When You're Mad

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"When You're Mad"
Single by Ne-Yo
from the album In My Own Words
Released June 24, 2006[1]
Recorded 2005
Genre R&B
Length 3:43
Label Def Jam
Producer(s) Shea Taylor
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Feels So Good"
"When You're Mad"
"Sexy Love"

"When You're Mad" is the third U.S. single from American R&B-pop singer Ne-Yo's debut album, In My Own Words. The song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 & reached the top five on the R&B charts. The single was Ne-Yo's second not to be released in the UK.


The song was recorded in the key of F major (written in G major) with a tempo of 87 beats per minute.[2] The song follows a chord progression of Bmaj9 – C/E – F, and Ne-Yo's vocals span from C4 to G5.[3]


An official remix was made featuring AC & Krayzie Bone.

An unofficial remix also surfaced across the internet, created by DJ Batch. It has a become a huge hit across Bebo and YouTube, along with blogs and flashboxes. It has a faster tempo and is said to have a "sexier sound". However, this version of the song is not copyrighted by DJ Batch and therefore is not for sale on iTunes or in stores.

Music video[edit]

The music video is very faithful to the song, and has been very positively received.[citation needed] The video features Ne-Yo and his girlfriend on a beach-like area. His girlfriend continuously shown to be angry at him, as different girls who see him are flirting with him. Ne-Yo also invites his girlfriend to a photo shoot, but she ends up getting mad because the photos require him to have women draped over him. At the end, his girlfriend is shown angry again. Ne-Yo gives the camera a wink and makes his way over to her. Throughout the video, during the pre-chorus and chorus, the video shows various women (and one little girl) expressing anger.

Official versions[edit]

  • "When You're Mad" (Album Version) – 3:43



  1. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2006
  2. ^ "BPM for 'when you're mad' by ne-yo | songbpm.com". songbpm.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  3. ^ Smith, Shaffer. "Ne-Yo "When You're Mad" Sheet Music in G Major (transposable) - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 22, 2011.

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