Part of Me (Chris Cornell song)

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"Part of Me"
Single by Chris Cornell
from the album Scream
Released October 14, 2008
(see Release history)
Format CD, digital download
Genre Hip hop, electronic, pop rock[1]
Length 5:14 (Album Version)
3:35 (Radio Mix)
Label Mosley/Interscope/Universal
Writer(s) Chris Cornell, Timothy Mosley, Jerome Harmon, Johnkenun Spivery, The Clutch - (Ezekiel Lewis and Balewa Muhammad)
Producer(s) Timbaland
J-Roc
Chris Cornell singles chronology
"Scream"
(2008)
"Part of Me"
(2008)
"Stop Me"
(2009)[2]

Part of Me is a song by American singer-songwriter Chris Cornell, from his third solo studio album, Scream. Part of Me is the first official single for Canada and Europe (and second official single overall) and was released as a digital download on October 12, 2008 in Canada and Germany. There is no indication of a release in the US. The non-explicit version of the song was previewed on Virgin Radio 999,[3] where listeners were encouraged to enter a poll of the audience's reaction to the song. The Album version of the song was leaked on the 12th November, where the outro is the seamless integration into the next song "Time", on the "album orientated" Scream.[4][5] California DJ Steve Aoki also made a remix of the song which can be downloaded for free in MP3 off his record label's official website, while his remix also appears on the official "Part of Me (Remix EP)" digital release.

Background[edit]

This song refers to a fictional (or otherwise) incidence in lusting after a girl (and a possible 'fling'): "I want the girl but I want a lot, Might cross my mind but that's where it stops." Cornell explains to an established lover that "But I swear it never meant a thing, she was just a fling."

Music video[edit]

A music video for this song has been made for Canadian, UK and Ireland release. However, the video is available in other European countries. Timbaland makes a cameo in the video. The video also features cameo appearances from heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko and Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man.

Charts[edit]

Charts (2009/2012) Peak
position
Ö3 Austria Top 40 31
Danish Singles Chart[6] 6
Finnish Singles Chart[7] 10
German Singles Chart 24
Hungarian Airplay Chart[8] 31
Swiss Singles Chart 19
UK Singles Chart[9] 78
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales[10] 9
US Billboard Hot Singles Sales[11] 22

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Germany October 14, 2008 Digital Download
Canada October 21, 2008
United Kingdom March 9, 2009

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