I Need a Dollar

“I Need a Dollar”

Single by Aloe Blacc

from the album Good Things

Released
16 March 2010[1]

Format
CD single, digital download

Recorded
2010

Genre
Soul

Length
4:04[1]

Label
Stones Throw Records, Sony Music Entertainment UK

Writer(s)
Leon Michels, E. Nathaniel Dawkins, Nick Movshon, Jeff Dynamite

Producer(s)
Leon Michels, Jeff Dynamite

Aloe Blacc singles chronology

“Get Down”
(2006)
“I Need a Dollar”
(2010)
“Loving You Is Killing Me”
(2011)

“I Need a Dollar” is a song performed by American singer Aloe Blacc. Blacc co-wrote the song with Leon Michels, Nick Movshon and Jeff Dynamite.[2]
It is the intro song for the HBO show How to Make It in America, and was featured as the iTunes Single of the Week.[3] It also featured in the game Fight Night Champion. Blacc has performed the song live on Later… with Jools Holland, The Graham Norton Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Conan. In April 2011 it was featured in a commercial for Boost Mobile wireless services.

Contents

1 Music video
2 Formats and track listings
3 Charts

3.1 Peak positions
3.2 Certifications
3.3 Year-end charts

4 Samples and covers
5 References
6 External links

Music video[edit]
Two versions of the video have been released. The first, the “New York” version, features the screen being split in half. The right side shows Blacc singing inside an apartment while the left side shows a man walking through the streets of New York.
The second, the “Las Vegas” version directed by Derek Pike, shows Blacc walking alone along a highway in Nevada, and then hitching a ride to Las Vegas, where he finds a dollar coin on the casino floor, uses it to play a slot machine, and wins.
Formats and track listings[edit]

UK digital single[4]

“I Need a Dollar” – 4:05
“I Need a Dollar” (Radio Mix) – 3:22
“I Need a Dollar” (Zinc Remix) – 5:48
“I Need a Dollar” (Blue Fear Trance Remix) – 10:49

German digital single[5]

“I Need a Dollar” – 4:02
“I Need a Dollar” (Tensnake Remix) – 6:45
“I Need a Dollar” (M.Arfmann & Chassy Wezar RMX) – 3:27

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart
Peak
position

Australia (ARIA)[6]
11

Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7]
5

Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[8]
8

Europe (Hot 100)[9]
16

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10]
1

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11]
4

Denmark (Tracklisten)[12]
35

France (SNEP)[13]
52

Germany (Official German Charts)[14]
4

Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[15]
18

Ireland (IRMA)[16