Used to Love U

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"Used to Love U"
Used to Love U.jpg
Single by John Legend
from the album Get Lifted
ReleasedAugust 31, 2004 (2004-08-31)
  • John Legend
  • Kanye West
John Legend singles chronology
"Used to Love U"
"Ordinary People"
Music video
"Used to Love U" on YouTube

"Used to Love U" is a song by American singer John Legend. It was written and produced by Legend and rapper-producer Kanye West for his debut album Get Lifted (2004). Released as Legend's debut single as well as the album's leading single in August 2004, the song reached the thirty in New Zealand and the United Kingdom as well as number 11 in Flemish region of Belgium. "Used to Love U" also peaked at number 32 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Ben Mor, the video begins with John taking his girlfriend to a church where a sermon is taking place. Through the girlfriend's point of view, we see that she's more interested with shiny jewelry than being with John. The sermon is held by Kanye West, backed by a choir, who gets John to play the piano. After playing the piano, John stands up and sings in front his girlfriend and his previous exes that are in the audience, saying that he's better off without them. Kat Graham of The Vampire Diaries fame appears towards the end of the video.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
1."Used to Love U" (Album Version)3:31
2."Used to Love U" (Sam Frank Club Mix)3:44
3."Used to Love U" (Yam Who? Club Mix)4:56
4."Money Blown"4:38


Credits adapted from the liner notes of Get Lifted.[1]


Chart (2004) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 45
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 69
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 27
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 29
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 74
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 32


  1. ^ Get Lifted (Media notes). John Legend. GOOD Music. 2004.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ " – John Legend – Used to Love U" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  3. ^ "John Legend - Used To Love U - Music Charts". αCharts. Retrieved 2008-12-26.
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – John Legend" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  5. ^ " – John Legend – Used to Love U". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  7. ^ "John Legend Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  8. ^ "John Legend Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-30.

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