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]
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre R&B, pop
Length 3:43
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Shaffer Smith, Shea Taylor
Producer(s) Shea Taylor
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"So Sick"
"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.


An official remix was made featuring AC & Krayzie Bone. Also, an unofficial remix has 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 'a sexier sound'

However, this version of the song is in no way copyrighted to 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, and his girlfriend continuously is shown angry at him, as different girls that see him are flirting with him. Ne-Yo also invites his girlfriend to a photoshoot, but she ends up getting mad because the photos require him to have women draped over him. At the end, his girlfriend is shown mad at him. He gives the camera a wink and makes his way over to her. Also throughout the video during the pre-chorus and chorus, the video goes to show various women (and in one case, a little girl) expressing ways of anger.

Official versions[edit]

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


Chart (2006) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 15
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[4] 17


  1. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2006
  2. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 22, 2011.

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