This Is Me (Dream song)

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"This Is Me"
Single by Dream
from the album It Was All a Dream
Released May 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)
Format CD single
Recorded June 2000 California, United States
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:12
Label Bad Boy Records/Universal Records
Writer(s) Steve Kipner, David Frank, Pamela Sheyne
Producer(s) David Frank
Dream singles chronology
"He Loves U Not"
(2000)
"This Is Me"
(2001)
"Crazy"
(2003)

"This Is Me" is a song by girl group Dream, released as their second single in 2001.

Content[edit]

Written by the same team that had produced their previous hit single, "This Is Me" again featured lead vocals by Holly Blake-Arnstein. The interlude was alternately sung and spoken by Ashley Poole and Melissa Schuman, respectively.

Many versions of this song were recorded. The music video version contains the phrase "It Was All a Dream" spoken by Melissa Schuman after the interlude. A remix featuring P. Diddy and Kain was recorded and released as the third and final single from It Was All a Dream.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "This Is Me" was shot February 20 and 21, 2001 and directed by Marcus Raboy, who had directed Dream's first video as well.

The first setting depicted each Dream member in a different colored room: red for Holly, gold for Melissa, blue for Diana, and white for Ashley. In the second setting, the girls danced in a rave, with Ashley and Diana performing solo dance breaks. In the third setting, the girls emerged from a limousine and performed in a crowded dance club.

The video debuted at #10 on MTV's countdown show Total Request Live (TRL) on April 20, 2001. The video peaked at #1 on May 2, 2001, making them the first girl group to reach that spot on the countdown.

The video for the remix of "This Is Me" was directed by Chris Robinson and featured two settings: In the first setting, the girls, sporting "Bad Girl" t-shirts, are dancing in a blue and white room with P. Diddy also dancing and playing around with the girls. The second setting had them in a black room, with Kain performing with the girls and P. Diddy. A dance break by P. Diddy is also featured in both settings of the video, intercut with scenes of Mario Winans playing the drums.

Track listings[edit]

US CD Single[edit]

  1. "This Is Me" (Remix) (Featuring Kain) - 4:08
  2. "This Is Me" (Mike Rizzo's Hyper Mix) - 3:32

International CD Single[edit]

  1. "This Is Me" (Radio Mix) - 3:15
  2. "This Is Me" (P. Diddy Mix) - 4:25
  3. "This Is Me" (Mike Rizzo's Hyper Mix) (Extended Club) - 6:41
  4. "This Is Me" (Instrumental) - 3:11

US Maxi CD Single[edit]

  1. "This Is Me" (Remix) (Featuring Kain) - 4:38
  2. "This Is Me" (Mike Rizzo's Hyper Mix) - 3:32
  3. "This Is Me" (Urban Remix) - 4:19
  4. "He Loves U Not" (Remix) (Featuring G-Dep) - 3:49

12" Remix Single[edit]

  1. "This Is Me" (Mike Rizzo's Hyper Mix) (Extended Club) - 6:41
  2. "This Is Me" (Mike Rizzo's Hyper Mix) (Radio Edit) - 3:48
  3. "This Is Me" (Mike Rizzo's Hyper Mix) (Extended Instrumental) - 6:37
  4. "This Is Me" (Mike Rizzo's !Get Off The Wall!) (Vocal Radio Edit) - 3:39

Chart performance[edit]

Though not as big of a hit as "He Loves U Not," "This Is Me" received some chart success. It peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Hot Dance/Maxi-Single Sales chart, No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 29, 2001, and No. 80 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. "This Is Me" was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

Chart (2001/2002) Peak
position
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales 5
U.S. Top 40 Mainstream 13
U.S. Top 40 Tracks 17
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 39
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 80

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