Coverafbeelding Gwen Stefani featuring Akon - The Sweet Escape
  • Statistieken
  •   18 weken
  •   5 piekpositie
  •   445 punten
  •   2007

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   16-04-1973
Land   Verenigde Staten

Aliaume Damala Badara Thiam brengt in 2004 zijn debuutalbum Trouble uit. De eerste single Locked Up doet maar weinig, maar met Lonely scoort Akon daarna een hit van jewelste. Het nummer, gebaseerd op samples van Mr. Lonely van Bobby Vinton, staat vijf weken op de eerste plaats van de Top 40 en komt ook in Australië, Oostenrijk, Tsjechië, Denemarken, Duitsland, Ierland, het Verenigd Koninkrijk bovenaan. Op Ghetto, dat zijn tweede Top 40-hit wordt, werkt hij samen met Ali B en Yes-R. De single komt in het voorjaar van 2006 op nummer 3.


In 2006 begint hij zijn eigen platenlabel, Kon Live Distribution, waar zijn tweede album Konvicted verschijnt. Op dat album staat ook Smack That, zijn samenwerking met Eminem. In 2007 werkt hij mee aan The Sweet Escape van Gwen Stefani.

Zijn samenwerking met David Guetta in 2009 wordt zijn derde top 3-hit in ons land. Sexy Bitch staat totaal 21 weken in de Top 40 en wordt zijn grootste succes in ons land. In 2011 is zijn bijdrage op Boomerang (met DJ Felli Fel, Pitbull en Jermaine Dupri zijn elfde en voorlopig laatste Top 40-notering.


In 2015 maakt hij bekend te werken aan zijn vierde album, Stadium. Dat album verscheen niet, maar wel is Akon in 2016 te horen in een samenwerking met Robin Schulz op Heatwave. In de zomer van 2017 horen we de Amerikaan op een samenwerking met Sam Feldt, Yes.


Songtekst

Woowhoo, yeewhoo
Woowhoo, yeewhoo
Woowhoo, yeewhoo
Woowhoo, yeewhoo

If I could escape
I would, but first of all let me say
I must apologize for acting, stank and treating you this way

Cause I've been acting like sour milk fell on the floor
It's your fault you didn't shut the refigerator
Maybe that's the reason I've been acting so cold?

[chorus:]
If I could escape (escape)
And re-create a place as my own world (Own world)
And I could be your favorite girl
Forever, perfectly together
And tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)

If I could be sweet (Be sweet)
(I'll try to change)
I know I've been a real bad girl (Bad girl)
(I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt
So ever, we can make it better
And tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?

Sweet escape
Sweet escape

Woowhoo, (I wanna get away, get away) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (To our sweet escape, sweet escape) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (I wanna get away, get away) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (Yeah) yeewhoo

You knocked me down
I'm at my lowest boiling point, come help me out
I need to get me outta this joint, come on let's bounce
Counting on you to turn me around, instead of clowning around
Let's look for some common ground

So baby, times getting a little crazy
I've been getting a little lazy
Waiting for you to come and save me
I can see that your angry, by the way that you treat me
Hopefully you don't leave me, wanna take you with me

[chorus:]
If I could escape (escape)
And re-create a place as my own world (Own world)
And I could be your favorite girl
Forever, perfectly together
And tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)

If I could be sweet (Be sweet)
(I'll try to change)
I know I've been a real bad girl (Bad girl)
(I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt
So ever, we can make it better
And tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?

Sweet escape
Sweet escape

Woowhoo, yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (If I could escape) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (If I could escape) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, yeewhoo

Cause I've been acting like someone who fell on the floor
It's your fault, you didn't shut the refrigerator
Maybe that's the reason I've been acting so cold

[chorus:]
If I could escape (escape)
And re-create a place as my own world (Own world)
And I could be your favorite girl
Forever, perfectly together
And tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)

If I could be sweet (Be sweet)
(I'll try to change)
I know I've been a real bad girl (Bad girl)
(I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt
So ever, we can make it better
And tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?

Sweet escape
Sweet escape

Woowhoo, (I wanna get away, get away) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (To our sweet escape, sweet escape) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (I wanna get away, get away) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, (Yeah) yeewhoo
Woowhoo, yeewhoo
Woowhoo, yeewhoo
Woowhoo, yeewhoo...

Songinformatie

ArtiestAkon,
Gwen Stefani
 A-kant
 B-kant
Platenlabel Interscope


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