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How We Do (Party)

Rita Ora

Album Ora

Story of Song

That moment when you “wake up in the morning and want to take another whiskey shot” is how Rita Ora explained this fun song in her official bio. When asked why she borrowed “Party and Bullshit” hook from the late Notorious B.I.G, she told the Sun Newspaper: “I’m a big Notorious B.I.G. fan. ‘Party and Bullshit’ was one of the first rap songs I heard. And I loved what that song represented about having a great time so I turned it into a pop song, a great summer jam. It’s a song that reminds me of barbecues and having a beer, sat in the sunshine.” Jay Z was good friends with the late rapper, which makes sense why the borrowing of some of his lines.

Release date

Released March 20, 2012


Andrew Harr – Jermaine Jackson – Andre Davidson – Sean Davidson – Bonnie McKee – Kelly Sheehan – Hal Davis – Berry Gordy, Jr. – Osten Harvey, Jr. – Willie Hutch – Christopher Wallace – Bob West


Roc Nation – Columbia

Chart Rankings

In the UK, Ora’s single topped the Official Charts Company; she became the first artist of 2012 to score three number 1 hits on the UK Charts. The single sold over 400.000 copies and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). In the US, ‘How We Do’ topped the US Dance Club Songs; it peaked at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100, at number 22 on the Mainstream Top 40 and at number 28 on the US Rhythmic charts.  The song topped the charts in Scotland, Ireland, and the Euro Digital Songs charts. In Australia, it peaked at number 9 and was certified Double Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). ‘How We Do’ reached number 18 in Belgium, number 40 in Denmark, number 5 in Japan, and peaked at number 5 in New Zealand, where it was certified Gold.

Artist’s age on release date

Rita Ora was 22 years old when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Rixton – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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