Paradise (LL Cool J song)

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"Paradise"
UK CD single cover
Single by LL Cool J featuring Amerie
from the album 10
B-side "After School"
"LL Cool J Megamix"
Released January 14, 2003 (U.S.)
February 10, 2003 (UK)
March 17, 2003 (Australia)
Format CD
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:35
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) James Todd Smith, Samuel Barnes, Jean-Claude Olivier, Amerie Rogers, 50 Cent, Kenneth Burke, Allan Felder, Norma Jean Wright
Producer(s) Trackmasters
LL Cool J singles chronology
"All I Have"
(2002)
"Paradise"
(2003)
"Amazin'"
(2003)
Amerie singles chronology
"Talkin' to Me"
(2002)
"Paradise"
(2003)
"1 Thing"
(2005)
Alternative cover
Australian CD single cover

"Paradise" is a song by American rapper LL Cool J featuring American R&B singer Amerie. Produced by Trackmasters, the track was released in early 2003 as the second single from LL Cool J's ninth studio album, 10 (2002). It also appears on the soundtrack to the 2003 film Deliver Us from Eva, in which LL Cool J stars alongside Gabrielle Union. Singer Tweet was originally slated to provide vocals but Amerie was eventually chosen instead. "Paradise" samples Keni Burke's 1982 smooth jazz hit "Risin' to the Top", penned by Burke, Allan Felder, and Norma Jean Wright.The song samples Tamia's So into You.

Music video[edit]

A music video, featuring clips from Deliver Us From Eva, was produced to promote both the single and the film.

Track listings and formats[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Paradise" (Album Version featuring Amerie) – 4:35
  2. "Paradise" (James Yarde Mix featuring Terri Walker) – 5:22
  3. "Paradise" (Instrumental) – 4:42
  4. "Paradise" (featuring Amerie) (Video) – 4:21
European CD single
  1. "Paradise" (Radio Edit featuring Amerie) – 4:04
  2. "Paradise" (Album Version featuring Amerie) – 4:35
  3. "After School" (Album Version featuring P. Diddy) – 4:39
  4. "Paradise" (featuring Amerie) (Video) – 4:21
Australian CD single
  1. "Paradise" (Radio Edit featuring Amerie) – 4:04
  2. "Paradise" (Album Version featuring Amerie) – 4:35
  3. "After School" (featuring P. Diddy) – 4:39
  4. "LL Cool J Megamix"
  5. "Paradise" (featuring Amerie) (Video) – 4:21
U.S. 12" single
  • Side A:
  1. "Paradise" (Radio Version featuring Amerie)
  2. "Paradise" (LP Version featuring Amerie)
  3. "Paradise" (Instrumental)
  • Side B:
  1. "After School" (Radio Version featuring P. Diddy)
  2. "After School" (LP Version featuring P. Diddy)
  3. "After School" (Instrumental)
European 12" single
  • Side A:
  1. "Paradise" (featuring Amerie) – 4:35
  • Side B:
  1. "Paradise" (James Yarde Mix featuring Terri Walker) – 5:22
  2. "Paradise" (Instrumental) – 4:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003)[1][2] Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 28
Italian FIMI Singles Chart 41
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 46
Swiss Singles Chart 70
UK Singles Chart[3] 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 36
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  2. ^ "LL Cool J feat. Amerie – Paradise – swisscharts.com". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats – LL Cool J Featuring Amerie – Paradise". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

External links[edit]