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- Song Name: Countdown
- Artist Name / Band Name: Beyoncé
- Produced By: Cainon Lamb, Beyoncé & Shea Taylor
- Album Name: 4
- Release Date: October 4, 2011
- Genre: R&B, Pop
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- Written By: Cainon Lamb, Ester Dean, Shea Taylor, The-Dream, Beyoncé, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Michael Bivins & Julie Frost
- Performance: Peaked at No.
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Beyonce – Countdown Review
“Countdown” is performed by American R&B recording artist Beyonce Knowles, taken from her fourth studio album “4”. It was released on 4 October, 2011 by Columbia Records as the third single from her album. It was co-produced by Beyonce, Cainon Lamb and Shea Taylor, and co-written by Beyonce, Shea Taylor, Terius Nash, Ester Dean, Julie Frost, Nathan Morris, Michael Bivins and Wanya Morris. The official music video was released on 6 October, 2011 and directed by Adria Petty.
Beyone performed the song “Countdown” live during 4 Intimate Nights with Beyonce, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and during Revel Presents: Beyonce Live.
Leah Collins of “Dose Magazine” noted that “the song has captured all to make a technicolor rainbow of classic throw-back pieces”. Colleen Nika of “Rolling Stone” described that “By now among the year’s best popular pop songs , the video tutorial may also drop as one of the year’s best elegant clips , however it didn’t draw any kind of polished tactics to get that distinction” , and also referred to it as amazing and brilliant”.
“Countdown” peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Pop Songs, at number 12 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100, at number 9 on the UK R&B Chart, at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart, at number 87 on the Japan Hot 100 Chart and at number 62 on the Canadian Hot 100 Chart.