Stranger in My House (Tamia song)

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"Stranger in My House"
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Single by Tamia
from the album A Nu Day
Released February 13, 2001
Format
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B
Length 4:47
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Shep Crawford
Tamia singles chronology
"Can't Go for That"
(2000)
"Stranger in My House"
(2001)
"Tell Me Who"
(2001)

"Can't Go for That"
(2000)
"Stranger in My House"
(2000)
"Tell Me Who"
(2001)

"Stranger in My House" is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Tamia. It was written by singer Shae Jones and frequent collaborator Shep Crawford and produced by the latter for her second studio album, A Nu Day (2000). The ballad was released as the album's second single and reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Tamia's first top ten hit on the chart. It also peaked at number three on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, while reaching the top spot on the Dance Club Songs chart. As of 2018, "Stranger in My House" remains Tamia's only solo top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Stranger in My House" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 79 for the chart dated January 13, 2001.[1] Over the course of its first thirteen weeks on the chart, during which it was charting based solely on airplay and sales of its vinyl 12-inch single,[2] the song had reached an initial peak of number 38.[3] Following its retail release in the more popular CD single format, it jumped from number 53 to its peak of number 10 for the chart dated April 14, 2001, having sold 48,500 copies that week.[2] It also jumped from number 19 to its peak of number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart the same week, having previously reached as high as number 9.[4][5] "Stranger in My House" was also a success in dance clubs, topping the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for the issue dated March 3, 2001.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Stranger in My House" was filmed by Chris Hafner. It marked his second collaboration with Tamia following their work on "Can't Go for That."[7]

Track listings[edit]

US CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Stranger in My House" (Album Version)4:48
2."Uh'n... to You" (Album Version)4:13
US CD maxi single
No.TitleLength
1."Stranger in My House" (Album Version)4:48
2."Stranger in My House" (Thunderpuss Radio Mix)10:33
3."Stranger in My House" (HQ2 Radio Mix)4:20
4."Stranger in My House" (Maurice's Club Radio Mix)3:55
5."Stranger in My House" (So So Def Remix)4:57
6."Stranger in My House" (Thunderpuss Club Mix)3:57
7."Stranger in My House" (HQ2 Club Mix)8:09
8."Stranger in My House" (Maurice's Club Anthem)6:37
9."Stranger in My House" (HQ2 Club Mix Acapella)5:00

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of A Nu Day.[8]

  • Backing vocals – Shae V. Jones
  • Drum programming, keyboards, producer – Anthony "Shep" Crawford
  • Guitar – Professa
  • Mixing – Kevin Davis
  • Recording – Anne Catalino
  • Tracking – Anne Catalino, Jamie Seyberth

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hot 100: Week of January 13, 2001". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Pietroluongo, Silvio (April 14, 2001). "Hot 100 Spotlight". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 113 (15): 78. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 113 (14): 108. April 7, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week of April 14, 2001". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 113 (14): 52. April 7, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "Dance Club Songs: Week of March 3, 2001". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Artist Videography". mvdbase.com. ASG. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Tamia (Media notes). Tamia. Elektra. 2000.
  9. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  13. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: Hot 100". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 113 (52): YE-40. December 29, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: Dance". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 113 (52): YE-48. December 29, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  15. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: R&B/Hip-Hop". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 113 (52): YE-44. December 29, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015.

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