Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle

Beyoncé's "Countdown"

March 24, 2021 Shira & Arielle Season 2
Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle
Beyoncé's "Countdown"
Show Notes

Are you part of the beehive? Beyhive?...Are you a fan of Beyoncé is what we're asking...?

Welcome to our musical "count"/"counter" series. First up, our breakdown of Beyoncé's 2011 hit "Countdown." Check out the music video here.

In this episode, we go through the history of Beyoncé's career, stopping to highlight her big wins. We focus this episode, of course, on "Countdown."

About this song:
The song was written by Beyonce, Terius Nash, Shea Taylor, Ester Dean, Cainon Lamb, Julie Frost, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris, and produced by Beyoncé, Taylor and Lamb.

It was first released for radio on October 4th, 2011.

Beyonce wanted to mix musical styles from the 1970’s & 1990’s. Consequences of Sound’s Chris Coplan describes the song as "everywhere on the genre map."  Since It’s upbeat R&B, with hints of funk, hip-hop, latin pop, world music, reggae, and dance hall.

Sources:
- Pitchfork
- MTV
- Tumblr

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Credits:
Daniel Tureck - sound
Caio Slikta - logo
Jason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)

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