1000 No. 1s: Watch Far East Movement and Dev Chat About Topping The Hot 100

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1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 18:
Far East Movement Talks About Topping the Hot 100


2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one for each day of December -- chatting with 31 of the hitmakers who rocketed to the top of the chart since its inception in 1958. SEE THE FULL CHART HERE.

On day 18 of our 1,000 Hot No. 1s video series, we move from yesterday's R&B inspired pop hit -- "Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo -- to an addictive pop smash as we chat with the Far East Movement about their 2010 No. 1, " Like a G6," featuring Dev. "We made 'G6' never thinking it would hit any charts," Kev Nish of Far East Movement says. "When you go in the studio you can't presume anything is going to be a hit. You just make what you make. For it to do what it does has a lot to do with the fans and music listeners."

One of the many reasons "Like a G6" stayed at No. 1 for two weeks, when it peaked on Oct. 30, 2010, was the addictive hook by Dev. "The hook from 'G6' came from song that we had made about three months prior to 'G6' being made, called 'Booty Bounce,'" Dev tells Billboard.com. "The Cataracs had a studio session lined up with Far East Movement and they made the beat and was like 'Maybe we should take Dev's bridge and put it as the hook.' Everybody was like, 'Yeah that sounds amazing.' I was down the beat for 'G6' is amazing. It was very natural. We weren't in the studio pressured to make a No. 1 song. We were kind of messing around [and] a banger was born!"

Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 19) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: Duran Duran talk about their No. 1s, "The Relex" and "A View to a Kill."

Watch Yesterday's 1000 No. 1s Video:
Jason Derulo Talks About Topping the Hot 100.