My Place (song)

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"My Place"
Nelly - My Place Flap Your Wings CD cover.jpg
Single by Nelly featuring Jaheim
from the album Suit
Released July 16, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre
Length 5:36 (album version)
4:33 (radio edit)
Label Universal Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Cornell Haynes, Jr.
  • Eldra DeBarge
  • Etterlene Jordan
  • Kenneth Gamble
  • Leon A. Huff
  • Randy Edelman
  • William DeBarge
  • Jaheim
  • D. Moore
Nelly singles chronology
"Flap Your Wings"
(2004)
"My Place"
(2004)
"Tilt Ya Head Back"
(2004)

"My Place" is the first single by the hip hop artist Nelly from his album Suit. It features Jaheim. It was released as a double A-side with "Flap Your Wings" in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. The song is about inviting a girl over to Nelly's house. It reached number 4 on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and number one in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

The main chorus samples Teddy Pendergrass' "Come Go with Me", and halfway through the song, it has a brief sample of DeBarge's song "I Like It" while the overall song features a sample of Labelle's 1977 hit, "Isn't It a Shame". The female vocals are provided by Kim Johnson.

Music video[edit]

The music video starts at the last scene of the video for "Flap Your Wings", Nelly's girlfriend and her friends catch Nelly up the hill with a girl and his girlfriend asks who she is. Nelly tries to explain but his girlfriend is too reluctant to listen and throws her chain at him. Nelly picks it up and takes it with him. Nelly tries to get reach of his girlfriend by sending presents and text but she declines his text and ignores his gift. Nelly tries to make things up with his girlfriend but she refuses and pushes him and goes back into her fashion boutique shop and throws his gift in the camera. Nelly continues rapping until the next scene is when his ex-girlfriend is with her mates at a restaurant and making their imaginations. She imagines of her and her ex-boyfriend having sex. Nelly and his girlfriend are in a black screen thinking about each other and realising how they have feelings for each other and how much they love each other and Nelly throws a photo frame containing a picture of him and his girlfriend inside it and his girlfriend appears to be crying. At a summer club, Nelly tracks down his girlfriend and they talk and Nelly apologizes and puts the necklace she threw at him before back on her neck and they finally make up and embrace.

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "My Place" (Radio Edit) (featuring Jaheim) – 4:33
  2. "My Place" (Album Version) (featuring Jaheim) – 5:36
  3. "Flap Your Wings" – 4:03
  4. "My Place" (Video)

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Doe Mo' Beats
  • Recorded by Carl Nappa at Derrty Studio, LA and Serge "Sergical" Tsai at Platinum Sound Recording
  • Mixed by Rich Travali (assisted by Kris Karpells) at Platinum Sound Recording
  • Background Vocals: Kim Johnson

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 1
Brazil (ABPD)[2] 4
Denmark (Tracklisten)[3] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[4]
"My Place"/"Flap Your Wings"
2
Italy (FIMI)[5] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7]
"My Place"/"Flap Your Wings"
1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8]
"My Place"/"Flap Your Wings"
4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9]
"My Place"/"Flap Your Wings"
1
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10]
"My Place"/"Flap Your Wings"
1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Nelly – My Place". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Nelly – My Place". Tracklisten.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – My Place / Flap Your Wings". Irish Singles Chart.
  5. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Nelly – My Place". Top Digital Download.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nelly – My Place" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Nelly – My Place". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Nelly: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.