Gimme That

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"Gimme That"
Single by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Chris Brown
Released May 7, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded February – May 2005
Criteria Recording Studio
(Miami, Florida)
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 3:06 (album version)
3:56 (Remix)
Label Jive
Zomba (distributor)
Writer(s) Scott Storch, Sean Garrett, Dwayne Carter
Producer(s) Scott Storch
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
(2005)
"Gimme That" (Remix)
(2006)
"Say Goodbye"
(2006)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Hustler Musik"
(2006)
"Gimme That" (Remix)
(2006)
"Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
(2006)

"Gimme That" is a song by American R&B singer Chris Brown from his eponymous album. The official remix, co-written by Wayne, Scott Storch and Sean Garrett, features American rapper Lil Wayne and was released as a single, although the remix doesn't appear on the standard version. It was released as the third single from the album in April 2006 and topped out at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the fourth most successful single from the album.

Song information[edit]

In interviews from 2005, Brown considered choosing the song as the second single from his debut album, but the song "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" was chosen as the single instead. Along with that, "Gimme That" was also featured at the end of the "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" music video.

The single version features rapper Lil Wayne, who has since been a featured rapper on each of Brown's future albums.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Erik White,[1] who also oversaw the videos for "Run It!" and "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)". It was inspired by the Michael Jackson videos "Smooth Criminal" and "You Rock My World" videos. It was shot at the Los Angeles Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

The music video begins with Brown walking into the station. After catching the eye of a girl near him, he falls asleep listening to "Poppin'" on his Sony Walkman Bean. In his dream, the station transforms into a 1920s Harlem setting, with him a business man and the girl a rich snobby woman. At the end, Brown and the girl almost kiss but he is woken up by Lil Wayne.

Reception[edit]

The single debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #80 on April 11, 2006 and climbed the charts quickly, only to peak at #15 on June 6, becoming his first single to miss the top ten in the U.S. and the top twenty in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

Europe CD single[2]

  1. Gimme That (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne) – 3:56
  2. Gimme That – 3:07

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[3] 19
France (SNEP)[4] 45
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 47
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 94
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 15
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 22
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[13] 6

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