Light it up! Marcus & Martinus hit #1 on iTunes Norway just hours after single release

Last year they topped the Norwegian charts with their debut studio album “Hei”.

And on Friday 14-year-old twins Marcus & Martinus made it clear they’re only getting started, as they dropped their latest single “Light It Up” featuring Samantha J.

The breezy track smacks of summer with its mix of ukulele and synth, accompanied by a heavy beat. The Brothers Gunnarsen may be under 18, but they are definitely serving some piña colada beach bar realness.

The Sony Music Norway protégés sing about love — and with the strings firmly attached.

“I’ll be the one if you believe it, Give all my heart if you will keep it, But you better keep it right,” the say. “You got me under your skin, And I feel ya deep from within, You better follow tonight, alright?”

They’ve given their youthful insouciance a bit of edge by teaming up with Samantha J, a Jamaican model and singer-songwriter signed to Columbia Records.

You may know her for her 2013 hit “Tight Skirt” and her 2015 single “League of My Own”.

She absolutely slays the hip-hop section with her Jamaican dialect: “Good energy is what we living for, Wi ah tun up, tun up, tun ah tun tun ah tun up to turn it up.” Yesssss.

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The song hit #1 on iTunes in Norway within hours of its release, storming past Alan Walker’s international hit “Sing Me To Sleep.”

Besides topping the album charts in Norway last year with “Hei”, they’ve also topped the singles charts this year with their song “Girls” feat. Madcon.

Ahead of the Wiwi Jam in Stockholm this spring, Marcus & Martinus caught up with wiwiblogger William inside the Hard Rock Café.

They talked about their victory at Melodi Grand Prix, Jr, their love of Agnete and more.

Are you loving their new single? And do you think they should enter the adult Melodi Grand Prix when they hit 16? Let us know below!

Marcus & Martinus in Stockholm

“Light It Up” lyrics — Marcus & Martinus

Verse 1:
They call me crazy
I’ll be the one if you believe it
Give all my heart if you will keep it
But you better keep it right
You got me under your skin
And I feel ya deep from within
You better follow tonight, alright?

Chorus:
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up
I wanna se the light
We’re burning in the sky
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up

(Hook)

Verse 2:
Bun up inna dis, get bun up inna dis
Hot like a scorching sun up inna dis
Turn the music, tun it way up
When we si the lighters dem flash up inna dis
Bare vibes weh wi feeling
Just push up wi hand to the ceiling
Wi guh hard and wi don’t want to leave it
Ah bare vibes wi cheer can yuh feel it?
Light it up when wi step on di dance floor
Good energy is what we living for
Wi ah tun up, tun up, tun ah tun tun ah tun up to turn it up
When wi si the lighters dem ah flash up flash up
and the sparks dem a burn it up!

Chorus:
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up
I wanna se the light
We’re burning in the sky
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up

(Hook)

Bridge:
Illuminating the room
Yeah yeah we going light it up
Fire blazing through the roof
We know how to light it up

Chorus:
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up
I wanna se the light
We’re burning in the sky
Tonight we’re gonna li-li-light it up