“It Was a Good Day” is a 1993 hit single by American gangsta rapper Ice Cube from his third solo album, The Predator. It is the second single from the album and it peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was also a hit in the UK Charts, peaking at number 27. It was ranked as the 81st greatest rap song of all time by About.com and number 77 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s. In 2008, it was ranked number 28 on VH1’s 100 greatest songs of hip hop. The song was featured on the ‘Radio Los Santos’ radio station in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The sample used in the song is from the Isley Brothers’ track “Footsteps in the Dark”.2 Comments
“Turtle Power” is a 1990 single performed by rap duo Partners in Kryme. The song was released by SBK Records and was from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack and was featured in the film’s closing credits.
Written by James P Alpern and Richard A Usher JR and produced by Partners in Kryme, “Turtle Power” rode the wave of popularity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. A rap record featuring the use of vocoder vocals for the chorus, it became a massive worldwide hit reaching #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Hot Rap Singles and #1 on the UK singles chart for four weeks in July 1990. The song would also be coupled with the single Turtle Rhapsody and would also be included in the third turtles film soundtrack.1 Comment
Not only did we kick it old school with some MTV Rock ‘N’ Jock, but we brought some “good vibrations” with Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch. Enjoy.2 Comments
“Barbie Girl” is a song in the bubblegum pop genre by the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua, who released it in 1997 as their third single overall, and the first United Kingdom release. The song is included on the album Aquarium and was written by Claus Norreen and Søren Nystrøm Rasted after the group saw an exhibit on kitsch culture. The song topped the charts worldwide, particularly in European countries such as the UK, where it was a number-one hit for three weeks; it was also on top of the charts in Australia for the same length of time, and debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on 6 September 1997 and It remains Aqua’s biggest hit single in the USA to date, and their only one to reach the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.3 Comments
How Bizarre is the debut single of New Zealand musical group OMC from their debut album of the same name. It was released as a single in New Zealand in 1995 and internationally in 1996.
In the United States, the song was only released to radio and not as a retail single, and was not allowed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it charted on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and was a hit, in that regard in 1997. The song was also featured in the movie Palmetto.No Comments
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