Killa (Cherish song)

"Killa" is the first single by R&B American group Cherish from their second album, The Truth (2008). "Killa" features rapper Yung Joc. The song is about "not being able to resist the man you know is no good."[1] It is their third single and was described by UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul as "a robustly funky single which finds the girls teaming up with chart-topping rugged male Southern rapper Yung Joc".[2]

"Killa"
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Single by Cherish featuring Yung Joc
from the album The Truth and Step Up 2: The Streets (soundtrack)
ReleasedNovember 27, 2007
Length3:55
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Farrah King
  • Rodney Richard
  • Jasiel Robinson
  • Neosha King
  • Brandon Bowles
  • Felisha King
  • Fallon King
Producer(s)Don Vito: Blade
Cherish singles chronology
"Unappreciated"
(2006)
"Killa"
(2007)
"Amnesia"
(2008)
Yung Joc singles chronology
"Portrait of Love"
(2007)
"Killa"
(2007)
"Lookin Boy"
(2008)
Music video
"Killa" on YouTube

The song was released to iTunes in 2007. The video, directed by Little X, premiered via BET's Access Granted on December 12, 2007, featuring some scenes of the movie Step Up 2: The Streets. It was originally announced that there would be a So So Def remix featuring Jermaine Dupri and Rocko; however, even though Dupri was on the remix, Rocko was absent, with the other collaborator being the Kid Slim.

Track listingsEdit

iTunes single[3]

  1. "Killa" (featuring Yung Joc) – 3:55
  2. "Killa" (instrumental) – 3:52

US 12-inch single[4]

A1. "Killa" (main) (featuring Yung Joc) – 3:50
B1. "Killa" (instrumental) – 3:50
B2. "Killa" (a cappella) – 3:50

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 94
CIS (TopHit)[6] 7
Czech Republic (Rádio – Top 100)[7] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 17
Poland (Nielsen Music Control)[9] 4
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 39
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 53
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 21
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 14

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Position
CIS (Tophit)[15] 32

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States November 27, 2007 Digital download Capitol [3]
January 15, 2008 Rhythmic contemporary radio
  • Sho'Nuff
  • Capitol
[16]
January 29, 2008 Contemporary hit radio
United Kingdom March 31, 2008 CD [17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official MySpace: Biography
  2. ^ Cherish interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' March 2008
  3. ^ a b "Killa (feat. Yung Joc) - Single by Cherish". iTunes Store (United States). November 27, 2007. Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  4. ^ Killa (US 12-inch single vinyl disc). Cherish. Capitol Records. 2008. 50999 5 17110 1 6.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ "Cherish Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Cherish feat. Yung Joc — Killa. TopHit. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200831 into search. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cherish feat. Yung Joc – Killa". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on August 6, 2008.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Cherish Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "Cherish Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  13. ^ "Cherish Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "Cherish Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  15. ^ "CIS Year-End Radio Hits (2008)". Tophit. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  16. ^ "FMQB: CHR". FMQB. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  17. ^ "Music Upfront: March 31". Music Week. March 22, 2008. p. 13.