Can We Chill

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"Can We Chill"
Single by Ne-Yo
from the album Because of You
B-side "Spotlight"
Released September 29, 2007 (U.S.)
October 1, 2007 (U.K.)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B, pop
Length 4:24 (album version)
3:41 (radio edit)
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) S. Smith, E. Hudson
Producer(s) Eric Hudson
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Do You"
(2007)
"Can We Chill"
(2007)
"Hate That I Love You"
(2007)

"Can We Chill" is the third single from R&B and pop singer and songwriter Ne-Yo's second studio album, Because of You. (See 2007 in music).

The single became Ne-Yo's lowest charting single in the U.S. and second lowest in the UK. In the U.S., "Can We Chill" failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 altogether and only peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

In the UK, "Can We Chill" outperformed previous single "Do You", peaking at number sixty-two on the UK Singles Chart, despite the music video receiving limited airplay before being removed from TV airplay schedules altogether. There was also confusion regarding the singles release date, with some retailers pushing the date back to the 15 October 2007, whereas the 1 October release still remained, despite airplay being limited (the video was premiered in the UK three days before the song's release).

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK CD:

  1. "Can We Chill" (album version)
  2. "Spotlight" (S. Smith, M. Sparkman, M. Allen)

UK Promo:

  1. "Can We Chill" (new edit)
  2. "Can We Chill" (main)
  3. "Can We Chill" (instrumental)

Music video[edit]

The video for "Can We Chill" premiered on 106 & Park on September 25. The video was shown as a First Look on TRL on October 3, 2007 and debuted at number eight on October 8, 2007.

The music video was shot in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and shows Ne-Yo in various locations such as a cave and on a beach. He flirts with girls throughout the video until he sees a girl he likes. He follows her into the cave which eventually becomes a nightclub, which is a real cave/ night club in Santo Domingo known as "Club Los Tres Ojos". He starts dancing with various girls but ends up dancing with the girl he likes. He leans in to kiss her but instead they keep dancing.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 62
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archive Chart: 2007-10-13" UK Singles Chart. October 13, 2007. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ne-Yo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ne-Yo. October 13, 2007. Retrieved July 28, 2011.

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