Give It to You (Jordan Knight song)

"Give It to You" is the debut solo single by American singer Jordan Knight (most known as a member of New Kids On The Block) from his self-titled album, Jordan Knight. It is his most well-known single to date as a solo artist.

"Give It to You"
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Single by Jordan Knight
from the album Jordan Knight
ReleasedFebruary 16, 1999
FormatCD single, 12" single, cassette, digital download
Jordan Knight singles chronology
"Give It to You"
"I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"


The intro of "Give It to You" begins with carnival music, then changes to pop/R&B for the verses. The song then transitions to an uptempo freestyle chorus.

Chart performanceEdit

The song became Knight's first and only top 10 solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 10. It also hit number 35 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and reached Gold status soon afterward. It peaked at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music videoEdit

Directed by Darren Grant, the video starts off in an amusement park with Knight and his friends getting off by a Land Rover Defender. His friends start off with a ballroom dance and then move into complex hip-hop choreography. The music video is based on the movie Grease, with the cool guy at first overlooking the "nerdy" girl. But when she shows up in a tight leather outfit and stubs out her cigarette (like Sandy does at the end of Grease), he finally notices her and they dance. Choreographer Darrin Henson makes a cameo appearances in the music video, on the left to Jordan Knight in the red. He was also the choreographer of the dance in the video. The Miami bass break in the video was only heard on selected versions of the single.

The video was nominated for Best Dance Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, but was given to "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin.

Live performanceEdit

On May 25, 1999, Jordan promoted the release of his self-titled debut album by performing the song live on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.[1]

Charts and certificationsEdit


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  5. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 16 no. 43. October 23, 1999. p. 11. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
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  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Give It to You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
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  14. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Jordan Knight Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  16. ^ "Jordan Knight Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  17. ^ "Jordan Knight Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Jordan Knight Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  19. ^ "Jordan Knight Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  20. ^ "Jaarlijsten 1999" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  21. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  22. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard. 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Knight, Jordan – Give It to You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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