I Need a Girl (Part One)

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"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
P. Diddy I Need a Girl 1.jpg
Single by P. Diddy featuring Usher and Loon
from the album We Invented the Remix
ReleasedFebruary 26, 2002 (2002-02-26) (CD promo)
May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07) (CD single)
FormatCD single
Recorded2001
Genre
Length4:26
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
P. Diddy singles chronology
"No More Drama"
(2001)
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
(2002)
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
(2002)
Usher singles chronology
"U Don't Have to Call"
(2002)
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
(2002)
"U-Turn"
(2002)
Loon singles chronology
"Promise (So So Def Remix)"
(2000)
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
(2002)
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
(2002)
Music video
"I Need a Girl (Part One)" on YouTube
Audio
"I Need a Girl (Part One)" on YouTube

"I Need a Girl (Part One)" is a single by American rapper P. Diddy with the collaboration of Usher and Loon from the album We Invented the Remix. In 2004, the song was featured in the Bad Boys compilation R&B Hits. Along with "I Need a Girl (Part Two)", P. Diddy achieved a rare occurrence by having two parts of a song become chart hits. Part one peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 (behind Ashanti's "Foolish") and number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. It also charted on the UK Singles Chart at number four. Billboard ranked this song at number 15 on their year end charts in 2002.[1][2] The song's background instruments contains a remake instrumental sample of "Count It All Joy" by legendary gospel artists The Winans, it plays repeatedly throughout the song.

Music video[edit]

The music video features mainly Diddy and Usher singing at a house party filled with dancing guests, mostly women. Rappers Craig Mack, DJ Clue and Fabolous make cameo appearances.

Track listings[edit]

CD-Maxi Released In May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)

No.TitleLength
1."I Need a Girl (Part One)"4.14
2."U Don't Have to Call" (Usher)3:54
3."I Need a Girl (Part Two)" (P. Diddy and Ginuwine feat. Loon, Mario Winans and Tammy Ruggeri)4.48
4."U Don't Have to Call (Remix)" (Usher feat. Ludacris)4:18
5."I Need a Girl (Part One)" (Video) 
6."U Don't Have to Call" (Video) 

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 32
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[6] 9
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 6
France (SNEP)[8] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 25
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 9
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 13
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 2
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[19] 2
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[20] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Chart History - Diddy". billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  2. ^ "I Need a Girl (Part One)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 34, 2002". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)". VG-lista.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)". Singles Top 100.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon – I Need a Girl (Part One)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Diddy: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Diddy Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Diddy Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Diddy Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.

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