Dark Days, Bright Nights

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Dark Days, Bright Nights
Studio album by Bubba Sparxxx
Released October 9, 2001
Recorded 2000–01
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:12:57
Label Interscope
Producer Timbaland, Organized Noize, Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins, Khalifani, Gerald "Geo" Hall, Scott Storch
Bubba Sparxxx chronology
Dark Days, Bright Nights
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[3]
NME (8/10)[4]
PopMatters (mixed)[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
RapReviews (8.0/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Village Voice (favorable)[9]

Dark Days, Bright Nights is the debut album from American rapper Bubba Sparxxx, released on October 9, 2001 on Interscope Records. It includes the singles "Ugly" (a U.S. #15 hit) and "Lovely". "Ugly" was written by Sparxxx and Timbaland this song was released in 2002. The record has attained gold status making it the most successful of his three studio albums to date. The song "Regardless" was not an official single but did receive some radio airplay. The album also debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 132,000 copies sold in the first week released.[10] A couple months later the album was certified gold by the RIAA with an excess of 500,000 copies sold.[11]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Featured Guest(s) Producer
1 "Take Off" 2:32 Timbaland
2 "Ugly" 4:25 Timbaland Timbaland
3 "Any Porch" 1:38 Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins
4 "Bubba Talk" 3:48 Timbaland & Scott Storch
5 "Lovely" 3:56 Timbaland Timbaland & Scott Storch
6 "Betty Betty" 3:56 Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins
7 "All the Same" 4:24 Backbone & Sleepy Brown Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins
8 "Get Right" 3:41 Timbaland Timbaland & Scott Storch
9 "Open Wide" 4:47 Sebastian Timbaland
10 "Infected" 4:28 Khalifani
11 "Twerk a Little" 4:21 Timbaland Timbaland
12 "Take'm to the Water" 4:31 Duddy Ken Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins
13 "Well Water" 4:45 Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins
14 "The 1st Whutchacallit" 4:41 Khalifani
15 "Bubba Sparxxx" 4:29 Organized Noize, Timbaland & Scott Storch
16 "Regardless" 4:36 C.I. Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins
17 "If It's Bumpin'" 4:55 Kosha of Stonewall & Bo Hagin Gerald "Geo" Hall
18 "Dark Days, Bright Nights" 3:24 Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins


Bubba Talk



Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3