Tell Me (Smilez and Southstar song)

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"Tell Me"
Single by Smilez and Southstar
from the album Crash the Party
Released October 22, 2002
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:07
Label Trans Continental Records
Songwriter(s) Smilez and Southstar
Producer(s) DJ Nasty & LVM
Smilez and Southstar singles chronology
"Who Wants This?"
(2002)
"Tell Me"
(2002)
"Now That You're Gone"
(2002)
"Who Wants This?"
(2002)
"Tell Me"
(2003)
"Now That You're Gone"
(2002)

"Tell Me" is a hip hop song written and performed by the hip-hop duo Smilez and Southstar for their debut studio album, Crash the Party (2002). "Tell Me" was released in early 2003 as the album's second single to decent success and heavy airplay. To date, "Tell Me" is Smilez and Southstar's only and most successful single, earning the descriptor of "one-hit wonder." The song reached number 100 on Complex's list of the 100 best hip-hop one-hit wonders.[1] The song's instrumental is based on a sample from the song "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" performed by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Tell Me" entered the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart at number 29 and peaked at that position for two weeks before declining. Additionally, "Tell Me" reached number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the Rap Songs charts respectively.

Chart (2003)[3] Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 34
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 29
US Hot Rap Tracks (Billboard) 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cantor, Paul (2012-05-15). "Smilez and Southstar "Tell Me" (2003)". Complex. Spin Media. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  2. ^ "WhoSampled Stop, Look, Listen". Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Smilez & Southstar Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2010-06-04.