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Down with the Clique

"Down with the Clique"
Single by Aaliyah
from the album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
Released May 1, 1995 (UK)
Format CD single, 12-inch single, cassette single
Recorded 1993; Chicago Recording Company
(Chicago, Illinois)
Genre R&B, hip hop, reggae fusion
Length 3:24
Label Blackground/Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Aaliyah Europe/Asia singles chronology
"Age Ain't Nothing but a Number"
(1994)"
"Down with the Clique"
(1995)
"The Thing I Like"
(1995)
Age Ain't Nothing But a Number track listing
"Age Ain't Nothing but a Number"
(4)
"Down with the Clique"
(5)
"At Your Best (You Are Love)"
(6)

"Down with the Clique" is a song written and produced by R. Kelly for R&B singer Aaliyah's debut album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. It is the fourth official single in the United Kingdom from the album. Released in 1995, the single, which also features Kelly, peaked at number thirty-three on the UK Singles Chart. The song was the fourth UK Top 40 single for Aaliyah.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Song information 1.1
  • Music video 2
  • Track listings 3
  • Charts 4
  • Notes and references 5

History

Song information

In "Down with the Clique", Aaliyah and R. Kelly address those who are part of or who admire their clique. In the song's context,"down" means in favor of, playing off the contemporary phrase, "You down (to play ball, go to the movies, etc.)?" The song was originally titled "Who's In Her Clique?" before being changed to "Down with the Clique" taken from the lyrics "If you down with the clique let me hear you say..I'm down with it".

Due to the controversy surrounding Aaliyah & R. Kelly's relationship at the time, no further singles were released from Age Ain't Nothing But A Number In the United States.

Music video

A music video was produced to promote the single. It is a compilation of Aaliyah's previous videos and footage from photoshoots.

Track listings

UK CD single

  1. Madhouse Mix (Radio edit I - No Chat) – 3:01
  2. LP version – 3:22
  3. Dancehall Mix – 3:30
  4. Madhouse Mix (Radio edit II) – 3:28
  5. Madhouse Mix (Instrumental) – 3:13

UK 12-inch single

  1. Madhouse Mix (Radio edit I) – 3:10
  2. Madhouse Mix (Instrumental) – 3:13
  3. Dancehall Mix – 3:30
  4. Madhouse Mix (Radio edit II) – 3:28

Charts

Chart (1994)[1][2] Peak
Position
UK Top 75 Singles 33

Notes and references

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