And I


And I

Infobox Single
Name = And I


Artist = Ciara
Album = Goodies
Released = August 2005 (U.S.)
Format = Digital download, CD single
Recorded = Phoenix Ave. Studios, Atlanta, Georgia
Genre = Pop, R&B
Length = 3:53
Label = LaFace
Writer = Ciara Harris
Producer = Adonis Shropshire
Last single = "Like You"
(2005)
This single = "And I"
(2005)
Next single = "So What"
(2006)

"And I" is a pop song written by American R&B singer Ciara, and produced by Adonis Shropshire for Ciara's debut album "Goodies" (2004). It was released as the album's fourth and final single in August 2005 (see 2005 in music) in the North America.

The song was originally the third choice for the fourth single. Ciara has mentioned in an interview that "Thugstyle" or "Pick up the Phone" would be the fourth single, but when Ciara suggested "And I" to executives at her record label LaFace, they were unhappy because they wanted "Next to You" to be the fourth single.Fact|date=May 2008

Music video

The music video for "And I", directed by the Fat Cats, is loosely based on the 1992 Whitney Houston film "The Bodyguard". It takes place in a forest and on the set of a music video, and Carmelo Anthony plays Ciara's boyfriend. Ciara's boyfriend is flirting amongst other women while Ciara is filming her music video. When Ciara's bodyguard takes her to visit her boyfriend in her trailer, he opens the door and sees Ciara's boyfriend kissing another woman. Ciara's bodyguard tells her to not go inside. When she realizes he has been cheating on her, Ciara sits on a log under lights that have been rigged to fall on her. (Earlier in the video, a man had been acting strangely whilst Ciara was signing autographs.) Her bodyguard saves her just before the lights fall and Ciara holds him in her arms.

Chart performance

At the time of the U.S. release of "And I", Ciara's collaboration with Bow Wow, "Like You", and her collaboration with Missy Elliott, "Lose Control, were at the height of their popularity. "And I" peaked at ninety-six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and twenty-seven on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, which were relatively poor positions compared to those attained by first three singles from "Goodies". The single failed to chart on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40, Top 40 Mainstream, and Pop 100. It was not released outside North America because of this, and as of 2008 it is Ciara's most unsuccessful single.

Format and track listing

*Promotional CD
#"And I" (Album version)
#"And I" (Instrumental)

Charts

References

External links

* [http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1501136/05022005/ciara.jhtml Ciara Credits 'Oh' Co-Star Luda With Showing Her The Ropes]
* [http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1508279/08242005/ciara.jhtml Ciara Gets Help From Carmelo Anthony And A Horse For Next Video]


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