Music video by Michael Franti & Spearhead performing Say Hey (I Love You). (C) 2009 Boo Boo Wax.
"Say Hey (I Love You)" is a single by Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Jamaica soulstress Cherine Anderson released in 2009 from their album All Rebel Rockers. The single is produced by Sly & Robbie. The music video peaked at number five on the VH1 Top 20 countdown and the single has peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Franti's first Hot 100 chart entry. Digital sales of "Say Hey (I Love You)" have topped 120,000 downloads.
In a January 2010 interview Franti said he wrote the lyrics to this song in the steam of a mirror just after a shower. He joked to noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul: "I was staying at (US actor) Woody Harrelson's house. And, when Woody called and asked how the songwriting was going, I was like 'It's going great! I think I just wrote a hit song in the bathroom!'... And straightaway he was like 'So, is it a Number One or a Number Two?'!!"
The video for this song was filmed at Vigário Geral favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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