C U When U Get There

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"C U When U Get There"
Single by Coolio featuring 40 Thevz
from the album My Soul
Released July 7, 1997 (1997-07-07)
Recorded 1996
Genre G-funk, West Coast Hip Hop
Length 5:10
Label Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Johann Pachelbel
Artis Ivey Jr.
Dominic Aldridge
Henry Straughter
Malieek Straughter
Producer(s) Dominic Aldridge
Coolio singles chronology
"The Winner"
"C U When U Get There"
"Ooh La La"

"C U When U Get There" is a song by Coolio featuring 40 Thevz and based on the melody of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major. It was released in 1997 as the first single from Coolio's album My Soul. "C U When U Get There" was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1997 comedy film Nothing to Lose. The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 7 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart in the US. It was an international success, reaching the top 10 in many countries throughout Europe. It samples Pachelbel's Canon extensively. The record has been certified gold by the RIAA. The first live performance of this song was before its actual release during free concert at Paramount Canada's Wonderland put on by MuchMusic's Electric Circus and hosted by Monika Deol in August of 1997.


Azerbaijani rap band Dayirman and rapper Elşad Xose covered the song with Coolio in 2004 during Coolio's concert visit to Baku, Azerbaijan.

Jonah Hill and the cast of Saturday Night Live covered the song during Hill's hosting appearance on March 10, 2012.

Track listings[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "C U When U Get There" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  2. "C U When U Get There" (Ren Swan's Radio Edit) - 3:57

CD maxi[edit]

  1. "C U When U Get There" (Bill & Humberto's Orchestra Mix) - 4:01
  2. "C U When U Get There" (Coolio's Album Version) - 4:07
  3. "C U When U Get There" (Humberto's Alternate Mix) - 4:07
  4. "C U When U Get There" (Ren Swan's Mix) - 5:11

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 7
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 8
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 47
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 8
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Italy (FIMI)[7] 21
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 2
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 34
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 7

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1997) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 66


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