Just Right for Me

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"Just Right for Me"
Monica - Just Right for Me.jpg
Single by Monica featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Code Red
ReleasedMay 4, 2015
FormatDigital download
Monica singles chronology
"Without You"
"Just Right for Me"
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"How Many Times"
"Just Right for Me"
"Why I Do It"

"Just Right for Me" is a R&B song by American R&B recording artist Monica, featuring guest vocals from rapper Lil Wayne. Produced by Polow da Don, it serves as the lead single from her seventh studio album Code Red (2015).[1] The record contains a sample of the 1968 song "Much Better Off" by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

"Just Right for Me" world premiered on Los Angeles radio station Power 106's programme Lift Off on May 18, 2015.[3] Upon its premiere, Vibe remarked that "the rambunctious club track starts out with a stellar verse from Weezy – and Monica’s buttery vocals bring it all home".[3] Fuse found that "Monica sounds bulletproof as she belts about fully accepting a loved one" on the track.[4] Matthew Trammell from The Fader felt that "Just Right For Me" recalls "the summertime spunk of "So Gone" with the earnestness that buoyed her debut album, Miss Thang. The Polow Da Don-produced single loops up a warm soul sample, and Lil Wayne holds the door open."[1] Essence writer Gia Peppers declared the "hard-hitting, hip hop fused song [a] sure to be a summer hit."[5] In 2016, Monica released the original version of the song on her soundcloud with an additional verse from 2 Chainz. [6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Just Right for Me" was directed by The Rite Brothers.[7] Filmed at a skatepark in Miami, it was premiered on November 5, 2015.[7] Commenting on its release, Monica stated: "I am very proud of the 'Just Right for Me' video because it showcases my love for R&B music and Tunechi's love for skateboarding in a fun, raw and authentic way".[7]

Live performances[edit]

Monica first performed "Just Right for Me" on the inaugural broadcast of the NBPA Players Awards that aired on BET on July 19, 2015. She performed the song a second time on The Wendy Williams Show along with "Don't Take It Personal" on December 17, 2015.

Format and track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[8]
  1. "Just Right for Me" – 3:20


"Just Right for Me" peaked at number 12 on the US Adult R&B Songs chart, becoming Monica's fourth top twenty entry.[9]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[9] 18

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States June 26, 2015 Digital download RCA [8]
June 30, 2015 Urban AC [10]


  1. ^ a b Trammell, Matthew (2015-05-19). "Stream Monica & Lil Wayne's "Just Right For Me"". The Fader. Andy Cohn. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b "Monica Hooks Up With Lil Wayne For 'Just Right For Me'". Vibe. Spin Media. 2015-05-19. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  4. ^ ""Just Right for Me": Monica's Back, and Lil Wayne's Riding Shotgun". Fuse. Fuse Media. 2015-05-19. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  5. ^ Peppers, Gia (2015-05-20). "Listen to Monica #BringTheLove with Her New Song, "Just Right For Me" Featuring Lil' Wayne". Essence. Vanessa Bush. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  6. ^ https://soundcloud.com/monicabrown/monica-just-right-for-me-feat-2-chainz-og-remix
  7. ^ a b c "Video: Monica feat. Lil Wayne – 'Just Right for Me'". Rap-Up. Rap-Up.com. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
  8. ^ a b "Just Right For Me (feat. Lil Wayne) - Single". ITunes.Apple.com. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Monica Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  10. ^ "impacting songs Urban AC". allaccess.com. June 30, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.

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