Take You There (Sean Kingston song)

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This article is about the song by Sean Kingston. For other uses, see Take You There.
"Take You There"
Single by Sean Kingston
from the album Sean Kingston
Released October 23, 2007[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B, dance-pop, reggae fusion
Length 3:56
Label Beluga Heights, Epic, Koch
Writer(s) Kisean Anderson, Jonathan Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart, Timothy & Theron Thomas
Producer(s) J.R. Rotem
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Sean Kingston singles chronology
"Big Girls Don't Cry (Remix)"
(with Fergie)
"Take You There"
"What Is It"
(with Baby Bash)

"Take You There" is the third single by Sean Kingston from his self-titled debut album. It was produced by JR Rotem. The song was co-written by Jonathan "J.R." Rotem, Kingston, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Rock City, and Eric Bluebaum. The song is about Kingston taking his girlfriend on a date to the West Indies, particularly his native Jamaica. As he told noted UK urban writer Pete Lewis of Blues & Soul in June 2007: "In 'Take You There' I'm basically telling a girl 'Let me take you to where I'm from - to Jamaica, to the paradise AND to the slums!'. Because, while many people just think of the tropical beaches, there is definitely another, rugged side to the island too!"[2]

On the issue date of November 17, 2007 the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 81 and peaked at number 7.[3]

Remixes and covers[edit]

The Kidz Bop Kids did a cover of the song for the album Kidz Bop 14 and features Sean Kingston as a special guest. It's the official remix to "Take You There". There is a music video of the Kidz Bop version of the song.

Music video[edit]

The video (directed Gil Green) was shot in Miami, and features cameos by Rick Ross, J. R. Rotem, DJ Khaled and Gunplay. Kingston's girlfriend is played by fashion model Kirby Griffin. In the music video version, "sip piña coladas" is removed because of the reference to alcohol, while left intact on radio stations.


Charts (2007-08) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 19
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 7
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 39
France (SNEP)[8] 30
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 53
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[10] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 6
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 76
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 47
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 52


  1. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2007
  2. ^ Sean Kingston interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2008
  3. ^ "Sean Kingston - Take You There global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved January 17, 2008.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sean Kingston – Take You There". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sean Kingston – Take You There" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Sean Kingston Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Sean Kingston.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200804 into search.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Sean Kingston – Take You There" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Sean Kingston – Take You There". GfK Entertainment.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 10, 2008". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Sean Kingston – Take You There". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200811 into search.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sean Kingston – Take You There". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Sean Kingston: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Sean Kingston Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Sean Kingston.
  17. ^ "Sean Kingston Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Sean Kingston.
  18. ^ "Sean Kingston Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Sean Kingston.

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