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"Determinate"
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Single by Bridgit Mendler featuring Adam Hicks
from the album Lemonade Mouth
Released April 15, 2011 (2011-04-15)
Recorded 2010–2011
Length 3:18
Label Walt Disney
Songwriter(s)
  • Niclas Molinder
  • Joacim Persson
  • Johan Alkenäs
  • Charlie Mason
  • Ebony Burks
  • Adam Hicks
Producer(s) Twin
Bridgit Mendler singles chronology
"Somebody"
(2011)
"Determinate"
(2011)
"Breakthrough"
(2011)
Adam Hicks singles chronology
"In the Summertime"
(2009)
"Determinate"
(2011)
"Breakthrough"
(2011)

"Determinate" is a song performed by American recording artist Bridgit Mendler. The song, featuring American rapper Adam Hicks, was written by Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs, Charlie Mason, Ebony Burks and Hicks. It was produced by Twin for Lemonade Mouth in 2011, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel television movie of the same name. It was released as the album's second single on April 15, 2011 through Walt Disney Records.

Background and composition

"Determinate" is the second single released from the soundtrack Lemonade Mouth for the Disney Channel television movie of the same name and is also the second single performing by Bridgit Mendler. It was produced by Twin, known for working with Ashley Tisdale, Dannii Minogue and No Angels, and written by Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenas, Charlie Mason, Ebony Burks and Adam Hicks. Mendler's vocals span from the low note of E3 to the high note of B4.

Other versions

There is a demo version of the song performed by Ebony Burks, one of the songwriters. The demo version contains differences to Mendler's version, among them the lyrics, which has the different verses and part of the chorus changed, the instrumental has another order and does not have the rap part. This version was leaked on the internet in 2012.

There are also other versions of the song recorded by Disney with artists from each country, including "Inténtalo", the Spanish version of the song performed by the band Pop4U (from the series La Gira).

Chart performance

The song proved successful out of the three singles from the soundtrack, Lemonade Mouth. It has peaked at number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100, at number 28 on the US Hot Digital Songs chart and topped the US Top Heatseekers chart. Elsewhere, the song charted at number 82 in Canada and at number 92 in Germany.

Music video

The official music video for the song premiered on Disney Channel on April 15, 2011 which is another scene of the film in which the band sings the song.

Live performances

Mendler and the band performed the song on The View, Good Morning America, So Random! and UK's Daybreak.

Track listings

  • Digital download
  1. "Determinate" – 3:18
  • UK – Digital download single
  1. "Determinate" – 3:18
  2. "Determinate" (Almighty Club Mix) – 6:31

Awards

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2011 JaNEWary Awards Best iTunes Song "Determinate" Won

Charts

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 91
Australia Hitseekers (ARIA) 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 82
Germany (Media Control Charts) 92
UK Singles Chart 111
US Billboard Hot 100 51
US Kid Digital Songs (Billboard) 1
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