Switch (Will Smith song)

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"Switch"
Will Smith Switch Cover.jpg
Single by Will Smith
from the album Lost and Found
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2005
FormatCD single
Recorded2004
GenreHip hop
Length3:16
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Will Smith singles chronology
"1000 Kisses"
(2002)
"Switch"
(2005)
"Party Starter"
(2005)

"Switch" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Will Smith. was released on February 15, 2005 as the first single of his fourth studio album Lost and Found, with the record label; Interscope Records. The song was produced by Kwame "K1 Mil", who also participated in the band composition, along with the interpreter and Lennie Bennett. This song appeared in a trailer for Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Live performances[edit]

Will Smith performed the song live on the Nickelodeon's 2005 Kids' Choice Awards, at San Antonio before Game 1 of the 2005 NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and the San Antonio Spurs, on BET's 106 & Park, and at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Switch" was Smith's highest charting single from Lost and Found. On the chart dated April 16, 2005, the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, selling 40,000 digital copies.[1][2] The peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Smith's third Hot 100 top 10 hit as lead artist and fourth overall. It reached number one in Canada and Australia, where it remained for one week, and number four in the United Kingdom.

The song was released days after Hitch, which Smith starred in and produced. It did not appear in the film or soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[3]
  1. "Switch" — 3:16
  • Digital download – Remix[4]
  1. Switch (R&B Remix) (duet with Robin Thicke) — 3:46
  • CD single (United Kingdom)[5]
  1. "Switch" — 3:17
  2. "Switch" (Main RnB Remix) — 3:48
  3. "Switch" (Instrumental RnB Remix) — 3:48
  4. "Switch" (CD-ROM video) — 3:30

Remixes[edit]

There are two official remixes to the song-an R&B remix featuring Robin Thicke with a smoother and slower rhythm and a reggae remix featuring Elephant Man. Both can be found on the album.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[41] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[42] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[43] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[44] Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States February 15, 2005 Digital download

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March 15, 2005

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United Kingdom March 21, 2005 CD

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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