'N' Dey Say

"N' Dey Say"
Nelly - N Dey Say CD cover.jpg
Single by Nelly
from the album Suit
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2005 (2005-02-23)
Recorded2004
Genre
Length3:37
LabelUniversal Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jayson "Koko" Bridges
Nelly singles chronology
"Na-NaNa-Na"
(2005)
"N' Dey Say"
(2005)
"Errtime"
(2005)

"N' Dey Say" is a song by American rapper Nelly. It was released on February 23, 2005 as the third and final single from his album Suit (2004). The song uses a musical sample of "True" by Spandau Ballet.

Music video[]

The video directed by Chris Robinson presents comparison of different lifestyles while putting an accent on their similarities (like war is equal with street gang rivalries in the civil life). It is brought into effect with a comic-like city background with strong strokes that seems like a merge of a photo and a drawing. This "in-between" feeling is realized by masking the background with a non-lifelike orange pattern. Using Bluescreen technology to separate the actors/artists from the background the performers remain realistic and stand out from the whole picture. The casting includes Gabriel Casseus (from Lockdown) as the patron of a homeless and Faune A. Chambers (from White Chicks) as the mourning widow and the St. Lunatics as cameos.

Charts[]

Weekly charts[]

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 8
Canada CHR/Pop Top 30 (Radio & Records)[5] 29
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 34
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 80
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 23
UK Singles (OCC)[13] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 64
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 21
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[16] 34

Year-end charts[]

Chart (2005) Position
Australia (ARIA)[17] 99

References[]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Nelly – N Dey Say". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nelly – N Dey Say" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nelly – N Dey Say" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nelly – N Dey Say" (in French). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "R&R Canada CHR/Pop Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1596. March 4, 2005. p. 32. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 20064 into search.
  7. ^ "Nelly: N Dey Say" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Nelly – N Dey Say" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – N Dey Say". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nelly – N Dey Say" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Nelly – N Dey Say". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nelly – N Dey Say". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  16. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  17. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles Chart 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 20, 2020.

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