Gimme That

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"Gimme That"
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Single by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Chris Brown
ReleasedMay 7, 2006
Format
Recorded2005
Criteria Recording Studio
(Miami, Florida)
Length3:06
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Scott Storch
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
(2005)
"Gimme That"
(2006)
"Say Goodbye"
(2006)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Shooter"
(2006)
""Gimme That" (Remix)"
(2006)
"Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
(2006)

"Gimme That" is a song by American 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 tapped out at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Song information[edit]

In interviews from 2006, 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.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Erik White,[1] 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.

Chart performance[edit]

Gimme That debuted at number 80 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on April 11, 2006 and climbed the charts quickly, only to peak at number 15 on June 6 2006, becoming his first single to miss the top ten in the U.S. and the top twenty in the UK. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 500,000 copies in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

Europe CD single[2]

  1. Gimme That (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne) – 3:56
  2. Gimme That – 3:07

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2006–07) Peak
position
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[3] 7
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[4] 19
France (SNEP)[5] 45
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 47
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 94
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 15
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 12
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[15] Platinum 100,000*
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gimme That | Chris Brown | Music Video | MTV
  2. ^ "Gimme That (Europe CD Single)". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200629 into search.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne – Gimme That (Remix)" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne – Gimme That (Remix)". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ "Chart Track: Week 29, 2006". Irish Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne – Gimme That (Remix)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne – Gimme That (Remix)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Chris Brown: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Chris Brown" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Brown – Gimme That". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 6, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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