Whenever I Say Your Name

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"Whenever I Say Your Name"
Sting & Mary J. Blige - Whenever I Say Your Name.jpg
Single by Sting & Mary J. Blige
from the album Sacred Love and Love & Life
Released July 6, 2004
Format CD
Recorded 2003
Length 5:25
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Sting
Producer(s) Sting
Sting singles chronology
"Send Your Love"
(2004) Send Your Love2004
"Whenever I Say Your Name"
(2004) Whenever I Say Your Name2004
"Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)"
(2004) Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)2004
Mary J. Blige singles chronology
"Not Today"
(2004) Not Today2004
"Whenever I Say Your Name"
(2004) Whenever I Say Your Name2004
"It's a Wrap"
(2004) It's a Wrap2004

"Whenever I Say Your Name" is a duet by English musician Sting and American singer Mary J. Blige. It serves as the second single from Sting's seventh studio album Sacred Love (2003). It was not originally included on Blige's sixth studio album Love & Life but was later added to the album's international re-release. The recording won Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004.

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, marking 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]

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)[2] 60
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 50
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 60


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Sting & Mary J Blige search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  3. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sting & Mary J Blige – Whenever I Say Your Name". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  4. ^ "Sting & Mary J Blige: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  5. ^ 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.