Give It to You

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This article is about the song by Jordan Knight. For the song by Eve, see Give It to You (Eve song). For the song by Da Brat, see Give It 2 You. For the song by Robin Thicke, see Give It 2 U.
"Give It to You"
Single by Jordan Knight
from the album Jordan Knight
Released February 16, 1999
Format CD single, 12" single, cassette, digital download
Recorded 1999
Genre Dance-pop
Teen pop
UK garage (10° Below mixes)
Length 4:49
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Jordan Knight, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Robin Thicke
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam
Terry Lewis
Certification Platinum
Jordan Knight singles chronology
"Give It to You"
"I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"

"Give It to You" is Jordan Knight's solo debut single from his self-titled album, Jordan Knight. It is his most well-known single to date as a solo artist.


The intro of "Give It to You" begins with carnival music, then changes to pop/R&B for the verses. The song then transitions to an uptempo freestyle chorus.


The single became Knight's first and only top 10 solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10. It also hit #35 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and reached Gold status soon afterward. It peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Darren Grant, the video starts off in an amusement park with Knight and his friends getting off by a Land Rover Defender. His friends start off with a ballroom dance and then move into complex hip-hop choreography.

The music video is based on the movie Grease, with the cool guy at first overlooking the "nerdy" girl. But when she shows up in a tight leather outfit and stubs out her cigarette (like Sandy does at the end of Grease), he finally notices her and they dance. Choreographer Darrin Henson makes a cameo appearances in the music video, on the left to Jordan Knight in the red. He was also the choreographer of the dance in the video.

The Miami bass break in the video was only heard on selected versions of the single.

The video was nominated for Best Dance Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, but was given to "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin.


  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Jordan Knight - Give It To You". Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  3. ^ "American single certifications – Knight, Jordan – Give It to You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard (BPI Communications Inc.) 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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