Trading Places

Album: Here I Stand (2008)
Charted: 45

Songfacts®:

  • This velvety slow-jam was produced by L.O.S. Da Maestro and co-written by The-Dream. The same duo also crafted J. Holiday's "Bed" together.
  • Lyrically this song is about a man telling his lady they are going to trade places and swap roles. The plan is whilst he presses her shirt, she takes out the trash and she takes him out on a date whilst he cooks her breakfast the next morning.
  • Usher told MTV News about the song's steamy video, which was shot at a home in Venice, California: "The story is, like, wishful thinking for all men to have a woman who takes control and compliments us the way we compliment them."

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