Roses (Outkast song)

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"Roses"
RosesCover.jpg
Single by OutKast
from the album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
ReleasedMarch 1, 2004 (2004-03-01)
Length6:09
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)André 3000
OutKast singles chronology
"The Way You Move"
(2003)
"Roses"
(2004)
"Ghetto Musick / Prototype"
(2004)

"Roses" is a song by American hip hop duo OutKast. It was released on March 1, 2004, as the third single from their 2003 double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. It appears on André 3000's The Love Below disc, and is the only track on his disc to feature Big Boi. The track was largely popular in the United Kingdom and the United States, peaking at number four on the UK Singles Chart and number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. It also found popularity in Australia, reaching number two on the Australian Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The video heavily references the stage musical West Side Story and features cameo appearances from Paula Abdul, Lukas Haas, Kevin McDonald, Fonzworth Bentley, members of the Dungeon Family, Katt Williams, Faizon Love, and DeRay Davis.

An unknown person is flipping through a Stankonia yearbook and comes on the photo of Caroline Jones (played by April Clark), "Biggest Flirt". After Caroline leaves the bathroom with her girls, Big Boi is shown with his crew, appearing as stereotypical jocks. He opens a response to the note he gave to Caroline, asking if she'd be his valentine. Rather than checking off the Yes or No boxes Big Boi put on the paper, she adds her own 'Maybe' option. Upset, Big Boi calls his crew to ride with him to the school.

André 3000 is shown to be heading a musical on stage, where he sings the song and parodies Caroline, though Caroline herself is oblivious to the parody. During this time, Big Boi's crew, Speakerboxxx, drives to the school, performing acts of vandalism such as knocking mailboxes off. This is when Andre 3000 sings boo boo boo. When Big Boi crashes the auditorium where the play is being held, Speakerboxxx announces their arrival, which is followed by the men on the stage announcing themselves as The Love Below.

Despite the pleas of the principal for no fighting, the two groups confront each other in the middle of the auditorium and start a large fight. Most of the students wind up in the fight, including the principal himself (played by Kevin McDonald). Big Boi moves away from the fight and directs his rap to an uncaring Caroline. In the end, an effeminate man (played by Katt Williams) hands Caroline a red rose and says, "Alright, now you can be here with the Speakerboxes and Lover's head, or you can get with the cat with some bread. Huh, what do you think? Shall we go? Moving... Let's go." As they leave together, he tells her to "take one final look at the past" as they pause, take a look at the chaos behind them, and depart. André 3000 himself is carried off, and the scene goes back to the yearbook, where the reader (presumably director Bryan Barber) falls asleep after getting to "The End".

Track listings[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Roses" (album version) – 6:09
  2. "Church" – 3:09

UK CD2

  1. "Roses" (radio edit) – 4:14
  2. "Roses" (album version) – 6:09
  3. "Roses" (instrumental) – 4:43
  4. "Roses" (video) – 4:14

UK limited-edition 12-inch picture disc

  1. "Roses" (album version) – 6:09
  2. "Church" – 3:09

US 12-inch vinyl single

  1. "Roses" (radio edit) – 4:14
  2. "Roses" (album version) – 6:09
  3. "Roses" (instrumental) – 4:43
  4. "Roses" (club mix) – 6:14
  5. "Roses" (a cappella) – 5:25

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] 2× Platinum 140,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[27] Gold 45,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[29] Gold 500,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States March 1, 2004 (2004-03-01) [30]
United Kingdom June 21, 2004 (2004-06-21) 12-inch vinyl
  • LaFace
  • Arista
  • BMG
[31]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Outkast – Roses" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  6. ^ "Hits of the World – Eurocharts" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 116 no. 28. July 10, 2004. p. 61. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
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  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Roses". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Outkast" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
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  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Outkast – Roses". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Outkast – Roses". VG-lista.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Outkast – Roses". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  16. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
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  22. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles for 2004". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  23. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  24. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2004". Billboardtop100of.com. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  25. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2004". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2020 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  27. ^ "Danish single certifications – Outkast – Roses". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved March 6, 2019. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2019 to obtain certification.
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Outkast – Roses". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  29. ^ "American single certifications – Outkast – Roses". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 6, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  30. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1544. February 27, 2004. p. 47. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  31. ^ "Roses [12" Vinyl]". Amazon. Retrieved July 11, 2021.

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