Ya Di Ya

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"Ya Di Ya"
Gina Thompson - Ya Di Ya.jpg
Single by Gina Thompson featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
from the album If You Only Knew
Released September 14, 1999[1]
Format
Recorded 1998; Sigma Sound
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre
Length 3:53 (radio version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ken "K-Fam" Fambro
  • Donnie "D-Major" Boynton
Gina Thompson singles chronology
"It's All Yours"
(1998)
"Ya Di Ya"
(1999)
"Caught Up"
(1999)
"It's All Yours"
(1998)
"Ya Di Ya"
(1999)
"Caught Up"
(1999)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"All n My Grill"
(1999) All n My Grill1999
"Ya Di Ya"
(1999) Ya Di Ya1999
"Hot Boyz"
(1999) Hot Boyz1999

"Ya Di Ya" is a song by American R&B singer, Gina Thompson. It features guest vocals by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and was released as the lead single from Thompson's unreleased album, If You Only Knew (1999).

The song became a minor hit, where it peaked at #38 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and scored Thompson her second top 40 R&B hit and Elliott's fifteenth overall top 40 R&B hit.[2] Because of its strong radio airplay and charting outside the United States, a "Rufftime" remix was issued via international pressings of "Ya Di Ya".[3]

To date, "Ya Di Ya" is Thompson's only single as a leading artist to chart outside the United States.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song premiered in early July 1999 on The Box.[4] It begins with Gina Thompson, alongside background dancers dressed in white, dancing and lip-syncing to the song. Thompson is then seen arguing with the song's antagonist over the phone before throwing the phone in a fish-tank. Missy Elliott is later shown in a silver attire performing her part.

Track listings and formats[edit]

German 12" vinyl[5]
  1. "Ya Di Ya" (Album Version) – 4:20
  2. "Ya Di Ya" (Rufftime Remix) – 3:53
  3. "Ya Di Ya" (Album Instrumental) – 4:20
  4. "Ya Di Ya" (Rufftime Remix) – 3:53
  5. "Take My Number Down" (Album Version) – 3:57
German CD single[6]
  1. "Ya Di Ya" (Rufftime Remix) – 3:53
  2. "Ya Di Ya" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:50
  3. "Take My Number Down" (Album Version) – 3:57
US CD Maxi/12" vinyl[7]
  1. "Ya Di Ya" (LP Version) (featuring Missy Elliott) – 4:22
  2. "Ya Di Ya" (Radio Version) (featuring Missy Elliott) – 3:51
  3. "Ya Di Ya (Instrumental) – 4:22
  4. "Take My Number Down (LP Version) – 4:02
  5. "Take My Number Down (Instrumental) – 4:00
  6. "Ya Di Ya" (Acappella) (featuring Missy Elliott) – 4:19
US CD single[8]
  1. "Ya Di Ya" (Original Radio Edit) (featuring Missy Elliott) – 3:50
  2. "Take My Number Down" (Album Version) – 3:57

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (1999) Peak
position
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 85
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[10] 24
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 38
US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales[11] 26
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles Sales[12] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ya Di Ya [CD/Vinyl Single] – Gina Thompson". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "If You Only Knew – Gina Thompson > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gina Thompson Feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* – Ya Di Ya (Vinyl)". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Music Video Programming: The Clip List." Billboard. July 24, 1999: 80. Print.
  5. ^ "Gina Thompson Feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* – Ya Di Ya (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gina Thompson featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* – Yadiya (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gina Thompson – Ya Di Ya / Take My Number Down (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gina Thompson Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* – Yadiya (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "charts.de: Missy "Misdemeanor" (Single)". charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 – Issue Date: 1999-10-09". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Billboard: Hot 100 Singles Sales." Billboard. October 2, 1999: 116. Print.
  12. ^ "Billboard: Hot R&B Singles Sales." Billboard. October 2, 1999: 36. Print.