Scream (song)

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"Scream"
Single by Usher
from the album Looking 4 Myself
Released April 26, 2012
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Electropop, dance-pop
Length 3:54
Label RCA
Writer(s) Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Usher Raymond
Producer Max Martin, Shellback
Usher singles chronology
"Climax"
(2012)
"Scream"
(2012)
"Lemme See"
(2012)

"Scream" is a song by American singer Usher. It was released from the album Looking 4 Myself (2012). The song was released on April 26, 2012 as a digital download.

It was written by Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha, and Usher. It was produced by Max Martin and Shellback. This was the same group who wrote and produced Usher's 2010 single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love". "Scream" is an electropop song. It has dance-pop beats. The song talks about sexual situations. Many music critics called it a "club song". They also said that it is similar to Usher's older songs.

The song was given positive reviews from music critics. Many liked the musical instruments on the song. It debuted at number 70 on the US Hot 100 chart. It also debuted at number 32 on the Pop Songs chart. It then reached number 10 on the Hot 100. The song was very successful in Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Scotland, and Australia. Usher promoted the song by performing it live several times. He performed the song at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Track listing[change | change source]

  • US digital download[1]
  1. "Scream" – 3:54
  • Ireland and UK Digital download[2][3]
  1. "Scream" – 3:55
  2. "Climax" (Kaskade Remix) – 6:38
  1. "Scream" – 3:55
  2. "Climax" (Mike D Remix) - 4:20


Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[6] 22
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[8] 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 4
Denmark (Tracklisten)[10] 29
France (SNEP)[11] 29
Germany (Media Control AG)[12] 19
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[13] 28
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 23
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[15] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[16] 22
New Zealand (RIANZ)[17] 21
Scotland (The Official Charts Company)[18] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 50
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[20] 20
UK Dance (The Official Charts Company)[21] 2
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[22] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 10
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[24] 7
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[25] 28
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[26] 33


Release history[change | change source]

Country Date Format
Worldwide April 27, 2012 Digital download[1]
United States May 1, 2012 Mainstream and rhythmic radio[27][28]
Germany June 1, 2012 CD single[4]
Ireland[2] June 1, 2012 Digital download
United Kingdom[29] June 3, 2012
United States June 18, 2012 Adult contemporary radio[30]

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Music - Scream - Single by Usher". iTunes Store (Ireland). Apple Inc. http://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/scream-single/id526423355. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  3. "Scream (UK Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/gb. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/scream-single/id526423355. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Scream: Usher". Amazon.com (Germany). Amazon Inc. http://www.amazon.de/Scream-Usher/dp/B0080I9KFA/. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  5. "Australian-charts.com – Usher – Scream". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  6. "Usher – Scream Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  7. "Ultratop.be – Usher – Scream" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
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  10. "Danishcharts.com – Usher – Scream". Tracklisten. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  11. "Lescharts.com – Usher – Scream" (in French). Les classement single. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  12. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  13. "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  14. "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. GfK. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
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  18. "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  19. "Swedishcharts.com – Usher – Scream". Singles Top 60. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  20. "Usher – Scream swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  21. "Archive Chart" UK Dance Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  22. "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  23. "Illegal name entered Usher?f=379&g=Singles Usher Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Usher. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  24. "Illegal name entered Usher?f=381&g=Singles Usher Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Usher. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  25. "Illegal name entered Usher?f=343&g=Singles Usher Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Usher. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  26. "Illegal name entered Usher?f=359&g=Singles Usher Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play for Usher. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  27. "Top 40/Mainstream > Future Releases". All Access. All Access Media Group. May 1, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/67DnrYO5F. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  28. "Top 40/Rhythmic-Crossover > Future Releases". All Access. All Access Media Group. May 1, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/67DnkmNy0. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  29. "Music - Scream - Single by Usher". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Apple Inc. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/scream-single/id526423355. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  30. http://www.allaccess.com/hot-modern-ac/future-releases

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