'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)
LabelUniversal Records
Producer(s)Jayson "Koko" Bridges
Nelly singles chronology
"N' Dey Say"

"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.


Weekly charts[]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 8
Brazil (ABPD)[5] 49
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 34
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 30
Ireland (IRMA) 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 80
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 23
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 64
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 21
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 37
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 34

Year-end charts[]

Chart (2005) Position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 99


  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. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  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. ^ "Musicline.de – Nelly Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nelly – N' Dey Say" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Nelly – N' Dey Say". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nelly – N' Dey Say". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles Chart 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 20, 2020.

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