Single Again (Trina song)
|Single by Trina|
|from the album Still da Baddest|
|Released||November 6, 2007|
|Genre||Hip hop, R&B|
|Producer(s)||Timbaland, The Royal Court and Jean "J Rock" Borges|
Before releasing the track, Trina told Billboard.com that "I'm stepping my game up like 10 notches..." When asked about what fans may find surprising to hear, she responded, "I think definitely [“Single Again”] with me singing on the hook. That was so different. I was in the studio like, 'Okay, I’m not a singer so what am I doing?' But I went from humming along in my head to making it a reality out loud. And when I sang the hook, everybody was like, 'Oh that’s crazy!' It was a lot of fun for me".
The original version of the track was stolen from Slip-N-Slide records and subsequently leaked to the Internet. Christina Milian sang the chorus on the original, but for whatever reason, Trina confirmed that the version with Christina Milian will not make the album.
A contest was held for fans to be in the video. There were two categories to enter in, and two winners were chosen. The winners were chosen by fans. The video was shot on location in Miami on December 28, 2007. The video was directed by Billy Woodruff. The video was shot at the FrostShot Mansion in Miami, Florida. The company sponsored the video by inserting the its Frozen Liquor Shot, FROSTSHOT.
The video premiered on February 11, 2008 on Yahoo! Music. It consisted of a wedding,in which Trina is the bride who discovers her soon to be husband was cheating on her with another woman. She then leaves him at the altar. Further shots consist of Trina with friends at the pool, as well as attempts from her man to reconcile, but to no avail, as Trina throws the phone into the pool. Later, we see Trina dancing in a hall surrounded by curtains and at a party with friends. The video then fades to black.
The official remix features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Plies and a new verse by Trina herself. Ironically, Wayne dated Trina on and off from early 2005 until the summer of 2007 (and is speculated to be the topic of the song), and in his verse he states that he believes the two will get back together eventually. Up and coming Canadian rapper Lil' Ellie covered the rap song as a buzz song from his upcoming mixtape titled "The Renovation Series".
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||25|
|U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||59|
|Rhythmic Top 40||29|
|U.S. Hot Rap Tracks||19|