The Thing I Like

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"The Thing I Like"
Aaliyah - The Thing I Like.jpg
Single by Aaliyah
from the album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
Released August 3, 1995
Format
Recorded 1993; Chicago Recording Company
(Chicago, Illinois)
Length 3:24
Label
Songwriter(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Aaliyah singles chronology
"Down with the Clique"
(1995) Down with the Clique1995
"The Thing I Like"
(1995) The Thing I Like1995
"Are You Ready?"
(1996) Are You Ready?1996
Age Ain't Nothing but a Number track listing
"I'm Down"
(12)
"The Thing I Like"
(13)
"Back & Forth (Mr. Lee & R. Kelly's Remix)"
(14)

"The Thing I Like" is a song recorded in 1993 by American singer Aaliyah. It was released on the soundtrack for the action-comedy film A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) and the international version of Aaliyah's debut studio album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number (1994). It was released as the album's fifth single in Europe in 1995. Written and produced by R. Kelly, the song features a rap verse from himself. Its lyrics are about a girl's love for a man because of the one "thing she likes" about him.

Background and release[edit]

"The Thing I Like" was the sixth release overall from Age Ain't Nothing but a Number and fifth official release in Europe. The CD version of the single features various remixes produced by Paul Gotel. The song became Aaliyah's fifth single to reach the top-forty singles in the United Kingdom.

Music video[edit]

A music video composed from previous Aaliyah's clips was produced to promote the single.

Track listing[edit]

Audio cassette[edit]

# Title
1 "The Thing I Like" (Album version)
2 "The Thing I Like" (Paul Gotel radio mix)

Compact disc[edit]

# Title
1 "The Thing I Like" (Album version)
2 "The Thing I Like" (Paul Gotel's Radio Mix)
3 "The Thing I Like" (Paul Gotel's Classic Anthem Mix)
4 "The Thing I Like" (PG Tip Satellite Mix)
5 "The Thing I Like" (Paul Gotel's Deep & Dubby Mix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[1] 86
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 33
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[3] 15
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[4] 4

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