“Say It Right” is a song by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado from her third studio album Loose (2006). Written by Furtado, Tim “Timbaland” Mosley and Nate “Danja” Hills, the song was inspired by, as Furtado described it, the “spooky, keyboard-driven pop sound” of the band Eurythmics, specifically their 1983 song titled, “Here Comes the Rain Again”. The song released as the album’s third single in North America and Australia (see 2006 in music). The song served as the album’s fourth single in certain European and Asian countries. It was released digitally in the United Kingdom in March 2007. It was the album’s fifth single in Latin America.
“Say It Right” attained worldwide success, topping the charts in more than seven countries, including the United States, France, New Zealand and many European countries. The accompanying music video for the song, directed by Rankin & Chris, portrays Furtado singing in various costumes and in various locations. The song has been performed on a number of live appearances by Furtado, including her third headlining Get Loose Tour.
It received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2008 Grammy Awards but lost to Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”.