Brass Monkey (song)

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"Brass Monkey"
Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Licensed to Ill
Released January 5, 1987 (1987-01-05)
Format 7"
Recorded 1986
Genre Hip hop
Length 2:37
Label Def Jam/Columbia Records
Writer(s) Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Paul Revere"
(1986)
"Brass Monkey"
(1987)
"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"
(1987)

"Brass Monkey" is a song by the New York hip hop group Beastie Boys. It was a single released from their first album Licensed to Ill. It is also on the Beastie Boys' compilation album Solid Gold Hits. It samples "Bring It Here" by Wild Sugar. The song features the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

It is covered by Richard Cheese on his album Aperitif for Destruction (2005).

The song is named after an alcoholic drink of the same name, which is mentioned several times throughout the song.

Covers[edit]

The Dave Matthews Band covered this song at Jones Beach, New York in 2013. It was strung in with Too Much and Ants Marching.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 48
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 83


Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Rap Digital Songs[3] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Beastie Boys' 'Licensed to Ill' Returns to Top 20 on Billboard 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 

External links[edit]

Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey on YouTube