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“Chemicals React”
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Single by Aly & AJ
from the album Into the Rush (Deluxe Edition) and Insomniatic
Released June 15, 2006 (2006-06-15)
(see release history)
Format Digital download, airplay, CD single, Radio Disney single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:55 (Into the Rush)
2:56 (Insomniatic)
Record label Hollywood
Writer(s) Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James
Producer Antonina Armato, Tim James
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Aly & AJ main singles chronology
"Chemicals React"
"Greatest Time of Year"
"On the Ride"
"Chemicals React"
"Greatest Time of Year"


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"Chemicals React" is a a pop rock song written and recorded by American teen pop duo Aly & AJ, for the re-release (Deluxe Edition) of their debut album Into the Rush. The song was the second main single from that album.

Song information

The song went for mainstream radio add on July 27, 2006.[1] On The Sims 2: Pets, there is a Simlish version on the boombox that was recorded by Aly and AJ, who learned the song in Simlish for the game. The Simlish version (song, and music video) was released for digital download in the iTunes store on October 31 2006.

A remix of the song was later included in Aly & AJ's second studio album Insomniatic.

Track listings and formats

Digital download/Promo CD (U.S., June 15, 2005)[2]
# Title Length
1. "Chemicals React"   2:55
Chemicals React (Simlish Version) (U.S., October 31, 2006)[3]
# Title Length
1. "Chemicals React (Simlish Version)"   2:54
Digital EP (U.S., September 19, 2006)[4]
# TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Chemicals React"  Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James 2:58
2. "Shine"  Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James, Nick Scapa 3:24
3. "Never Far Behind"  Jeremy Bose, Paul Robert Evens, Matt Bronleewe 3:20
4. "Something More (New Version)"  Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Carrie Michalka 3:36
5. "Collapsed (New Version)"  Alyson Michalka 2:54

Music video

The music video was directed by Chris Applebaum[5] and features Aly & AJ performing the song live. It premiered in June 2006. On Hollywood Records's YouTube account, the video has accumulated over 5,700,000 plays.[6]

Chart performance

"Chemicals React" failed to chart on its first release in June 2006, but after its re-release in September 2006, the single charted and reached number fifty (#50) in the United States.[7] When it was released as the group's first UK single, it failed to chart due to lack of promotion. To date the single has logged over 600,000 digital downloads,[citation needed] becoming the duo's second certified single.


Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 50
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[7] 36


External links

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