Can't Be Friends

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"Can't Be Friends"
Single by Trey Songz
from the album Passion, Pain & Pleasure
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2010
RecordedMarch 2010
LabelSongbook, Atlantic
Songwriter(s)Mario Winans, Tremaine Neverson
Producer(s)Mario Winans
Trey Songz singles chronology
"Bottoms Up"
"Can't Be Friends"
"Here I Am"

"Can't Be Friends" is an R&B song by American recording artist Trey Songz. It was officially sent to U.S. urban radio on September 28, 2010 as the second single of Songz' fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure. The song is produced by Mario Winans and written by Winans and Songz.

Lyrically, Trey Songz explains a bad breakup between him and his girlfriend and how they cannot be just friends after he fell in love with her.

The music is sampled from a piece known as "Bibo no aozora" composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, released in 1996, which is also used in the 2006 film Babel.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for this song was released on September 7, 2010.[1] It is highly compared to Usher's "Confessions Part II" and "Trading Places" video, due to the very similar concept. It shows Trey on a chair, in a dark background, singing. As the song continues on, a girl makes her appearance and Trey goes shirtless. The official remix will have Keri Hilson but will be on Trey songz mixtape Ready: The finale


On the week ending October 2, 2010, "Can't Be Friends" debuted at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 and currently peaked at #43. The song spent 13 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 43
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

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