U Don't Have to Call

"U Don't Have to Call"
Single by Usher
from the album 8701
Released January 12, 2002
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 2001
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:29
Label Arista
Writer(s) Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Usher singles chronology
"U Got It Bad"
"U Don't Have to Call"
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"

"U Don't Have to Call" is a song by American R&B/pop singer Usher. It was written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo aka The Neptunes for Usher's third studio album 8701 (2001). The track features background vocals by fellow R&B artist Kelis.

The song was the third US single from the album and the fifth international single, peaking at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Internationally, it was released as part of a double A-side with his collaboration with P. Diddy on "I Need a Girl (Part One)". The single reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart. "U Don't Have to Call" eventually won Usher his second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2003. The single's music video was filmed in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.


The official remix features rapper Ludacris.

Track listings


  1. "I Need a Girl" (Part 1) (P. Diddy featuring Usher & Loon)
  2. "U Don't Have to Call" (Remix) (featuring Ludacris)
  3. "I Need a Girl" (Part 2) (P. Diddy featuring Ginuwine, Loon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggeri)
  4. "I Need a Girl" (Part 1)" (video)
  5. "U Don't Have to Call" (video)

Covers and Samples


Chart (2002) Peak
France (SNEP)[1] 72
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 3
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 14
"I Need a Girl (Part One)" / "U Don't Have to Call"
Chart (2002) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 4


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