|This article needs additional citations for verification. (April 2009)|
|Single by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne|
|from the album Chris Brown|
|Released||May 7, 2006|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
Criteria Recording Studio
|Genre||R&B, hip hop|
|Length||3:06 (album version)
|Writer(s)||Scott Storch, Sean Garrett, Dwayne Carter|
|Chris Brown singles chronology|
"Gimme That" is a song by American R&B singer Chris Brown from his eponymous album. The official remix, co-written by Wayne, Scott Storch and Sean Garrett, features American rapper Lil Wayne and was released as a single, although the remix doesn't appear on the standard version. It was released as the third single from the album in April 2006 and topped out at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the fourth most successful single from the album.
In interviews from 2009, Brown considered choosing the song as the second single from his debut album, but the song "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" was chosen as the single instead. Along with that, "Gimme That" was also featured at the end of the "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" music video.
The single version features rapper Lil Wayne, who has since been a featured rapper on each of Brown's future albums.
The music video was directed by Erik White, who also directed the videos for "Run It!" and "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)". It was inspired by the Michael Jackson videos "Smooth Criminal" and "You Rock My World" videos. It was shot at the Los Angeles Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
The music video begins with Brown walking into the station. After catching the eye of a girl near him, he falls asleep listening to "Poppin'" on his Sony Walkman Bean. In his dream, the station transforms into a 1920s Harlem setting, with him a business man and the girl a rich snobby woman. At the end, Brown and the girl almost kiss but he is woken up by Lil Wayne.
The single debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #80 on April 11, 2009 and climbed the charts quickly, only to peak at #15 on June 6, becoming his first single to miss the top ten in the U.S. and the top twenty in the UK.
Europe CD single
- Gimme That (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne) – 3:56
- Gimme That – 3:07
Credits and personnel
- Vocals: Chris Brown and Dwayne Carter
- Writers: Dwayne Carter, Scott Storch and Sean Garrett
- Mastered by: Herb Powers Jr
- Assistant engineer: Patrick Magee
- Guitar: Aaron Fishbein
- Mixed by: Brian Stanley and Val Braithwaite (assistant)
- Photography: Clay Patrick McBride
- Recorded by: Charles McCrorey, Carlos Paucar, Conrad Golding and Wayne Allison
|Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)||19|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||47|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||94|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||30|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||23|
|US Billboard Hot 100||15|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||12|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||6|
- Gimme That | Chris Brown | Music Video | MTV
- "Gimme That (Europe CD Single)". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200629 into search.
- "Lescharts.com – Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne – Gimme That (Remix)" (in French). Les classement single.
- "Musicline.de – Brown,Chris Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Chart Track: Week 29, 2006". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne – Gimme That (Remix)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Swisscharts.com – Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne – Gimme That (Remix)". Swiss Singles Chart.
- "Chris Brown: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
- "Chris Brown – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Chris Brown.
- "Chris Brown – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chris Brown.
- "Chris Brown – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Chris Brown.
- "Chris Brown – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Chris Brown.