Ridin' (Mýa song)

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"Ridin'"
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Single by Mýa
from the album Liberation
Released July 17, 2007
Format Download, 12", CD Single
Recorded 2006
Genre R&B
Length 3:39
Label Universal Motown
Writer(s) Esther Dean, Traci C. Hale, Mýa Harrison, Jevon Sims, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Producer(s) Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Mýa singles chronology
"Lock U Down"
(2007)
"Ridin'"
(2007)
"My Bra"
(2007)

"Ridin'" is a song by American recording artist Mýa Harrison. It was written and composed by Harrison, Ester Dean, Jevon Simms, Traci Hale and Tricky Stewart for her fourth studio album Liberation (2007), with the latter serving as producer. Lyrically, the contemporary R&B ballad is based on a personal experience Harrison endured in a relationship at one point in time when she suspected her ex-boyfriend of cheating.

"Ridin'" was released in favor over album cuts "I Am" and "Walka Not a Talka" in a poll on Harrison's MySpace page voted by fans and after the commercial disappointment of previous single "Lock U Down". Upon release, it received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who complimented on Harrison's toned of voice and the topic of the song. A minor success on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it peaked at number fifty-eight. The song's accompanying music video was filmed by Erik White and made its world premiere on BET's 106 & Park in September 2007.

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

In reviewing Ridin',Mark Edward Nero of About.com said, Stylistically, it's very similar to some songs on Usher's Confessions album, with the major difference being Mýa playing the cheated-on role instead of the cheater.[1]

Track listings and formats[edit]

US CD single[2]
  1. "Ridin'" (Clean) – 3:41
  2. "Ridin'" (Main) – 3:44
  3. "Ridin'" (Instrumental) – 3:40
US 12" single[3]
A1 "Ridin'" (Clean)
A2 "Ridin'" (Instrumental)
B1 "Ridin'" (Main)
B2 "Ridin'" (Acappella)

Chart[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 58

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States July 31, 2007 Rhythmic/Crossover[5] Universal Motown
July 17, 2007 Digital download[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Music: Mya - "Ridin'". About.com. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Mýa* – Ridin'(CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Mýa* – Ridin'(Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Mya – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Mya. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  5. ^ "Available For Airplay". FMQB. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Ridin - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2011-08-09.