Pullin' Me Back

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"Pullin' Me Back"
Pullin' me back.jpg
Single by Chingy featuring Tyrese
from the album Hoodstar
ReleasedJune 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)
Recorded2006
Genre
Length3:57
LabelSlot-A-Lot/Capitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jermaine Dupri
Chingy singles chronology
"Don't Worry"
(2006)
"Pullin' Me Back"
(2006)
"Dem Jeans"
(2006)
Tyrese singles chronology
"One"
(2006)
"Pullin' Me Back"
(2006)
"Turn Ya Out"
(2007)

"Pullin' Me Back" is a song by American rapper Chingy, released as the first single from his third album Hoodstar. The song features actor/R&B singer Tyrese singing the chorus with production by Jermaine Dupri. The track employs a synthesized sample of SWV's 1997 single " Rain" (which itself sampled Jaco Pastorius's "Portrait of Tracy") The video was retired on 106 & Park after being on the countdown for 65 days. The song peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his fourth and final top ten single. It peaked at number one on the R&B chart, where it was his first number-one single.

The music video features America's Next Top Model cycle 3 runner-up Yaya DaCosta.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Pullin' Me Back" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of July 1, 2006 at number 86.[1] Three months later, it entered the top 10 by moving six spots from number 15 to its peak at number nine, the week of October 7, 2006.[2] It stayed on the chart for twenty weeks.[3] This gave Chingy his fourth and final top ten single on that chart, as well as give Tyrese his second top ten hit.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Erik White (who previously directed Chingy in "One Call Away"),[4] The video follows Chingy's relationship with a model (played by America's Next Top Model cycle 3 runner-up Yaya DaCosta). The song's producer Jermaine Dupri makes a cameo in the video.

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hope, Clover (June 22, 2006). "Hicks Dethrones Shakira On Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Hope, Clover (September 28, 2006). "Timberlake Still Unstoppable On Billboard Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Chingy and Tyrese - Pullin' Me Back". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Erik White". mvdbase.com. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chingy feat. Tyrese – Pullin' Me Back". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2006". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Chingy feat. Tyrese – Pullin' Me Back". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  10. ^ "Chingy Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "Chingy Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Chingy Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "Chingy Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  14. ^ "Chingy Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  15. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  16. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved November 27, 2020.

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