Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks you have probably heard the hit Jason Derulo song “Talk Dirty.” The track is fairly ubiquitous these days. However, you probably did not know that the skronky saxophone sample that is essentially the centerpiece of the song appears courtesy of The Orchard.
“Talk Dirty” samples parts of the master recording “Hermetico” by Balkan Beat Box, which was included as part of our acquisition of the JDub Records catalog back in 2012. We licensed out the use of “Hermetico” in the Derulo recording.
Since its release, “Talk Dirty” has taken the world by storm, reaching #1 in charts in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Germany and Israel and charting in the top 10 in the US (#3) and several other countries. The track has sold over 2.7 million copies in the US alone, and the video has over 175 million views on YouTube.
It’s hard to leave your house without hearing it:
More info on the track: Talk Dirty (Jason Derulo song) on Wikipedia
Watch the video on YouTube: Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” feat. 2 Chainz (Official HD Music Video)
Even Forbes has weighed in: Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty: It’s All About The Sax
Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Spacey caught the fever: Jimmy Fallon Does Barbershop Version of ‘Talk Dirty to Me’ [Video]