Give It to You
|"Give It to You"|
|Single by Jordan Knight|
|from the album Jordan Knight|
|Released||February 16, 1999|
|Format||CD single, 12" single, cassette, digital download|
UK garage (10° Below mixes)
|Writer(s)||Jordan Knight, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Robin Thicke|
|Jordan Knight singles chronology|
"Give It to You" is Jordan Knight's solo debut single from his self-titled album, Jordan Knight. It is his most well-known single to date as a solo artist and got massive airplay due to the popularity of teen-pop at the time.
The single became Knight's first and only top 10 solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10. It also hit #35 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and reached Platinum status soon afterward. It peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart.
End of year charts
Directed by Darren Grant, the video starts off in an amusement park with Knight and his friends getting off by a Land Rover Defender. His friends start off with a ballroom dance and then move into complex hip-hop choreography.
The music video is based on the movie Grease, with the cool guy at first overlooking the "nerdy" girl. But when she shows up in a tight leather outfit and stubs out her cigarette (like Sandy does at the end of Grease), he finally notices her and they dance. Choreographer Darrin Henson makes a cameo appearances in the music video, on the left to Jordan Knight in the red. He was also the choreographer of the dance in the video.
The Miami bass break in the video was only heard on selected versions of the single.