Do You Remember (Jay Sean song)

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"Do You Remember"
Single by Jay Sean featuring Sean Paul and Lil Jon
from the album All or Nothing
Released 3 November 2009
(see release history)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded September 2009
Genre Pop, R&B, dance-pop
Length 3:30
Label Jayded, 2Point9, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer(s) K. Jhooti, Sean Paul Henriques, Jonathan Smith, J-Remy, Bobby Bass, Jared Cotter, Frankie Storm, J Perkins
Producer(s) Sohail Ahmad Decem
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Jay Sean singles chronology
"Written on Her"
(2009)
"Do You Remember"
(2009)
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(2010)
Sean Paul singles chronology
"Hold My Hand"
(2009)
"Do You Remember"
(2009)
"Got 2 Luv U"
(2011)
Lil Jon singles chronology
"Shots"
(2009)
"Do You Remember"
(2009)
"Watagatapitusberry"
(2010)
Music video
"Do You Remember" on YouTube

"Do You Remember" is the second single by British R&B artist Jay Sean from his American-debut album, All or Nothing. The song features Jamaican dancehall musician Sean Paul and American crunk rapper Lil Jon. The song was produced by J-Remy and Bobby Bass.

The song was released to U.S. radio stations on 20 October 2009 and released as a digital download on iTunes on 3 November 2009. It is Sean's second single to enter the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first male act since Chingy in 2003 to "simultaneously appear in the Hot 100 top 10 with his first two charting singles."[1] The single has sold more than a million digital copies in the United States alone.[2] It was later released in the UK on 22 February 2010.

The song was also featured at the start of the 2010 film remake of The Karate Kid.

Background[edit]

Speaking in February 2010 to noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul, Jay explained the background to the track:

Variations[edit]

There are two versions of the song.

  • First was recorded with Sean Paul, and was chosen as the radio version.
  • The second version is the single and album version with Sean Paul and Lil Jon and was completed in September 2009 where Lil Jon provides additional ad-libs.

Track listing[edit]

iTunes digital download
  1. "Do You Remember" (featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon) - 3:31
UK Single CD
  1. "Do You Remember" (featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon) - 3:31
  2. "Do You Remember" (Ruff Loaderz Remix)
  3. "Do You Remember" (Hitty Remix)

Official versions[edit]

  • "Do You Remember" (Album Version) (featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon) - 3:31
  • "Do You Remember" (Hitty Remix)
  • "Do You Remember" (Ruff Loaderz Remix)

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in Los Angeles on 11 November 2009[4] with Sean Paul and Lil Jon and was directed by Gil Green.[5] It features Sean, Paul and Lil Jon in a New York City block party setting and features cameos by DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia, Tyga, Birdman and Kevin Rudolf. The lead girl in the video is the model Jessica Vilchis, who plays the role of Jay Sean's love interest in the music video.

The video was also somewhat of a homage to Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" video.

On 3 December 2009, the video premiered on BET. It later had an online world premiere on VEVO on 13 December 2009, and it has nearly 35 million views as of 23 August 2010.[6]

Reception[edit]

DJBooth commented, "like 'Down', this jam has undeniable club/radio appeal – thanks in large part to J remy & Bobby Bass’ upbeat, string-led instrumental - which sounds a lot like their boardwork on Down. "Do You Remember" may not be a drastic departure from its predecessor, but Sean’s recipe for number-one success yields an equally appetizing result the second time around."[7]

"Do You Remember" was the VIP track on UK music channel 4Music on the week commencing 17 January 2010.[8]

Airplay[edit]

On 25 January 2010, "Do You Remember" reached a peak of number 1 on the Hot30 Countdown.

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "Do You Remember" debuted at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart week of 21 November 2009, making it Sean's highest debut charting single on the Hot 100. On the issue dated 9 January 2010, the song entered the top ten of the Hot 100 at #10, thus doubling Sean's presence on the top ten with "Down" also being at #7 that same week.[1] On the Pop Songs chart, which measures airplay on U.S. Mainstream pop radio stations, the song peaked at #5 for the chart week ending 13 February 2010. On the Canadian Hot 100, it debuted at #55 for the chart week of 12 November 2009, so far peaking at #11 two months later for the chart week of 23 January 2010.[9]

On the New Zealand Singles Chart, the song debuted at #23 on the week ending 30 November 2009, and has so far peaked at #11 on the week ending 8 February 2010. Despite the song not being officially released as a single in the United Kingdom until 22 February 2010, the song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at #83[10] and on the UK Indie Chart at #6.[11] It has so far peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart on the week dated 13 February 2010.[12] On the Australian ARIA Charts, the single debuted at #43 on the week ending 4 January 2010,[13] when it was the only new entry to enter the Australian Top 50 that week.[14] It has so far peaked at #7 on the week ending 15 February 2010. The song has also debuted on the European Hot 100 chart, at #75, on the chart week dated 6 February 2010, and has so far peaked at #39 on the chart week dated 27 February 2010. The song has also reached #11 on the Japan Hot 100 on the chart week dated 6 March 2010.[9] That same week on Billboard Japan, it reached #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart[15] and #8 on the Hot Top Airplay chart.[16]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[17] 7
Australian Urban Chart[18] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[19] 22
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[20] 12
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[21] 11
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[22] 39
France (SNEP)[23] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[24] 23
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[25] 11
Netherlands Urban Chart[26] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[27] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[28] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[29] 10
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[30] 5
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[31] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[32] 62
Canadian Hot 100[33] 57

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification(s) Sales
Australia ARIA Platinum[34] 70,000+
United States RIAA Platinum[35] 1,036,000+[2]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[36] 3 November 2009 Digital download Cash Money Records, Universal Republic
Canada[36]
United Kingdom[37] 22 February 2010[38] CD Single, Digital download Jayded Records, 2Point9 Records

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Alan Jones (5 February 2010). "Lady Antebellum top US chart". Music Week. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Jay Sean interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' March 2010
  4. ^ http://www.streetgangs.com/hip-hop/111109_jay_sean
  5. ^ Video: On the LA Set of 'Do You Remember' With Jay Sean
  6. ^ Jay Sean - Do You Remember ft. Sean Paul, Lil Jon
  7. ^ Jay Sean - Do You Remember?
  8. ^ Jay Sean - Do You Remember?
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  11. ^ "UK Top 40 Indie Singles Chart". BBC Radio. 6 December 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
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  16. ^ "Hot Top Airplay". Billboard charts. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
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  18. ^ "ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums & Singles Chart". ARIA Charts. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
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  33. ^ "Charts Year End: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  34. ^ "Australia Singles Top 50". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
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  36. ^ a b SimplyBhangra com 'EXCLUSIVE' Jay Sean Drop - Do You Remember OUT NOW on YouTube
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  38. ^ Jay Sean: Do You Remember: HMV.com

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