Girl (Destiny's Child song)


Girl (Destiny's Child song)

Infobox Single
Name = Girl


Caption =
Artist = Destiny's Child
Album = Destiny Fulfilled
A-side =
B-side =
Released = March 2005 (U.S.)
25 April, 2005 (UK)
May 3, 2005 (Australia)
May 16, 2005 (worldwide)
Format = CD single, 12" maxi single,
digital download
Recorded = 2004
Genre = R&B, pop
Length = 3:44
Label = Columbia
Writer = Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Rodney Jerkins, Ric Rude, Angela Beyince, Sean Garrett, Patrick Douthit, Don Davis, Eddie Robinson
Producer = Beyoncé Knowles,
9th Wonder
Certification =
Last single = "Soldier"
(2004)
This single = "Girl"
(2005)
Next single = "Got's My Own"
(2005)
Misc =

"Girl" is an pop song performed by R&B girl group Destiny's Child. It was written by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Rodney Jerkins, Ric Rude, Angela Beyince, Sean Garrett, and Patrick Douthit for Destiny's Child fourth studio album "Destiny Fulfilled" (2004). Produced by Knowles, and 9th Wonder, the song contains elements and samples from the song "Ocean of Thoughts and Dreams" as written by Don Davis and Eddie Robinson, and performed by The Dramatics. Released as the album's third single, the single peaked at number 23 on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100, making it Destiny's Child's lowest charting single since 1999's "Bug a Boo".

Music video

The video is split into two "universes": Destiny's Child in Beyoncé's apartment and the same trio on a fictional television show. The video begins with Beyoncé, Michelle, and Kelly entering Beyoncé's apartment and settling down with snacks and wine as they watch a fictional show styled after "Sex and the City". After the mock credits, Beyoncé and Michelle meet Kelly for lunch. Throughout the video, the women at home respond to the events of the program through gestures and actions, while, on the television, the dialogue of the song matches the conversation of the women in the restaurant.

Beyoncé confronts Kelly about her sad demeanor and suspected boyfriend problems, but Kelly feigns shock and insists that nothing is wrong. Neither Michelle nor Beyoncé is convinced. Viewers can see that, on one occasion, her boyfriend took hours to come home without explanation and, when he finally arrived, a hurt Kelly threw his food away before running upstairs to cry. Kelly admits to some problems, while making excuses for her boyfriend, such as his busy schedule and her own moodiness. Beyoncé, however, rolls her eyes at the thin excuses, and assures Kelly that she and Michelle love her and she need not suffer alone. At this, Kelly begins to cry and laugh at the same time. Michelle goes on to tell her of the day she confronted Kelly's boyfriend when she saw him browsing through jewelry with another woman.

Later on, Kelly can seen be seen looking cold and angry as her boyfriend comes home. He arrives apologetic, but Kelly perks up, dangling a pair of fuzzy handcuffs. He smiles and begins to follow her upstairs. In the immediately following scene, he is naked except for a pair of boxers (in some versions, his rear-end is blurred out) and handcuffed to the balcony. With her bags packed and the handcuff key in hand, she leaves—laughing happily. The girls are finally seen walking down the city street, holding hands, as an image of them passes by on a city bus.

Chart performance

The song was chosen to be a single over "Cater 2 U" in a vote at Destiny's Child's official site. However, the song underperformed in comparison with earlier singles, peaking at number 23 on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100 singles chart and number 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The single suffered from low downloads, which kept it from reaching the top 20. After "Girl" underperformed, Destiny's Child released "Cater 2 U" as the fourth single from the album.

Despite "Girl" peaking at a disappointing position in the US, the single picked up strong airplay and videoplay in the UK. It became a top 10 entry for the band, gaining a #number peak. "Girl" is also known as the group's final single on the European music market, as subsequent singles, "Cater 2 U" and "Stand Up For Love" were both cancelled due to their underperformance in the American charts. In Australia, "Girl" became a top 5 hit in both the Urban and ARIA official charts.

Track Listings

"Girl [SINGLE] "
#Girl (Radio Version)
#Girl (Junior Vasquez Club Dub)
#Girl (Js Club Mix)
#Girl (The Freshman Remix)
#"Got's My Own"Girl - Remixes [Single] "
#Girl (Single Version)
#Girl (Maurice Joshua "U Go Girl" Remix)
#Girl (Single Version Instrumental)
#Girl (Junior Vasquez Club Dub)
#Girl (JS Club Mix)

Charts

Credits and personnel

* Lead vocals: Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams
* Vocal production - Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland
* Recorded by Jim Caruna at Sony Music Studios, NYC
* Audio mixing - Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado
* Mastered by Tom Coyne

Official versions

*"Girl" (Radio Edit)
*"Girl" (Instrumental)
*"Girl" (Junior Vasquez Club Dub Mix)
*"Girl" (Maurice's Junior Club Mix)
*"Girl" (Maurice's Classic U GO GIRL Vocal Mix)
*"Girl" (Maurice's Classic U GO GIRL Extended Mix)
*"Girl" (Maurice's Classic U GO GIRL Remix Radio Edit Part 1)
*"Girl" (Maurice's Classic U GO GIRL Remix Radio Edit Part 2)
*"Girl" (Maurice's Js Club Mix)
*"Girl" (The Freshman Remix)
*"Girl" (The Freshman Remix - Extended Version)
*"Girl" (Kardinal Beats Remix)

References


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