Ch-Check It Out

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"Ch-Check It Out"
Single by Beastie Boys
from the album To the 5 Boroughs
Released March 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 3:12 (Album version)
3:10 (Single version)
Label Capitol
Producer(s) Beastie Boys
Certification Gold (RIAA)[1]
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Alive"
(1999)
"Ch-Check It Out"
(2004)
"Triple Trouble"
(2004)

"Ch-Check It Out" is a song by alternative hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, released as the first single off their sixth studio album To the 5 Boroughs. The song heavily samples "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Peggy Lee.[2] It was also nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

The song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it the first song by a rap group to achieve such a feat. It also peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the UK Singles Chart.

In Australia, the song was ranked #28 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Ch-Check It Out" – 3:12
  2. "Ch-Check It Out" (Instrumental) – 3:12
  3. "And Then I" – 3:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[3] 46
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 75
Belgian Ultratip Singles Chart (Wallonia)[5] 16
Canadian Singles Chart[6] 1
Danish Singles Chart[7] 16
Dutch Singles Chart[8] 21
French Singles Chart[9] 82
German Singles Chart[10] 65
Italian Singles Chart[11] 13
New Zealand Singles Chart[12] 31
Norwegian Singles Chart[13] 17
Swedish Singles Chart[14] 38
Swiss Singles Chart[15] 36
UK Singles Chart[16] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[17] 68
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 6
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[18] 1
U.S. Billboard Radio Songs[19] 65

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  9. ^ "lescharts.com - Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  10. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Beastie Boys / Single". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
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  12. ^ "charts.org.nz - Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  13. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  14. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  15. ^ "hitparade.ch - Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  16. ^ "Chart Stats - Beastie Boys". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  17. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  18. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  19. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
Preceded by
"Lying from You" by Linkin Park
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
June 19, 2004
Succeeded by
"Slither" by Velvet Revolver

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