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Freak Me
"Freak Me"
Freak Me Silk.jpg
U.S. commercial cassette single
Single by Silk
from the album Lose Control
ReleasedFebruary 18, 1993
Format
Recorded1992
Genre
Length4:36
Label
  • Keith Sweat
  • T.H.
  • Errol Taylor
Silk singles chronology
"Happy Days"
(1992)
"Freak Me"
(1993)
"Girl U for Me/Lose Control"
(1993)
"Happy Days"
(1992)
"Freak Me"
(1993)
"Girl U for Me/Lose Control"
(1993)

"Freak Me" is a song by American R&B group Silk. It was released in February 1993 as the second single from their debut album, Lose Control. It was co-written and co-produced by Keith Sweat, for whom Silk was a touring opening act. Tim Cameron, Jimmy Gates and Gary "Lil G" Jenkins sing lead on the song. The song was the group's highest charting hit, reaching number-one on both the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, and the U.S. Hot R&B Singles chart for eight weeks. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold over 1.3 million copies domestically.[1][2]

Music video

Two versions of the music video for "Freak Me" were produced: the first was directed by Bronwen Hughes, while the second was directed by Lionel C. Martin. The latter became the better known video of the two.

Track listing

US 12" vinyl"[3]

  • 1 "Freak Me" [Remix] - 4:55 Featuring - Teno West - Actual Performer on song
  • 2 "Freak Me" [Jeep Beat Mix] - 4:55 Featuring - Teno West - Actual Performer on song
  • 3 "Freak Me" [LP Version] - 4:35 Featuring - Teno West - Actual Performer on song
  • 4 "Happy Days" [Instrumental] - 3:45

Maxi-CD[4]

  • 1 "Freak Me" [LP Version] - 4:35 Featuring - Teno West - Actual Performer on song
  • 2 "Freak Me" [Remix] - 4:55 Featuring - Teno West - Actual Performer on song
  • 3 "Freak Me" [Jeep Beat Mix] - 4:55 Featuring - Teno West - Actual Performer on song
  • 4 "Freak Me" [Extended Version] - 5:38 Featuring - Teno West - Actual Performer on song
  • 5 "Freak Me" [Christine Henke cover] - 3:58 Featuring - Dioni [on the remix] - 2007

Charts

Another Level version

"Freak Me"
Another Level - Freak Me.jpeg
Single by Another Level
from the album Another Level
"Whatever You Want"
Released6 July 1998
Format
Recorded1998
Genre
Length
  • 3:39 (radio edit)
  • 4:56 (album version)
LabelNorthwestside
Another Level singles chronology
"Be Alone No More"
(1998)
"Freak Me"
(1998)
"Guess I Was a Fool"
(1998)
"Be Alone No More"
(1998)
"Freak Me"
(1998)
"Guess I Was a Fool"
(1998)

The song was covered by British boy band Another Level in 1998. It was released on 6 July 1998 as the second single from the band's self-titled debut album.[11] This version reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, overtaking Billie's "Because We Want To".[12] It was produced by Fitzgerald Scott, Cutfather and Joe; it was the seventeenth biggest-selling boy band single of the 1990s in the UK, selling over 415,000 copies.

Track listing

  • UK CD single (1)[13]
  1. "Freak Me" (Cutfather & Joe Radio Edit)
  2. "Whatever You Want"
  3. "Freak Me" (Club Asylum Classic Vocal Mix)
  • UK CD single (2)[14]
  1. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Radio Rub)
  2. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith Put It There Mix)
  3. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith Skate And Roll Mix)
  • German CD single[15]
  1. "Freak Me" (C&J Radio Edit) -- 3:39
  2. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Rub) -- 6:09
  • German CD maxi-single[16]
  1. "Freak Me" (C&J Radio Edit)
  2. "Whatever You Want"
  3. "Freak Me" (Club Asylum Radio Edit)
  4. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Rub)
  5. "Freak Me" (C&J Mix)
  6. "Freak Me" (Rich Boogie Remix)

Credits and personnel

Source:[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ "American certifications - Silk - Freak Me". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Silk (4) - Freak Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Silk (4) - Freak Me (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com - Silk - Freak Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - Silk" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz - Silk - Freak Me". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "End of Year Charts 1993". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved .
  10. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "Freak Me [CD 1]: Another Level: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk.
  12. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 4622. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  13. ^ "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Maxi) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Single, CD2) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved .
  15. ^ a b "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Single) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Maxi) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com - Another Level - Freak Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be - Another Level - Freak Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  19. ^ "Lescharts.com - Another Level - Freak Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  20. ^ "Chart Track: Week 31, 1998". Irish Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Another Level - Freak Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  22. ^ "Charts.nz - Another Level - Freak Me". Top 40 Singles.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com - Another Level - Freak Me". VG-lista.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Another Level - Freak Me". Singles Top 100.
  25. ^ "Another Level: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved .

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