I Need a Girl (Part Two)

"I Need a Girl (Part Two)" is a single by American rapper P. Diddy. It was released on May 21, 2002 as the second single from Diddy's and Bad Boy Records' remix album, We Invented the Remix (2002). It is a sequel to the single "I Need a Girl (Part One)", released a few months prior. The song includes guest appearances from Ginuwine, Loon, Mario Winans, Mimi Hanyu of The Westside Girls and Tammy Ruggeri. It was written by Sean Combs, Chauncey Hawkins, Mario Winans, Frankie Romano, Michael Carlos Jones and Adonis Shropshire and produced by Mario Winans and Diddy. Just like with I Need A Girl (Part One), the music video was directed by Benny Boom.

"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
I Need a Girl Part 2 single cover.jpg
Single by P. Diddy and Ginuwine featuring Loon, Mario Winans, Mimi Hanyu of The Westside Girls and Tammy Ruggieri
from the album We Invented the Remix
ReleasedMay 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
Recorded2001
Genre
Length4:46
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
P. Diddy singles chronology
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
(2002)
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
(2002)
"I Do (Wanna Get Close to You)"
(2002)
Ginuwine singles chronology
"Tribute to a Woman"
(2002)
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
(2002)
"Crush Tonight"
(2002)
Loon singles chronology
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
(2002)
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
(2002)
"I Do (Wanna Get Close to You)"
(2002)
Mario Winans singles chronology
"Best Friends"
(2003)
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
(2002)
"Down 4 Me"
(2003)
Music video
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)" on YouTube
Audio
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)" on YouTube

"Part Two" peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.[1] It also charted on the UK Singles Chart at number four.[2][3] With the song's success on the charts, P. Diddy achieved the rare occurrence of having both parts of the song become big hits.

BackgroundEdit

It samples P. Diddy's line "Now the Sun don't shine for ever, but as long as it's here then we might as well shine together" from his 1997 song "Victory" featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes from his debut album No Way Out (1997), released under the stage name Puff Daddy.

SequelsEdit

On February 17, 2012, Mario Winans and German rapper Kay One released a "Part Three" to the song.[4][5][6] In Germany, "Part Three" peaked at number 29.[7]

A female-themed equivalent of the song was released by Dani and Phaedra, titled "I'm That Girl".

Tyga recorded a part three from the song on his 2018 album Kyoto.

Diddy’s later collaboration with Ozuna and DJ Snake, "Eres Top" (from Ozuna’s Nibiru album), samples the main instrumental hook from "I Need A Girl (Part Two)".

Track listingEdit

CD-Maxi

No.TitleLength
1."I Need A Girl (Part One)"4.14
2."U Don't Have to Call" (Usher)3:54
3."I Need A Girl (Part Two)" (feat. Ginuwine, Loon, Mario Winans, Mimi "Mimete" Hanyu of The Westside Girls and Tammy Ruggieri)4.48
4."U Don't Have To Call (Remix)" (Usher feat. Ludacris)4:18
5."I Need A Girl (2002)" (Video) 
6."U Don't Have To Call" (Video) 

ChartsEdit

Chart (2002–03) Peak
position
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 3
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 25
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 3
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[1] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "We Invented the Remix - Diddy > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Billboard Music Charts". billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
  3. ^ "I Need A Girl (Part Two)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  4. ^ ramadan1 (2012-02-13), Kay One feat. Mario Winans - I Need A Girl Part 3 [Lyrics], retrieved 2016-07-20
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiuGh1RiVxM
  6. ^ https://www.amazon.de/Need-Girl-Feat-Mario-Winans/dp/B00742F4MG/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1355930304&sr=1-1
  7. ^ http://www.musicline.de/de/product/Kay+One/I+Need+A+Girl+Pt.3+%28feat.+Mario+Winans%29/5+Zoll+Single+CD+%282-Track%29+SGL-CD///886919504224
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I Need a Girl". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – P. Diddy feat. Usher & Loon" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ "Diddy: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.

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