Hot Video Alert: Jesse McCartney - Shake
Oh Jesse McCartney. You don't look a day over the age of 13. What is your secret? I know I'm a bit late with this one but that's OK. The more I hear McCartney's new song, "Shake," the more I like it. McCartney released the single on September 21st without much fanfare surrounding it. Pity. "Shake" only managed to peak at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song fared better on the Billboard Pop Songs chart where it peaked at #17.
The song isn't really anything that new for McCartney, who's last album Departure, featured the same sort of urban pop style with maybe a bit more electronic influence throughout. His previous single, the T-Pain-assisted "Body Language" and it's predecessor "How Do You Sleep?" featured help from Ludacris. It's clear that urban pop is the direction that Hollywood Records/Universal is pushing young McCartney but I can't help but wonder if this is the right move? So far "Leavin'" marks McCartney's strongest chart performance to date, landing at #10 but since then, McCartney has been flailing all over the charts trying to find his next hit. I can't say I'm surprised by "Shake's" low chart performance...that being said I'm hopeful that he has some more tricks up his sleeve on his forthcoming fourth studio album Have It All, to be released sometime next year.
"Shake" was co-written by McCartney and written and produced by Joshua Coleman. The music video (BELOW) was directed by Toben Seymour and features McCartney dancing and looking cool while surrounded by a multitude of sexy women, all of whom are probably older than him. Download "Shake" on iTunes HERE.