"San Francisco" is a song performed by German eurodance recording group Cascada from their fourth studio album,Original Me. The song serves as the album's official first single (second overall) internationally on June 20, 2011. It was written by Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter, and Tony Cornelissen, and it was produced by Reuter and Peifer. Musically, "San Francisco" is an uptempo pop song which relies on electropop and dance-pop styles with influences of music from the 1970s. The song's lyrics are an ode to the city of San Francisco in Northern California. The song was officially released in the UK for download on July 4, 2011.
"San Francisco" received criticism for its similarity in sound to Katy Perry's worldwide hit, California Gurls. The song reached the top fifteen in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. Unlike previous singles from the group, it failed to make any impact on the pop charts in the United Kingdom, peaking at number sixty-four. "San Francisco" was also the first debut single from an album that was not certified in the United Kingdom. The song's accompanying music video sees Horler leading a group of dancers dressed as modern-day hippies to an underground party.
Cascada shot the video for the song on March 26th, 2011 along with the video for "Au Revoir". Both videos were directed by Lisa Mann and choreographed by Luther Brown. The video for the song premiered on May 6, one month before its official release. It was shot in Toronto, Canada, and was, according to their YouTube description of the music video, an expensive production. File Hashes