If You Can't Say No

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"If You Can't Say No"
Lenny Kravitz If You Can't Say No.jpg
Single by Lenny Kravitz
from the album 5
ReleasedApril 21, 1998
  • 5:17 (album version)
  • 4:17 (radio edit)
LabelVirgin America
Songwriter(s)Lenny Kravitz
Producer(s)Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz singles chronology
"If You Can't Say No"
"Thinking of You"

"If You Can't Say No" is a song by Lenny Kravitz, released as the first single from his album 5. The song was written by Kravitz and reached number nine in Spain, number 48 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 39 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Dance producer Brian Transeau remixed the track. All instruments were performed by Kravitz.

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song was directed by Mark Romanek. It consists of Kravitz performing in a futuristic blue room, while he is being illuminated by a floating lamp. Supermodel and actress Milla Jovovich made a notable appearance in the video as Lenny's girlfriend. The music video won an award for Best Art Direction at the 8th Annual MVPA Awards in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If You Can't Say No"


Chart (1998) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 35
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[2] 21
France (SNEP)[3] 97
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 52
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[5] 55
Spain (AFYVE)[6] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 39
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 48
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 39


  1. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Lenny Kravitz – If You Can't Say No" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 3616." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Lenny Kravitz – If You Can't Say No" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Lenny Kravitz – If You Can't Say No" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lenny Kravitz – If You Can't Say No". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lenny Kravitz Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2018.