Thinkin' About You (Mario song)

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"Thinkin' About You"
Mario - Thinkin' About You.jpg
Single by Mario
from the album D.N.A.
Released September 4, 2009
Format Digital Download, CD Single
Recorded 2009
Genre R&B
Length 4:10
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[1]
Mario singles chronology
"Break Up"
(2009)
"Thinkin' About You"
(2009)
"Headboard"
(2009)
"Break Up"
(2009)
"Thinkin' About You"
(2009)
"Headboard"
(2009)

"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..[2][3]

The song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, at number 96.[4] Since then, have reached number 45 on the charts.

Background and release[edit]

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.

Remixes[edit]

The version with Diddy was a remix. Other remixes leaked to the internet featuring Kelly Rowland and Ace Hood.

Critical reception[edit]

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".[5]

Music video[edit]

Mario confirmed via his official Twitter page that he will be shooting the video in London on September 27, 2009.[6] The video was directed by Chris Robinson. RichGirl's Audra Simmons is the lead girl in the video.[7]

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[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[8] 45

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States August 31, 2009 Airplay J Records
September 4, 2009 Digital Download
September 25, 2009 CD Single
December 1, 2009 Re-Release[9]

References[edit]