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In My Head

Jason Derulo

Album Jason Derulo

Story of Song

“In My Head” is a song about Jason imagining what he wants to happen with a female club-goer that he spots; he asks her to ignore all the other guys and go home with him. When asked about how he writes his songs, Derulo told USA Today: “I never write songs down – I feel like the pen dilutes the music. I get a concept, go into the booth and just start singing. I start off with a melody and then figure out the words to match.”

Release date

Released December 8, 2009


Jason Derulo – Claude Kelly – J.R Rotem


Beluga Heights – Asylum – Warner Bros

Chart Rankings

US – 5

UK – 1


‘In My Head’ topped the UK Singles Charts and the UK R&B Charts. It was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 400.000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the US Rhythmic charts; on the Mainstream Top 40 it peaked at number 1, and on the Adult Top 40 it reached number 12. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Double Platinum for sales over 2 million copies. The song topped the charts in Australia and Poland, and reached the top 10 in Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and Spain. The song was certified 7 times Platinum in Australia, Double Platinum in Canada, and Platinum in New Zealand. In Austria, Denmark, and Germany, it was certified Gold.

Artist’s age on release date

Jason Joel Desrouleaux, aka Jason Derulo, was 20 years old when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Selena Gomez – Justin Robinett – Cassadee Pope & Hey Monday – Dean Minerva (drum cover) – Prem Midha – Capture The Crown – Mayday Parade (Punk Goes Pop 3 compilation) – Gamaliel featuring Audrey – Escape the Armada – Sami – Kevin Lien – 5 Seconds of Summer – Lisa Scinta – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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