Freak Me

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Freak Me"
Freak Me Silk.jpg
U.S. commercial cassette single
Single by Silk
from the album Lose Control
Released February 18, 1993
Format
Recorded 1992
Genre
Length 4:36
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Keith Sweat
  • T.H.
  • Errol Taylor
Silk singles chronology
"Happy Days"
(1992)
"Freak Me"
(1993)
"Girl U for Me/Lose Control"
(1993)

"Freak Me" is a song by American R&B group Silk. It was released in February 1993 as the second single from their debut album, Lose Control. It was co-written and co-produced by Keith Sweat, for whom Silk was a touring opening act. The song was the group's highest charting hit, reaching number-one on both the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, and the U.S. Hot R&B Singles chart for eight weeks. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold over 1.3 million copies domestically.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

Two versions of the music video for "Freak Me" were produced: the first was directed by Bronwen Hughes, while the second was directed by Lionel C. Martin. The latter became the better known video of the two.

Track listing[edit]

US 12" vinyl"[3]

  • 1 "Freak Me" [Remix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 2 "Freak Me" [Jeep Beat Mix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 3 "Freak Me" [LP Version] – 4:35 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 4 "Happy Days" [Instrumental] – 3:45

Maxi-CD[4]

  • 1 "Freak Me" [LP Version] – 4:35 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 2 "Freak Me" [Remix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 3 "Freak Me" [Jeep Beat Mix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 4 "Freak Me" [Extended Version] – 5:38 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 5 "Freak Me" [Christine Henke cover] – 3:58 Featuring – Dioni [on the remix] – 2007

Charts[edit]

Another Level version[edit]

"Freak Me"
Another Level - Freak Me.jpeg
Single by Another Level
from the album Another Level
B-side "Whatever You Want"
Released 6 July 1998
Format
Recorded 1998
Genre
Length
  • 3:39 (radio edit)
  • 4:56 (album version)
Label Northwestside
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Another Level singles chronology
"Be Alone No More"
(1998)
"Freak Me"
(1998)
"Guess I Was a Fool"
(1998)

The song was covered by British boy band Another Level in 1998. It was released on 6 July 1998 as the second single from the band's self-titled debut album.[10] This version reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, usurping Billie's "Because We Want To".[11] It was produced by Fitzgerald Scott, Cutfather and Joe; it was the seventeenth biggest-selling boy band single of the 1990s in the UK, selling over 415,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single (1)[12]
  1. "Freak Me" (Cutfather & Joe Radio Edit)
  2. "Whatever You Want"
  3. "Freak Me" (Club Asylum Classic Vocal Mix)
  • UK CD single (2)[13]
  1. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Radio Rub)
  2. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith Put It There Mix)
  3. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith Skate And Roll Mix)
  • German CD single[14]
  1. "Freak Me" (C&J Radio Edit) — 3:39
  2. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Rub) — 6:09
  • German CD maxi-single[14]
  1. "Freak Me" (C&J Radio Edit)
  2. "Whatever You Want"
  3. "Freak Me" (Club Asylum Radio Edit)
  4. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Rub)
  5. "Freak Me" (C&J Mix)
  6. "Freak Me" (Rich Boogie Remix)

Credits and personnel[edit]

Source:[14]

Preceded by
"Because We Want To" by Billie Piper
UK Singles Chart number-one single
12 July 1998 – 18 July 1998
Succeeded by
"Deeper Underground" by Jamiroquai

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American certifications – Silk – Freak Me". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Silk (4) - Freak Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Silk (4) - Freak Me (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Silk – Freak Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Silk search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Silk – Freak Me". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  9. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Freak Me [CD 1]: Another Level: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 4622. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  12. ^ "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Maxi) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  13. ^ "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Single, CD2) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  14. ^ a b c "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Single) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-04-01.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gercd" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  15. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Another Level – Freak Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Another Level – Freak Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Another Level – Freak Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 31, 1998". Irish Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Another Level – Freak Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Another Level – Freak Me". Top 40 Singles.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Another Level – Freak Me". VG-lista.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Another Level – Freak Me". Singles Top 100.
  23. ^ "Another Level: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

External links[edit]