Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)

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"Don't Take It Personal
(Just One of Dem Days)"
Single by Monica
from the album Miss Thang
Released April 10, 1995 (1995-04-10)
Format CD maxi single, cassette single, 7" single
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 4:18 (album version)
Label Rowdy, Arista
Writer(s) Dallas Austin, Willie James Baker, Daryl Simmons, James Todd Smith, Charleton Ridenour, Marlon Williams
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Monica singles chronology
"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)"
(1995)
"Before You Walk Out of My Life\Like This and Like That"
(1995)

"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" is a song by American R&B singer Monica. It was written by producer Dallas Austin, Willie James Baker, Daryl Simmons, Marlon Williams and LL Cool J. It contains samples of LL Cool J's 1993 song "Back Seat (Of My Jeep)" and Public Enemy's 1987 song "Bring the Noise," and also features elements from "You're Getting a Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, as sampled by "Back Seat (Of My Jeep)."

The song was released as the album's lead single in the United States in early 1995, and eventually certified platinum by the RIAA.[1] It spent two weeks at number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, also reaching the top ten of the singles charts in Australia and New Zealand. "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)," alongside follow-up single "Before You Walk Out of My Life," would make the singer the youngest recording artist to have two consecutive number-one hits on the Billboard R&B chart at the age of fourteen.[2]

An accompanying music video for the single, shot in black-and-white, was directed by Rich Murray and released in June 1995.[3]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 32
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 2
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 9

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