A Song A Day: Get Your Number

Yung Berg
Yung Berg

A Song A Day #14 Yung Berg ft. Amerie – Get Your Number

Why I Picked It: I’ve been meaning to do a genre switch and given yesterday’s cover of Crazy In Love, I figured I’d feature my favorite Yung Berg song (though I do have love the instrumental hook in Sexy Can I).  Get Your Number is featured in Yung Berg’s debut album Look What You Made Me.

Why I Like It: The song opens with the sharing of a phone number and Amerie spelling her name.  To me, spelling in a song can get boring, dated, and silly (Fergilious, anyone?) but it’s done really well in this Yung Berg song with the opening and closing.

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Hold on shorty

What’s your name again?
A-M-E-R-I-E

In the end of the song, Amerie spells her name again and before she says the last “E” playfully says “Don’t act like you forgot”.

The song is also well balanced conversation between Yung Berg and Amerie, as opposed to Amerie just singing the chorus or a featured line.

Ultimately the song is a fun club jam (hello – it’s about getting someone’s number!) saturated in all that club culture of hook-ups and initial attraction – and most importantly, very danceable.

Youtube below:

-cct