Sorry for Party Rocking (song)

"Sorry for Party Rocking"
Single by LMFAO
from the album Sorry for Party Rocking
Released January 9, 2012 (2012-01-09) Australia
January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17) (US Rhythmic/Mainstream Radio)
Recorded 2011
Length 3:23
Label Interscope
  • Stefan Kendal Gordy
  • Skyler Austen Gordy
  • Erin Beck
Producer(s) Redfoo
LMFAO singles chronology
"Livin' My Love"
"Sorry for Party Rocking"
"Give Me All Your Luvin' (Party Rock Remix)"
Music sample
"Sorry for Party Rocking"
Music video
"Sorry for Party Rocking" on YouTube

"Sorry for Party Rocking" is a song by American duo LMFAO from their second studio album of the same name. It was released as the fourth and final single from the album on January 17, 2012, and was the group's last before their announcement of an indefinite hiatus on September 2012. The song was written and produced by Redfoo and Erin Beck.

Music video


In an interview with the Irish Channel TG4, Redfoo stated that they are working on the video for the song. Before this song was released as a single, Redfoo also said that "Sorry for Party Rocking" was a crowd favorite. The official video was uploaded to VEVO on February 21, 2012. The video was directed by Mickey Finnegan and is the prequel to "Party Rock Anthem".


The video begins when an old man named Rufus complaining to his wife, Agnes, that LMFAO and the Party Rock Crew are partying too much next door of their house, as Rufus and Agnes are getting ready for bed for the night. Rufus decides to go over next door to tell them to stop. Rufus scolds RedFoo and the Party Rock Crew, and when he asks them to explain about their behavior, RedFoo and the Party Rock Crew reply to Rufus with the title song and later continue dancing as Rufus immediately calls the police.

At the beginning of the song, the police start driving through the city in cardboard cars. It later shows SkyBlu driving through the city with Chelsea Korka and the other women. The videos returns to RedFoo and the Party Rock Crew still partying in the 'Party Rock' house. The police and several other people across the city later get invited into the 'Party Rock' house and also start partying. Rufus then goes again into the Party Rock Crew's residence to stop them. However, when he sees Agnes join the crowd to party, Rufus angrily leaves. As the party continues, RedFoo gets drunk, rushed to the hospital, and accidentally drops his iPhone. A man wearing a turtle-backpack eventually finds RedFoo's iPhone, connects it with his headphone, and begins shuffling to "Party Rock Anthem". According to the opening caption of "Party Rock Anthem", it is revealed that RedFoo and SkyBlu fell into a coma due to excessive party rocking. The video ends with RedFoo and SkyBlu in a deserted hospital where "Party Rock Anthem" will begin.

Cultural references

Track listing

  1. "Sorry for Party Rocking" (album version) – 3:24
  2. "Sorry for Party Rocking" (D'anconia Remix) – 3:31
  3. "Sorry for Party Rocking" (Gigi Barocco Remix) – 4:39
  4. "Sorry for Party Rocking" (Nash & Slicox Remix) – 5:04
  5. "Sorry for Party Rocking" (R3hab Remix) – 5:12
  6. "Sorry for Party Rocking" (Ricky Luna Remix) – 5:08
  7. "Sorry for Party Rocking" (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – 5:37

Cover versions

In 2013, Welsh post-hardcore band The Blackout recorded a cover version as a bonus track on their fourth studio album Start the Party. Comedy rapper Rucka Rucka Ali released a parody, "I'm a Dirty Iraqi", on his 2012 album Rucka's World.

Credits and personnel

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (2012) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 32
Australia Dance (ARIA) 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 22
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 15
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 8
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 31
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[8] 51
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 18
France (SNEP)[10] 16
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[11] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 18
Luxembourg (Billboard)[13] 6
Netherlands (Mega Dance Top 30)[14] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 35
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 27
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 17
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[18] 40
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[19] 19
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[20] 48
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 23
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[23] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[24] 49
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[25] 32
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[26] 39
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[27] 19
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[28] 36

Year-end charts

Chart (2012) Position
Australia Dance (ARIA)[29] 25
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[30] 82
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[31] 48
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[32] 65
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[33] 26
France (SNEP)[34] 100


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[35] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[36] Gold 15,000^
United States (RIAA)[37] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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