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 (2005-08-06)
Format Digital download, digital maxi single, 12" maxi single
Recorded 2005
SouthSide Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre
Length 3:24
Label Columbia
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Bow Wow singles chronology
"Let Me Hold You"
(2005)
"Like You"
(2005)
"I Think They Like Me (Remix)"
(2005)
Ciara singles chronology
"Lose Control"
(2005)
"Like You"
(2005)
"And I"
(2005)
Music video
"Like You" on YouTube

"Like You" is a song by American rapper Bow Wow featuring 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 Wanted. The song includes the keyboard chord of New Edition's "I'm Leaving You Again" written by Jaron Alson, Ricky Bell, and Ralph Tresvant. "Like You" was released as the album's second single on August 2005 and reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Like You" was Bow Wow's second top 10 hit on that chart, as was Ciara's fifth. The song also charted in the top 40 in countries like Ireland, Germany and the UK. To date, "Like You" remains Bow Wow's highest charting song.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Like You" debuted at number 63 on US Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 6, 2005 while "Let Me Hold You" was in the top 5.[1] It moved fifteen spots to number 49 for the week of August 13, 2005.[2] It entered the top 40 for the week of August 20, 2005 by moving twenty-four spots to number 25.[3] It moved thirteen spots to number 12 for the week of August 27, 2005.[4] It peaked at number 3 for the week of October 1, 2005 and stayed there for two weeks.[5] It stayed on the chart for twenty-one weeks.[6] It surpassed "Let Me Hold You" as Bow Wow's highest charting song on the Hot 100, giving him his second top 10 hit, as well as give Ciara her fifth top 10 hit.

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. Screenwriter Mark Brown plays the valet in the video.

Live Performance[edit]

Bow Wow and Ciara performed "Like You" at the 2005 American Music Awards on November 22, 2005 as part of a medley with Omarion's "O" and Bow Wow's "Let Me Hold You".[7]

Track listing[edit]

  • Europe Promo CD[8]
    • 1. "Like You [Album Version]" – 3:25
    • 2. "Like You [Instrumental]" – 3:25
    • 3. "Call Out Hook" – 0:12
  • Europe Vinyl, 12", Promo[9]
    • 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"[10]
    • 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

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeckell, Barry (July 28, 2005). "Mariah & No. 1: 'Together' Again". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jeckell, Barry (August 4, 2005). "Carey's 'Together' Continues Chart Domination". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Jeckell, Barry (August 11, 2005). "Carey Still No. 1 As 'Together' Goes To 11". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jeckell, Barry (August 18, 2005). "Carey's 'Together' Notches 12 No. 1 Weeks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jeckell, Barry (September 22, 2005). "Kanye Keeps Digging No. 1 Single". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bow Wow and Ciara - Like You". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Breaking News - Captivating Combos Added to "2005 American Music Awards"". The Futon Critic. Futon Media. November 8, 2005. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bow Wow Featuring Ciara - Like You (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved April 2, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Bow Wow Feat. Ciara - Like You (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved April 2, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Bow Wow Feat. Ciara - Like You (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved April 2, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bow Wow feat. Ciara – Like You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  12. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Wow, Bow > Like You (feat.Ciara) 5 Zoll Single CD (2-Track) – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 12, 2006". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2006-03-18" UK Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Bow Wow Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Bow Wow. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  16. ^ "Bow Wow Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Bow Wow. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "Bow Wow Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Bow Wow. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  18. ^ "Bow Wow Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Bow Wow. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  19. ^ "Year-End Charts: The Hot 100." Billboard 2005 Year In Music Billboard. 2005.
  20. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 2005". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Bow Wow – Like You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 20, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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