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You Don't Know Me (Armand Van Helden song)

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"You Don't Know Me" (originally titled "U Don't Know Me") is a song by American record producer Armand Van Helden, featuring the vocals from German-American singer Duane Harden. It was released on January 25, 1999 as the lead single from his third studio album, 2 Future 4 U. The creation of the song came about when Helden created a looping track composed of several music samples and left Harden to write and record the lyrics alone.[1]

"U Don't Know Me"
Udont know me.jpg
Single by Armand Van Helden featuring Duane Harden
from the album 2 Future 4 U
B-side
  • "Aliene"
  • "Rock da Spot"
ReleasedJanuary 25, 1999
Format
Genre
Length4:01
LabelArmed
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Armand Van Helden
Armand Van Helden singles chronology
"Ultrafunkula"
(1997)
"U Don't Know Me"
(1999)
"Flowerz"
(1999)
Audio sample
"U Don't Know Me"

The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in February 1999, where it dethroned The Offspring's "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" off the top spot. It scored Armand Van Helden his first chart-topper in the UK. "U Don't Know Me" peaked at number seven in France and Italy and topped the Canadian RPM Dance chart. This song was sampled by DJ duo Doman & Gooding for their hit single, "Runnin'".

Contents

ContentEdit

The strings featured in this song are courtesy of Carrie Lucas's "Dance With You". The drums are sampled from Jaydee's "Plastic Dreams". The full version of the track features a dialogue from the Dial M for Monkey segment of Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory. The episode was "Simion", where the title character (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) provided the spoken intro.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 26
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[5] 11
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[6] 1
France (SNEP)[7] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 40
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 11
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[10] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 14
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 15
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[15] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 27
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 16
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 1
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[19] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1999) Position
Australia (ARIA)[21] 80
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[22] 84
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[23] 90
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[24] 8
France (SNEP)[25] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[26] 44

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[27] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Gold 400,000 

^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Articles - Interview: Duane Harden". UKMIX. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Armand Van Helden Chart History (Canadian Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 8393." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – You Don't Know Me". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: V" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 11, 1999" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  15. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me" Canciones Top 50.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me". Singles Top 100.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden – You Don't Know Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  19. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  20. ^ "Armand Van Helden Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 1999". ARIA. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  22. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1999" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  23. ^ "Rapports annuels 1999" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  24. ^ "RPM 1999 Top 50 Dance Singles". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  25. ^ "Classement Singles – année 1999" (in French). Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  26. ^ "Best Sellers of 1999: Singles Top 100". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media. January 22, 2000. p. 27.
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Armand Van Helden/Duane Harden". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 7, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Armand Van Helden/Duane Harden in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.