Replay (Iyaz song)

Single by Iyaz
from the album Replay
Released July 7, 2009[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Electro-R&B, reggae fusion
Length 3:01
Label T.I.M.E., Beluga Heights, Reprise Records, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Sean Kingston, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Keidran Jones, Jonathan Rotem, Jason Derulo
Producer(s) J.R. Rotem
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"Replay" is the debut single from British Virgin Islands recording artist Iyaz. It is the first single released from his debut album of the same name, which was released on 8 June 2009.

The single entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart, where it remained for three weeks until it was knocked off the summit by "Fireflies" by Owl City. Internationally, the single also topped the charts in Australia, Israel and Switzerland and peaked within the top ten of the charts in many countries, including Finland, France and the United States. The combined figure of the official music video and prequel video on YouTube is currently around 150 million views.

Song information

Iyaz co-wrote "Replay" with fellow singers and labelmates Sean Kingston (left) and Jason Derulo (right).

Beluga Heights label-mates Sean Kingston, Jason Derülo, and Iyaz himself all co-wrote the song together, along with label owner J.R. Rotem and songwriting duo Planet VI (known as Rock City at the time). Rotem also produced the track and credits himself at the beginning of the song via his signature "J-J-J-J-J.R." sample. The remix version with Flo Rida however, says, "BELUGA HEIGHTS" like in Jason Derülo's second single, "In My Head". Also, this is the second song that Jason Derülo, Kingston, and Rotem have co-written together, the first being Derülo's own debut single, "Whatcha Say".

Music video

The official music video features Iyaz wearing headphones and listening to music on a beach. Other various scenes feature Iyaz singing with a background of the British Virgin Islands' flag, and partying on the beach during the night. The video was directed by Rock Jacobs. A prequel video was also filmed that features the full-length beach scenes with Iyaz and his love interest.


Track list

Replay - Promo CD

  1. "Replay (Jason Nevins Club Mix)"
  2. "Replay (Donni Hotwheel Club Mix)"
  3. "Replay (Ruff Loadez Club Mix)"
  4. "Replay (Remix featuring Flo Rida)"
  5. "Replay (Album Version)"

Chart performance

The song debuted in the UK at number one on 10 January 2010, selling over 106,000 copies in its first week, the highest sale for any new year release since Michelle McManus sold 118,000 copies of "All This Time" in the equivalent week in January 2004.[2] It is also the first number-one single of the 2010s (not counting Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" which also reached number-one in 2009). After two weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart and six weeks at the top of the UK R&B Chart, "Replay" was succeeded by Owl City's "Fireflies" and Rihanna's "Rude Boy", respectively. It was the first song released in 2010 in the UK to be certified Gold with sales in excess of 400,000.[3] In June 2010, it was announced that "Replay" was the third highest selling single of the year in the UK at that point.

In the US, "Replay" managed to reach the number two spot on the Hot 100 for one week, behind only Kesha's "Tik Tok". As of December 2012, Replay has sold over 4 million digital copies.[4]

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (2009–10) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 6
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 5
Denmark (Tracklisten)[10] 20
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 2
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[12] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[13] 7
France (SNEP)[14] 7
French Digital Singles Chart[15] 3
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 2
Israel (Media Forest)[18] 1
Italy (FIMI)[19] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[21] 12
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[22] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[23] 24
Spanish Airplay Chart[24] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[27] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[28] 2
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[29] 26
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[30] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[31] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2009) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[32] 83
Chart (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[33] 15
Canadian Hot 100[34] 32
Dutch Singles Chart[35] 49
European Hot 100 Singles [36] 19
Germany (Media Control AG) 47
Italian Singles Chart[37] 24
Romanian Top 100 [38] 51
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[39] 18
US Billboard Hot 100 25
US Billboard Pop Songs 22


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[40] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[41] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[42] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[43] Gold 150,000^
Italy (FIMI)[44] Platinum 30,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[45] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[46] Platinum 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[47] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[48] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

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

See also


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  4. " – Iyaz – Replay". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. " – Iyaz – Replay" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. " – Iyaz – Replay" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. " – Iyaz – Replay" (in French). Ultratop 50.
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  10. "Nederlandse Top 40 – Iyaz search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
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  12. "Iyaz: Replay" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  13. " – Iyaz – Replay" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. "French Download Single Top 50 - 20 February 2010" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
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  16. "Chart Track: Week 03, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  17. "Iyaz – Replay Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest.
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  20. " – Iyaz – Replay". VG-lista.
  21. "Archive Chart: 2010-01-17". Scottish Singles Top 40.
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  23. "Promusicae (Week: January 1, 2010)" (PDF). Retrieved 13 July 2010.
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  25. " – Iyaz – Replay". Swiss Singles Chart.
  26. "Archive Chart: 2010-01-10" UK Singles Chart.
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  28. "Iyaz – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Iyaz.
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  30. "Iyaz – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Iyaz.
  31. "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  32. "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
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  34. " - Dutch charts portal". (in Dutch). Hung Medien / Retrieved 2011-01-03.
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  36. "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Ricerche e dati di mercato". 17 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
  37. "Topul celor mai difuzate piese în România în 2010" (in Romanian). România Liberă. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  38. "2010 Year-end UK Singles". BBC (BBC Online). 26 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  39. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  40. "Austrian single certifications – Iyaz – Replay" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved November 5, 2014. Enter Iyaz in the field Interpret. Enter Replay in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  41. "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2010". Ultratop & Hung Medien / Retrieved December 25, 2010.
  42. "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Iyaz; 'Replay')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  43. "Italian single certifications – Iyaz – Replay" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved November 1, 2011. Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Iyaz in the field Filtra. Select 2011 in the field Anno. The certification will load automatically
  44. "Single Certification List - January 2014" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  45. "New Zealand single certifications – Iyaz – Replay". Recorded Music NZ.
  46. "British single certifications – Iyaz – Replay". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 22, 2013. Enter Replay in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  47. "American single certifications – Iyaz – Replay". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 25, 2010. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
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