“On My Mind” by Diplo & Sidepiece

“On My Mind” is one of those dance pieces where the lyrics are a cut and loop of vocals from an older song. So even though it is possible to flesh together a narrative, such is not necessarily the intended point as much as relaying a feeling. And that sentiment is that the vocalist is enamored with the addressee.

As far as piecing together a story goes, it’s clear that the vocalist intends to make an effort to get closer to this person. Moreover, she is letting him know that if the two of them do take it there, she’s not the type to publicize their interactions. 

So maybe the implication, if we wanted to be imaginative, is that said addressee already has a girlfriend or some other reason he may want to keep a relationship with the vocalist private. But getting that deep into the analysis would rather require us going back to the song the vocals are sampled from, which is 702’s Steelo. And in any event, the way said vocals sampled onto “On My Mind”, as alluded to earlier, is not really meant to be read into that deeply anyway. And that’s because more to the point, as indicated by the title, is the vocalist having strong feelings for the addressee.

Lyrics for "On My Mind"

Was “On My Mind” a single release?

Yes. It was released as a single on December 13 of 2019. It is the second track on Diplo’s “Do You Dance?” album. The album, which is seven-tracked, was released in March of 2021.

Genre(s)

  • Dance
  • Electronic

Awards/Honors

“On My Mind” earned a nomination for the award, “Best Dance/Electronic Recording” at the 62nd Annual Grammy awards but lost to “10%” performed by Kaytranada ft. Kali Uchis. The following nominees completed the category:

  • “My High” performed by Disclosure ft. Aminé & Slowthai 
  • “The Difference” performed by Flume ft. Toro y Moi 
  • Both of Us” performed by Jayda G 

Release Date of “On My Mind”

“On My Mind” is a song performed by American DJ, Diplo and Sidepiece. It was released on December 13 of 2019 from the album, “Do You Dance?”

The song’s acceptance globally was phenomenal. For example, it topped Hungary’s official Dance Singles chart. It also made it into the UK Singles Chart.

Credits

“On My Mind” was composed by its performers, Diplo and Sidepiece (a group made up of Nitti Gritti and Party Favor) with assistance from the following songwriters:

  • Sting
  • Missy Elliott
  • George Pearson
  • Chad James Elliot

Nitti and Party teamed up with Diplo to produce the song.

NOTE: “On My Mind” samples the 1996 702 and Missy Elliot hit song titled “Steelo”. This is the reason why Elliot is featured as one of the writers of “On My Mind”. And the reason Sting is also featured as one of the co-writers is because The Police’s song with the title “Voices Inside My Head” is sampled in “Steelo”.

On My Mind

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