Out of My Head (Lupe Fiasco song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Out of My Head"
Out of my head.jpg
Single by Lupe Fiasco featuring Trey Songz
from the album Lasers
ReleasedMay 22, 2011
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010
Genre
Length3:24
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Jerry Duplessis
  • Ronnie Jackson
  • Miykal Snoddy
Producer(s)Miykal Snoddy
Lupe Fiasco singles chronology
"Words I Never Said"
(2011)
"Out of My Head"
(2011)
"I Don't Wanna Care Right Now"
(2011)
Trey Songz singles chronology
"Unusual"
(2011)
"Out of My Head"
(2011)
"Take Off"
(2011)

"Out of My Head" is a song by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, released as the third single from his third studio album, Lasers. The single features vocals from American R&B singer Trey Songz, and features production from record producer Miykal Snoddy, with co-production from fellow producers Jerry Wonda and Arden Altino. The song was released as a digital download on May 22, 2011, along with the rest of Lasers. Fiasco performed this single with Trey Songz at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Lyrically, the song likens a love interest to that of a catchy song. The song reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his third top 40 hit in the United States. It was named the 34th best song of 2011 by XXL.[1]

Background[edit]

Lupe Fiasco says that the song "doesn't have any deep meaning behind it, and is for the chicks." Trey Songz has praised the song, saying that it was one of his favorite collaborations he ever did.

Music video[edit]

A behind-the-scenes video was released on June 19, 2011. The director of the video is Gil Green. The music video was released on June 29, 2011 via MTV. Model Tracey Thomas played the girl throughout the video. Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka made a cameo appearance in the video.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 40
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 11
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/features/2011/12/top-100-songs-of-2011/#101
  2. ^ "ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. July 4, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  3. ^ http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74376/week-ending-june-12-2011-songs-the-odd-couples/;_ylt=ArEo0yLGkKS8JGOQvHmzzkQPwiUv

External links[edit]