She Said

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"She Said"
Single by Plan B
from the album The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Released 24 February 2010 (2010-02-24)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
The Sanctuary, London[1]
Genre Soul, R&B, British hip hop
Length 3:31
Label 679/Atlantic
Writer(s) Ben Drew
Producer(s) Ben Drew, David McEwan, Eric Appapoulay (add.)
Plan B singles chronology
"Stay Too Long"
(2010)
"She Said"
(2010)
"Prayin'"
(2010)

"She Said" is the second single from British musician Plan B's second album The Defamation of Strickland Banks — a concept album whose songs tell the fictitious tale of a sharp-suited British soul singer who finds fame with bitter-sweet love songs, but then loses everything when he ends up in prison for a crime he didn't commit.[2] The single was released as a digital download and on CD single on 24 February 2010. "She Said" was the sixteenth best selling British single of 2010.

Background[edit]

"She Said" began to receive increasing amounts of radio airplay throughout February and March 2010. BBC Radio 1 in particular was supportive of the track up until its release. Plan B performed the single on 12 March 2010 edition of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. He also performed on Conan on 19 April 2011. The song was also featured in the start of the pilot episode of Whitney.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "She Said" was directed by Daniel Wolfe and shows the soul singer Strickland Banks, played by Plan B, in court following the events of the "Stay Too Long" video. The video also stars actress Vicky McClure as Strickland Banks' girlfriend and Kaya Scodelario as the female lead.

Chart performance[edit]

On 4 April 2010, the single debuted on the UK Singles Chart at a current peak of number 3, making She Said, Plan B's most successful single to date. The single remained at number 3 for two consecutive weeks before falling to number 4 on 18 April 2010, where it remained for two weeks. The single then climbed back to the peak of number 3 on 2 May 2010, where it remained for yet another two weeks. On 16 May 2010, the single fell three places to number 6 before falling a further 2 places to number 8 on its eighth week in the Top 10.

The single also debuted on the Irish Singles Chart on 1 April 2010 at number 35, where it remained for two consecutive weeks. On 15 April 2010, the single climbed 15 places to number 20, before climbing a further 8 places to number 12 the following week. The single remained at number 12 for three consecutive weeks before climbing 3 places to number 9 on 13 May 2010, marking Plan B's first Top 10 hit in Ireland. On its second week in the Top 10, the single climbed 7 places to a current peak of number 2.

In January 2011, the single made a return to the UK Top 100, reaching #63 in the first week of the new year.

Tracklisting[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Plan B – vocals, producer, mixing[8]
Production[8]
  • David McEwan – producer, mixing
  • Eric Appapoulay – additional producer, mixing
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements[1]
  • Jason Yarde – brass arrangements
  • Mark "Top" Rankin – engineer
  • Guy Davie – mastering[1]
Additional musicians[8]
  • Tom Wright-Goss – guitar
  • Eric Appapoulay – bass, backing vocals
  • Richard Cassell – drums
  • Everton Newson – violin
  • Louisa Fuller – violin
  • Sally Herbert – violin
  • Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Sonia Slany – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Jason Yarde – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Zem Audu – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Brown – trombone
  • David Prisemen – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Mark Crown – trumpet

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[5] 24 February 2010 Digital download, CD single 679 Recordings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Plan B interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' April 2010
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  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - She Said - Single by Plan B". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - She Said - EP by Plan B". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  8. ^ a b c "Relationships for track: She Said". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 7th February 2011". ARIA Charts. 7 February 2011. Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
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  14. ^ "lescharts.com – Les charts français" (in French). Les classement de telechargement single.
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  17. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Plan B – She Said – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ a b "Plan B" UK Singles Chart.
  20. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
  21. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles : Jan 04, 2014 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  22. ^ [1][dead link]
  23. ^ "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Benvenuto!". Fimi.it. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  24. ^ "2010 Year-end UK Singles". BBC (BBC Online). 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  25. ^ [2][dead link]
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Plan B; 'She Said')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "Certificazioni - Archivio" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 17 June 2013.  Select Online, Week 23, Year 2013, then click Cerca certificazioni.

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