Rocketeer

Far East Movement

About Rocketeer

"Rocketeer" is the second single from Far East Movement's 2010 album Free Wired. The track features Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. It was written by Far East Movement, as well as members of the production teams The Stereotypes, The Smeezingtons, and produced by The Stereotypes and The Smeezingtons. It was released as a single on October 29, 2010, and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two different versions of the song were recorded, one with vocals by Bruno Mars (a member of The Smeezingtons) and one with vocals by Ryan Tedder. Tedder's version was the one selected for the album. "Rocketeer" shares similarities with Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love", which was released earlier, in April 2010. This led to speculation that "Rocketeer" copied from "Somebody to Love"; in actuality, both songs were co-produced by The Stereotypes, and "Rocketeer" was produced first; "Somebody to Love" uses samples of "Rocketeer". 


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2012
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Here we go, come with me,
There's a world out there that we should see,
Take my hand, close your eyes
With you right here, I'm a rocketeer

Let's fly, fly, fly, fly
Up, up, here we go, go 
Up, up, here we go, go
Let's fly, fly, fly, fly
Up, up, here we go, go
Where we stop nobody knows (knows)

Where we go we don't need roads (roads),
Where we stop nobody knows (knows),
To the stars if you really want it,
Got, got a jet pack with your name on it,
Above the clouds in the atmosphere (phere),
Just say the words and we outta here (outta here),
Hold my hand if you feelin' scared (scared),
We flyin' up, up outta here

Here we go, come with me,
There's a world out there that we should see,
Take my hand, close your eyes,
With you right here, I'm a rocketeer

Let's fly, fly, fly, fly
Up, up here we go, go
Up, up here we go, go
Let's fly, fly, fly, fly
Up, up here we go, go (Here we go)
Where we stop nobody knows (knows)

Baby we can stay fly like a G-6,
Shop the streets of Tokyo get your fly kicks,
Girl you always on my mind,
Got my head up in the sky,
And I'm never looking down feelin' priceless, yeah,
Where we at, only few have known
We're on some next level, Super Mario
I hope this works out, Cardio,
Til' then let's fly, Geronimo

Let's fly, (Yo)
Now I never been in space before,
But I ain't never seen a face like yours
You make me feel like I could touch the planets,
You want the moon, girl watch me grab it,
Now I never seen a star this close,
You got me stuck by the way you glow,
I'm like, oh, oh, oh, oh
I'm like, oh, oh, oh, oh

Let's fly, fly, fly, fly
Up, up here we go, go
Up, up here we go, go 
Let's fly, fly, fly, fly
Up, up here we go, go 
Where we stop nobody knows, knows, knows

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Far East Movement

Far East Movement (stylised Far★East Movement or abbreviated FM) is an Asian-American hip hop quartet based in Los Angeles. The group formed in 2003 and consists of Kev Nish (Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), J-Splif (Jae Choung), and DJ Virman (Virman Coquia). Far East Movement's first claim to fame was their song "Round Round" featured in the Hollywood movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and its subsequent soundtrack, video game and DVD. more »

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Written by: RAY ROMULUS, JONATHAN YIP, JEREMY REEVES, BRUNO MARS, KEVIN NISHIMURA, JAE CHOUNG, JAMES ROH, VIRMAN COQUIA, PHILIP LAWRENCE

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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12 facts about this song

Group Identity
"Rocketeer" is a song by the American hip-hop quartet group, Far East Movement, which is famously known for their multi-cultural membership and electro pop sounds.
Song Release
The song was released on October 9, 2010, as the second single from the group's third studio album, "Free Wired."
Album Success
The album garnered massive success out-pacing any of their previous works with hits like "Like a G6" and "Rocketeer."
Collaboration
The track features the American R&B singer Ryan Tedder, the lead vocalist from OneRepublic.
Billboard Chart
"Rocketeer" peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it one of Far East Movement's most successful singles.
Music Composition
The song incorporates elements of pop, hip-hop, and electronic music, offering a melodic chorus sung by Tedder and rap verses by Far East Movement.
Inspiration
The song's lyrics revolve around the theme of limitless dreams and ambitions, depicting a journey to the stars.
Music Video
The music video depicts a narrative of a young man who builds a personal aircraft to follow his girlfriend to Japan.
Song Reception
"Rocketeer" has been widely praised for its catchy hooks and positive message. The song is often cited as Far East Movement's breakout song which propelled them into the mainstream media.
Decade Recognition
"Rocketeer" was selected by Billboard as one of the best songs of 2010s decade, further cementing its spot in pop culture history.
Influences
Far East Movement was greatly influenced by the West Coast hip hop scene but incorporated their own unique twist with "Rocketeer" by infusing electropop and synth sounds.
Multi-platinum Certification
The song reached multi-platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) which means it had sold over 2,000,000 units in the U.S alone.

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