|"U Don't Know Me"|
|Single by Armand Van Helden featuring Duane Harden|
|from the album 2 Future 4 U|
|Released||25 January 1999 (UK)|
|Armand Van Helden|
|Armand Van Helden singles chronology|
"U Don't Know Me"
"You Don't Know Me" (originally titled "U Don't Know Me", sometimes shortened as "YDKM") is a song by American record producer Armand Van Helden, featuring the vocals from German-American singer Duane Harden. It was released on 25 January 1999 as the lead single from his third studio album, 2 Future 4 U.
The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in February 1999, where it dethroned The Offspring's "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" off the top spot. It scored Armand Van Helden his first chart-topper in the UK. "U Don't Know Me" peaked at number seven in France and Italy. The recording of this song went about in an unconventional way; the track was laid down, Van Helden went off and did his own thing, and left Harden to his own devices. This song was soon sampled by DJ duo Doman & Gooding for their hit single, "Runnin'".
The strings featured in this song are courtesy of Carrie Lucas's "Dance With You". The drums are sampled from Jaydee's "Plastic Dreams". The full version of the track features a dialogue from the Dial M for Monkey segment of Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory. The episode was "Simion", where the title character (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) provided the spoken intro.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||13|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||26|
|Canada Dance (RPM)||1|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||40|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||11|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||15|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||16|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||2|