Daytona 500 (song)

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"Daytona 500"
Vinyl cover
Single by Ghostface Killah featuring The Force M.D.s, Raekwon, and Cappadonna
from the album Ironman
A-side Camay
Released October 7, 1996
Format CD single, 12" single, 7" single, cassette single
Recorded 1996
Genre Hip hop, funk
Length 4:40
Label Razor Sharp, Epic, Sony
Writer(s) Dennis Coles, Corey Woods, Darryl Hill
Producer(s) RZA
Ghostface Killah singles chronology
"All That I Got Is You"
(1996)
"Daytona 500"
(1996)
"Motherless Child"
(1997)

"Daytona 500" is the second single by Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, featuring The Force M.D.s, Raekwon, and Cappadonna from his 1996 solo debut album Ironman. The title is taken from the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar: The Daytona 500. Released unofficially, the song didn't chart on any charts but is considered a longtime favorite among Wu-Tang fans. The song was later added to his greatest hits album, Shaolin's Finest.

Music video[edit]

To complement the fast-paced nature of the track, the music video for "Daytona 500" shot from October 1-2, 1996 and is composed of clips from the original anime series Speed Racer.[1] It is also one of the first anime music videos to be shown on a TV channel, and currently is one of the most popular anime music videos. In addition, it has been one of the earliest anime music videos ever made.

Track listing[edit]

A Side[edit]

  1. Camay (Radio Edit)
  2. Camay (Album Version)
  3. Camay (Instrumental)

B Side[edit]

  1. Daytona 500 (Radio Edit)
  2. Daytona 500 (Album Version)
  3. Daytona 500 (Instrumental)

Reception[edit]

Q magazine stated that "'Daytona 500' is a magnificent, fast-paced testing of skills with Raekwon and Cappadonna".

Samples[edit]

The song contains samples from:

  • "Nautilus" by Bob James
  • "Turn the Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson
  • "Crab Apple" by Idris Muhammed
  • "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" by the Wu-Tang Clan
  • "Incarcerated Scarfaces" & "Ice Water" by Raekwon

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