Bed (song)

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"Bed"
Single by J. Holiday
from the album Back of My Lac'
Released June 19, 2007 (U.S.)
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded March 2007
Genre R&B
Length 4:26 (Album Version)
3:53 (Radio Edit Version)
Label Music Line Group, Capitol
Writer(s) The-Dream, Los Da Mystro
Producer(s) Los Da Mystro
Certification Gold (RIAA)
J. Holiday singles chronology
"Be with Me"
(2006)
"Bed"
(2007)
"Suffocate"
(2007)

"Bed" is a song by American R&B singer J. Holiday. It is the second single released from his debut album Back of My Lac'. The song was produced by Los Da Mystro, who co-wrote the song with The-Dream.[1]

Chris Brown was originally chosen to record the song, but when The-Dream decided to give it to J. Holiday instead, Brown said that he at least wanted to be featured on the record, as he thought it would bring the song to number one, but it never happened.

"Bed" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in the issue week of July 4, 2007 at number 89 and has peaked at number 5.[2] It was number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for five weeks in a row. The single has also debuted on BET's 106 & Park countdown at number 9 on Tuesday July 31, 2007. On Wednesday, August 15, 2007, "Bed" hit number one on its 11th day on the countdown. J. Holiday also performed "Bed" on 106 & Park on August 17, 2007. "Bed" was also performed on Showtime at the Apollo along with the single "Suffocate". This song was #70 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[3] The video for "Bed" was ranked the #11 video of 2007 on BET: Notarized. The song also appears on the episode of "Stay fierce, Malik" January 23, 2009 on The Game.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Bed" was directed by Jonathan Mannion. The video starts with J. Holiday in is tour bus. Not long after he goes to a motel where he is singing the first verse. There are scenes of the female that he is singing about though she is not present with him. The first verse also consists of a scene of Holiday singing on a brown wall. Eventually he packs his things and is walking down a deserted road and soon gets to an automobile store and buys a car. He drives to his girlfriend's (video model Jennifer also seen in Omarion's "O" Video) house and she jumps up and hugs him. Night falls and as the song states he puts her to "Bed". The camera then shows him waking up in the morning with his girlfriend still asleep.He picks up his plane tickets and leaves in a taxi, leaving the car he bought at his girlfriend's house.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bed" (Album Version)
  2. "Bed" (Radio Edit)
  3. "Bed" (Instrumental)

Remixes[edit]

There are many remixes of the song. The official remix features Ja Rule & Trina, which samples The Luniz's song "I Got 5 On It" which itself samples Club Nouveau's "Why You Treat Me So Bad", which instrumental also sampled in the remix, & LL Cool J's "I Need Love". The 2nd official remix features rapper Fabolous.

  1. "Bed" (Official Remix featuring Ja Rule & Trina)
  2. "Bed" (Remix featuring Nina Sky)
  3. "Bed" (Remix featuring Chingy)
  4. "Bed" (Remix featuring Jermaine Dupri)
  5. "Bed" (2nd Official Remix featuring Fabolous)
  6. "Bed" (Official Flipmode Remix featuring Busta Rhymes)
  7. "Bed" (Remix featuring Plies)
  8. "Bed" (Remix featuring Trey Songz)
  9. "Bed" (Spanish Remix featuring Divino)
  10. "Bed" (Remix by Seamus Haji)
  11. "Bed" (Remix featuring Cassidy & Ludacris)
  12. "Bed" (French Remix featuring Marc-Antoine)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 92
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 32
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[9] 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: J. HOLIDAY TAKES YOU TO BED!
  2. ^ "J. Holiday - Bed: Chart Positions". Retrieved August 4, 2007. 
  3. ^ No byline (December 11, 2007). "The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-21
  4. ^ "J. Holiday Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for J. Holiday. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – J. Holiday – Bed". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "J. Holiday Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for J. Holiday. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "J. Holiday Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for J. Holiday. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "J. Holiday Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for J. Holiday. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – J. Holiday – Bed". Recording Industry Association of America. February 9, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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