Windows Down

"Windows Down"
Single by Big Time Rush
from the album Elevate
Released June 22, 2012
Format Digital download [1]
Recorded 2012
Label Columbia [1]
Writer(s) Alexander James, Bei Maejor, Damon Albarn, Dave Rowntree, Graham Coxon, Kesha Sebert, Matt Squire, Matthew Musto, Mike Posner
Producer(s) Bei Maejor, Matt Squire
Big Time Rush chronology
"Music Sounds Better With U"
"Windows Down"

"Windows Down" is a song by American boy band Big Time Rush from the re-release of their second studio album Elevate. The song was released on June 25, 2012.[2][3] The song's hook is sampled from "Song 2" by English rock band Blur.


The song was written by Matthew Musto, Mike Posner, Bei Maejor, and Matt Squire, with production handled by the latter two. It features samples from "Song 2" by Blur. American singer/songwriter Kesha originally created an early demo of the track, expected to appear on her second studio album Warrior with the title "Woo Hoo", still using the Blur sample, but later sold the instrumental to Big Time Rush, and the song was re-written to create "Windows Down".

Music video

The music video was filmed in Maui, Hawaii and was released on VEVO on June 22, three days before the single's iTunes release.[4][5]

Critical reception

Nick Bassett from UK site The Re-View called "Windows Down" a "surefire summer pop hit", complimenting the use of the "Song 2" sample and wrapping up his article saying that it should "mark Big Time Rush as some hot, home-grown competition for our Transatlantic invading boybands".[6]

Track listing

  1. "Windows Down" – 3:12
  1. "Windows Down" – 3:13
  2. "Windows Down (Instrumental)" – 2:59

Chart performance

Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 97
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[9] 35
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 49
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 26


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