Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)

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"Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)"
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Single by Will Smith introducing Trā-Knox
from the album Born to Reign and Men in Black II: Music from the Motion Picture
Released June 11, 2002
Format CD single, digital download, cassette single
Recorded 2001
Genre
Length 4:20 (Album version)
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Will Smith, Mark Sparks, Ron Feemster, Lennie Bennett, Lance Bennett, Lemar Bennett
Producer(s) Mark Sparks, Rob Chiarelli, Will Smith, Ron Feemster
Will Smith singles chronology
"Freakin' It"
(2000)
"Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)"
(2002)
"1,000 Kisses"
(2002)
"Freakin' It"
(2000)
"Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)"
(2002)
"1,000 Kisses"
(2002)
Music video
"Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" on YouTube

"Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" is a 2002 song by American actor and hip hop musician Will Smith. The song was a part of the film Men in Black II's soundtrack and the first single on Smith's album Born to Reign.

Background[edit]

The song was written for the 2002 Columbia Pictures action-comedy film Men in Black II, in which Smith portrays Agent J. The song was released as a single from the Men in Black II soundtrack on June 11, 2002. The single reached #77 on the US Billboard Hot 100, but was more successful in the UK, peaking at #3 on the UK Singles Chart. The song features vocals from Trā-Knox, who performs part of the hook in the chorus.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" features footage of Smith performing onstage in a Men in Black II environment, featuring characters and footage from the movie. It is notable that a scene that was deleted from the final cut of the film appears in a montage sequence in the video. The video was directed by Francis Lawrence, produced by Joseph Sassone and first aired on the June 3, 2002 episode of MTV show Making the Video.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single #1
  1. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (Radio Edit)  – 3:50
  2. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (The Remix) (featuring Christina Vidal and introducing Trā-Knox)  – 3:45
  3. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (MIB2 Remix)  – 3:45
  • UK CD single #2
  1. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)"  – 4:20
  2. "Men in Black"  – 3:47
  3. "Miami" (Summer Mix)  – 3:18
  • UK Cassette single
  1. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)"  – 4:20
  2. "Men in Black"  – 3:47
  • European Maxi single[1]
  1. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (Radio Edit)  – 3:50
  2. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (The Remix) (featuring Christina Vidal and introducing Trā-Knox)  – 3:45
  3. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (MIB2 Remix)  – 3:45
  4. "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (Instrumental)  – 4:18

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 18
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 27
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 17
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 17
France (SNEP)[8] 27
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 4
Italy (FIMI)[10] 28
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 53
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 30
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1059909
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  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)". Tracklisten. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox: Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)". VG-lista. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Will Smith intr. Tra-Knox – Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  16. ^ "Will Smith: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  17. ^ "Will Smith – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Will Smith. Retrieved June 11, 2016.