|Single by Lady Sovereign|
|from the album Vertically Challenged & Public Warning|
|Released||14 March 2005|
|Genre||UK garage, grime, hip hop|
|Songwriter(s)||L. Harman & G. Olegavich|
|Lady Sovereign singles chronology|
"Random" is the first CD single from UK hip hop artist Lady Sovereign, following the release of her 12" vinyl single "Ch Ching (Cheque 1 2)" in 2004. It was her second and last single for Casual Records in 2005.
The single was Lady Sovereign's first to make the UK top 75, peaking at #73 there and spending one week within the top 75. After the single release, she was signed by Def Jam Recordings and this single is considered[ by whom? ] to be her breakthrough into the mainstream market.
"Random" was featured on an episode of The O.C. aired on April 27, 2006, playing in the background during the senior prom in Season 3, Episode 23 - "The Party Favor" and was featured as a track on Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix. A remix of this song was played on the "Jamalot" episode of CSI: NY .
The first rapped line in the song references the hit song "Tipsy" by J-Kwon [ citation needed ].
The Remixes - 12" Promo single
"Ghetto" is the second single from American singer-songwriter Akon's debut studio album, Trouble. The single was released on December 21, 2004, exclusively in Latin America and certain countries of Europe. The single peaked at #92 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Akon describes the meaning of the song, reflected in the song's lyrics, as "a description of the cycle of poverty experienced by those living in poor, inner-city areas". Additionally, it describes the physical and psychological oppression with which these residents must deal on a regular basis.
"The Next Episode" is a single by American rapper-producer Dr. Dre, released on June 26, 2000 as the third single from his second studio album, 2001 (1999). The track features Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg, but only Snoop Dogg is credited. It is a sequel to Dre and Snoop's famous single "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" from the former's debut album, The Chronic.
"9 to 5" is a song recorded by from English rapper Lady Sovereign. Released as the second single from the rapper's debut studio album Public Warning (2006), following the release of her first UK top 75 single "Random". It was her debut single for Def Jam Recordings and was released on 8 August 2005. It contains a sample from the British movie Time Bandits.
"Hoodie" is the fourth single from hip hop artist Lady Sovereign's debut album Public Warning, following the release of her first UK top 40 hit, "9 to 5". The single was produced by UK dance outfit Basement Jaxx and became her third top 75 hit, peaking at #44 in the UK Singles Chart. The single's B-side was her debut 12" single "Ch Ching ".
"Love Me or Hate Me" is the sixth single from English grime artist Lady Sovereign and the fourth from her debut album Public Warning. The single was confirmed for release by her official website and was released in October 2006. The song was produced by Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald. The video features Lady Sovereign appearing in Tetris-style blocks, and acting out certain lyrics of the song.
Vertically Challenged is the debut EP from UK hip hop artist Lady Sovereign. It was only released in the U.S. and Australia.
"Lipstick" is the debut solo single by former Mis-Teeq singer Alesha Dixon, from her debut solo album Fired Up (2006). Produced by Anders Bagge and Peer Åström of Murlyn Music, the song peaked at No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Go!" is the third single from the Common album Be. It is produced by Kanye West, who also performs backing vocals for the track alongside John Mayer. The track's percussion is handled by Num Amuntehu, while its scratches are provided by A-Trak. Its beat contains a sample from "Old Smokey" by Linda Lewis. Its lyrics deal with sexual fantasies.
"Keep This Fire Burning" is a song by Swedish recording artist Robyn, released as the first single from her third album Don't Stop the Music. The single was released in Sweden on 21 September 2002, where it became her highest charting single since 1995's "Do You Really Want Me ". The song was also released as a single in Australia under the name "By Your Side" due to the Australian bushfires which were happening at the time. In 2008, a re-recorded version of the song appeared on the special edition of Robyn's eponymous album.
"Relight My Fire" is a popular disco song which was written and released by Dan Hartman in 1979, when it topped the US dance music charts for six weeks. It was also performed by Costa Anadiotis' band Café Society in 1984 and British boy band Take That in 1993, 5 months before Hartman died.
"Give It to Me" is a song performed by American producer, songwriter and rapper Timbaland, released as the first single from his second studio album Shock Value (2007). The song features vocals by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado and American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake. All three artists co-wrote the song together with American rapper Attitude and American producer Danja, who produced the song with Timbaland. Mosley Music Group, in association with Blackground Records and Interscope Records, serviced the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radios in the United States on February 4, 2007, and later to urban radios on March 10, 2007. "Give It to Me" is an electro song that embodies the sensibilities of club music. The song features the protagonists addressing their critics about their successes in the music industry.
"Those Were the Days" is the seventh single from UK hip-hop artist Lady Sovereign, and the fifth from her debut album, Public Warning. The single was confirmed for release on her official website and was released to UK download services on 9 April, followed by the physical release on 16 April. The music video for "Those Were the Days" has also been released to various websites on 9 April. The song features Ya Kid K on backup vocals.
"Two Times Blue" is a song recorded by Deborah Harry, released as the first single from her fifth solo album Necessary Evil. It became an international success within the Dance genre.
"Beeper" is the debut single by British music duo the Count & Sinden, featuring vocals from American hip hop artist Kid Sister. The song was released via Domino Records in April 2008.
"21st Century Life" is the 2nd single from Sam Sparro's eponymous debut album, released on 21 July 2008.
"Get on Up" is a song by American R&B group Jodeci recorded for their third album The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995). The song was released as the third and final single for the album in 1996. "Get on Up" contains the sample of the 1981 song from Quincy Jones featuring Toots Thielemans' "Velas". Produced by Mr. Dalvin, it is the only Jodeci single to date that was not produced or written by group leader DeVante Swing. It was also the last Jodeci single released in 18 years before the group returned in 2014 with the single "Nobody Wins".
"Bang Bang Bang" is a song from Record Collection, the third studio album by Mark Ronson, released under the moniker Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. The song features rapper Q-Tip and singer Amanda Warner of MNDR. It was released as the album's lead single on 9 July 2010 in the United Kingdom.
"Turn da Lights Off" is a song by American singer Tweet from her second studio album, It's Me Again (2005). It features guest vocals from American rapper Missy Elliott, who co-wrote and co-produced the song with Kwamé. The song was released on October 5, 2004, as the album's lead single. "Turn da Lights Off" contains a sample of Nat King Cole's "Lost April" and portions of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "If This World Were Mine".
"Love Lady" is a single by British R&B group Damage, released on 28 July 1997 as the sixth and final single from the band's debut album, Forever. The song peaked at #33 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's second-worst performing single from the album. The song was the band's first single to have been produced by Femi Fem, and was heavily remixed for its release as a single. The music video features the band performing the song in the middle of the desert. The music video does not appear online anywhere and has never been released commercially, however it was regularly re-broadcast on The Vault as part of the channel's Damage: Our Career in Music special. Jade Jones refers to it as his favorite video.
Just Go is the second single released by Japanese DJ and music producer JHETT a.k.a YAKKO for AQUARIUS, and featured singer-songwriter Koda Kumi. The single was released on March 9, 2005 and only available as a CD.