STORY OF SONG

Story of Song

In an interview with The Sun, Iyaz said: “It is about this girl I met in a shopping mail. I approached her and engaged her in conversation. Not everyone takes that step. You usually see someone, don’t say anything, then regret it. I couldn’t stop thinking about her. She became my girl. But we’re not together now. I’ve met plenty of girls but I’m not looking now. I don’t have the time–that was why we separated.”

Release date

Released July 7, 2009

Songwriter/s

Sean Kingston – Theron Thomas – Timothy Thomas – Keidran Jones – Jonathan Rotem – Jason Derulo

Label

T.I.M.E. – Beluga Heights – Reprise Records – Asylum – Warner Bros

Chart Rankings

US – 2

UK – 1

GERMANY  – 1

In the UK, ‘Replay’ topped the Official Charts Company and sold over 600.000 copies. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum. In the US, the song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the Mainstream Top 40 as well as the Rhythmic charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Triple Platinum for sales over 3 million copies. The song topped the charts in Australia, was certified Triple Platinum, and also topped the charts in Scotland and Switzerland. It reached the Top 10 in several countries, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Spain. It was certified Platinum in Italy and New Zealand. In Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Japan, it was certified Gold.

Artist’s age on release date

Keidran Jones, aka Iyaz, was 22 years old when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Legaci & Summerbreeze – Joseph Vincent – Austin Mahone – Sam Tsui – JRA, AJ Rafael & Andrew Garcia – Tiffany Alvord – Julia Sheer & Tyler Ward (acoustic) – Eric Stanley (violin cover) – Aldy Santos (piano cover) – Sami – Batten Down Your Heart – Hunter Pecunia – Sing Me Insomnia – Nicole Milik – Good Luck Jane – Leah – Joey Busse – Jeff Hendrick & Tyler Ward – HIKAKIN – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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