Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious) (song)

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"Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)"
Single by Teriyaki Boyz
from the album The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (soundtrack) and Serious Japanese
ReleasedJune 27, 2006
Genre J hip hop
Label Star Trak
  • Verbal
  • Wise
  • Ilmari
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Teriyaki Boyz singles chronology
"Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)"
"I Still Love H.E.R."

"Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)" is a single by Japanese hip hop group Teriyaki Boyz. It features on the 2006 film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as the main theme and also features at the end credits. The song also appears in the band's second album Serious Japanese .



The song is written by the band member Verbal, Wise, Ilmari and was produced by the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo). [1] The song can also be heard in the 2006 movie when the cars are racing. [2] On 3 February 2009 from the group's album Serious Japanese , The official remix was released featuring American rappers Pusha T and Fam-Lay with new verses from Teriyaki Boyz.

Reception and legacy

"Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)" has had staying power. It has been praised as one of the best songs from the Fast & Furious franchise [3] [4] as well as a "badass driving song". [5] In 2020, Time reported on a viral trend of videos that began on TikTok depicting people "drifting" across their hardwood floors. [6] Injury Reserve interpolates the melody in their song, "Jailbreak the Tesla". Indonesian rapper Rich Brian released a "Tokyo Drift Freestyle" during the COVID-19 pandemic that garnered media attention in the United States and Indonesia. [7] [8] American rapper Lil Yachty released "T.D", which heavily samples "Tokyo Drift", featuring Tierra Whack, Tyler, The Creator, and ASAP Rocky. [9] American rapper Ski Mask The Slump God samples the song as well in "Where's The Blow?" featuring Lil Pump.

Commercial performance

The song received positive reviews from critics. [10] [11] It was certified Gold by RIAJ, making it Teriyaki Boyz's only certified single to date.

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertifications
JPN Oricon


JPN Hot 100 [13] US
"Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)"2006 [upper-alpha 1]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold [15]
"—" denotes items that did not chart, were ineligible to chart due to a lack of a physical single release, or were released before the creation on the Japan Hot 100 in 2008.
  1. "Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)" peaked at number 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, a 25 position extension to the Billboard Hot 100. [14]

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