Everything To Me

Album: Still Standing (2010)
Charted: 44

Songfacts®:

  • This Missy Elliott-produced track is the lead single from American singer Monica's sixth studio album, Still Standing.
  • Jazmine Sullivan, Cainon Lamb and Missy Elliott wrote the song, which incorporates elements of Denise Williams' recording of "Silly," a #53 hit for her in 1981. Monica explained to PopEater who chose the sample: "It was Missy [Elliott]. I'm an eighties baby all day, and Missy like to hear me sing over those older beats. So anytime she works with me, she goes in the crates and finds those songs that ring true to that era. That's what she did this time around."
  • The song's music video was shot by director Benny Boom in Los Angeles on February 8, 2010, and was inspired by the Beyoncé film, Obsessed. The clip features Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco as Monica's love interest. Ochocinco was Chad Johnson before legally changing is surname to his nickname, which is a reference to his number: 85.
  • This was Monica's sixth #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and her first in close to seven years. Her previous chart-topper on that tally was "So Gone," which began a five-week reign in June 2003.
  • Monica is the fifth act to have garnered #1 R&B singles in three decades, the others being Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, James Brown and Marvin Gaye.

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