200px-Aly & AJ - Rush
Single by Aly & AJ
from the album Into the Rush
Released October 14, 2005[1]
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Radio Disney single
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:11
Record label Hollywood Records
Writer(s) Alyson Michalka
Amanda Michalka
Carlos Tornes
Producer Dan James, Leah Haywood
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Aly & AJ minor singles chronology
"Walking on Sunshine"
"Never Far Behind"

"Rush" is pop song recorded by American teen pop duo Aly & AJ for their debut album Into the Rush. The track was released as their first official single nationwide by their label Hollywood Records. It was first released to promote the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches on Radio Disney (October 2005), but later grew to be become extremely popular, which led to a mainstream release in February 2006.

Song information

"Rush" is moderate pop-rock song in a key of D minor.[2] The song is also featured on the soundtrack to the Bratz Rock Angelz video game and in the movie "Twitches".

Track listings and formats

Digital download/Promo CD (U.S., October 14, 2005)[3]
# Title Length
1. "Rush"   3:11
Digital download 2 (U.S., July 11, 2006)[4]
# Title Length
1. "Rush"   3:17
2. "Radio Disney Exclusive Interview"   2:03
Digital EP (Australia, November 25, 2006)[5]
# Title Length
1. "Rush"   3:11
2. "Never Far Behind"   3:21
3. "On the Ride"   3:31

Music video

Aly & AJ - Into The Rush - Official Video03:18

Aly & AJ - Into The Rush - Official Video


There are two different versions of the video. The first version, released by Disney only, included scenes from Aly & AJ's first concert and scenes from Twitches. The second version was directed by Marc Webb[6] and premiered on February 15, 2006. It portrays the sisters traveling. They also go to a beach, a campsite and a bazaar. They start playing the guitar and they set out a bowl for some money. They get a lot of money so they are able to buy a tape recorder and microphones. The video ends as they perform the song in the house and as they walk away to the beach.

Chart performance

"Rush" is Aly & AJ's first single that was a commercial success in the United States. When it was initially released, it was able to chart on Billboard's Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs. The following February, when it was re-released, it managed to make it on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 59 and staying on the chart for a total of 11 weeks.[7] To date the single has reached over 900,000 digital downloads and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The music video for the song debuted at #2 on MTV's Total Request Live, remaining on it for 8 non-consecutive weeks.


Chart (2006) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 59
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[7] 44

Release history

Date Country Format Label
October 14, 2005 United States Digital download + Radio Disney Hollywood Records
February 28, 2006[1] Mainstream radio
July 11, 2006 Digital download1
November 25, 2006 Australia Digital single + EP
  • 1: Digital release with "Radio Disney Exclusive Interview" as second track.


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