From The Vault: Ciara – ‘Get Up’

Published: Sunday 9th Jul 2017 by Joe

At a time when Ciara is busy with marriage and motherhood, we salute one of the R&B star’s most bodacious bops. Her 2006 hit ‘Get Up’ is this week’s From The Vault pick.

Helmed by Jazze Pha and featuring rapper Chamillionaire, ‘Up’ was serviced as a promotional single for dance flick ‘Step Up’ starring couple-to-be Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan.

A few months later, the track was also included in the singer’s sophomore effort ‘The Evolution’. It quickly became a hit in the US, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and giving CiCi her seventh Top 10. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as successful in other countries – due to a lack of promotion.


For the song’s visual, a newly-brunette Ci went for an “All Black Everything” approach, with she and her dancers reigning supreme over a dark city. Joseph Kahn directed the video which boasted ample special effects. The film’s leading duo make an appearance too.


We’ll echo this again (and again): Ciara is one of the greatest entertainers of her generation, it’ grating in a way to see her uphill battle to achieve success as easily as she once did. We sincerely hope her next project will be “the one” that finally helps silence the naysayers when it comes to her artistic abilities as well as her chart viability.

The game and lane is Ci’s for the taking. Fingers crossed she plays her cards right.

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  1. DanYiel Iman July 9, 2017

    I want Ciara to do a power ballad & let the kids know she has tones that are great to hear, her pop songs are cute but give me MORE!!

    • Caleb July 9, 2017


    • A Ciara Fan July 9, 2017

      Her paint it black cover was brilliant

    • Tori July 9, 2017

      “Paint It Black” and “One and Only” says hey there, hey theerreee!

  2. RealNegro July 9, 2017

    One of my favorite songs from her. I want more uptempo with features from her.

  3. Jizzle Tha Nizzle July 9, 2017

    Thats crazy, I was just listening to this album today because It was just on my mind.

  4. Steve July 9, 2017

    I downloaded this song last week lol. I love it

  5. LiLi’n’RiRi July 10, 2017

    Honestly I remember trying to dance to this video and doing the jumping thing while she was on the ground and I arched my back to hard and I f***** up my back for a week. Ahhh the memories of 2006 pop music. Plus STEP UP had everyone in their damn life wanting to become a dancer

  6. JustCoastWitHa July 10, 2017

    song and video were everything !

  7. @ASAPicon July 10, 2017

    Ciara I cannot wait for new your new project

  8. 4everBrandy_Ci July 10, 2017

    This record is one of my Ciara bops!!! The visual and direction itself showcased Ciara’s artistic lane. Seriously she has sustained longevity and it’s amazing as her fan to see how she’s evolved. I want Ciara to bring it with the next album and her dancing has always been thrilling to me. She has accomplished a lot despite what the bird chirping naysayers state otherwise. She’s one of the electrifying entertainers in her own right. I really love her not only as an artist but person. Ciara will bring the heat on this new album and I can sense it. I just want fresh material and dancing. Her management needs to execute in promoting her new album but it’s going to have to stay consistent throughout the era. Ciara fans are excited!!!! I’m ready Ciara!!!! #C-SQUAD

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