P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)

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"P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)"
Single by John Legend
from the album Once Again
Released February 27, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre R&B, soul
Length 4.38
Label Sony Music
Writer(s) John Stephens, Eric Hudson, Kawan Prather, Jessyca Wilson
Producer(s) Eric Hudson, Jack Splash
John Legend singles chronology
"Heaven"
(2006)
"P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)"
(2007)
"Stereo"
(2007)

"P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)" is a song by American recording artist John Legend, taken from his second album, Once Again (2006). It was written by Legend along with Jessyca Wilson, Eric Hudson and Kawan Prather, with production overseen by Hudson and Jack Splash. An acronym for public display of affection, the song was released in early 2007 as the album's third single, reaching number 20 on the Dutch Top 40.

The music video for the song, which was shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, premiered on Yahoo! Music on January 29. 2007. Alexandre Rodrigues appears on the music video. "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)" was later included on the international soundtrack of the Brazilian soap opera Paraíso Tropical, produced by Rede Globo.

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)" (album version)
  2. "Heaven" (Johnny Douglas remix)
  3. "Heaven" (Remix; featuring Pusha T of Clipse)
  4. "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)" (video)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[1] 20

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Eric Hudson and Jack Splash
  • Co-Produced by Craig Street and John Legend
  • Recorded by Tatsuya Sato at Sony Music Studios, S. Husky Hoskulds (assisted by Bill Mims) at Sunset Sound Factory and Hector Castillo at Sear Sound, NYC and Right Track
  • Mixed by Tony Maserati (assisted by Andy Marcinkowski) at Chung King Studios
  • Vocals: John Legend
  • Background Vocals: Jessyca Wilson and Sasha Allen
  • Piano: Eric Hudson
  • Bass Guitar: Eric Hudson and David Piltch
  • Drum Programming: Jack Splash
  • Live Drums: Earl Harvin
  • Guitar: Doyle Bramhall, Chris Bruce and David Torn
  • Keyboards: Patrick Warren, Jamie Muhoberac and Didi Gutman
  • Horns by Jerry Freeman, Jason Freeman, Richard Owens and Kebbi Williams
  • String Arrangement: Daniele Luppi
  • Trombone: Art Baron
  • Violins: Sandra Park, Sharon Yamada, Wen Qian, Caterina Szepez, Kuan Lu, Jung Sun Yoo, Lisa Kim, Soo Hyun Kwon, Sarah O'Boyle, Mateuz Wolski, Katherine Fong and Krystof Kuznik

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