Like You (Bow Wow song)

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"Like You"
Single by Bow Wow featuring Ciara
from the album Wanted
Released August 6, 2005
Format Digital download, digital maxi single, 12" maxi single
Recorded 2005
SouthSide Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:24
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, J. Alson, R. Bell, R. Tresvant
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Bow Wow singles chronology
"Let Me Hold You"
"Like You"
"I Think They Like Me (Remix)"
Ciara singles chronology
"Lose Control"
"Like You"
"And I"

"Like You" is a 2005 hit song duetted by rapper Bow Wow and singer Ciara. It was written by Jermaine Dupri, Jaron Alston, and Johnta Austin, and produced by Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox for Bow Wow's fourth album entitled Wanted. The song includes the keyboard chord of New Edition's "I'm Leaving You Again" written by J. Alson, Ricky Bell, and Ralph Tresvant. "Like You" was released as the album's second single and it reached #3 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and #1 on the US R&B chart. "Like You" was Bow Wow's second top 10 American single, and it was Ciara's fifth. This was the first time Ciara worked with Jermaine Dupri on a song. She would work with Dupri again when they collaborated on Nelly's song Stepped On My J'z for Nelly's 2008 album Brass Knuckles. To date, "Like You" remains Bow Wow's highest charting song.

Music Video[edit]

The video was directed by Bryan Barber and set in a high-rise apartment building. In the video, each of the two performers already have a significant other. Bow Wow lives one floor above Ciara and they are infatuated with each other. While in the process of getting ready to meet their respective dates, they rap and sing to each other and have a sequence of talking to each other on the phone. Bow Wow and Ciara encounter each other on the elevator while leaving their apartments and they have an imaginary moment on the elevator. When the elevator reaches the lobby, they go outside to meet their significant others; never acting upon the moment.

Track listing[edit]

  • Europe Promo CD[1]
    • 1. "Like You [Album Version]" – 3:25
    • 2. "Like You [Instrumental]" – 3:25
    • 3. "Call Out Hook" – 0:12
  • Europe Vinyl, 12", Promo[2]
    • A1. "Like You [Album Version]" – 3:26
    • A2. "Like You [Instrumental]" – 3:25
    • B1. "Like You [The Paduans Remix]" – 3:52
    • B2. "Like You [The Paduans Remix Instrumental]" – 3:52
    • B3. "Like You [Octave Remix]" – 3:16
  • US Vinyl, 12"[3]
    • A1. "Like You [Album]" – 3:25
    • A2. "Like You [Instrumental]" – 3:25
    • B1. "Like You [Acappella]" – 2:59
    • B2. "Like You [Instrumental With Background Vocals]" – 3:25


Chart (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 16
Australian Urban Chart 4
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 39
Irish Singles Chart 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 3
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 1
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 9

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