Girlfriend/Boyfriend

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This article is about the Blackstreet song. For the 2012 Taiwanese film, see Girlfriend, Boyfriend. For the C-Side song, see Boyfriend/Girlfriend.
"Girlfriend/Boyfriend"
Single by Blackstreet & Janet Jackson featuring Eve and Ja Rule
from the album Finally
Released May 25, 1999
Format CD Single
Vinyl Single
Genre R&B
Length 4:03
Label Interscope
Writer(s) C. Loving, E. Jeffers, J. Atkins, J. Cozier, Teddy Riley
Producer(s) Teddy Riley
Blackstreet chronology
"Take Me There"
(1998)
"Girlfriend/Boyfriend"
(1999)
"Think About You"
(2000)
Janet Jackson chronology
"What's It Gonna Be?!"
(1999)
"Girlfriend/Boyfriend"
(1999)
"Doesn't Really Matter"
(2000)
Eve chronology
"What Y'all Want"
(1999)
"Girlfriend/Boyfriend"
(1999)
"Ryde or Die, Bitch"
(1999)

"Girlfriend/Boyfriend" is a song by American R&B group Blackstreet. It was released in May 1999 as the second and final single from their third album Finally. Janet Jackson is also featured in the song as well as rappers Eve and Ja Rule. The song is co-written by R&B singer and Ja Rule's former associate Cynthia "Lil' Mo" Loving. It was a minor hit in the United States and more successful in other countries. Originally, the song was to be part of the South Park movie (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) and was to feature the Spice Girls.

The music video for "Girlfriend/Boyfriend", directed by Joseph Khan is one of the most expensive music videos ever made, with a cost of over $2 million.

Track listing[edit]

Japan 5" CD Single[edit]

  1. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (House Mix) (6:34)
  2. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (House Mix Instrumental) (6:34)
  3. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (House Mix Acapella) (6:26)

U.S. 5" CD Single Remixes[edit]

  1. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (Grand Jury Carson Main Radio Remix) (4:13)
  2. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (Grand Jury Carson Rap Drop/Radio Fade) (4:12)
  3. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (The Anthem Remix) (4:12)
  4. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (Grand Jury Pasadena Remix) (4:38)

U.S. 12" Vinyl Maxi Single[edit]

  1. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (LP Version) (4:05)
  2. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (Radio Edit) (3:47)
  3. Girlfriend/Boyfriend (Instrumental) (4:05)
  4. Take Me There (Big Yam Remix) (3:19)
  5. Take Me There (LP Version) (5:01)
  6. Take Me There (Instrumental) (5:01)

Official Versions/Remixes[edit]

All Versions listed feature Janet Jackson, Ja Rule and Eve except instrumental versions and superscripted versions.

  1. Acappella [Clean] (4:03)
  2. Acappella [Dirty] (4:03)
  3. Album Version [Clean] (4:05)
  4. Album Version [Dirty] (4:05)
  5. Album Version Instrumental [Clean] (4:05)
  6. Club Mix [Clean] (4:04)
  7. Grand Jury Carson Remix [Clean] (4:46)
  8. Grand Jury Carson Remix Instrumental [Clean] (4:46)
  9. Grand Jury Carson Radio Remix [Clean] (4:13)
  10. Grand Jury Carson Rap Drop/Radio Fade [Clean] (4:12)
  11. Grand Jury Pasadena Remix [Clean] (4:38)
  12. Grand Jury Pasadena Remix Instrumental [Clean] (4:38)
  13. House Mix [Clean] (6:34)
  14. House Mix Acapella [Clean] (6:26)
  15. House Mix Instrumental [Clean] (6:34)
  16. No Rap Version [Clean] (3:43)
  17. Radio Edit [Dirty] (3:47)
  18. The Anthem Mix [Dirty] (4:12) 1 [Also known as Swizz Beats Mix]
  19. The Anthem Mix Instrumental [Clean] (4:12)

1: Version only features Sauce Money and 8th Avenue.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
ARIA Top 50 16
Canadian RPM Top Singles 25
Canadian RPM Dance Chart[1] 1
Dutch Top 40 41
German Singles Chart 98
Japan Sales Chart 4
South African Sales Chart 14
Swedish Singles Chart 59
UK Singles Chart 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 47
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 17
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 7

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
No Scrubs by TLC
Canadian RPM Dance/Urban number-one single
May 17, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"We Like to Party" by Vengaboys

References[edit]

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