Rainy Dayz

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"Rainy Dayz"
Single by Mary J. Blige featuring Ja Rule
from the album No More Drama
Released November 5, 2001 (2001-11-05)
Format
Recorded 2001
Genre
Length 4:36
Label MCA
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Irv Gotti
Mary J. Blige singles chronology
"No More Drama"
(2001)
"Rainy Dayz"
(2001)
"Love @ 1st Sight"
(2003)

"Rainy Dayz" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige featuring additional vocals by rapper Ja Rule. Taken from Blige's re-release of her fifth studio album, No More Drama, the track was released to coincide with the release of the album's reissue, serving as its final single. The Irv Gotti-produced duet became another hit for both, while peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 in the United Kingdom.

The track was originally written for TLC but the group turned the track down. References to TLC being the group in mind when the track was written can be heard in the lyrics "We’re always livin’ so crazy and sexy and cool" (in reference to their album CrazySexyCool) and "Baby didn’t we tell you before about chasin’ those waterfalls" (in reference to their 1995 single "Waterfalls"). The track also has a reference to the Marvin Gaye song "What's Going On."

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD 01

  1. "Rainy Dayz" (featuring Ja Rule) (Album Version)
  2. "Rainy Dayz" (featuring Ja Rule) (Thunderpuss Radio Edit)
  3. "Rainy Dayz" (featuring Ja Rule) (Thunderpuss Club Mix)
  4. "Rainy Dayz" (featuring Ja Rule) (Thunderdub)

CD 02

  1. "Rainy Dayz" (featuring Ja Rule) (Thunderpuss Remix)
  2. "Let No Man Put Asunder" (Maurice Joshua Remix)
  3. "Sexy" (featuring Jadakiss)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 44
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 25
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 13
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 55
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 65
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 12
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 8
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[11] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mary J Blige feat. Ja Rule – Rainy Dayz" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  2. ^ "Musicline.de – Mary J Blige feat. Ja Rule Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  3. ^ "Chart Track: Week 7, 2002". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Mary J Blige feat. Ja Rule search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Mary J Blige feat. Ja Rule – Rainy Dayz". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Mary J Blige feat. Ja Rule – Rainy Dayz". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mary J Blige feat. Ja Rule – Rainy Dayz". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  8. ^ "Mary J. Blige feat. Ja Rule: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  9. ^ "Mary J. Blige – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Mary J. Blige. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  10. ^ "Mary J. Blige – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Mary J. Blige. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  11. ^ "Mary J. Blige – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Mary J. Blige. Retrieved 2013-01-03.