Tie Me Down

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"Tie Me Down"
Single by New Boyz featuring Ray J
from the album Skinny Jeanz and a Mic
Released August 31, 2009
Format Digital download, CD single, 12-inch single
Recorded 2009
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 2:57
Label Shotty, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Dominic Thomas, Earl Benjamin, Jason Wilkinson
Producer(s) Jay-Nari
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
New Boyz singles chronology
"You're a Jerk"
(2009)
"Tie Me Down"
(2009)
"Break My Bank"
(2010)
Ray J singles chronology
"Sexy Ladies
(2009)
"Tie Me Down"
(2009)

Tie Me Down is a song by American recording duo New Boyz. The song is the second single from their debut album Skinny Jeans and a Mic, and features R&B singer Ray J. Ray J's chorus uses the Autotune effect and there is also usage in the New Boyz' verses. Due to the success of the duo's first single, You're a Jerk, an EP was released called Tie Me Down: EP via digital download featuring the track and four other songs that would later be included on their debut album.

The song has peaked at twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the duo's highest charting single and second consecutive top thirty hit. It charted at number five and forty-two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs charts. The song fared better as the duo's first entry at pop radio, peaking at twenty-three on the Pop Songs.

The video ranked at #70 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Background[edit]

The second single set to be released from the album was intended to be "Dot Com", but for unknown reasons, plans were changed. In an interview with HipHopDX.com, when asked about how the collaboration came about, Ray J said, "I met The New Boyz at the BET Awards and my little niece Sy’rai, she loves ['You're A Jerk'] so I wanted to meet them so I could have some credibility with my niece like 'Oh, I got The New Boyz' number and I’m about to call them over right now,' you know like that type of thing. So I got their number and they called me, then I called them and they asked me to do a record, and I said, 'Okay, send it over.' I heard it and it just went from there. We worked out a little deal and we got it in."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the week labeled October 31, 2009 at number ninety-nine. It has peaked at number twenty-two on the week labeled March 20, 2010.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • The Tie Me Down EP[3]
  1. "Tie Me Down" (featuring Ray J) - 2:57
  2. "Cricketz" (featuring Tyga) - 3:25
  3. "So Dope" - 3:00
  4. "New Girl" (featuring D&D) - 3:29
  • U.S. Promo CD[4]
  1. "Tie Me Down" (Radio Version) - 2:58
  2. "Tie Me Down" (Instrumental) - 2:58
  3. "Tie Me Down" (Explicit) - 2:58

Music Video[edit]

The official music video was directed and edited by Matt Alonzo.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009-10) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 22
US Billboard Pop Songs 23
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 42
US Billboard Rap Songs 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 65

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