Let me take a #SELFIE

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I’m not sure if you’re aware, but there’s a new dance song blasting up the Billboard chart like a rocketship called #SELFIE

#selfieIt’s been on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for only 3 weeks now with an impressive jump from last week’s position of #28 to this week’s position of #18.

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 8.32.01 AMAs you can see, the song is by a duo called The Chainsmokers.

They are a DJ duo from New York and on a regular basis they are known simply as Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. Drew: 24 and Alex: 28 are young guys that started working together in 2012.

This song describes a self-absorbed girl that pauses throughout her night to take Selfies.

If you listen to the song, there is a featured voice of a girl with a Valley Girl type, California accent, if you will, that narrates her night at the club! These vocals were provided by a girl named Alexis Killacam.

Here’s her #SELFIE:

alexThis video premiered on YouTube for the world to see on January 29th.

Go ahead and checkout the song/video if you haven’t done so already:

I do apologize for the F word that was seen a couple times on a printed t-shirt.

I screened the video for my audience, but it is important to see the video in addition to the actual song.

Unfortunately that 4 letter word has become as frequent as the word “the” in my beloved music industry :(

So I do apologize, and I promise if I ever cover a song with the actual F word in it, it will be bleeped or muted out AKA the clean version. That’s my policy for you :D

Moving right along…

The DJ buddies Drew & Alex were quoted as saying: “The video inherently had this viral concept built into it, which certainly helped get it off the ground.”

That’s definitely certain! The video is about as viral-friendly as a video can get!

Now if you noticed, as did I, the original #SELFIE voiceover girl Alexis was not the girl in the video that is lip-syncing the words…not sure why that is but that’s okay :)

selfieee#SELFIE has become one of the fastest-climbing tracks on the charts, with 180,000 downloads since the song’s release Jan. 28, according to our friends at Nielsen SoundScan.

I personally love the song :D It’s very “hooky” and gets in your head.

As an avid EDM superfan, I have to say that the beat is awesome so I’m not in any way embarrassed to call this an EDM/Pop Crossover song.

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The Chainsmokers doing their thing :D

So where did the “selfie” even originate people?!

Luckily you have Music Row Girl by your side and I’m going to do my best to tell you how it all started.

Before I go to my best friend Google, I believe that the main reason for the invention of the Selfie is because of cameras on the front of smartphones.

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That was a new invention and Selfies are difficult to take when you can’t see how you look and how you are positioned in the camera’s lens.

Okay, so Google knows the originator of “the selfie”…

selfie_2738767bIt’s not a cute one that’s for sure!!!

The caption was as follows: “Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.”

Go figure…it was an Australian! :D

I’ve never mentioned it before, but I have an incredible love for Australia since they brought me Hugh Jackman, Keith Urban, The Veronicas, and Cody Simpson. Every single Australian I know is SO talented and I think therefore that they all are HAHA ;)

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Hugh Jackman, Keith Urban, The Veronicas, and Cody Simpson taking a selfie :D

The drunken young man was not identified with a name…unfortunately for us :( But I will tell you that he was a “university student” which is hardly surprising!

He is the first person known to have used the word “Selfie”. So congratulations for that!!!

In other news…

“Selfie” was named the word of 2013 by the Oxford English Dictionary!!!

Allow me to show you Oxford’s official Selfie definition:

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In addition to that fantastic definition with a hilarious note of selfie frequency, there are also hysterical example sentences:

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I know Oxford is all proper, so these selfie situations are possible but not in the way they are stated like William Shakespeare.

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Back to The Chainsmokers…

I first heard of them when I started paying attention to the #1 Popstar in India:

priyanka-chopra-sexy-lipsPriyanka Chopra 

Priyanka had a song a year ago called Erase featuring the DJ duo on the beats:

https://soundcloud.com/thechainsmokers/the-chainsmokers-ft-priyanka

Check out that song! It’s so well done!!! :D

And while we’re on the topic…here’s Priyanka’s selfie:

horizontal selfieShe chose a horizontal selfie which is neat and she may be a pro considering you see that the phone’s screen isn’t facing her! She may have originated it…Just saying!

It wouldn’t be a post about Selfies without talking about this one:

The reason for its fame is that it was done the night of the Oscars in LA with so many stars and then there’s Ellen…

Everyone that I know absolutely loves her which is understandable because she’s hilarious!

Also helping out this selfie was the fact that it was done during the Live Broadcast and not during the commercial break!!!

Here’s The Chainsmokers version:

Ellen stole the award for “most retweeted picture” at a whopping 3,403,922 retweets from our very own President and Tweeter of the United States, PTOTUS, Barack Obama!

Here was the previous most retweeted picture at 780,290 retweets:

Let it be known that our President is SO COOL that he was on the Ellen Show TODAY! He came in VIA a satellite feed, he wasn’t in the studio unfortunately haha :D

Although what makes him even cooler is that he threw shade at Ellen!

A president that throws shade? YES! Yes, please!!!

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Throwing Shade means you make a jab at someone…that’s basically it :D

Today on Ellen she told this to Obama: “I don’t know if you know this, but I was aiming to break your record of retweets, and I apologize for doing it, but I broke your retweet record.”

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She came across very kind, but then Obama came at her with this quip:

“I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself. Getting a bunch of celebrities in the background … you feeding them pizza.”

I have to say that I cracked up laughing when I read his statement!

TOO MUCH! HAHA :D You go Obama!

I think Ellen’s Twitter picture was awesome and what’s even more awesome is the Artwork I saw yesterday that Jared Leto reposted from @_artistiq:

You should really check out more of her…at least I think it’s a her, work! It’s unbelievable!

Okay I’ve got to throw the sloth up again because I’m exhausted from all that Selfie chatter! lol :D

slothNow I’m going to leave you with 3 things:

1. A list of The Chainsmokers “#Selfie Tour” dates:

CHAIN tour

For the other dates click this link: http://www.thechainsmokers.com/shows

For all my Florida friends, don’t miss them on March 30th at Shephard’s Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach!!!

I am pleased to announce that I just purchased my very own ticket for their show in Nashville at Anthem on April 25th!!! :D

2. A hilarious #Selfie song dance-off between a young boy and an usher:

3. A collection of Music Row Girl’s favorite selfies of all-time:

Keith Urban’s new haircut:

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Gangsta doggy:

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Miley Cyrus as Lil’ Kim:

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Taylor Swift with one of her Grammys:

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Kim Kardashian with a sunburn:

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Elijah Wood and the double selfie:

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Luckiest Beyoncé fan EVER:

bey

Justin Bieber smoldering at me:

jb

Tom Hanks and Steve Martin:

tomhanks

Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton:

meryl-streep-y-hilary-clinton-selfie

Jessica Alba:

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Selfie of epic proportions:

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Miss Piggy:

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Epic Puppy:

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The new Pope selfie:

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Nicki Minaj:

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Justin Timberlake at the Grammys:

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Jared Leto:

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The fabulous, pregnant Gwen Stefani:

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And finally…The Chainsmokers:

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