“Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris (ft. Ne-Yo)
On Calvin Harris’ “Let’s Go” what the vocalist is encouraging the listener to do is “go”, i.e. make some type of definitive power move. It is not specified exactly what said move is or what it would entail. So the implication would be that this song is akin to a general piece of inspiration.
And in that regard, what the vocalist is basically saying is that there isn’t any excuse not to go out and do what you have to do, whatever that may be within the sentimental context of this song, at this very moment. Or we could say, “there is no better time” than the present to pursue your dreams. So instead of procrastinating Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo, are more or less using themselves as examples, are saying get off your behind and get to it.
“Let’s Go” Facts
Primary Artist(s): Calvin Harris
Featured Artist(s): Ne-Yo
Album/EP: “18 Months”
Release and Credits
On March the 30th of 2012, “Let’s Go” officially became the third single from Harris’ third album, “18 Months”.
The song was written by Harris in conjunction with Ne-Yo. The track’s production duties were subsequently handled by Harris.
“Let’s Go” had a nomination for the award, “Best Dance Recording” at the Annual Grammy Awards in 2013. It, however, lost to Skrillex’s “Bangarang” in a category which included the following songs:
- Avicii’s “Levels“
- Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin’s “Don’t You Worry Child”
- Al Walser’s “I Can’t Live Without You”
By July of 2012, “Let’s Go” had sold over 376,000 units in the US alone.
The song featured in an advertisement campaign for the carbonated soft drink brands, Pepsi Max and Pepsi. The campaign featured a ton of football stars, including:
- Didier Drogba
- Lionel Messi
- Fernando Torres
- Jack Wilshere
- Frank Lampard
“Let’s Go” was played at the fireworks display for London New Year’s Eve, 2019/2020.
- US – 17
- UK – 1
- Scotland – 2
- Ireland – 6
- Hungary – 5
The “18 Months” Album
The Grammy-nominated song, Let’s Go, was written and performed by Calvin Harris and American superstar Ne-Yo. The song is one of the singles from Calvin Harris’s third studio album titled 18 Months.
Fly Eye, Deconstruction, and Columbia Records released 18 Months on October 26, 2012. It is Harris’s first studio album in which he did not provide any vocals. Instead, he only wrote and produced the music and featured other musicians to sing the tracks for him. Featured musicians include Rihanna, Nicky Romero, Kelis, Dillon Francis, Dizzee Rascal, Ayah Marar, Example, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, and Florence Welch. In addition, Calvin Harris also changed his style of music on this album as he switched from his regular nu disco-style genre to the electro-house genre.
18 Months topped the following album charts:
- UK Dance Albums chart (OCC)
- Scottish Albums chart (OCC)
- Australian Dance Albums chart (ARIA).
Furthermore, it peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is also Harrison’s first album to debut on the Billboard 200 chart. It has received triple-platinum certification from BPI (UK), a double-platinum certification from Music Canada (Canada) and Pro-Musica Brasil, and platinum certification from RIAA (USA). 18 Months has sold over 25 million copies of its singles globally.