U-Turn (song)

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Single by Usher
from the album 8701
Released April 30, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B
Length 3:09
Label Arista
Writer(s) Usher Raymond, Jermaine Dupri, Brian Michael Cox
Producer Jermaine Dupri
Usher singles chronology
"U Don't Have to Call"
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"

"U-Turn" is a song by American singer Usher. It was released from his album 8701 (2001). It was released as an international single. This means that it was not released in the United States, where Usher lives. It was produced by Jermaine Dupri. The song reached the top ten in Australia, top 20 in the UK and Switzerland. It was a top 40 hit in the Netherlands.

The song was written by Usher, Dupri, and Brian Michael Cox. Cox had co-wrote four of Usher's songs, including hit single "U Got It Bad". The song mentions Michael Jackson and Bobby Brown. It also talks about crunk. This made it one of the first R&B songs to talk about that music genre.

Track listings[change | change source]

UK CD Limited Edition Enhanced 4 Track CD with Poster

  1. "U-Turn" (Album Version)
  2. "U-Turn" (The Almighty Mix)
  3. "U-Turn" (The Almighty Dub)
  4. "U-Turn" (Video - Plus 'Behind The Scenes' Footage)

Europe Maxi-CD

  1. U-Turn [Album Version] 3:12
  2. U-Turn [The Almighty Mix] 7:22
  3. U-Turn [The Almighty Dub] 7:24
  4. U R The One 3:56
  5. Video U-Turn 3:05

Germany CD

  1. U-Turn (Album Version) 3:12
  2. U-Turn (The Almighty Mix) 7:22

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 7
Germany (Media Control AG)[2] 51
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[3] 27
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 51
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[5] 22
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 16

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