|Single by Solange|
|from the album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams|
|Released|| April 22, 2008
August 11, 2008
|Format||CD single, CD maxi single digital download|
|Label||Music World, Geffen|
|Writer(s)||Solange Knowles, Pharrell Williams|
|Solange singles chronology|
"I Decided" is a song by American recording artist Solange Knowles. It was written and composed by Knowles and producer Pharrell Williams for her second studio album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams (2008). The song samples hand-claps of the 1964 recording "Where Did Our Love Go", as performed by The Supremes, and is also based on the melody of "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas. It was released as the album's leading single as a digital download to both iTunes and Amazon on April 22, 2008 (see 2008 in music), and was impacted to rhythmic/crossover radio stations on June 24, 2008.
A remix version of the song, entitled "I Decided (Part 2)", produced by British band Freemasons was released as the first single in Europe, where the song entered the top 30 of the UK Singles Chart. The track reached the number-one spot on the US Billboard Hot Singles Sales, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales, Hot Dance Singles Sales and Hot Dance Club Play charts.
The video was shot in April 2008 and directed by Melina Matsoukas and Solange as it shows pop culture imagery from the 1960s, shows the 1970s, then 1980s to the future. It displays Solange in settings from American Bandstand, to the Civil Rights Movement, to Soul Train, to MTV, and finally a "Cosmic Journey" future. It is set in a pop art form. As of December 25, 2008, on YouTube the original version has been watched more than 1,555,000 times. The shortened video for "I Decided, Pt. 2" has been watched more than 423,000 times.
The song debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 44 in the Billboard issue dated July 5, 2008. The song also debuted at number one on the Hot Dance Singles Sales and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales charts and debuted at number two on the Hot Singles Sales chart. On August 17, 2008, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #27 and the UK R&B Singles Chart at #6 the song sold 20,000 in UK.
Track listing and formats
|Japan (Japan Hot 100)||79|
|Turkey (Turkey Top 20 Chart)||20|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||27|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||6|
|US Hot Adult R&B (Billboard)||28|
|US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||44|
|US Hot Singles Sales (Billboard)||1|
- I Decided (April 22, 2008). Mp3 Downloads: Solange. Amazon.com. Accessed April 28, 2008.
- FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!
- "Song performance". A-Charts. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- "Chart Search Result". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
- YouTube video of 'I Decided'
- YouTube video of 'I Decided: Part 2'
- Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
- "Lescharts.com – Solange – I Decided" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- "Solange Album & Song Chart History" Japan Hot 100 for Solange. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- Turkey Top 20 Chart Retrieved on 2008-09-25
- "Solange: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- "Archive Chart: 2008-08-31" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
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- "Solange Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Solange. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "Solange Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Solange. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- SolangeMusic.com — official site
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