Thinkin' About You (Mario song)
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|"Thinkin' About You"|
|Single by Mario|
|from the album D.N.A.|
|Released||September 4, 2009|
|Format||Digital Download, CD Single|
|Label||J, 3rd Street, Epic|
|Songwriter(s)||Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr, Richard Butler Jr., Karlyn Ramsey, Sean Davidson, Andre Davidson|
|Producer(s)||The Runners, The Monarch, Rico Love|
|Mario singles chronology|
"Thinkin' About You" is a song performed by American R&B singer-songwriter Mario. It was written by Rico Love and produced by The Runners and The Monarch. It was released on September 4, 2009 as the second single from his fourth studio album D.N.A..
Background and release
Initially Mario told his fans through his video blog that "Stranded" would be released as his second single. However it was then reported that "Thinkin' About You" would be released instead and was set to feature additional vocals from Diddy. A version of the song featuring Ace Hood leaked online which was quickly dubbed the official demo for the Diddy version. When the song finally premiered on US radio on September fourth it featured just Mario's vocals and confirmed that neither Diddy nor Ace Hood would appear on the song. Later, the version with Diddy leaked on the internet.
A reviewer for music website Djbooth.net said, "With the follow-up single, the singer reaches out to fans of his more traditional R&B balladry in addition to the club crowd" also, he adds "As if Mario’s Trey Songz-esque vocals and Rico Love‘s songwriting weren’t enough to sweep this female off her feet, The Runners heighten the ambiance yet further with a steamy, synth-packed instrumental".
Mario confirmed via his official Twitter page that he will be shooting the video in London on September 27, 2009. The video was directed by Chris Robinson. RichGirl's Audra Simmons is the lead girl in the video.
The official video was debuted on BET's 106 & Park on October 13, 2009 and has since then reached the #1 spot on the top ten countdown. It also ranked at #65 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.
Credits and personnel
- Songwriting - Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Andre Davidson, Karlyn Ramsey, Sean Davidson, Rico Love
- Production - The Runners, The Monarch, co-produced by Rico Love
- Vocal production - Rico Love
- Vocals additional - Rico Love
- Mixing - Manny Marroquin, assisted by Christian Plata
- Recorded - James Wisner
- Engineer, additional pro-tools - Jeff "Supa Jeff' Villanueva
- Synthesizer, additional synths - Big Fish Audio
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||45|
|United States||August 31, 2009||Airplay||J Records|
|September 4, 2009||Digital Download|
|September 25, 2009||CD Single|
|December 1, 2009||Re-Release|
- "New Music: Mario – Thinkin’ About You" August 31, 2009
- "New R&B Music - Mario". Soulofrnb.com. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- "Mario - Thinkin' About You - Listen Now".
- "Mario Album & Song Cgart History".