Cee Lo Re-Recording ‘F— You’ for Duracell Campaign
Cee Lo Green‘s smash ‘F— You’ has had a long battery life, and it’s about to get recharged. The Goodie Mob member is planning to re-record the edited version of the song, ‘Forget You,’ for a campaign intended to help volunteer firefighters.
‘The Lady Killer’ creator will re-title the song for a third time under the name ‘Thank You,’ for inclusion in Duracell’s drive to provide volunteer fire departments with batteries.
Green, who found chart success after sanitizing his feisty hit for radio, is drawing from personal inspiration in contributing to the campaign. When he was a teenager, his mom was in a car crash and was saved by volunteer firefighters. The philanthropic singer credits the firefighters as his inspiration for revamping the tune.
The track, which also rose to prominence after Gwyneth Paltrow covered the tune for FOX’s show ‘Glee,’ has continued its success as of lately. On Monday (April 4), the song rose from No. 2 to 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart in its 25th week, making it the joint with the longest trek to the top of the chart in its 18-year history.
Cee Lo released his third solo studio album in November 2010. Besides bearing production from the likes of the Smeezingtons — Bruno Mars, Phil Lawrence and Ari Levine — on the aforementioned tune, Saalam Remi, Jack Splash, Grey Area and Fraser T. Smith, among others, showcased their beatmaking abilities.
Watch Cee Lo’s ‘F— You’