He Said She Said is a song recorded by American recording artist Ashley Tisdale. The song was written by Johnathan "J. R." Rotem, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, and Ryan Tedder, and produced by Rotem for Tisdale's debut studio album Headstrong.
The song was released as the album's second single in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 17, 2007, being released in other countries in the following months. The song received multiple reviews from critics. The music video is also included on Tisdale's There's Something About Ashley DVD. The single was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies and it became the album's final single in the United States.
The song is featured in the film Bring It On: In It to Win It. It was released to U.S. radios in February 2007 before "Be Good to Me" was released, since song was originally going to be the first single. The song also features background vocals by Élan Luz Rivera. The song was ranked number 81 in About.com's Top 100 Pop Songs of 2007 list and #99 in Z100's top 100 songs of 2007 list.
Radio Disney EditEdit
Tisdale re-recorded the song for Radio Disney, censoring the sexually sugesstive lyrics. Near the chorus, the words Movin'/Ditchin'/Kissin was changed to Bein'/Dancin'/Chillin and in the chorus, the slightly suggestive lines, Stop talkin' let's get with it was changed to Stop talking for a minute and He said you're amazing, she said then why you waitin was changed to He said, you're my baby, she said you drive me crazy. In the 1st verse, the line, She blowin' your mind with her asset was changed to She got everything you can't pass it, and in the second verse, the line, He do everything to get with her, He say anything to convince her was changed to He'd do everything to impress her, He'd say anything to just win her. Also, the words, Lovin' like oh was changed to dancin' like what. In the bridge of the song, the words One Night was changed to One Day and the line, All the things we could do was changed to Everything's so brand new. Also, the lines, You're gonna want it, your gonna like it were removed completely.
- Sadly, 'He Said, She Said' fails to capitalize on Tisdale's onscreen charisma. With its Phantom of the Opera-style organ intro, fractured beat and smoothly cooing chorus, it sounds like a Destiny’s Child album track from the early noughties. (Template:Rating).
Common Sense Media said
- Parents need to know that Ashley Tisdale's tween-friendly pop is appealing and bright. The lyrics are family-safe, but unsubstantial, flirting around the edges of sexual innuendo on a couple of tracks like "He Said She Said" is an adorable tune about flirtation, the sexiest on the album ("Baby I can see us movin' like that/Baby I can see us touchin' like that"). Unfortunately, pedestrian rhymes and constant repetition of musical and lyrical hooks keep the poetry from taking flight. (Template:Rating).
David Sanford of About.com said:
- Sometimes a song comes out that is upbeat and fun from the gate and really needs nothing added on to make it better. This is the case with Ashley Tisdale's "He Said She Said." As the song begins to make inroads at radio, remixes have been commissioned by a slew of top mixers like Friscia & Lamboy and Morgan Page amongst others. Unfortunately, few of them are able to maintain that poppy excitement of the original version. (Template:Rating).
Salim Khan of The Nation said:
- 'He Said, She Said' is a remarkable up-beat dance song, definitely best of Tisdale's work so far. She is perhaps the best disney hit-maker since the time of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera (Template:Rating)
The single debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 77 in January 2007 for 2 weeks and re-entered the chart at number 97, then rose to number 58 in the following week for eight non-consecutive weeks and archived one of its biggest performance on the German Singles Chart, staying in the chart for 15 weeks.
- First version
The first video for "He Said She Said" was filmed on January 25, 2007. In the video, Tisdale is in a high school. She becomes attracted to a male student and does various things to impress him. Tisdale enters a classroom, and starts to daydream. Then the class room turns into a nightclub. She starts having a dance-off with the mean girls from her school, and at the end, dances with the object of her affection. Tisdale has mentioned on a YouTube video that for the first scene of the video, she slammed a locker door so hard that it could not be reopened for a retake. She has also stated that there was originally supposed be a kissing scene in the video, but it has been removed for the purpose of her younger fans. The first version was directed by Chris Applebaum. It has been confirmed by Tisdale herself in a YouTube video that video was scrapped.
- Second version
In June 2007, Tisdale filmed the song's second music video which was directed by Scott Speer. The new video is the first part of the DVD There's Something About Ashley. In the video, Tisdale and her friends go to a club, where a man played by the actor Josh Henderson notices her. She starts to dance with her friends and looks after the man. Her older sister Jennifer Tisdale appears in the music video. The world premiere of the video was on MTV's Total Request Live on September 19, 2007. On February 25, 2008, the video was premiered in MTV Latin America. The video peaked at number one on the TRL video countdown four times in October 2007. And in Australia her video clips entered at number #10 on the top 10 request list for channel v in July 2010 and in the second day it was at number #8 then feel down to number #9 and then it short up to number #4 for 5 weeks.
Tisdale performed the song in the High School Musical: The Concert alongside the songs "Headstrong" and "We'll Be Together". Tisdale also performed the song on several television shows such as Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Early Show and TRL. The song was used in a Red by Marc Ecko and Degree Girl commercial which she appeared in. She performed the song at her free mall tour, Headstrong Tour Across America.
Track listings and formatsEdit
- U.S CD single
- European CD single
- "He Said She Said" (Album Version) – 3:08
- "He Said She Said" (Von Doom Mixshow) – 6:00
- "He Said She Said" (Redtop Edit) – 4:59
- "Last Christmas" (Single Version) – 3:55
He Said She Said EPsEdit
Tisdale released a three-track EP on December 12, 2006 prior to the release of her debut album. The EP was released to promote the album and has the original version of the song, "Headstrong" and "Last Christmas". The EP was available for purchase at the High School Musical: The Concert. In June 2009, a remixes EP was released on iTunes, which contained over 10 remixes of the song.
- He Said She Said MegaRemix EP
- "He Said She Said" (Von Doom Mixshow) – 5:59
- "He Said She Said" (Von Doom Club Remix) – 7:15
- "He Said She Said" (Von Doom Radio Edit) – 4:12
- "He Said She Said" (Redtop Edit) – 4:58
- "He Said She Said" (Redtop Edit Club Mix) – 7:22
- "He Said She Said" (Jack D. Elliot Radio Mix) – 3:39
- "He Said She Said" (Morgan Page Club Edit) – 4:57
- "He Said She Said" (Morgan Page Club) – 7:18
- "He Said She Said" (Funky Junction & Antony Reale Radio Edit) – 3:17
- "He Said She Said" (Friscia & Lamboy's Club) – 8:08
- "He Said She Said" (Friscia & Lamboy's Dub) – 7:33
- "He Said She Said" (Friscia & Lamboy's Mixshow) – 6:07
- "He Said She Said" (DJ Gomi's Radio Vox) – 4:43
- "He Said She Said" (Funky Junction & Korovon Club Mix) – 4:55
- "He Said She Said" (Karaoke Version) – 3:08
- "He Said She Said" (Friscia & Lamboy's Radio) – 3:49
Credits and personnelEdit
- Song Credits
- Vocals – Ashley Tisdale
- Producer – J. R. Rotem
- Vocal producer – Greg Ogan
- Writer (s) – Jonathan "JR" Rotem, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Ryan Tedder
- Mixer and additional programming – Phil Tan
- Background vocals – Élan Luz Rivera
- Additional editing – Josh Houghkik