Why Didn't You Call Me

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"Why Didn't You Call Me"
Macy Gray - Why Didn't You Call Me (CD 1).jpg
Single by Macy Gray
from the album On How Life Is
Released July 24, 2000 (2000-07-24)
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Length 3:14
Label Epic
  • Macy Gray
  • Jeremy Ruzumna
Producer(s) Andrew Slater
Macy Gray singles chronology
"Why Didn't You Call Me"
"Sweet Baby"

"Why Didn't You Call Me" is the fourth and final single from Macy Gray's debut album, On How Life Is (1999).


In the UK, "Why Didn't You Call Me" became Gray's third consecutive top forty hit on the UK Singles Chart. The single peaked at number twenty-five on the Adult Top 40 in the US and reached number twenty-nine on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. However, the song missed the Billboard Hot 100 and only managed to chart on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles at number seven. Nevertheless, it remains Gray's second-biggest hit in the US, Behind "I Try".

"Why Didn't You Call Me" was released on two CD formats in the UK. The CD single contained remixes of "Why Didn't You Call Me" and "I've Committed Murder", along with a live recording of "I Can't Wait to Meetchu".

Music video[edit]

The music video, which depicts Gray performing in a dimly-lit room and shows close-ups of dancers, received significant play on BET, MTV, and VH1.[1] The video entered the top 10 on VH1's most-played video chart.[1]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Why Didn't You Call Me" (Album Version)
  2. "I've Committed Murder" (Gang Starr Remix featuring Mos Def)
  3. "Why Didn't You Call Me" (88-Keys Remix featuring Grafh)
  1. "Why Didn't You Call Me" (Album Version)
  2. "I Can't Wait to Meetchu" (Live)
  3. "Why Didn't You Call Me" (The Black Eyed Peas Remix)
  4. "Why Didn't You Call Me" (Video)


Chart (2000) Peak
New Zealand Singles Chart[2] 35
UK Singles Chart[3] 38
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[4] 7
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40[5] 25


  1. ^ a b "Billboard Video Monitor (Billboard Aug 5, 2000: Page 97)". Google Books. Billboard/Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "charts.org.nz – Macy Gray – Why Didn't You Call Me". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats – Macy Gray – Why Didn't You Call Me". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-03-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ "On How Life Is > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-20.