Story of Song
“Swagger Jagger” is a poor interpretation of “Swagger Jacker,” a term for someone who has stolen your style, or “jacked your swag.” In an interview with T4 On The Beach, Lloyd explained: “Basically, as you are dressed to day, this is your own style, it is very nice. Basically me coming along, looking at what you’re wearing and wearing it the next day, the exact same thing.” What inspired the song were the haters on X Factor according to Digital Spy. Autumn Rowe, who co-penned ‘Swagger Jagger’ with Lloyd, explained how the song came about: “Cher Lloyd is not who people think she is. I was her first session after the show, after will.i.am. But I was the first writer she worked with. We wrote ‘Swagger Jagger’ that same day. I sat her down and said, ‘I don’t know if you’ve done this before, but I want you to feel comfortable, I want you tell me what you’re going through’. And she told me, ‘People would buy tickets to the show, just to boo her. I said, ‘This is insane’. In America, if people want to get at you, what you do instead of hiding is you address it head on – like Eminem did in 8 Mile.”Release date
Released July 29, 2011
Cher Lloyd – Autumn Rowe – Jermaine Jackson – Andrew Harr – Petr Brdicko – Andre Davidson – Sean Davidson – Marcus Lomax – Clarence Coffee Jr.
Syco – Sony
In the UK, ‘Swagger Jagger’ topped the Official Charts Company and was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 250.000 copies. The song topped the charts in Scotland and Ukraine, and peaked at number 2 in Ireland. Elsewhere, it peaked at number 43 in Belgium, number 5 in Japan, and number 60 in the Netherlands. The song did not chart in the US.
Artist’s age on release date
Cher Loyd was 18 years old when this song was released.
Very few amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.