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"All Around the World" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber from his third studio album, Believe (2012) featuring Ludacris. It was released on June 4, 2012 as a promotional single and on February 26, 2013 as five single from the album.

Trivia Edit

  • Justin Bieber actually hates the song.

VideoEdit

The song's music video highlights Justin Bieber's Believe Tour, featuring concert footage, screaming fans and images of various iconic international landmarks, including Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal in India, London's Big Ben and the Roman Colosseum. We also see Ludacris join Justin for a performance of the song at New York City's Apollo Theater.

Justin Bieber - All Around The World (Official)04:16

Justin Bieber - All Around The World (Official). Ludacris

Background and compositionEdit

In late 2011, Bieber confirmed to radio network Capital FM that he was recording material for his third studio album, which was originally going to be released in early 2012. He later spoke to MTV News and revealed that Believe would surprise people in different ways, since it musically is a departure from his previous works. "All Around the World" was written and produced by The Messengers and Nolan Lambroza, while Bieber and Ludacris, the song's guest feature, wrote additional lyrics. On May 25, 2012, and unmastered version of the track leaked online. The cover art for the promotional single was unveiled on June 4, 2012, and features holding an acoustic guitar over his shoulder, standing on the surface of the world, while the moon is glowing behind him. The same day, the track was released on iTunes Store through The Island Def Jam Music Group.

The dance track incoporates heavy synths in its instrumentation and is similar to previous works by producer David Guetta. Contemporary critics compared the track to Britney Spears's "Till the World Ends" (2011) and Chris Brown's "Beautiful People" (2011). Lyrically, Bieber sings for his love interest and says that "all around the world, people want to be loved". The track opens with he singing, "You're beautiful, beautiful/You should know it/I think it's time, think it's time/That you show it", lines that were compared to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" (2011). As the track follows, Bieber encourages girls to release their inner beauty: "Light it up, so explosive/Why you walking so shy, holding back/DJ bring that back." During the rap section, Ludacris references their previous collaboration on "Baby ft. Ludacris" (2010), saying, "Once again, dynamic duos are back!/ JB, Luda!/ I love everything about you/ You're imperfectly perfect/ Everyone's itching for beauty/But they're just scratching the surface."

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

"All Around the World" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Jenna Rubenstein of MTV thought that the "fist-pumping club banger" is a completely departure from Bieber's previous work, while Diadem Pambid of the International Business Times stated that the singer joined the "'synth-pop' bandwagon" along with Britney Spears, Chris Brown and Usher. Jocelyn Vena also of MTV stated that the song could have been recorded by Usher, due to its "grinding, fist-pumping" background. Entertainment Weekly columnist Ray Rahman gave "All Around the World" a positive review, and stated: "a euro beat worthy of the Wanted? The vocal swagger of Chris Brown? Lyrics smacking of One Direction? Check, check, and check, please!" Rick Florino of Artistdirect rated "All Around the World" five out of five stars, commented that the track is not only a sequel to "Baby", but is also "a whole new level for pop itself." Becky Bain of Idolator explained that the song is a good example of how Bieber is taking "baby steps to 'swaggy' adulthood through the evolution of his music — keep the content G-Rated, but make the beat something the older club-going crowd can enjoy. So far, it’s working." Amy Sciaretto of Pop Crush gave the track a mixed review, and deemed it as highly similar to the work of Spears, stating: "If you told us this song was penned for Britney Spears for her last album Femme Fatale, we'd Believe it, because the computerized style and the thick vocal effects remind us of recent Brit Brit material. It’s safe to say that 'All Around the World' is a club banger. And while we love Bieber, it’s not our favorite song on Believe so far."

Chart performanceEdit

"All Around the World" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 30, for the week ending June 16, 2012. The track also debuted at number 34 in Australia, 52 in Netherlands and 15 in New Zealand.

Live performancesEdit

Bieber performed "All Around the World" at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012. For the performance, he sported fingerless gloves, a Union Jack tank with matching vest, and jeans. The singer also performed the track during a promotional concert in Europe on June 4, 2012, along with "Boyfriend" and "Die in Your Arms".

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download
  1. "All Around the World" (featuring Ludacris) – 4:03

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2012) Peak

position

Australia (ARIA) 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 10
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) 52
New Zealand (RIANZ) 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 30
US Billboard Hot 100 22

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United States June 4, 2012 Digital download The Island Def Jam Music Group

LyricsEdit

You're beautiful, beautiful, you should know it
(You're beautiful, beautiful, you should know it)
I think it's time, think it's time that you show it
You're beautiful, beautiful

Baby what you doing? where you at? where you at?
Why you working so shy? hold it back, hold it back
We're not the only ones doing it like that, and like that
So DJ bring that, bring that, bring that, bring that back

Cause all around the world people want to be loved
Yeah, cause all around the world, they’re no different than us
All around the world people want to be loved
All around the world, they’re no different than us
All around the world

(All around the world)

You're crazy girl, crazy girl, you should know it
(you're crazy girl, crazy girl, don't control it)
Light it up, light it up, so explosive
You're crazy girl, yeah, yeah

Baby what you doing? where you at? where you at?
Why you working so shy? hold it back, hold it back
We're not the only ones doing it like that, and like that
So DJ bring that, bring that, bring that, bring that back

All around the world people want to be loved
Yeah, all around the world, they’re no different than us
All around the world people want to be loved
All around the world, they’re no different than us
All around the world


Once again, the dynamic duo's back at it
JB, Luda!
I love everything about you
You're imperfectly perfect
Everyone is itching for beauty
But you're scratching the surface
Lost found is never found
Can the DJ please reverse it?
In lights we pay for change
Let's make every second worth it
Any day can work if you're working with people saying you don't deserve it and don't give in
Cause hate may win some battles but love wins in the end
You shine just like the sun while the moon and the stars reflect your light
Beauty revolves around you
So you like that?

All around the world people want to be loved
All around the world, they’re no different than us
All around the world (people want to be loved)
All around the world (they’re no different than us)
All around the world (people want to be loved)
All around the world (they’re no different than us)
All around the world

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