Pullin' Me Back

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"Pullin' Me Back"
Single by Chingy featuring Tyrese
from the album Hoodstar
Released June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)
Format CD
Recorded 2006
Genre
Length 3:57
Label Slot-A-Lot/Capitol
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Chingy singles chronology
"Don't Worry"
(2005)
"Pullin' Me Back"
(2006)
"Dem Jeans"
(2006)
Tyrese singles chronology
"One"
(2006)
"Pullin' Me Back"
(2006)
"Turn Ya Out"
(2007)
Music video
"Pullin' Me Back" on YouTube

"Pullin' Me Back" is a song by American rapper Chingy. It's the first single off his third album Hoodstar. The song features actor/R&B singer Tyrese singing the chorus with production by Jermaine Dupri. The track employs a synthesized sample of SWV's 1997 single " Rain" (which itself sampled Jaco Pastorius's "Portrait of Tracy") The video was retired on 106 & Park after being on the countdown for 65 days. The song peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his fourth and final top ten single. It peaked at number 1 on the R&B chart, where it was his first number-one single.

The music video features America's Next Top Model cycle 3 runner-up Yaya DaCosta.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Pullin' Me Back" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of July 1, 2006 at number 86.[1] Four months later, it entered the top 10 by moving six spots from number 15 to its peak at number 9, the week of October 7, 2006.[2] It stayed on the chart for twenty weeks.[3] This gave Chingy his fourth and final top ten single on that chart, as well as give Tyrese his second top ten hit.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Erik White (who previously directed Chingy in "One Call Away"),[4] The video follows Chingy's relationship with a model (played by America's Next Top Model cycle 3 runner-up Yaya DaCosta). The song's producer Jermaine Dupri makes a cameo in the video.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 35
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 50
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 44
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 1
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[12] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart Position
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 63

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hope, Clover (June 22, 2006). "Hicks Dethrones Shakira On Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hope, Clover (September 28, 2006). "Timberlake Still Unstoppable On Billboard Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chingy and Tyrese - Pullin' Me Back". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Erik White". mvdbase.com. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chingy feat. Tyrese – Pullin' Me Back". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2006". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Chingy feat. Tyrese – Pullin' Me Back". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 2006-09-23" UK Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "Year-End Charts: The Hot 100." Billboard 2006 Year In Music. Billboard. 2006.

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