Let Me Blow Ya Mind

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"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Ya Mind.jpg
Single by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani
from the album Scorpion
Released May 15, 2001
Format CD single, 12" maxi
Recorded 2000
Genre
Length 3:51
Label Ruff Ryders, Interscope
Songwriter(s) Eve Jeffers, Andre Young, Mike Elizondo, Scott Storch, Steven Jordan
Producer(s) Dr. Dre, Scott Storch
Eve singles chronology
"Who's That Girl?"
(2001)
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001)
"Caramel"
(2001)
"Who's That Girl?"
(2001)
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001)
"Caramel"
(2001)
Gwen Stefani singles chronology
"South Side"
(2000) South Side2000
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001) Let Me Blow Ya Mind2001
"What You Waiting For?"
(2004) What You Waiting For?2004

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" is a song by American rapper Eve, featuring American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on May 15, 2001 as the second and final single from Eve's second album, Scorpion (2001), it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100; it also peaked at number 29 in Canada, and number four in the United Kingdom. The song was listed at number seven on the 2001 Pazz & Jop list, a survey of several hundred music critics conducted by Robert Christgau.[1] It won a Grammy Award in 2002 for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", which was a brand new category at the time, the music video won the 2001 MTV Video Music Award for "Best Female Video".

Music video[edit]

In the music video, Gwen Stefani and Eve are shown stopping at a red light. Eve brings in a gang of party crashers, and she tells Gwen to tag along. Gwen gets out of her car and gets into the all-terrain vehicle, they arrive at the party where to crash it after parking their ATV. Then, they are arrested for disrupting a formal party (whose attendees include actor Udo Kier) with their loud music and rowdiness. An older woman appears in the video: the woman shares a strong resemblance to Leona Helmsley, she tells police officers about the disturbance as Stefani and Eve disrupt the party. Dr. Dre also makes an appearance at the end of the video when he comes to jail and pays the bail for Eve and Stefani. Fellow Ruff Ryders Jadakiss and Styles P appear in a scene in which Eve acts as a bartender.

Sales[edit]

The song was one of the biggest selling singles of Summer 2001 in both the United States and the United Kingdom; in the latter country, it became Eve's second top ten hit single.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

CD: 1

  1. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani)
  2. "Who's That Girl? (C.L.A.S. Remix)
  3. "Ain't Got No Dough" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani) (video)

CD: 2

  1. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani)
  2. "Who's That Girl" (Akhenaton remix)
  3. "Gotta Man"
  4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind (featuring Gwen Stefani) (video)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Gold 400,000^

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
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  9. ^ Bob The Builder Mambos To U.K. No. 1
  10. ^ "Eve feat. Gwen Stefani: Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Top Digital Download.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". VG-lista.
  18. ^ "Top40-charts.com". Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Eve: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2001". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  23. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks - Decade Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on March 26, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Eve – Let Me Blow Ya Mind". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Let Me Blow Ya Mind in the search field and then press Enter.

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