Used to Love U

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"Used to Love U"
Used to Love U.jpg
Single by John Legend
from the album Get Lifted
Released August 31, 2004 (2004-08-31)
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 3:30
Label Sony Music
Songwriter(s) John Stephens, Kanye West
Producer(s) John Legend, Kanye West
John Legend singles chronology
"Used to Love U"
"Ordinary People"
"Used to Love U"
"Ordinary People"
Music video
"Used to Love U" on YouTube

"Used to Love U" is the debut single by John Legend from his debut album Get Lifted.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Ben Mor, the video begins with John taking his girlfriend to a church where a sermon is taking place. Through the girlfriend's point of view, we see that she's more interested with shiny jewelry than being with John. The sermon is held by Kanye West, backed by a choir, who gets John to play the piano. After playing the piano, John stands up and sings in front his girlfriend and his previous exes that are in the audience, saying that he's better off without them. Kat Graham of The Vampire Diaries fame appears towards the end of the video.


  • produced by Kanye West
  • co-produced by John Legend
  • engineered by Anthony Kilhoffer, Andy Manganello and Michael Peters
  • assistant engineers: Mike Eleopoulos, Pablo Arraya and Val Brathwaite
  • mixed by Manny Marroquin at Larrabee Studios, LA
  • assistant mix engineer: Jared Robbins
  • vocals and piano by John Legend
  • horns by The Horn Dogs
  • trumpet by Printz Board
  • sax and flute by Tim Izo
  • guitar by George Pajon
  • strings by Miri Ben-Ari

recorded at Record Plant, LA and Sony Music Studios

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Used to Love U" (Album Version) 3:31
2. "Used to Love U" (Sam Frank Club Mix) 3:44
3. "Used to Love U" (Yam Who? Club Mix) 4:56
4. "Money Blown" 4:38


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 45
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 69
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 27
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 29
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 74
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 32


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