Coverafbeelding Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
  • Statistieken
  •   12 weken
  •   9 piekpositie
  •   202 punten
  •   2003

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   25-01-1981
Land   Verenigde Staten

De Amerikaanse Alicia Cook schrijft haar eerste liedje Butterflyz als ze 14 jaar oud is. Het nummer krijgt een plekje op haar wereldwijde debuutalbum Songs In A Minor dat zes jaar later, in 2001, verschijnt. In ons land wordt dat album dubbel platina en de eerste single, Fallin’, staat vier weken boven aan de Top 40.

In 2003 verschijnt haar tweede album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys, waarvan You Don’t Know My Name als eerste single haar vijfde hit in ons land wordt. Na een MTV Unplugged-album volgt in 2007 haar derde studioalbum, As I Am, waarvan No One haar tweede notering in de top 3 wordt. Daarna verschijnen verschillende singles die matige resultaten in de Top 40 opleveren.

Anders is dat in 2009 met Empire State Of Mind (samen met Jay-Z) dat op nummer 2 weet te komen. Het overtreft het resultaat van Fallin' en is vanaf dat moment het grootste succes van de zangeres in ons land. In 2012 is Girl On Fire voor Keys haar 18e hit in de Top 40.

In 2014 maakt ze, samen met Kendrick Lamar, met It’s On Again een track voor de film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Pharrell Williams tekent voor de productie van het nummer. Met In Common treedt Alicia Keys in mei 2016 op tijdens de finale van de Champions League in Milaan (Real Madrid — Atlético Madrid). Het nummer verschijnt als voorloper van haar langverwachte zesde studioalbum. Ook is ze te zien zijn als coach in het elfde seizoen van de Amerikaanse The Voice.

In het voorjaar van 2019 werkt ze mee aan een nieuwe versie van een bewezen hit: Calma van Pedro Capó en Farruko.


Songtekst

Baby, baby, baby
From the day I saw you
I really really want to catch your eye
There's something special 'bout you
I must really like you
Cause not a lotta guys are worth my time
Ooo baby, baby, baby
It's gettin kind of crazy
Cause you are takin over my mind
And it feels like oooooo
But you don't know my name
And I swear it feels like ooooo ooooo ooooo ooooo
You don't know my name
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know)

Oh baby baby baby
I see us on our first date
You're doin everything that makes me smile
And when we had our first kiss
It happened on a Thursday
Ooooo it set my soul on fire
Ooo baby baby baby
I can't wait for the first time
My imagination's runnin wild
It feels like ooooo
You don't know my name
And I swear it baby, it feels like oooo ooooo ooooo ooooo
You don't know my name
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know)

"I'm sayin, he don't even know what he's doin' to me
Got me feelin' all crazy inside
I'm feelin like"
Owww! Ooooo Oooooo
Doin more than I've ever done for anyone's attention
Take notice of what's in front of you
Cause did I mention you're 'bout to miss a good thing
And you'll never know how good it feels to have all of my affection
And you'll never get a chance to experience my lovin'
Cause my lovin' feels like ooooooo
You don't know my name
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know
And I swear it feels like oooo ooooo ooooo ooooo
You don't know my name
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know)
Ohhh

Will you ever know it, no no no no no
Will you ever know it?
"I'm gonna have to just go ahead and call this boy.
Hello? Can I speak to -- to Michael?
Oh hey, how you doin?
Uh, I feel kinda silly doin' this,
But um, this is the waitress from the coffee house on 39th and Lennox
You know, the one with the braids?
Yeah, well I see you on Wednesdays all the time
You come in every Wednesday on your lunch break, I think
And you always order the special, with the hot chocolate
And my manager be tripping and stuff
Talking bout we gotta use water
But I always use some milk and cream for you
Cause I think you're kinda sweet.
Anyway you always got on some fly blue suit
'n your cufflinks are shining all bright
So, whatchu do? Oh, word? Yeah, that's interesting
Look man, I mean I don't wanna waste your time but
I know girls don't usually do this,
But I was wondering if maybe we could get together
Outside the restaurant one day
Cause I do look a lot different outside my work clothes
I mean we could just go across the street to the park right here
Wait, hold up, my cell phone's breakin up, hold up
Can you hear me now? Yeah
So, what day did you say?
Oh yeah, Thursday's perfect, man:."
And it feels like oooo
You don't know my name
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know)
Baby Baby I swear it's like oooooo
You don't know my name, no no no
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know)
And it feels like oooo
You don't know my name
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know)
And I swear on my mother and father it feels like
Oooo ooo oooo ooo ooo ooo
Oooo ooo oooo ooo ooo ooo
Oooo ooo oooo ooo ooo ooo
You don't know my name
(round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)

Songinformatie

Trivia

Credits:


Producers: Alicia Keys, Kanye West

Achtergrondvocalen: John Legend

Gitaren: Sharief Hobley

Basgitaar: Artie Reynolds

Strijkers arrangementen: Chew & AK

Strijkers gedirigeerd door Ray Chew

Concertmeester/viool: Sanford Allen

Copyist: Al Schoonmaker

Violen: Kurt Briggs, Alexander Vselensky, Marjon Pinheiro, Stanley Hunte, Avril Brown, Lori Miller, Xin Zhao

Altviolen: Richard Brice, Barry Finclaur, Maxine Roach, Robert Chausow

Cello: Eileen Folson, Caryl Paisner

Opgenomen door Tony Black in Kampo-studio’s, NYC en Quad Recording-studio’s, NYC

Additionele opname: Ann Minceilli

Gemixt door Manny Marroquin in Larrabee North, North Hollywood, CA

Uitvoerend producenten: Alicia Keys, Peter Edge en Jeff Robinson

Mastering: Herb Powers, Jr. in The Hit Factory, NYC

Bevat samples uit Let Me Prove My Love to You van Main Ingredient (1975)
ArtiestAlicia Keys
 A-kant
Titel You Don't Know My Name
Lengte 5:28
Componist(en) Alicia Keys; Kanye West; Harold Lilly, Jr; Mel Kent; Ken Williams
Producer(s) Alicia Keys, Kanye West
Mixage Manny Marroquin
 B-kant
Titel Diary (Feat.Tony! Toni! Toné!)
Lengte 4:45
 
Platenlabel J Records
Catalogusnr 82876 581372
Hoogste positie UK 19
Hoogste positie US 3
Album The Diary of Alicia Keys


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