Bow Down (song)

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"Bow Down"
Single by Westside Connection
from the album Bow Down
B-side "Hoo-Bangin'"
Released August 28, 1996 (1996-08-28)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre West coast hip hop
Length 3:27
Label Priority
Writer(s) O'Shea Jackson, Dedrick Rolison, William Calhoun
Producer(s) Bud'da
Westside Connection singles chronology
"Bow Down"
(1996)
"Gangstas Make the World Go Round"
(1997)

"Bow Down" was the lead single released from the Westside Connection's debut album of the same name.

The song became the most successful single released by the group, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, while also topping the rap chart at number one. As one of the more popular West Coast hip hop songs, it has appeared on numerous compilations, including Featuring...Ice Cube, The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. 1 and Ice Cube's 2001 Greatest Hits album, among others. It also appeared in the 2002 film, The Hot Chick.

This song is parodied in the comedy show Mind of Mencia, in which Carlos Mencia makes a sketch about 4 rappers making songs about their experiences behind bars.

Chart history[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 21
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 19
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 8
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 39

Year-End charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles [1] 98
Billboard Hot Rap Singles[2] 18

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