'n' Dey Say

"'N' Dey Say"
Nelly - N Dey Say CD cover.jpg
Single by Nelly
from the album Suit
ReleasedJanuary 24, 2005 (2005-01-24)
Studio
  • Derrty (Los Angeles)
  • Basement Beats (St. Louis)
Length3:37
LabelUniversal
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)Nelly
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 January 24, 2005, as the third and final single from his album Suit (2004). The song uses a musical sample of "True" by Spandau Ballet, song songwriter Gary Kemp was given a writing cr. The song reached number 64 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and entered the top 20 in Australia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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.

Track listings[]

Crs and personnel[]

Crs are taken from the Australian CD single liner notes.[1]

Studios

Personnel

Charts[]

Release history[]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref(s).
United States January 24, 2005 Contemporary hit radio Universal [25]
February 7, 2005 Rhythmic contemporary radio [26]
Australia May 30, 2005 CD [27]
United Kingdom June 13, 2005
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
[28][29][30]

References[]

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  2. ^ 'N Dey Say (UK CD2 liner notes). Nelly. Universal Records. 2005. MCSXD 40414, 9883037.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ 'N Dey Say (European CD single liner notes). Nelly. Universal Records. 2005. 602498825204.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ 'N Dey Say (UK 12-inch vinyl sleeve). Nelly. Universal Records. 2005. MCST 40414, 988 279-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ a b "Nelly – 'N Dey Say". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Issue 801" ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  7. ^ "Nelly – 'N Dey Say" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Nelly – 'N Dey Say" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Nelly – 'N Dey Say" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "R&R Canada CHR/Pop Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1596. March 4, 2005. p. 32. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Nelly: 'N Dey Say" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  13. ^ "Nelly – 'N Dey Say" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – 'N Dey Say". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  17. ^ "Nelly – 'N Dey Say" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  18. ^ "Nelly – 'N Dey Say". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Nelly – 'N Dey Say". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  21. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  22. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  23. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  24. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles for 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  25. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1590. January 24, 2005. p. 23. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  26. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1592. February 4, 2005. p. 22. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  27. ^ "The ARIA Report: New Releases Singles – Week Commencing 30th May 2005" (PDF). ARIA. May 30, 2005. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 19, 2005. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  28. ^ "'N Dey Say". Amazon. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  29. ^ "'N Dey Say [CD 2]". Amazon. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  30. ^ "'N Dey Say [12" Vinyl]". Amazon. Retrieved June 20, 2021.

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