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Taio Cruz

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This number 1 club hit was first recorded on the Dictaphone on writer Benny Blanco’s little brother’s cell phone. Benny Blanco told Artist Direct that he first had the idea for the song while he was on a treadmill. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Taio Cruz explained that he woke up in the middle of the night with the lyrics to ‘Dynamite’ in his head, raced downstairs in his underpants, and started writing the song. In another interview with MTV News, Cruz explained: “The song ‘Dynamite’ is about when you go to the club and when you go to a party and when you’re just going out you got to feel like, ‘I’m just gonna explode.’”

Release date

Released May 30, 2010


Dr. Luke – Max Martin – Benny Blanco – Bonnie McKee – Taio Cruz



Chart Rankings

In the UK, ‘Dynamite’ topped the Official Chars Company and the UK R&B charts. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 480.000 copies. In the US, the song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the US Dance Club Songs and the US Mainstream Top 40. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it 8 times Platinum for sales over 6 million copies. ‘Dynamite’ topped the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg and New Zealand. It reached the top 10 charts in several countries, including Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. It was certified 7 times Platinum in Australia, 5 times Platinum in Canada, and Platinum in Austria, New Zealand and Switzerland. In Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and Italy, it was certified Gold.  


Artist’s age on release date

Jacob ‘Taio’ Cruz was 25 years old when he released this song.

Cover Versions

China Anne McClain – Boyce Avenue – Mike Tompkins – Cimorelli – Alexa Goddard – Ricky Ficarelli (drum cover) – Tyler Ward – MattyBRaps – Peter Lee Johnson (violin cover) – Hunter Pecunia – Alex Goot – The Jack Daniels Temperance Foundation Sinfonietta – Anth & Conor Maynard – yourhighwayhome – Andrew Garcia – other amateur artists have covered this song on Youtube.

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