Fallen (Mýa song)

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"Fallen"
Single by Mýa
from the album Moodring
Released November 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)
Format CD single, 12" single, digital download
Recorded The Record Plant
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Interscope Studios
(Santa Monica, California)
Genre R&B, pop
Length 3:34
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Rich Shelton, Kevin Veney, Loren Hill, Leonard Huggins, Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
Producer(s) Rich Shelton, Kevin Veney, Loren Hill, Ron Fair
Mýa singles chronology
"My Love Is Like...Wo"
(2003)
"Fallen"
(2003)
"Ayo!"
(2006)

"Fallen" is a song by American recording artist Mýa, released as the second and final single from her third studio album, Moodring (2003). The song was written by Rich Shelton, Kevin Veney, Loren Hill, and Leonard Huggins. It contained excerpts from Luiz Bonfá's 1963 song "Saudade Vem Correndo", written by Bonfá and Maria Toledo. The lyrics of the mid-tempo track speak of a woman falling head over heels in love with someone.

The song received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics, complimenting Mýa's voice and its arrangements. "Fallen" underperformed on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number fifty-one and spent two non-consecutive weeks. It fared better on Billboard‍ '​s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, reaching number thirty-five. Due to its lackluster chart performance stateside, the single was not released internationally. "Fallen" remains Mýa's last single to chart on the Hot 100, as well as her final single released under Interscope Records.

The song's accompanying music video, directed by Darren Grant and filmed in Toronto, featured Mýa stalking a potential lover. The video made its world premiere on BET's Access Granted in October 2003. "Fallen" and its Zone 4 remix featuring rapper Chingy were included on the soundtrack to the 2004 films A Cinderella Story and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, respectively.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Fallen" debuted at number sixty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 on the issue dated November 29, 2003.[1] The song reached its peak position of number fifty-one six weeks later, on the chart dated January 10, 2004.[2] It spent a total of twelve consecutive weeks on the chart, and despite being Mýa's highest debut on the Hot 100, it is her third single to miss the top forty and the shortest-running single of her career to date. "Fallen" performed better on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; it debuted at number seventy-four for the week of November 8, 2003,[3] before peaking at number thirty-five on December 26, 2003, becoming Mýa's seventh non-consecutive top forty solo hit on the R&B chart.

Music video[edit]

The single's music video was featured on BET's Access Granted. Directed by Darren Grant, the video was shot in Toronto using the TTC subway as a backdrop for New York City. The concept behind the video was an idea Mýa had of stalking a potential lover (played by actor Hassan Johnson). She wrote the treatment for the video and pitched the idea around to different music video directors; Grant reached out to her and shared the same vision. The "Fallen" video made its world premiere on BET's Access Granted and 106 & Park on October 10, 2003 to coincide with Mýa's birthday.[4]

Track listings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Moodring liner notes.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–04) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 51
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[8] 35
US Mainstream Top 40[8] 35
US Rhythmic Top 40[8] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot 100: Week of November 29, 2003". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hot 100: Week of January 10, 2004". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week of November 8, 2003". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Access Granted Episode Guide 2003 – Mya". TV Guide. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mýa – Fallen (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mýa – Fallen (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Moodring (CD liner notes). Mýa. Interscope Records. 2003. B0000734-02. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Moodring – Mya : Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 

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