“Countdown” is released as the third single by American R&B recording artist and actress Beyoncé Knowles from her fourth studio album, 4. “Countdown” is basically is an upbeat song, displaying elements of funk music, hip hop music,] Latin pop music, world music. reggae as well as dancehall influences. “Countdown” was written by Terius Nash, Shea Taylor, Knowles, Ester Dean, Cainon Lamb, Julie Frost, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris. It was produced by Knowles, Taylor and Lamb. Critics classified “Countdown” as a multi-genre song, and praised the sampling of the countdown from “Uhh Ahh” performed by Boyz II Men. It was released to US radios on October 4, 2011, it debuted at #85 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of October 29, 2011.