Smile (Vitamin C song)

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Single by Vitamin C featuring Lady Saw
from the album Vitamin C
Released June 29, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, ska, reggae fusion
Length 3:58
Label Elektra/Warner Music Group
Writer(s) Josh Deutsch, Colleen Fitzpatrick
Producer(s) Josh Deutsch, Garry Hughes
Vitamin C singles chronology
"Me, Myself & I"

"Smile" is the debut single by Vitamin C released in 1999. It was the first single released from her eponymous debut solo album. The song features vocals from reggae singer Lady Saw.

Critical reception[edit]

"Smile" became Vitamin C's highest charting single to date, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, #21 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart and #18 on the Hot 100, becoming her only single to reach the Top 20 and her first single to reach the Top 40.[1] "Smile" peaked at #13 in New Zealand on the RIANZ Charts.

The single went Gold in the U.S., as certified by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000.[2] The song became her first hit off her platinum-selling debut album.[3]

The song was also frequently used in advertising for Hershey's chocolate.

Music video[edit]

The music video takes place in a multi-colored Sam Goody CD store which has several motifs from the album art. Lady Saw plays a DJ in the video, while Vitamin C dances with a few backup dancers to the song ("Smile") that Lady Saw is playing. The video was directed by Christopher Erskine.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smile" (album version) – 3:58
  2. "Smile" (Maserati Mix) – 4:01

Limited Edition US Promo CD

  1. Smile (Rhythm Crossover Mix) 3:55
  2. Smile (Radio Edit) 3:24
  3. Smile (Rapless Edit) 3:50
  4. Audio Bio 0:56

US Promo CD #2

  1. Smile (Radio Edit) 3:24
  2. Smile (Maserati Mix) 4:03
  3. Smile (Mr. Mig's Club Mix) 3:47
  4. Smile (Album Version) 3:57
  5. Audio Bio 0:56

US Single

  1. Smile (Album Version) 4:00
  2. Smile (Maserati Mix) 4:05
  • Video Smile (Video)

US Maxi-CD

  1. Smile (Mr. Mig's Extended Mix) 4:20
  2. Smile (Radio Edit) 3:26
  3. Smile (Dub Mix) 7:36
  4. Smile (Maserati Mix) 4:04
  5. Smile (Acappella) 2:30
  6. Smile (Album Version) 3:57
  • Video Smile

US Vinyl, 12", Promo

  • A1 Smile (Pull Extended Club Mix) 7:37
  • A2 Smile (Pull Instrumental) 3:27
  • B1 Smile (Pull KHz Remix) 3:27
  • B2 Smile (Original) 3:57
  • B3 Smile (Instrumental) 3:14

Europe CD

  1. Smile (Radio Edit) 3:24
  2. Smile (LP Version) 3:57

Europe CD 2

  1. Smile (Radio Edit) 3:24
  2. Smile (Mr. Mig's Club Mix) 3:47
  3. Smile (Rapless Edit) 3:34
  4. Smile (Maserati Mix) 4:03

Smile 2005[edit]

A 2005 remix "Smile 2005" featured in film Aquamarine (2006).[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 138
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[6] 29
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 95
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 88
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 18
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[11] 21