I'm Lovin' It (song)

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"I'm Lovin' It"
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Single by Justin Timberlake
from the album Live From London
B-side"I'm Lovin' It" (instrumental)
ReleasedNovember 20, 2003 (2003-11-20)
Recorded2003
Length3:42
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)The Neptunes
Justin Timberlake singles chronology
"Señorita"
(2003)
"I'm Lovin' It"
(2003)
"Signs"
(2005)

"I'm Lovin' It" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake. The song, originally written as a jingle for American fast food chain McDonald's, was produced by the Neptunes and is credited as being written by Pharrell Williams, Tom Batoy, Andreas Forberger, and Franco Tortora.[1] It was released as a single and became a chart hit in a few European countries, reaching the top 20 in Greece, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Background[edit]

The song was written as a jingle for McDonald's commercials based on a pre-existing German campaign originally developed as "Ich Liebe Es."[2] Timberlake was paid $6 million to sing the jingle. Soon thereafter, the Neptunes produced a song based on the jingle and released it (along with an instrumental version) as part of a three-track EP in November 2003. A digital download EP with the same name was also released through the iTunes Store on December 16, 2003. The extended play included the title-track and a remix for all of the singles from Timberlake's first solo studio album, Justified.[3] The song was also included on the bonus audio CD of Timberlake's first live DVD, Live From London.[2]

Rapper Pusha T revealed his involvement with the song in June 2016 and claimed that he had created the "I'm Lovin' It" jingle.[1] However, co-writers Batoy and Tortora, as well as several others involved with the jingle's creation, have disputed his claim.[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video to promote the single was released in late 2003 and was directed by Paul Hunter. In the video, Timberlake is seen chasing a girl around New York City.

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–2004) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 55
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 25
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 1
CIS (Tophit)[9] 64
Greece (IFPI)[10] 17
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 13
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 27
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[14] 90
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 47
UK Singles (OCC)[17] 79

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Spain[18] November 20, 2003 Digital download Sony Music Entertainment
Singapore[19]
Germany December 1, 2003 Digital download[20]
Maxi single[21]
Luxembourg[22] Digital download
France[23] December 9, 2003
United States[3] December 16, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hogan, Marc. "The Contentious Tale of the McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" Jingle | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Moran, Alec (October 14, 2014). "Five Things You Never Knew About 'I'm Lovin' It'". Chicago magazine.
  3. ^ a b c "I'm Lovin' It – EP by Justin Timberlake". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  4. ^ I'm Lovin' It (UK 12-inch single promo vinyl disc). Justin Timberlake. New York City: Jive Records. 2003. JDAB-57308-1, JDAB-57308-1R2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ I'm Lovin' It (European CD single liner notes). Justin Timberlake. New York City: Jive Records. 2003. 82876 58172 2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ Justin Timberlake — I'm Lovin' It. Tophit. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  10. ^ "Top 50 Singles Εβδομάδα 15–21/2" (in Greek). IFPI. Archived from the original on February 19, 2004. Retrieved February 19, 2004.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I'm Lovin' It". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Justin Timberlake" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Arhiva romanian top 100 – Editia 3, saptamina 19.01 – 25.01, 2004" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on February 20, 2005. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It". Singles Top 100.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Justin Timberlake – I'm Lovin' It". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.
  19. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013.
  20. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.
  21. ^ "I'm Lovin' It: Amazon.de: Musik". amazon.de.
  22. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.
  23. ^ "I'm Lovin' It". 7digital. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.