Sure Thing (song)

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"Sure Thing"
Single by Miguel
from the album All I Want Is You
Released January 17, 2011
Recorded c. 2007
Genre R&B, neo soul
Length 3:13
Label Jive
Songwriter(s) Miguel Pimentel
Producer(s) Happy Perez
Miguel singles chronology
"All I Want Is You"
"Sure Thing"
"All I Want Is You"
"Sure Thing"

"Sure Thing" is a song by American recording artist Miguel. Written by himself and produced by Happy Perez, the song is included on his debut album, All I Want Is You (2010). It was first leaked onto YouTube in 2008.[1] It was sent to radio as the album's second single in January 2011. The R&B song features neo soul influences, and had been noted for its similarities to the work of singer, Jon B.. It has thus far achieved moderate success in the United States but has since atopped on the US R&B charts. "Sure Thing" marks Miguel's first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and was his most successful single to date, until "Adorn's" release in 2012, spending over fifty weeks on the charts and still charting.

As of July 2013, the song has sold 1,106,000 copies in the US.[2]

Music and lyrics[edit]

Lyrically, Miguel uses analogies to express his love interest, such as "You are the chalk / And I could be your blackboard" and "If I'm the lyric baby / You could be the note".

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on January 17, 2011, was directed by Hype Williams and was shot in Honolulu, Hawaii.


The official remix features rapper Pusha T.

Lil' Wayne released a remix of the single on his Sorry 4 the Wait Mixtape on 13 July 2011.[3]


Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States January 17, 2011 Urban contemporary radio Jive Records


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Paul Grein (July 31, 2013). "Week Ending July 28, 2013. Songs: Radio Hesitates On One Direction". Chart Watch. Yahoo. 
  3. ^ Wayne, Lil. "WeezyThanxYou". Sorry 4 the Wait. Young Money. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Miguel – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Miguel. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Miguel – Chart history" Billboard Adult R&B Songs for Miguel. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Miguel – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Miguel. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Miguel – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Miguel. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Best of 2011: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 

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