Slow Down (Bobby Valentino song)

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"Slow Down"
Bobby Valentino - Slow Down.jpg
Single by Bobby Valentino
from the album Bobby Valentino
ReleasedMarch 8, 2005 (2005-03-08) (U.S.)
FormatCD single, music download
Recorded2004
GenreR&B
Length4:18 (Album Version)
3:56 (Radio Edit)
LabelDisturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Songwriter(s)Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Bobby Wilson, Hans Zimmer
Producer(s)Tim & Bob
Bobby Valentino singles chronology
"Slow Down"
(2005)
"Tell Me"
(2005)

"Slow Down" is the debut single by American singer Bobby Valentino from his first self-titled album Bobby Valentino. Produced by Tim & Bob, it spent four consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and has since been certified Gold by the RIAA.[1] The single also peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as number four in the United Kingdom. The music video was directed by Erik White.[2] The official remix features rapper Nas. It is his most successful single to date. The album version contains a string sample of "A Way of Life" by Hans Zimmer, taken from the 2003 movie soundtrack "The Last Samurai".[3] The International Remix Version was produced by Tim & Bob as well and contains an interpolation of Jodeci's 1994 hit "Cry For You".

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Slow Down" (Album Version) / (12" Version) – 4:18
  2. "Slow Down" (Remix) – 4:07
  3. "Slow Down" (Radio Edit) – 3:55

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[4] 42
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 31
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 31
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 35
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 77
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 47

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Valentino's "Anonymous" Smashes Urban Radio Archived 2012-09-12 at Archive.today Singers Room. Accessed September 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Bobby Valentino – "Slow Down" music video MTV. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "Bobby V's Slow Down – Discover the Sample Source". Whosampled.com. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bobby Valentino – Slow Down" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bobby Valentino – Slow Down". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 25, 2005". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bobby Valentino – Slow Down". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bobby V Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bobby V Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2005". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Songs of 2005 - Billboard Year End Charts". Bobborst.com. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Bobby Valentino – Slow Down". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 29, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.