Say it right Nelly Furtado
Song Title: Say it right
Artist: Nelly Furtado
Date of release: 31 October 2006
Description: ” Say it right ” is by Nelly Furtado, the Canadian singer. The song was written by Nelly Furtado, Tim “Timbaland” Mosley and Nate “Danja” Hills.
The production for the song was by Tim “Timbaland” Mosley, Nate “Danja” Hills and Jim Beanz, the latter wrote the russian 2008 Eurovision Song Contest winner ” Believe ” by Dima Bilan.
” Say it right ” was released as the third single from the 2006 Album ” Loose ” in America and Australia and as the fouth single in Europe and Asia.
Nelly got the inspiration for the song from the UK group Eurythmics and their 1983 hit single ” Here comes the rain again “. She has admitted that she doesn’t really know what the song is about, she later explained ” but it captures the feeling I had when I wrote it, and it taps into this other sphere “.
However in an interview with the British newspaper The Sunday Times, Nelly said that the song is actually about her breakup with DJ Jasper Gahunia, the father of her daughter.
Music critics liked ” Say it right “, Billboard magazine noted that the song was ” a Pussycat Dolls-inspired contempo jam, high on hooks and of-the-moment production. Well done, if in the most generic sense “.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine from Allmusic said of the song that is was ” a dark meditative piece that would have fit on [Furtado’s] previous records “.
Along with critical acclaim, Nelly also had commercial success with the song. In the United states ” Say it right ” entered the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart at number 22, later the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at 93 before reaching number one.
Nelly also enjoyed success with the song in Canada, there the single entered the Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 chart where it reached number 5.
” Say it right ” was also a hit in Australia, there the song reached number two and spent three weeks there. The Australian Recording Industry Association ( ARIA ) certified the song Platinum for sales over 70,000.
In the United Kingdom Nelly scored a number 10 hit and stayed in the top 20 for 24 weeks, ” Say it right ” spent a total of 37 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 10
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 5, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 7, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 5, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 3, Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 15, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 12, Italy (FIMI) 3, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 11, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Official Website: Nellyfurtado.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/nellyfurtado
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/NellyFurtado