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“Beggin’” is the 2007 Norwegian hip-hop group Madcon’s cover of the original track, which was made popular by The Four Seasons in 1967. The original track was written by Bob Gaudio & Peggy Farina, with Madcon altering their version by tweaking some lyrics as well as adding some rap verses, as well as giving the song a more neo-soul and R&B sound. Madcon consists of members Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa.
“Beggin’” shows Madcon begging for their lover to come out, essentially trying to understand why their ex-lover is not reciprocating their feelings for them, as well making life generally difficult for Madcon.
The release date for the video is not confirmed, however the music video was uploaded to Madcon’s YouTube channel in February 2010. It features Madcon playing a game in their apartment, and then both of them falling asleep and being transported to an alternate universe. In this universe, Madcon are stars of their own action film that seems to draw inspiration from 70’s films. As of late June 2020, the video has 62.4 million views and 974 thousand likes.
Release Date: 26th October 2007 (Norway) & 21st March 2008 (Europe)
Songwriter/s: Bob Gaudio & Peggy Farina
Producer: 3Elementz (Hitesh Ceon)
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Chart Rankings, Certifications & Awards: Madcon’s version of “Beggin’” charted extremely high in many locations from 2007 to 2009, reaching #7 in Australia, #20 and #1 on various charts in Belgium; #42 in Canada, #4 in the Czech Republic, #1 in France, #7 in Germany, #2 and #17 on various charts in Hungary; #8 in both Ireland and Italy, #1 in the Netherlands and in Norway; #2 in Portugal, #6 in Russia, #18 in Scotland, #15 in Slovakia, #4 in Spain, #11 in Sweden, #5 in Switzerland, #2 in Turkey, #5 in the UK Singles charts, #1 on the UK R&B charts, #79 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #5 on the US Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, and #32 on both the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart and the US Billboard Rhythmic chart. “Beggin’” is certified Gold in Belgium, France and Germany, with Platinum certification in the UK. The Madcon version of “Beggin’” won the “Hit of the Year” award at the Spellemannprisen, which is the Norwegian Grammy Awards.
The lyrics to “Beggin’” by Madcon can be accessed here: LINK