Tie Me Down

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"Tie Me Down"
EP cover
Single by New Boyz featuring Ray J
from the album Skinny Jeanz and a Mic
ReleasedAugust 31, 2009
RecordedJuly 2009
Label Shotty, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) William Ray Norwood Jr., Antonio White , Cory "Knotch" Marks
Producer(s) Jay-Nari
New Boyz singles chronology
"You're a Jerk"
"Tie Me Down"
"Break My Bank"
Ray J singles chronology
"Sexy Ladies"
"Tie Me Down"
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Tie Me Down is a song by American R&B duo New Boyz. The song is the second single from their debut album Skinny Jeans and a Mic, and features R&B singer Ray J. Ray J's chorus uses the Auto-Tune effect and there is also usage in the New Boyz' verses. Due to the success of the duo's first single, "You're a Jerk", an EP was released called Tie Me Down: EP via digital download featuring the track and four other songs that would later be included on their debut album.


The song peaked at number twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the duo's highest charting single and second consecutive top thirty hit. It charted at number five and forty-two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs charts. The song fared better as the duo's first entry at pop radio, peaking at twenty-three on the Pop Songs.

The video ranked at #70 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.


The second single set to be released from the album was intended to be "Dot Com", but for unknown reasons, plans were changed. In an interview with HipHopDX.com, when asked about how the collaboration came about, Ray J said, "I met The New Boyz at the BET Awards and my little niece Sy’rai, she loves ['You're A Jerk'] so I wanted to meet them so I could have some credibility with my niece like 'Oh, I got The New Boyz' number and I’m about to call them over right now,' you know like that type of thing. So I got their number and they called me, then I called them and they asked me to do a record, and I said, 'Okay, send it over.' I heard it and it just went from there we worked out a little deal and we made it happen. The New boyz member legacy stated in an interview that he came up with the hook and ben j said they were going to do the hook but he felt that he and legacy needed somebody big to sing the hook." [1]

Chart performance

The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the week labeled October 31, 2009 at number ninety-nine. On the week of November 28, 2009 the song moved up 8 spots to number fifty. After seven weeks of moving up the chart, on the week ending December 19, 2009 the song climbed to number thirty-three. It has peaked at number twenty-two on the week labeled March 13, 2010. [2]

Track listing

  1. "Tie Me Down" (featuring Ray J) - 2:57
  2. "Cricketz" (featuring Tyga) - 3:25
  3. "So Dope" - 3:00
  4. "New Girl" (featuring D&D) - 3:29
  1. "Tie Me Down" (Radio Version) - 2:58
  2. "Tie Me Down" (Instrumental) - 2:58
  3. "Tie Me Down" (Explicit) - 2:58

Music video

The official music video was directed and edited by Matt Alonzo. [5]


Chart (2009–10)Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 22
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [7] 42
US Hot Rap Songs ( Billboard ) [8] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 ( Billboard ) [9] 23

Year-end charts

Chart (2010)Position
US Billboard Hot 100 [10] 65

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