Like Whoa

Infobox Single
Name = Like Whoa
Artist = Aly & AJ
from Album = Insomniatic


Caption = Digital (iTunes) EP cover
B-side =
Released = March 18 2008 (U.S. download - EP)
January 21, 2008 (US Promo Adds)
December 2007 (Radio Disney)
Format = Digital download
Recorded = 2007
Genre = Electropop, dance-pop
Length = 2:31 (album version)
2:25 (remix version)
Label = Hollywood
Writer = Aly Michalka
AJ Michalka
Timothy A. James
Antonina Armato
Producer =
Certification =
Last single = "Potential Breakup Song" (2007)
This single = "Like Whoa" (2008)
Next single = "TBA" (2009)
Misc =

"Like Whoa" is a song by American pop duo Aly & AJ, written and recorded by the duo for their second studio album, "Insomniatic". It is the second single of the album released in 2008. The single was about to be released in the UK , but was cancelled for unknown reasons. [cite web|author=Ward| title= Like Whoa... It's Aly & AJ's New Single!| url=http://www.alyandaj.co.uk/| publisher=Aly & AJ: Official UK Site| date=2008-01-24]

Song information and reception

The song, along with "Bullseye", "Silence", and "Potential Breakup Song", were released to UK radio stations to promote "Insomniatic", and "Like Whoa" later became the official next single. It was picked by a massive 95% of Disney voters. [cite web|title= December 2nd, 2007| url=http://tommy2.net/content/?p=1818| publisher=Tommy2.net| date=2007-12-02]

"Like Whoa" is a song about the thrill feeling of being in a new relationship.

The album version of the song was used in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Minutemen". The remix of the song was made digitally available on March 18 2008 on iTunes, alongside an acoustic version and interview. [cite web|title= Like Whoa + Radio Disney Exclusive Interview (Acoustic Version) - EP| url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=275616201&s=143441| publisher=iTunes| date=2008-03-18] Aside from the release on iTunes, the song has only been played on Radio Disney stations throughout the United States during January and February.

Critical reception

The song mainly got positive comments on album reviews. UMusic describes the song: "Like Whoa" starts with soft cooing and transitions into a high energy danceable chorus." [cite web|title= Bio| url=http://umusic.ca/alyandaj/| publisher=UMusic.ca| date=2008-03-24]

Todd Sterling, from Wal-Mart, praises the song: ""Like Whoa," a penetrating, bass driven cut compares the sensation of falling in love with a rollercoaster ride. The song, lathered in slippery keyboard effects and programmed drums, is a melodically layered chunk of pop candy." [cite web|title= Insomniatic| url=http://downloads.walmart.com/swap/| publisher=Wal-Mart Downloads| date=2008-03-20]

Logan Leasure, from "Jesus Freak Hideout", named the song a "sure-to-be-hit" and describes it as "an upbeat, catchy song that gives a positive outlook on life." [cite web|author=Logan Leasure| title= Aly & AJ - Insomniatic Review| url=http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdReviews/Insomniatic.asp| publisher=Jesus Freak Hideout.com| date=2007-07-05]

Track listings and formats

*iTunes EP
#"Like Whoa" (remix version) – 2:29
#"Like Whoa" (acoustic version) – 2:42
#Radio Disney Exclusive Interview - 2:07

Music video

On December 3, 2007, Aly & AJ announced, via a blog on their MySpace, that the video for "Like Whoa" would be shot during the same week. The girls also stated that they shot the video with director Scott Speer and that "it's very different from what we've already done". [cite web|author=Alyson Michalka| title= So much GREAT news!| url=http://www.myspace.com/alyandaj (Must go to blog.)| publisher=MySpace| date=2007-12-15]

Pictures from the shoot of the music video had leaked onto the internet on December 15 2007, showing them in four different sets, Aly jumping on the trampoline, both of them on a sofa and similar scenes with microphones as in the music video of "Potential Breakup Song" amongst others.

The video hit YouTube on January 18, 2008. [cite web|title= Aly & AJ - Like Whoa (Official Minutemen music video HQ)| url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwVC_rpJToo| publisher=YouTube| date=2008-04-08] Disney Channel first aired the music video intertwined with clips of the original movie, "Minutemen", on January 19, 2008 to promote the film. Vice versa, the song was featured in the film to promote both the song as the album a bit. The official music video, without clips of "Minutemen", was released on February 1, 2008 on the Hollywood Records YouTube channel. The video has been released to Canada's MuchMusic, Yahoo! and it also has been shown on MTV Asia, reaching number 2 on the Chart Attack.

Charts

The album version of the song entered iTunes Top 100 on January 21, 2008 at #100, moved up to #57 in one day, and it has peaked at #13.As of February 27 2008, the album version has logged over 208,084 digital downloads in the United States, [cite web| title= Hot Digital Songs| url=http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51518| publisher=UKMIX| date=2007-02-28] reaching a peak position of number sixty-three (#63) on the "Billboard" Hot 100. The song also debuted at number sixty-six (#66) on the Canadian Hot 100, already peaking higher than preceding single "Potential Breakup Song" (at #72).Upon release of the remix (single) version, the track re-entered the Hot 100 at #92 after falling off the week before its release.

References

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8p5t4uPCZQ "Like Whoa" music video] on YouTube (© Hollywood Records)


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