March 19, 2009

"Right Round" No.1 on Hot 100


Mike Percy and Tim Lever

Mike Percy and Tim Lever


ASCAP's Mike Percy (PRS) and Tim Lever's (PRS) classic "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" has found yet another life on the Billboard charts. Flo Rida's adaptation of the song renamed "Right Round", has shot up from number 58 to the number one spot on the latest US Hot 100 chart. It also debuted at number one on the Hot Digital Songs chart with sales of 636,000. The original "You Spin Me Round" song came from the catalog of the successful group Dead or Alive which was written by Percy and Lever and produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Commenting on Flo Rida's song, Mike Percy said "We love this track…the production is awesome".

Percy and Lever's version has spawned many remakes from several different artists including Dope, Bastard, Ten Masked Men, Effiel 65, and more. Jessica Simpson also gained Billboard success with her remake of the song which reached #20 on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #95 on the Billboard Pop 100 in 2006. Flo Rida's version is unarguably the most successful beating out "Crack A Bottle" featuring Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, to earn the highest first week sales in Nielsen's Sound Scan digital history. "Right Round" will be featured on Flo Rida's upcoming album R.O.O.T.S scheduled to be released on March 31, 2009.