CHART SPOTLIGHT. Cee Lo Green reaches a new peak on the Hot 100 with “F**k You (Forget You).” The track moves 7-2 as interest resurged following a recent performance at the Grammy Awards with Gwyneth Paltrow and The Muppets. WelcheMusic has previously covered Paltrow’s musical escapades in the movie Country Strong.
“F**k You (Forget You)” became a huge hit internationally in 2010, topping the charts in countries such as the UK and the Netherlands.
The hit even reverses its course on the UK singles chart this week, moving 19-14 in its 21st week. Coincidentally, the Glee Cast/Gwyneth Paltrow version bows at No.31 as well.
In Sweden, the track remains in the Top 40 having peaked at No.6 last October. The cut has been remixed by the likes of 50 Cent and Chiddy Bang.
Being quite offensive in its lyrics, radio was offered the clean version “Forget You” as well. In November, Gwyneth Paltrow performed a version of the track in a Glee episode, hence the Grammy performance. The magazine Time named it Song of the Year 2010.
“F**k You (Forget You)” is included on Cee Lo Green’s third studio album The Lady Killer as the lead single. In December last year, “It’s OK!” became the second single off the set. The track peaked at No.20 in the UK.
Cee Lo Green was one half of the musical collaboration Gnarls Barkley. They released the two albums St. Elsewhere (2006) and The Odd Couple (2008). WelcheMusic still remember their biggest hit to date – the debut hit “Crazy” – which topped the UK singles chart and peaked at No.2 on the Hot 100.
Finally, there are rumors about Cee Lo Green making a cover of “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” for the Russel Brand-and Helen Mirren-starring Arthur re-make.