It was given a Gold certification in Switzerland by the , representing sales of more than 20,000 units. From September 22—23, 2001, Lopez performed a set of two concerts in Puerto Rico, entitled. Select Silver in the Certification field. Alvin continues to grow in popularity, alienating his former nerd friends and dating Paris's friends. In a screenshot from the music video, an angry Lopez, draped in jewels, exits her wealthy lover's mansion and storms off in her Aston Martin.
In an attempt to get him back, Paris exposes her deal with Alvin to the whole school, returning him to mediocrity and being a geek. She then pulls out a postcard he gave her; and the screen zooms into a , where Lopez is backed by dancers on a tropical beach. This article needs an improved. Archived from on September 28, 2011. Archived from on May 5, 2012.
Paris began to fall in love with him after spending two weeks together, even though Alvin was unaware of it. Alvin offers a bribe: He will fix the car immediately in exchange for two weeks of dating. The song also peaked atop the Romanian and Dutch singles charts. Archived from on February 2, 2002. It has better values than the original, a little more poignancy, some sweetness. Its second week saw it climb eighteen positions to number 28, followed by a jump to number 22 the next week.
Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Alvin uses money he had saved all summer for his project, jeopardizing his scholarship. I called Damon up, and I played the track and sang the melody to him over the phone. In Finland, it debuted at number one, before slowly descending on the charts. It was later certified Silver by the , which denotes sales of 200,000 copies. In June of that year, Lopez performed the song during a concert in which marked fifteen years since the release of her first album On the 6.
Later, the song was by at Sterling Sound in New York. We ended up collaborating on the song, with both of us writing parts of the melody and the lyric. The difference, I think, is that the new one is lower on cynicism and higher on wisdom, and might actually contain some truth about the agonies of high school insecurity. Lopez recorded her vocals for the song with Dan Hetzel and Dave Scheyer at the Cove City Sound Studios in , which were mixed by Jones and Hetzel. There is a school basketball game, and the nerds are threatened by the athletes to move to sit somewhere else.
On January 14, the song debuted at number 37 in New Zealand, and peaked at number one seven weeks later on March 4, 2001, where it remained for two weeks. The movie's buried message is that Alvin really is a nice guy, if only he could learn to trust himself. During this period, Lopez began to transition into a and was nicknamed J. At the basketball game, Alvin stands up for his nerd friends against the basketball players. Three other writers, Georgette Franklin, Jeremy Munroe and Amil Harris, also contributed parts to the song. Archived from on April 11, 2013.
In desperation, he bribes the most popular girl in school to date him long enough to change his image. It peaked at 22 on the and 14 on the. At the end of the year on Senior Ditch Day, Dru returns, but leaves after he finds out Paris had been dating Alvin. The video is famously known for having featured as her back-up dancer. Despite this, the song failed to reach the top of the Hot 100, and stalled at number three for a total of three weeks.
He calls her to inform her that he can't make their date, but has left her another golden bracelet. Archived from on January 3, 2014. The New York Times Company. But at what cost to himself? Both films have the same premise: A nerd in his senior year is getting good grades, but doesn't have a clue about dating. After a few missteps, Alvin begins to integrate himself with the popular crowd. He's always dreamed of hanging out with the popular kids, especially Paris Morgan , a beautiful, popular cheerleader dating star Dru Hilton. Alvin fixes a car he and his nerd friends had been working on the duration of the film.
Months later, the song was performed at the on September 6. She gets in her convertible and begins driving down the highway. The music video subsequently became notorious after Lopez married , one of the back-up dancers who appeared in it. It debuted at number nine on the , and peaked at number two. And it goes to his head; intoxicated by his newfound popularity, which has indeed rubbed off from Paris, he drops his old buddies from science class and starts acting out like a demented. Austin: University of Texas Press.