1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 10:
Taio Cruz 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.
Cruz’s hit, which peaked at No. 1 on March 20 of 2010, originally didn’t feature Ludacris, he explains. “For America we decided to put Ludacris on [it]. And Ludacris is just such an incredible rapper, every single song he features on, he takes to the next level.”
And ironically, Cruz hadn’t initially planned to record the song himself at all. “I actually wrote the song for somebody else. Which is quite funny. I suppose fortunately for myself, it didn’t get taken by that other artist.” Indeed.
Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 11) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: John Waite talks about his No. 1, “Missing You.”