All the Above (Maino song)

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"All the Above"
Single by Maino featuring T-Pain
from the album If Tomorrow Comes...
B-side "Hood Love"
Released February 17, 2009
Format CD, Digital download, 12"
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:19 (Album Version)
3:56 (Radio Edit)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Jermaine Coleman/Faheem Najm/Justin Smith
Producer(s) Just Blaze, Nard & B (co)
Certification Platinum (RIAA) [1]
Maino singles chronology
"Hi Hater"
(2008)
"All the Above"
(2009)
"Million Bucks"
(2009)
T-Pain singles chronology
"Feel It"
(2009)
"All the Above"
(2009)
"Download"
(2009)

"All the Above" is the second single from Brooklyn rapper Maino's debut album If Tomorrow Comes....[2] It features R&B singer T-Pain, who sings the bridge, chorus and last verse. "All The Above" was produced by Just Blaze (and co-produced by Nard & B), the producer of T.I.'s song "Live Your Life". Both songs have similar elements including the lead synthesizers, drum pattern, and violins but in a different key and different chords.

Music video[edit]

The music video, which was directed by Erik White, was shot in Miami and features Maino drinking "Purple Stuff", a relaxation drink from Funktional Beverages, during an interview sequence.[3] The music video premiered on MTV Jams March 23, 2009.

It ranked at #61 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the Auburn Tigers football team used it as their intro song and it has now become part of their regularly played music during the games.

This song was used as the entrance song for Danillo Villefort at UFC 101.

It is also used as the entrance song for the 2009–2012 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball teams and the theme song of the Saskatoon Accelerators

During the 2009–10 NCAA baseball season, very many ACC teams, most prominently the Florida State Seminoles, the Miami Hurricanes, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Virginia Cavaliers, and the Virginia Tech Hokies, used the chorus and T-Pain's line, (from the extended version), as a walk-up song. It was also used prevalently at that year's ACC Baseball Tournament, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ryan Hanigan of the Cincinnati Reds, Dan Uggla of the Atlanta Braves and Robert Andino of the Baltimore Orioles use it as their walk-up song.

The Charlotte Bobcats use it as their pre-tip-off song.

The West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team used the song in their pre-game entrance video for the 2009–2010 season.

The 2011 Oregon Ducks football team used a parody by the a cappella group On the Rocks entitled "Call Me A Duck". The video has become a popular hit with the University of Oregon population.

Remix[edit]

The official remix has been made featuring a verse by rapper Young Jeezy, T-Pain still on the chorus, and a new verse by Maino.

Another remix dubbed "The StreetMix" has been on some street mixtapes featuring Chamillionaire and an underground artist called Shadow. Chamillionaire is on the first verse, Maino on the second, T-Pain on the hook, and Shadow on the bridge. Shadow's parts are in Tagalog while the rest of the song is in English.

Chart positions[edit]

This single is Maino's first to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted at #54 and then rose to #39 the next week and then fell out of the top fifty a couple weeks later, and then climbed back into the top fifty for another five weeks without surpassing the original peak position. It also had peaked at #10 on the Hot Rap Tracks, #59 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and #46 on the Pop 100. The single is certified platinum and is Maino's only Top 40 hit to date.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 39
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 59
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 10
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All the above certifications]". 
  2. ^ "Discography of Maino". Billboard. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-31. [dead link]
  3. ^ Maino interview with Angie Martinez. Accessed March 16, 2009.

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