Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)

Monica

About Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)

"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" is a song by American recording artist Monica. It was written by producer Dallas Austin, Willie James Baker, Derek Simmons, Carlton Ridenhour, Quincy Jones III, Abrim Tilmon, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler and LL Cool J. while production was helmed by the former. It contains samples of LL Cool J's 1993 song "Back Seat (Of My Jeep)" and Public Enemy's 1987 song "Bring the Noise," and also features elements from "You're Gettin' a Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, as sampled by "Back Seat (Of My Jeep)". The song was released as the album's lead single in the United States in early 1995. It sold 1.2 million copies domestically and earned a platinum certification from the RIAA. It spent two weeks at number-one on the U. S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, and peaked at number two for three non consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It was kept from the top by "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams and "Waterfalls" by TLC. It also reached the top ten of the singles charts in Australia and New Zealand. "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)," alongside follow-up single "Before You Walk Out of My Life," would make the singer the youngest recording artist to have two consecutive number-one hits on the Billboard R&B chart at the age of fourteen. An accompanying music video for the single, shot in black-and-white, was directed by Rich Murray and released in June 1995. 


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Its just one of dem days
When I want to be all alone
Its just one of dem days
When I gotta be all alone

I want to take some time out
To think things through
I know it always feels like I'm doing you wrong
But I'm so in love with you
So understand that I'm only in love
You're the only one I need
So have no thought that I want to leave
And baby trust me please

[Chorus]
Don't take it personal
Take the bitter with the sweet
Easy come, easy go
Don't take it personal
Take the bitter with the sweet
'Cause good things come to an end
Don't take it personal
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Don't take it personal

I sit and think about everything we do
And I find myself in misery and that ain't cool
Hey now I really want to be with you the whole way through
But the way you make me feel inside gets me confused
As I swing back mood to mood
Its not because of you
I never want you to be insecure
So understand that I'm only in love
You're the only one I need
I'll be there for you when you need me boy
So baby don't you leave

[Chorus]

Don't take it personal, yeah
Don't take it personal
Don't take it personal
Take the bitter with the sweet
Easy come, easy go
Don't take it personal
Take the bitter with the sweet
'Cause good things come to an end

Don't take it personal, yeah
Don't take it personal
Don't take it personal
Take the bitter with the sweet
Easy come, easy go
Don't take it personal
Take the bitter with the sweet
'Cause good things come to an end

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Monica

Monica Denise Brown (née Arnold; born October 24, 1980) professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer–songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, Monica began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir, at the age of ten. Guided by producers Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob, she signed with Arista Records at age thirteen and released her debut album Miss Thang in 1995. Its first two singles "Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk out of My Life" made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the US Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. more »

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Written by: James Todd Smith, Derek Simmons, Dallas Austin, Quincy Jones, Willie Baker, Jerry Davis

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10 facts about this song

Release Information
"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" was released on March 21, 1995, as the lead single from Monica's debut album, "Miss Thang."
Chart Success
The song reached the number one spot on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the second spot on Billboard Hot 100, showcasing its wide acceptance and popularity among listeners.
Grammy Nominations
Despite being a debut single, "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" received nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards.
Sampled Music
The song's melodies utilized sampled music from "Back Seat (of My Jeep)" by LL Cool J and "Brick City" by Redman.
Song Interpretation
"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" is regarded as an anthem for women owing to its message about a woman's right to need space and not be in the mood for socializing without it being taken personally.
Music Video
The music video directed by Rich Murray features a 14-year old Monica singing at different locations in Atlanta including a pool party and the LaFace Records studio.
Platinum Status
The single received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales exceeding one million copies.
Young Talent
Monica was just 14 when she recorded "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)," making her one of the youngest recording artists to have a number one single on Billboard's R&B chart.
Producers and Collaborators
Dallas Austin was the producer for the track. He, along with Willie James Baker, Derrick Simmons, LL Cool J, Alonzo Miller and Quincy Jones III, is also credited as the songwriters.
Cover Versions
It was covered by the British band, Disclosure in 2020 as a part of their album Energy. It was also sampled for the remix of the song "Bad And Boujee" by Migos in 2017.

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