Let Me Blow Ya Mind

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"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
Single by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani
from the album Scorpion
Released May 15, 2001
Format CD single, 12" maxi
Recorded 2000
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:51
Label Ruff Ryders, Interscope
Writer(s) Eve Jeffers
Producer(s) Dr. Dre, Scott Storch
Eve chronology
"Who's That Girl?"
(2001)
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001)
"Caramel"
(2001)
Gwen Stefani chronology
"South Side"
(2000)
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001)
"What You Waiting For?"
(2004)

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" is a song by American rapper Eve, featuring American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on May 15, 2001 as the second and final single from Eve's second album, Scorpion (2001). It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100; it also peaked at number 29 in Canada, and number four in the United Kingdom. The song was listed at number seven on the 2001 Pazz & Jop list, a survey of several hundred music critics conducted by Robert Christgau.[1] It won a Grammy Award in 2002 for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", which was a brand new category at the time. The music video won the 2001 MTV Video Music Award for "Best Female Video".

Music video[edit]

In the music video, Gwen Stefani and Eve are shown stopping at a red light which Eve brought in a gang of party crashers which she tells Gwen to tag along which Gwen gets out of her car and she takes over on riding an All-terrain vehicle and they arrive at the party where they crash in the party after parking their ATVS. Then, they are arrested for disrupting a formal party (whose attendees include actor Udo Kier) with their loud music and rowdiness. An older woman appears in the video: the woman shares a strong resemblance to Leona Helmsley. She tells police officers about the disturbance as Stefani and Eve disrupt the party. Dr. Dre also makes an appearance at the end of the video when he comes to jail and pays the bail for Eve and Stefani. Fellow Ruff Ryders Jadakiss and Styles P make a brief cameo in a scene where Eve acts as a bartender. The video featured 90s nightclub sensation, Jessica Cheeseman, whose career subsequently skyrocketed.

Sales[edit]

The song was one of the biggest selling singles of Summer 2001 in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In the latter country, it became Eve second top ten hit single.

The song was played in the sitcom Friends when Monica attempts to strip for Chandler but ends up admitting the clothes and shoes she's wearing are extremely tight. The song was actually the original version, in which the swearing is audible.

Track listing[edit]

CD: 1

  1. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani)
  2. "Who's That Girl? (C.L.A.S. Remix)
  3. "Ain't Got No Dough" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani) (video)

CD: 2

  1. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani)
  2. "Who's That Girl" (Akhenaton remix)
  3. "Gotta Man"
  4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind (featuring Gwen Stefani) (video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 1
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[6] 29
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 3
European Hot 100[8] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 19
France (SNEP)[10] 15
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 5
Ireland (IRMA) 1
Italy (FIMI)[12] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 4
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 2
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[6] 1
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[6] 6

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[17] 7

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Rank
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazz & Pop 2001: Critics' List". The Village Voice. February 12, 2002. Retrieved August 15, 2007.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Scorpion > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved April 12, 2007.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ Bob The Builder Mambos To U.K. No. 1
  9. ^ "Eve feat. Gwen Stefani: Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2001". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  18. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks - Decade Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 18, 2011. [dead link]

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