1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)

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"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
Single by Coolio
from the album Gangsta's Paradise
B-side "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk"
Released February 20, 1996
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi, cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:20
Label Tommy Boy
Writer(s) Artis Ivey Jr, A. Sear
Producer(s) Jammin James Carter
Poison Ivey
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Coolio singles chronology
"Too Hot"
(1995)
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
(1996)
"Payback"
(1996)

"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" is a 1995 song recorded by American rapper Coolio. It was the third single from the album Gangsta's Paradise and was released in early 1996. Initially entitled "Sumpin' New", the song uses a sample from "Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)", recorded in 1981 by American jazz trumpeter Tom Browne.[1] It also includes a vocal sample from "Wikka Wrap" by The Evasions, from 1981. The main riff is from "Good Times" by Chic, from 1979.

The song achieved success in many countries, including the U.S., France and New Zealand, where it was a top ten hit.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings for the major releases of "1, 2,3, 4 (Sumpin' New):[2]

CD single
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix) – 3:20
  2. "Smilin'" – 4:09
CD maxi
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (clean version) – 3:20
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (extended version) – 4:33
  3. "Straight Pass" (straight pass) – 3:31
  4. "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk" – 3:44
7" single
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix)
12" maxi
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / extended version) – 4:11
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / instrumental) – 3:40
  3. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (album version) – 3:33
  4. "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk" (album version) – 3:46
Cassette
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / clean version)
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (clean album version)

Music video[edit]

A music video (directed by David Dobkin) for the song was released, featuring Coolio attempting to get to a party. Jamie Foxx and A.J. Johnson are also in the music video. A music video featuring the Muppets was released and premiered on the Disney Channel.[3] This music video was also used as the closing number on the Muppets Tonight episode which guest-starred Coolio. The song has been certified gold by the RIAA and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video.

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[4] Silver 1996 125,000
U.S.[5] Gold April 22, 1996 500,000

Charts[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

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