Same Girl (R. Kelly and Usher song)
|Single by R. Kelly and Usher|
|from the album Double Up|
|Released||May 29, 2007 (U.S.)|
August 24, 2007 (Germany)
|R. Kelly singles chronology|
|Usher singles chronology|
"Same Girl" is a song released by R&B singer R. Kelly, from his 2007 album Double Up, with R&B singer, Usher. The song was recorded over a year by upcoming R&B group Nephu. R. Kelly and Usher's version leaked to the Internet on May 2, 2007 and later leaked to radio stations. This song was number 26 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. 
According to the sheet music published by Universal Music Publishing Group, "Same Girl" is an R&B song set in a slow tempo of seventy beats per minute. Written in the key of E♭ minor., it follows the chord progression of A♭m–B♭m–D♭m, and both Kelly's and Usher's voices span from C3 to C5.
The video was shot from June 1–3, 2007 by Little X. On June 19, 2007, BET premiered the official music video for "Same Girl" and aired it throughout the day, every hour on the hour. It later premiered on the network's 106 & Park as a New Joint of the Day.
In the song, R. Kelly and Usher talk about a girl they love who turns out to be the same person. In the video, during the first verse, R. Kelly is seen in Chicago calling Usher at his home in Atlanta, telling him about a woman that he is in love with, sparing no details. Usher, taken aback by the similarities to the girl he is dating, inquires further about R.Kelly's new love interest and comes to the conclusion that she is, in fact, the "same girl" as R.Kelly's partner. R. Kelly, in an attempt to resolve the situation working together with Usher, flies out to meet up with Usher in the chorus. As the second verse begins, Usher picks up R. Kelly at the airport in an Aston Martin Vanquish and the two discuss the way they each met this girl in their respective home towns. Eventually, as the two play basketball together, they concoct a scheme to call this girl out on her lies, and show up at dinner with her together, thus shocking and embarrassing her by directly confronting her with her own duplicity. However, at the end of the video, as their plan is carried out, it is in fact Usher and R. Kelly who are shocked, as the tables are turned and it is revealed that they were not, in fact, dating the same girl as they had come to believe; the girl just happened to have an identical twin with an identical car, license plate, ankle tattoo, beauty mark, and child as well as an identical penchant for Waffle House despite living over 700 miles away from her sister; in addition, both possessed a blue and pink phone which they would alternate occasionally. Also, even though one lives in Chicago and the other in Atlanta, both amazingly live on streets of the same name (Peachtree, right on 17th Street). This is never actually stated in the song, though, so it is debatable whether this is also the case within the song itself. However, in the end of the video, they stare at each other dumbfounded as they realized the girl they thought they were both dating is actually extremely identical twins.
- "Same Girl" (featuring Usher and T-Pain) (Unofficial Mash-Up Remix)
- "Same Girl Triple Up" (Remix featuring Usher and T-Pain)
- R. Kelly - vocals, songwriter, producer, arranger, mixing
- Ronnie Jackson (Lil' Ronnie) - songwriter, producer
- J. Smith - songwriter
- Serban Ghenea - mixing
- Abel Garibaldi, Ian Mereness, Jeff Edwards - Recording engineer
- Jeff Meeks, Tim Roberts - Assistant
- John Hanes - Digital editing
- Usher - Vocals
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