9 to 5 (Lady Sovereign song)

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"9 to 5"
Single by Lady Sovereign
from the album Public Warning
Released August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)
Format CD single, 12" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop, grime, ska
Length 3:23
Label Island, Casual
Writer(s) Louise Harman & Gabriel Olegavich
Producer(s) Medasyn
Lady Sovereign singles chronology
"Random"
(2005)
"9 to 5"
(2005)
"Hoodie"
(2005)
Alternative Cover
CD2 & 12" Cover

"9 to 5" is the third single from UK hip hop artist Lady Sovereign's debut album Public Warning, following the release of her first UK top 75 single "Random". It was her debut single for Island Records and was released on 8 August 2005. It contains a sample from the British movie Time Bandits.

Lady Sovereign's #33 hit paid off with the unofficial charts. In its first week of sale, it topped 70 unofficial charts including the Playwax Chart, the Crazy Chart, the Channel U Airplay Chart, the White Rappers Chart and the Female Grime Chart and surprisingly it was #10 on the Soul Chart making her the only rap artist (apart from Eve's "Let Me Blow Ya Mind") to chart the Soul Chart.

The single became Lady Sovereign's first top 40 hit in the UK, peaking at #33 in the singles chart. It's also featured in the EA Sports 2006 video game 2006 FIFA World Cup. The single was backed by a remix by indie band The Ordinary Boys. "9 to 5" also had three videos, one for the original and another two for "The Ordinary Boys Remix".

Track list[edit]

CD single 1

  1. "9 to 5" (Original Version) - 3:23
  2. "Tango" - 3:36

CD single 2

  1. "9 to 5" (Original Version)
  2. "Nine2Five" (The Ordinary Boys Remix) - 3:25
  3. "9 to 5" (JME Remix)
  4. "9 to 5" (Tony Senghore's Sleepwalker Vocal Mix)
  5. "9 to 5" (Tony Senghore's Gosh Darn It! Dub)
  6. "9 to 5" (Video)

12" single

  • A1 "9 to 5" (Original Version)
  • A2 "9 to 5" (JME Remix)
  • A3 "9 to 5" (Tony Senghore's No Turning Back Mix)
  • B1 "9 to 5" (Tony Senghore's Sleepwalker Vocal Mix)
  • B2 "9 to 5" (Tony Senghore's Gosh Darn It! Dub)

Nine2Five[edit]

"Nine2Five"
Single by The Ordinary Boys vs. Lady Sovereign
from the album How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps
Released May 22, 2006 (2006-05-22)
Format CD single, 12" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop, grime, ska, indie pop
Length 3:00
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) Louise Harman, Gabriel Olegavich, Sam Preston, William J. Brown
Producer(s) Medasyn
Lady Sovereign chronology
"Hoodie"
(2005)
"Nine2Five"
(2006)
"Love Me or Hate Me"
(2006)
The Ordinary Boys chronology
"Boys Will Be Boys"
(2006)
"Nine2Five"
(2006)
"Lonely at the Top"
(2006)
Alternative Cover
The Re-Match

"Nine2Five" was the renamed and re-recorded "The Ordinary Boys" remix of Lady Sovereign's single "9 to 5". The remix was released as a duet single and was credited as The Ordinary Boys vs. Lady Sovereign and was the seventh for The Ordinary Boys and the fourth for Lady Sovereign. A new music video was shot for the single but Lady Sovereign had to film her parts for the re-make in the US.

The single's re-release was a much bigger hit than the original, peaking 27 places higher than the original at #6 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lady Sovereign's first UK top 10 hit and The Ordinary Boys' second.

The song was featured on the St. Trinian's Soundtrack in 2007.

Track list[edit]

CD single 1

  1. "Nine2Five" - The Ordinary Boys vs. Lady Sovereign - 3:05
  2. "My Girl" (featuring Suggs Live at Brixton Academy) - The Ordinary Boys - 2:53

7" single 1 - The Re-Match

  1. "Nine2Five" - The Ordinary Boys vs. Lady Sovereign
  2. "9 to 5" (The Ordinary Boys Remix) - Lady Sovereign - 3:25

7" single 2

  1. "Nine2Five" - The Ordinary Boys vs. Lady Sovereign
  2. "On an Island" (Live at Brixton Academy) - The Ordinary Boys

Charts[edit]

9 to 5[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 33

Nine2Five[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart 25
UK Singles Chart 6

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