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Single by Elle Varner
from the album Perfectly Imperfect
ReleasedJanuary 31, 2012
LabelRCA Records
Elle Varner singles chronology
"Only Wanna Give It to You"
"I Don't Care"
Music video
"Refill" on YouTube

"Refill" is a song by American singer-songwriter and R&B recording artist Elle Varner. The song, produced by Andrew "Pop" Wansel, was released on January 31, 2012 as a digital download, and serves as the second single from her debut studio album, Perfectly Imperfect (2012). A snippet of the song was included on her mixtape Conversational Lush (2012). The song received a nomination for Best R&B Song at the 55th Grammy Awards to be held in February 2013.[2] Robert Christgau ranked it number 14 on his year-end singles list for 2012.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Constellation Jones, was released March 27, 2012 via Varner's official VEVO account on YouTube. The video features Varner taking a trip to New York City with her cheerleading squad. During her last night in NYC, she sneaks out to explore, running into a man (Jeantique Oriol) who shows her around town. She races back to make the bus, but not before getting his number, which is ripped in half as the bus keeps moving.


The official remix features Kirko Bangz and T-Pain was released on June 1, 2012. Another remix features Wale and T-Pain. There is also an extended remix made by DJ Unique featuring all 3 rappers.

Chart performance[edit]

The song first charted on the week of March 5, 2012 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number seventy-eight.[4] It has since peaked at number ten.


Release information[edit]

Purchasable release[edit]

Version Country Date Format Label
Original United States January 31, 2012[10] Digital download RCA Records
Version Country Date Format Label
Remix United States June 1, 2012[11] Digital download RCA Records


  1. ^ "Refill – Elle Varner". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees".
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 14, 2013). "The Dean's List 2012". The Barnes & Noble Review. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs – 05 Mar « Creative Disc – Music Weblog". Archived from the original on May 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Canada Urban National Airplay". Radio and Records / Nielsen BDS. May 18, 2012. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Refill – Elle Varner". Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  7. ^ "Elle Varner Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "Elle Varner Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  9. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – 2012 Year End Charts". Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  10. ^ [1]. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  11. ^ [2].