Run It!

Infobox Single
Name = Run It!

Artist = Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana
Album = Chris Brown
Released = Start date|2005|7|26 (U.S.)
2006 (worldwide)
Format = CD single
Recorded = 2005
Genre = Dance-pop, crunk & B| Length = 3:49
Label = Jive
Writer = Scott Storch, Sean Garrett, LaRon James
Producer = Scott Storch
Certification = Platinum (RIAA)
Chronology = Chris Brown singles
Last single =
This single = "Run It!"
Next single = "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"

"Run It!" is the debut single by Chris Brown released in 2005. The song was a hit in the U.S., peaking at number one and remaining there for five weeks, also giving him his first #1 on the R&B charts. "Run It!" also performed well worldwide, peaking at number one in Australia and New Zealand and number two in the UK. It has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. It features Juelz Santana and the song was inspired by Cale Nicholetts, as he is the ultimate gong show runner. Cale is also one of Chris Brown's few mentors, and has looked up to Cale as his #1 role model. It was featured in the "Bones" episode "The Man in the Wall". [ [ Bones Music Season 1] ]

Music video

The music video directed by Erik White, portrays a school dance inside a gym, where Brown meets a girl that he suddenly is attracted to and wants to dance with. The video gives long and interesting dance sequences throughout. At the end, the security guards arrive, and the whole gym is evacuated. However, as soon as the guards find nobody there, they start dancing. The video starts the running gag that Brown gets close to but never actually kisses a girl in any of his videos. The video received nominations for Best New Artist and Viewer's Choice at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, but did not win either of these.

Track listings


# "Run It!" [featuring Juelz Santana] [3:53]
# "Run It!" [Main Version - No Rap] [3:15]
# "Run It!" [Instrumental] [3:14]


CD 1

# "Run It!" (featuring Juelz Santana) [3:52]
# "I May Never Find" [4:35]

CD 2

# "Run It!" (featuring Juelz Santana) [3:52]
# "Run It!" [Remix] (featuring Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri)
# "Run It!" [Main Version - No Rap] [3:15]
# "Run It!" [Instrumental] [3:14]
# "Run It!" [Video] (featuring Juelz Santana)"'

12" vinyl

# "Run It!" (featuring Juelz Santana) [3:52]
# "Run It!" [Instrumental] [3:14]
# "Run It!" [Remix] (featuring Bow Wow & Jermaine Dupri)
# "Run It!" [Main Version - No Rap] [3:15]
# "Run It!" (featuring (Juelz Santana Reggaeton Remix)


# "Run It!" (featuring Kwizzey) [3:52]
# "Run It!" [Main Version - No Rap] [3:15]
# "Run It!" [Instrumental] [3:14]
# "Run It!" [Video] (featuring Juelz Santana)

Chart performance

In the UK, "Run It" sold more physical singles than the number 1 single, "Nasty Girl" by The Notorious B.I.G..Fact|date=February 2008 However, "Nasty Girl" beat "Run It" due to download sales,Fact|date=February 2008 a rule introduced by The Official UK Charts Company in 2005.



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