Light It Up

Major Lazer, Fuse ODG, Nyla

About Light It Up

"Light It Up" is a song by American electronic music producing group Major Lazer, featuring vocals from Jamaican singer Nyla, which appears on Major Lazer's third studio album Peace Is the Mission. A remixed dancehall version of the song, to which additional vocals from British-Ghanaian Afrobeats artist Fuse ODG were added, was included on a re-released version of Peace Is the Mission and released as the album's third single overall on November 5, 2015.


Year:
2016
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Stand up like a solider baby
Yeah, I know you built like that
Gun it like a holster baby
Show dem say you wicked like that
We live where the war is raging
Chasing our crazy dreams
Hoping that the bridge won't cave in
Tonight we let it all go free

Gimme the ting and make me rock in a dance
Gimme the ting and make me rock in a dance
Mash it up, hot step in a dance
Gimme the ting and make me rock, rock, rock, rock
Gimme the ting and make me rock in a dance
Gimme the ting and make me rock in a dance
Mash it up, hot step in a dance
Gimme the ting and make me
Light it up
Light it up
Light it up
(Light it up, light it up)

Show them you're flames to the fire
It's written like your name on a flyer
They wanna tame your desire
But you light it up now your aims getting higher
I dey wait for messiah
But until that day I'm a rise up high
I put my light in the air
I wanna see everywhere
1 by 1 let me see you
2 by 2 for the sequel
3 by 3 for my people
(I know say I'm bound to be next like my neighbour, ye)
1 by 1 let me see you
2 by 2 for the sequel
3 by 3 for my people
(1, 2, 3, everybody go!)

Light it up
Light it up, light it up
Light it up
(Light it up)

1 by 1 let me see you
2 by 2 for the sequel
3 by 3 for my people
(I know say I'm bound to be next like my neighbour, yeah)
1 by 1 let me see you
2 by 2 for the sequel
3 by 3 for my people

Set it, set it, set it, set it, set it... ablaze

Set it ablaze like a candle wick
Hotter hotter hotter hotter
Yeah light it up

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Major Lazer

Major Lazer is a musical project by DJ/Producer Diplo. Formerly a collaboration along with DJ/Producer Switch, they parted ways in late 2011 and Diplo has begun producing Moombahton, a surging fusion genre of dubstep, reggae, and dancehall. more »

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Written by: THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ, PHILLIP FENDER, DAVID MALCOM, PHILLIP MECKSEPER, SIDNEY SWIFT, NAILAH T. THORBOURNE

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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10 facts about this song

Artist and Release Information
"Light It Up" is a song by electronic music group Major Lazer from their third studio album, "Peace Is the Mission".
Collaborative Work
The song features vocals from Nyla, a Jamaican artist and Fuse ODG, an artist from Ghana. This reflects Major Lazer's known style of incorporating various global influences in their music.
Performance on the Charts
The remix version of the song, featuring Fuse ODG and released as a single, reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and is one of Major Lazer's most commercially successful songs.
Cultural and Visual Representation
The music video for "Light It Up" showcases a traditional Ghanaian funeral, reflecting Fuse ODG's heritage. It also symbolizes the celebration of life, aligning with Major Lazer's stated goal of making the world smaller by making the party bigger.
Song Theme
The song's lyrics focus on unity, bringing people together, and enjoying the moment, perfectly conforming to Major Lazer's slogan "Make the world smaller, make the party bigger".
Virality on Social Media
The song became a hit on social media as well, its dance-friendly tune and vibrant video went viral, contributing to its global success.
Remix Version
The Fuse ODG version of "Light It Up" is actually a remix. The original version on the "Peace Is the Mission" album featured only Nyla.
Critic Reviews
The song received positive reviews from critics, with many praising its dancehall influences and catchy, upbeat sound.
Global Reach
The success of "Light It Up" helped solidify Major Lazer's reputation as a truly global act, introducing wider audiences to their unique blend of music styles from all over the world.
Choreography
The choreography in the "Light It Up" video includes the globally popularized African dance move "Azonto", further blending cultural influences.

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