Bow Chicka Wow Wow

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"Bow Chicka Wow Wow"
Mike Posner Bow Chicka Wow Wow.jpg
Single by Mike Posner featuring Lil Wayne
from the album 31 Minutes to Takeoff
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2011
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010; Downtown, Lotzan Matzan Studios (New York City, New York)
Length3:15 (Album version)
3:43 (Remix feat. Lil Wayne)
Songwriter(s)Mike Posner, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Christopher Brody Brown
Producer(s)The Smeezingtons, Cisse Methods
Mike Posner singles chronology
"Please Don't Go"
"Bow Chicka Wow Wow"
"With Ur Love"
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Hit the Lights"
"Bow Chicka Wow Wow"

"Bow Chicka Wow Wow" is a song by American recording artist Mike Posner from his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (2010). The song was co-written by Posner, and produced by Cisse Methods and production teams The Smeezingtons.

A remix of the song, featuring a verse by American rapper Lil Wayne, was released as the album's third single on February 3, 2011. Wayne appeared in the music video of the song as well.

Posner performed the single on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 19, 2011.

The song's video is listed in the showcase library of National Geographic Music India.

Music video[edit]

Posner posted the music video on Vevo on February 24, 2011.[1] It features Lil' Wayne. It takes place where Posner is dating a girl, but fails to impress her. When all else fails to work, he plays "Bow Chicka Wow Wow", and the girl becomes attracted and "turned on" to him. When Lil' Wayne undergoes the same problem in the room next to Posner, he plays the song loud enough for both their girls to hear it. The girl in the black dress at the restaurant is Lyla Dee.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 40
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 175
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[5] 28
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 30
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 21


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States February 3, 2011 Digital download[9]
February 22, 2011 CHR/Top 40 radio
United Kingdom April 10, 2011[10] CD single, digital download


  1. ^ "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" - Mike Posner featuring Lil Wayne
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ " – Mike Posner – Bow Chicka Wow Wow". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ " – Mike Posner – Bow Chicka Wow Wow". Top 40 Singles.
  5. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "Mike Posner Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  7. ^ "Mike Posner Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Mike Posner – Bow Chicka Wow Wow". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ "Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Explicit): Mike Posner Featuring Lil Wayne". 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  10. ^ Music Singles Review - Digital Spy Archived 2010-11-20 at WebCite

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