Call on Me (Janet Jackson song)

Call on Me (Janet Jackson song)

Infobox Single
Name = Call on Me

Artist = Janet & Nelly
Album = 20 Y.O.
Released = June 19 2006 (North American radio)
July 18 2006 (North American digital download)
July 23 2006 (AUS radio)
September 5 2006 (U.S. single)
September 15 2006 (GER single)
September 18 2006 (UK singles)
Format =
Recorded = Flyte Tyme Studios
(Santa Barbara, California)
Southside Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre = R&B
Length = 3:30
Label = Virgin
Writer = Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, James Phillips, Cornell Haynes, Jr., James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Producer = Jermaine Dupri, LRoc, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Janet Jackson
Type = singles
Last single = "Don't Worry"
This single = "Call on Me"
Next single = "So Excited"
Extra track listing
Album = 20 Y.O.
Type = studio
prev_track = "With U"
prev_no = 8
this_track = "Call on Me"
track_no = 9
next_track = "20 Part 3 (Interlude)"
next_no = 10
Extra chronology
Artist = Nelly
Type = singles
Last single = "Nasty Girl"
This single = "Call on Me"
Next single = "Wadsyaname"
Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single

Lower caption = American limited single

"Call on Me" is a duet by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson and rapper Nelly

ong information

The lead single from Jackson's ninth studio album, "20 Y.O.", "Call on Me" is a mid-tempo song which samples The SOS Band's "Tell Me If You Still Care". [ [ SOHH Soulful] ] Released on June 19 2006. The song peaked at number twenty-five on the "Billboard" Hot 100, becoming her highest-charting single since "Someone to Call My Lover" hit number three in 2001. However, the single hit number one on the "Billboard" Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, making it Jackson's sixteenth R&B chart-topper.

On the song, Jackson said, "It's really just a record about when you need a friend, somebody you need to talk to, just call on a person. It's a friend record. It really is not a boyfriend/girlfriend record. The way Nelly and Janet are talking is more girlfriend/boyfriend, but it really goes out to friends", said producer Jermaine Dupri. [ [ "Jermaine Dupri Promises Mariah, Janet Duet On New Album"] . June 20 ]

Chart performance

The song premiered on Z100 on June 17 2006. In the United States, the song was played 184 times two days prior to its official release, on four different formats of radio, generating an audience impression of 4.358 million. By its official radio release date, itachieved 8.679 million audience impressions. "Call on Me" debuted at number eight on the "Billboard" Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, a position roughly equivalent to number 108 on the Hot 100. The song also debuted at number forty-eight on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart after two days of official release, which was the highest debut of the week. The following week, the song debuted on the "Billboard" Radio Monitor R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart at number 19, the highest debut since TLC's "No Scrubs", which debuted at number 13 in February1999. [ [ Janet Jackson Scores 30th Top 10 Single with 'Call On Me' from Upcoming Album 20 Y.O ] ] "Call on Me" was released on the iTunes Music Store on July 18 2006, which helped the song rise from number 63 to number 9, the song's Hot 100 peak position. The following week, the song lost digital download points and fell to number 33 in its sixth week on the Hot 100. A limited retail shipment of the single was released on September 5 2006 in the U.S. The song quickly reached number-one on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, where it has remained for six non-consecutive weeks, making it her longest stay atop the sales chart, beating out "That's the Way Love Goes", which spent five. "Call on Me" spent six weeks atop the R&B/Hip-Hop singles sales chart. The song also topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for two weeks, becoming Jackson's fifteenth number one R&B hit, her first since 2001's "All for You". It was Nelly's fourth number one on the R&B charts, his first since 2002's "Dilemma". In late September, "Call On Me" became the first of Jackson's number one R&B hits to return to pole position after dropping from number one. In the UK, "Call on Me" debuted at number 18 for the week of September 23 2006. It was the highest charting new entry of that week. But, due to the limited success of the album, no other singles from the album were released in the UK. The track also became a Top 20 hit in several European countries, including Finland and Ireland, and a Top 10 hit in Italy, Japan, United States, and South Africa. Overall, "Call on Me" proved to be a success in the United States. It finished as the eighth best selling single of the year, and second in the urban format. It was the 27th most played song at urban radio and finished overall at number 22 on "Billboard"'s 2006 year end R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song also reached #1 on the Hot 100 airplay chart.

Music video

The music video for "Call on Me" was directed by Hype Williams and took nine days to complete (from July 1 2006–July 9 2006). It was filmed inside a hangar at the JFK Airport in New York City, New York. The music video incorporates Indian, Asian, and African styles, with a mixture of outfits and hairstyles. The video is composed of live action and animation. Jermaine Dupri announced that the music video would be "the most expensive video of the last three years." "We pushed it as far as we could go. "We tried to get a goddess feel," said make-up artist Fran Cooper. The video premiered on BET on July 26, 2006. The music video premiered in Canada on MuchMusic and CTV on July 27 2006. The music video for "Call on Me" hit number one on August 16 2006 on "106 & Park", BET's daily top ten countdown, Jackson's first number one on that show. It made number 18 on the channel's year-end countdown. The music video is featured on the Deluxe Edition and iTunes exclusive edition of "20 Y.O."


On July 28 2006, a petition was started by Jackson's fans stating that MTV has refused to play the "Call on Me" music video due to the Super Bowl XXXVIII incident. The petition states that Justin Timberlake, the other participant in the Super Bowl incident, receives heavy promotion of his albums and that this is unfair and discriminatory towards Jackson and her fans. Viacom airs Jackson's video on BET, and MTV Networks currently airs Jackson's video on VH1 Soul, MTV Hits and MTV Jams. However, MTV's refusal to play the video "Call on Me" makes it not eligible to be voted on MTV's popular countdown "TRL". []



U.S. Promo CD Single [ [ Janet Jackson & Nelly - Call On Me (Tony Moran Remixes) ] ]
# Radio Remix - 4:03
# Extended Club Remix - 9:22
# Extended Dub Remix - 9:16
# Album Version - 3:29

U.S. Promo CD Single (094636912325) [ [ Janet Jackson Call On Me UK Promo 5" CD SINGLE (374977) ] ]
# Album Mix - 3:29
# Extended Album Mix - 5:08
# Album Instrumental - 3:28

U.S. 12" Vinyl (7282311) [ [ Janet Jackson Call On Me USA 12" RECORD/MAXI SINGLE (372020) ] ]
# Album Mix - 3:29
# Extended Album Mix - 5:08
# Album Instrumental - 3:28
# Album Mix - 3:29
# Extended Album Mix - 5:08
# Album A Cappella - 3:28UK CD1 (VUSCD) [ [ Janet Jackson Call On Me UK DOUBLE CD SINGLE SET (372517) ] ]
# Album Mix - 3:29
# Full Phat Radio Mix - 3:32

UK CD2 (VUSDX330) [ [ Janet* & Nelly - Call On Me ] ]
# Album Mix - 3:29
# Full Phatt Extended Remix - 4:18
# Tony Moran Extended Club Remix - 9:22
# Album Instrumental - 3:28

UK 12" Vinyl (VUST 330) [ [ Janet* & Nelly - Call On Me ] ]
# Extended Album Mix - 5:08
# Album Instrumental - 3:28
# Album A Cappella - 3:28
# Club Radio Remix - 4:00
# Full Phatt Extended Remix - 4:18

Official versions

*Album Mix (3:30)
*Extended Album Mix (5:08)
*Album Instrumental (3:30)
*Album A Cappella (3:28)
*Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Extended Club Remix (9:19)
*Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Extended Dub Remix (9:13)
*Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Radio Remix (4:00)
*Full Phatt Extended Remix (4:17)
*Full Phatt Radio Remix (3:32)
*Full Phatt Instrumental (3:32)
*Lil Jon Remix (3:23)
*Luny Tunes Remix (3:42)
*Hard Mix Bionix (3:34)
*Smooth Mix Bionix (3:14)
*House Remix By Junior Caldera (6:18)
*Waku Remix (3:26)


succession box
before = "Pullin' Me Back" by Chingy featuring Tyrese Gibson
title = "Billboard" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single (first run)
years = September 23 2006
after = "Pullin' Me Back" by Chingy featuring Tyrese Gibson
succession box
before = "Pullin' Me Back" by Chingy featuring Tyrese Gibson
title = "Billboard" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single (second run)
years = October 7 2006
after = "Say Goodbye" by Chris Brown


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