Album: Below The Heavens (2010)
Charted: 62


  • This is the third single from Los Angeles born R&B singer-songwriter Miguel's debut album, All I Want Is You. The single was released on June 13, 2011.
  • Back in 2007, Miguel provided guest vocals on three tracks on American rapper Blu's collaborative album with hip hop producer Exile, Below The Heavens. This song was written by Miguel during a night out at Detroit Bar watching the duo perform. He recalled to LA Weekly. "I'll never forget watching Blu and Exile's set that night, and meeting a whole string of friends and being introduced to a scene that to this day has been a part of my life. And 'Quickie' is one of the songs that got me signed."
  • Miguel shot a dual video for this and "Girls Like You" in July 2011. The visual for this song was co-directed by Miguel with Alex Moors, who previously helmed Kanye West 's "Runaway" clip. It mixes the classic black and white film with the sensuality of the song. Miguel stated to Rap-Up.com: "I was very hands-on in the execution and the creative elements–from casting to the treatment to choosing the director and cinematography, the entire theme of the two videos - it's kind of my brainchild."


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