 Lion Aire Publishing/Warner Chappell (BMI), JKasher Publishing/Kevinthecity Publishing (ASCAP) / Schmidt House Music (ASCAP) / James Maslow Copyright Control / Logan Henderson Copyright Control / Carlos Pena Copyright Control
  • Produced by Kevin Rudolf for B.A.M.F. Entertainment, Inc.
  • Mixed by Serban Ghenea
  • Engineer: Kevin Rudolf
  • Engineer for Mix: John Hanes, Assisted by Tim Roberts
  • Recorded at Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA and BAMF Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mixed at MixStar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA
  • All Instruments by Kevin Rudolf

Lyrics[]

Lyrics transcribed from BTR liner notes.[1]

So tell me who am I supposed to be
What I gotta do to get you close to me
If I run away tonight will you follow me
Come on, come on, come on (oh yeah)
I see you standing there all alone
Knowing you've been wanting me to say hello
'Cause when the lights start flashing everybody knows it's on, it's on, it's on

Chorus:
Say anything you want, I turn the music up
'Cause baby we ain't going no-oh-oh-where
I'd leave it all behind, to be with you tonight
And everybody's screamin' oh-oh-oh-oh-oh yeah
(Oh yeah oh yeah)
Screamin' oh yeah
(Oh yeah oh yeah)
Screamin' oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah
Screamin' oh yeah- yeah

And now it's time I gotta make a move
We could be together if you only knew
'Cause life's too short and we got nothing to lose
Come on, come on, come on
I can't seem to get you outta my mind
And I ain't gonna stop until I make you mine
I just gotta make it to you by the end of the night oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Chorus

I know the night is ending
And time just keeps on running out
I gotta find my way to you (oh yeah)

Chorus

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 BTR (liner notes). Big Time Rush. Nick Records, Columbia Records. 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vick, Megan (October 13, 2010). "Big Time Rush Brings Boy Bands Back". Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2023.
  3. Parker, Melissa (September 16, 2010). "James Maslow Interview: 'Big Time Rush' 2nd Season on Tap, Band Releases Debut Album". Retrieved August 3, 2023.
  4. Maslow, James [@jamesmaslow] (July 9, 2010). "Still in the studio writing this amazing song with Kevin Rudolf. It's going to be a smash. Probably going to call it oh yah. :)". Retrieved August 3, 2023.
  5. Maslow, James [@jamesmaslow] (July 10, 2010). "We were in the studio with Kevin Rudolf till after 1am writing and singing this AMAZING song called "Oh Yeah". Cant wait for you to hear it!". Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Stucker, Kyle (August 31, 2011). "Big Time Rush". Patch.com. Retrieved August 3, 2023.

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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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