This track in 6/8 time features Marsha Ambrosius of the English R&B duo Floetry.
The troubled lyrics feature the sentiments of a girl who doesn't feel like she lives up to her worth. Wale states at the end with a spoken word segment, "Her mind's in the clouds, she writes it all in her diary."
The song contains a sample of "La Valse D'Amélie" by French musician and composer Yann Tiersen. from the soundtrack of the 2001 film, Amélie.
The song's music video was directed by Rik Cordero and shot in New York in and around Sputnik, a local bar and lounge in Brooklyn. Cordero told MTV News: "What he wanted to do was kind of show that we, as men, when we approach a girl, we don't always know exactly what her past was. Whether she was angry or felt a sort of way because another dude made a mistake that we have to pay for, that was the message Wale wanted to get across in this video."
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.