Where My Girls At?

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"Where My Girls At?"
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Single by 702
from the album 702
B-side "Make Time" "Tell Your Girl" "Gotta Leave" "You'll Just Never Know"
Released April 27, 1999 (1999-04-27) (U.S.)
Format
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, pop, hip hop soul
Length 2:47 (Album Version)
3:10 (Radio Edit)
4:02 (Main Version)
Label Motown
Songwriter(s) Melissa Elliott, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart
Producer(s) Missy Elliott, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart
702 singles chronology
"Beep Me 911"
(1998)
"Where My Girls At?"
(1999)
"You Don't Know"
(1999)

"Beep Me 911"
(1998)
"Where My Girls At?"
(1999)
"You Don't Know"
(1999)

"Where My Girls At?" is a 1999 hit song by 702, released as the first single from their second studio album 702. Originally intended to be included on TLC's third studio album FanMail, who rejected the song, it became the signature song of 702 and remains their biggest hit to date. The track is produced by Missy Elliott and Keybeats.[1] The song was released on April 27, 1999.[2] It has been certified Gold by the RIAA.[3]

Billboard named the song #46 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

US CD
(422,860,891-2; Released: 1999)

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Radio Edit) – 3:10
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Instrumental) – 4:02
  3. "Make Time" (Snippet) – 1:06
  4. "Tell Your Girl" (Snippet) – 1:03
  5. "Gotta Leave" (Snippet) – 1:13
  6. "You'll Just Never Know" (Snippet) – 1:11

US 12" Vinyl
(422860723-1; Released: 1999)

Side A

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Radio Edit) – 3:10
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Instrumental) – 4:02

Side B

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Radio Edit) – 3:10
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (TV track) – 4:02

US 12" Vinyl Promo
(U8P-1565; Released: 1999)

Side A

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Main Version) – 4:02
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Remix) – 3:45
  3. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Remix – Instrumental) – 3:44

Side B

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Allstar Remix) – 3:40
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Allstar Remix – Instrumental) – 3:39
  3. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Rock Version) – 3:45

UK 12" Vinyl
(TMGS 1500; Released: 1999)

Side A

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Album Version) – 2:47
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Allstar Remix) – 3:40

Side B

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Remix) – 3:44
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Rock Mix) – 3:45

EUR CD
(TMGCD 1500; Released: 1999)

  1. "Where My Girls At?" – 2:50
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Allstar Remix) – 3:22
  3. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Remix) – 3:26
  4. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Rock Mix) – 3:25

EUR CD
(156,334-2; Released: 1999)

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Allstar Remix) – 3:40
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Remix) – 3:44

AUS CD
(156,335-2; Released: 1999)

  1. "Where My Girls At?" – 2:50
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Allstar Remix) – 3:22
  3. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Remix) – 3:26
  4. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatic Rock Mix) – 3:25

DEU 12" Vinyl
(924,315-1; Released: 1999)

Side A

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (TV Track)
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Radio Edit)
  3. "Where My Girls At?" (Album Version)
  4. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatik Rock Mix)

Side B

  1. "Where My Girls At?" (Fanatik Remix Main)
  2. "Where My Girls At?" (Instrumental)
  3. "Where My Girls At?" (Allstar Remix)

Chart performance[edit]

"Where My Girls At?" peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 19, 1999.[5] It peaked at No. 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and at No. 1 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart. The single remained in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for more than 30 weeks.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 4
Canada Top 30 Dance (RPM)[7] 27
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart)[8] 5
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[9] 55
France (SNEP)[10] 83
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 21
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 22
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 17
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 66
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 25
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 22
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[19] 11
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[20] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 10
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[24] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[25] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[26] Gold 600,000[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "702 Gets More Feedback From Missy Elliott". Mtv.com. August 3, 1999. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Where My Girls at: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – August 10, 2013". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  4. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ "702 : Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – 702 – Where My Girls At?" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.8378&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.8378.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.8378
  8. ^ "702 - Chart history - Billboard". March 23, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Euro Chart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. 1999-09-04. p. 9. Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – 702 – Where My Girls At?" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – 702 Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – 702 – Where My Girls At?". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 40, 1999" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 702 – Where My Girls At?" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 702 – Where My Girls At?". Singles Top 100. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 702 – Where My Girls At?". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "702: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  19. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 3,, 2017.
  20. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  21. ^ "702 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  22. ^ "702 Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  23. ^ "702 Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  24. ^ "702 Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  25. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1999". Longboredsurfer.com. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  26. ^ "American single certifications – 702 – Where My Girls At". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  27. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 4, 2015.