Switch (song)

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"Switch"
Single by Will Smith
from the album Lost and Found
Released February 15, 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre
Length 3:16
Label Interscope
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Certification Gold (RIAA)
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 was also featured as a track on the 2005 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 19 and it was featured 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, 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.

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

Remix[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]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 14
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart) 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[10] 14
Italy (FIMI)[11] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 7
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 40
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[18] 22
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[21] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[23] 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

[3]

March 15, 2005

[4]

United Kingdom March 21, 2005 CD

[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot Digital Songs". Billboard (VNU Business Publications) 117 (16): 69. April 16, 2005. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Pietroluongo, Silvio; Patel, Minal; Jessen, Wade (April 16, 2005). "Hot Gospel Tracks Makes Its Bow". Billboard (VNU Business Publications) 117 (16): 68. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Switch - Single". iTunes (US). Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Switch (R&B Remix) - Single". iTunes (US). Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Will Smith – Switch (CD Single)". Discogs. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Will Smith – Switch". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Will Smith – Switch" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Will Smith – Switch" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Will Smith – Switch" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Will Smith – Switch". Tracklisten. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Will Smith – Switch". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Will Smith search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Will Smith – Switch". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Will Smith – Switch". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2005-04-24" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  16. ^ "Will Smith – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Will Smith. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  17. ^ "Will Smith – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Will Smith. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  18. ^ "Will Smith – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Will Smith – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Will Smith. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  21. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Will Smith – Switch". Recorded Music NZ (RMNZ). Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  22. ^ "British single certifications – Will Smith – Switch". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 24, 2016.  Enter Switch in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Will Smith – Switch". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH