You Remind Me of Something

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"You Remind Me of Something"
You Remind Me of Something by R Kelly US CD single.jpg
Standard artwork (U.S. CD single pictured)
Single by R. Kelly
from the album R. Kelly
ReleasedOctober 30, 1995 (1995-10-30)
Songwriter(s)Robert Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Summer Bunnies"
"You Remind Me of Something"
"Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)"

"You Remind Me of Something" is a song by American R&B singer R. Kelly. As the lead single from his self-titled album, the hit song was the fourth song from Kelly to reach number-one on the US R&B chart where it stayed for a week, and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1]

The song's spoken opening line, "You remind me of something...I just can't think of what it is" would be sampled in 2002 for the original version of Kelly's hit "Ignition". Prior to that, the line is referenced in "We Ride" on 1998's R.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by David Nelson.[2]


"You Remind Me of Something" has been sampled or interpolated in several other songs, such as in "The Body" by Wale and Jeremih, "No Scratches" by Lupe Fiasco, "Weed" by Chris Echols and in "Como Duele" by John Logo, Tommy Omeany and LilFlexs.[3]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

(1995–1996) Position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 96
Dutch Singles Chart 41
New Zealand Singles Chart 9
UK Singles Chart 21
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[7] 9


Territory Certifier Certification Sales
United States RIAA Platinum[8] 1,000,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 317.
  2. ^ "R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection (Video 2003)".
  3. ^ "Samples of You Remind Me of Something by R. Kelly on WhoSampled". WhoSampled.
  4. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 03 Mar 1996". (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-07-31. N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.
  5. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

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