“Baby” by Justin Bieber (ft. Ludacris)
In the song “Baby”, Canadian singer Justin Bieber expresses distress over a girl he tried to date. The narrator appears extremely intrigued about this girl and even believes she loves him. He is however, left heartbroken after she reveals that there’s someone else she wants and they can only be friends.
You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Justin Bieber's Baby at Lyrics.org.
Initially, he thought this girl was only playing hard to get, but realizes that he may not have her as his in reality, since he was probably just daydreaming. He then zooms into a moment of disbelief and denial, recalling what he would have done for her including buying her all the things she wants.
Ludacris steps in
Rapper, Ludacris cements the song with maturity by sharing his experience of when he first fell in love. He ponders over how much he used to be consumed by thoughts of his first love, yet just like Bieber, he also had his heart broken. This somehow consoles the narrator as he concludes the song by saying that he’s gone, signifying that he has probably accepted his defeat to deal with the pain he’s feeling.
Facts about “Baby”
- “Baby” was released as the lead single from the Justin Bieber’s debut album, My World 2.0. This album also contains Bieber’s autobiographical track “Where Are You Now“.
- The video of the song was the most-viewed on YouTube from July 2010 all the way to November 2012, when Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video overtook it.
- In addition to being one of the most viewed YouTube videos of all time, the clip also hold the bizarre distinction of being one of YouTube’s most disliked videos.
- The track reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Canadian Hot 100. On the British Singles Chart, it climbed all the way to the #2 spot.
Who wrote Justin Bieber’s “Baby”?
The song was written by Justin Bieber himself. He did the writing with assistance from the below songwriters:
- Tricky Stewart
- Terius Nash (aka The-Dream)
- Christina Milian