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"Superstar" is the tenth track on Big Time Rush's second studio album, Elevate. In the show, it was featured in the episode "Big Time Strike", which aired on October 10, 2011.

Composition[]

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Jay Sean in the studio with Big Time Rush.

"Superstar" was written early in 2011, while production was underway for the second season of Big Time Rush. An online article by the magazine TigerBeat, published on June 13, 2011, confirmed that the band had teamed up with professional "hit maker" Jay Sean to write a song, which was described as "upbeat" and "definitely one that you will be able to dance to!"[1] Sean shared an exclusive photo of himself in the studio with Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVega, saying, "I always love writing for other artists and I had a lot of fun with Big Time Rush in the studio. Good vibes!"

The band worked with writer Jared Cotter alongside vocal producer Chris Rojas in the studio in February 2011.[2][3]

In the Show[]

In Big Time Strike, the boys are recording the song and have been tired of Gustavo shocking them. As a result, they begin to go on strike. Everything goes well by working on their own until they realize that it's a difficult path to walk. In the end, Griffin requests BTR to make a music video for the song and it becomes successful.

The music video portion for "Superstar" in "Big Time Strike" was the final scene filmed for the show's second season. The video was filmed on a rooftop in Los Angeles. Kendall Schmidt said that BTR came up with the dance move associated with the "wild out" line.[4]

Credits and personnel[]

Credits transcribed from the liner notes of Elevate.[5]

  • Written by Jay Sean, Jared Cotter, Robert Larow, Jeremy Skaller, Khaled Rohaim, Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, and Logan Henderson
  • Produced by Orange Factory Music (OFM) – J Remy, Bobby Bass and Khaled
  • Co-Produced by Jay Sean for ‘Fatty Le Rock’
  • Vocal Production by Damon Sharpe
  • Mixed by Serban Ghenea
  • Engineered for Mix by John Hanes
  • Vocal Arrangement by Jay Sean for ‘Fatty Le Rock’
  • Additional Vocal Edits: Chad Jolly

Lyrics[]

Lyrics transcribed from Elevate liner notes.[5]

Oh no
It's on tonight and here we go, oh
You're looking bright, I know you know
So go ahead and let it go, go, go
You're shining like a star
I wanna be where you are, are
Oh no, oh no
Let's take over this club
You're shining bright in the dark, dark
You light up the night

CHORUS:
You wanna wild out, then wild out
All eyes on you
It's going down down right now
You can't lose
You wanna wild out, then wild out
That's what you do
Talk of the town now
And you already know
That you're a star
A superstar (3X)
That you're a star
And you already know

It's time
I love this feeling, can we rewind
To the beginning of this crazy night
So baby, we can let it go
You're shining like a star
I wanna be where you are
Oh no, oh no
Let's take over this club
You're shining bright in the dark
You light up the night

CHORUS

Forget the moon, ignore the sky
'Cause the whole world is all yours tonight
Get it girl, it's your time
And shine until the morning light
The light
The morning light
'Cause you're a star
A superstar

CHORUS

References

  1. "IS JAY SEAN WRITING A SONG FOR BIG TIME RUSH?" TigerBeat Staff, TigerBeat. TigerBeat.com. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. Cotter, Jared [@JaredCotter] (February 23, 2011). "In the studio with my homies @BigTimeRush" (Tweet). Retrieved 30 April 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. Rojas, Chris [@ChrisRojas] (February 23, 2011). In the studio with @BigTimeRush @TheCarlosPena @JamesMaslow - let's goooo http://twitpic.com/431pkh"
  4. Big Time Rush (hosts) (8 March 2012). "Big Time Radio", iHeart Radio. An archive of the radio show broadcast is available here. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Elevate (Media notes). Nickelodeon Records, Columbia Records. 2011.

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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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