“Say Yes” is a song recorded by American recording artist Michelle Williams, taken from her fourth studio album Journey to Freedom (2014). It features Williams’ former Destiny’s Child group mates Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. The song was written by Williams, Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony Samuel who also produced it. E1 Music released “Say Yes” as the album’s third single on June 2, 2014. “Say Yes” marks the third time the trio collaborated as solo artists following the disbandment of their group in 2006.
Musically, “Say Yes” is an uptempo gospel and pop song, which takes influence from dance music. It copies a popular Nigerian gospel tune originally titled “When Jesus Says Yes”. Upon release, “Say Yes” received generally favorable reviews from contemporary music critics who called the song infectious and praised its catchiness. Commercially the song performed well on the gospel charts in the US, peaking at number one for seven non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs. It also appeared on charts in the UK, France and Belgium across Europe. Billboard ranked “Say Yes” seventh on the 2014 year-end Hot Gospel Songs chart.
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