Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)

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"Don't Take It Personal
(Just One of Dem Days)"
Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days).jpg
Single by Monica
from the album Miss Thang
Released April 10, 1995 (1995-04-10)
Format
Recorded 1993
Genre
Length 4:18 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Monica singles chronology
"Don't Take It Personal
(Just One of Dem Days)
"
(1995)
"Before You Walk Out of My Life\Like This and Like That"
(1995)
"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)"
(1995)
"Before You Walk Out of My Life\Like This and Like That"
(1995)

"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" is a song by American recording artist Monica. It was written by producer Dallas Austin, Willie James Baker, Derek Simmons, Carlton Ridenhour, Quincy Jones III, Abrim Tilmon, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler and LL Cool J. while production was helmed by the former. It contains samples of LL Cool J's 1993 song "Back Seat (Of My Jeep)" and Public Enemy's 1987 song "Bring the Noise," and also features elements from "You're Gettin' a Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, as sampled by "Back Seat (Of My Jeep)".

The song was released as the album's lead single in the United States in early 1995. It sold 1.2 million copies domestically and earned a platinum certification from the RIAA.[1][2] It spent two weeks at number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, also reaching the top ten of the singles charts in Australia and New Zealand. "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)," alongside follow-up single "Before You Walk Out of My Life," would make the singer the youngest recording artist to have two consecutive number-one hits on the Billboard R&B chart at the age of fourteen.[3]

An accompanying music video for the single, shot in black-and-white, was directed by Rich Murray and released in June 1995.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1995". Billboard. BPI Communications. 108 (3): 56. January 20, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "American certifications – Monica – Don%27t Take It Personal". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  3. ^ Christian, Margena A. (2003-07-28). "Monica: Shares Life's Lessons On New CD After The Storm". Jet. FindArticles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Monica Videography". MVDBase.com. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Monica – Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 37, 1995" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Monica – Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Monica – Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  9. ^ "Monica: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  10. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Monica Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  13. ^ "Monica Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  14. ^ "Monica Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  15. ^ "Monica Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "End of Year Charts 1995". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  18. ^ "1995 Year End Chart: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  19. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2018-04-12. 
  20. ^ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2010/12/03/mp3-premiere-white-hinterland-dont-take-it-personal/

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