Whenever I Say Your Name

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"Whenever I Say Your Name"
Single by Sting & Mary J. Blige
from the album Sacred Love (Sting)
Love & Life (Mary J. Blige)
Released July 6, 2004
Format CD
Recorded 2003
Length 5:25
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sting, Mary J. Blige
Producer(s) Sting
Sting chronology
"Send Your Love"
"Whenever I Say Your Name"
"Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)"
Mary J. Blige chronology
Not Today
"Whenever I Say Your Name"
"It's a Wrap"

"Whenever I Say Your Name" is a 2004 duet between British singer-songwriter Sting and American R&B singer Mary J. Blige. The song is the second single from Sting's studio album Sacred Love. It was not originally included on Mary J. Blige's sixth studio album Love & Life but was later added to the album's international re-release.

The single was the third and final non-US single from Love & Life. The track was released in mid-2004, only peaking at #60 in the UK, meaning that the song became Sting's lowest charting single since "They Dance Alone" reached #94 in 1988. It also became Mary J. Blige's smallest hit there since the first release of "Real Love" in 1992. [1] Despite the song's lack of commercial success, it did win the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for music released in 2003.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Whenever I Say Your Name" (Album Version)
  2. "Whenever I Say Your Name" (will.i.am Remix featuring The Black Eyed Peas)
  3. "Whenever I Say Your Name" (Salaam Remi Groove Mix)


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[1] 60
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[2] 50
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 60


  1. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Sting & Mary J Blige search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  2. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sting & Mary J Blige – Whenever I Say Your Name". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  3. ^ "Sting & Mary J Blige: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  4. ^ Illegal name entered Sting & Mary J Blige/Sting+%26+Mary+J+Blige/chart?f=367 "Sting & Mary J Blige – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Sting & Mary J Blige. Retrieved 2012-05-23.