|Single by Lil Wayne|
|from the album Tha Carter II|
|Released||October 25, 2005|
Cash Money Studios
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Circle House Studios
|Genre||Southern hip hop|
|Label||Cash Money, Universal|
|Writer(s)||Dwayne Carter, Bigram Zayas, Matthew DelGiorno|
|Lil Wayne singles chronology|
"Fireman" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne, released on October 25, 2005, as the first single from his fifth studio album Tha Carter II. The single was produced by American production duo Doe Boyz, composed of Develop and Filthy. The song was originally recorded with slightly different lyrics. This included a completely modified second and third verse. Many[who?] believe this was an attempt by the record label to make a more "radio-friendly" version of the song.
"Fireman" managed to peak at number thirty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 21, 2006. It became his most successful single at the time in his career behind "Go D.J." which peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also fared well on R&B and rap charts, which peaked at number fifteen and number ten, respectively. The single also became his first chart entry on the Billboard Pop 100 Chart, peaking at number forty-three, while becoming his first chart entry on the Hot Digital Songs chart as well, peaking at number thirty-eight. The single went on to reach gold status. This single also sparked heat from fellow hardcore rapper Drag-On as Wayne may have stolen his gimmick as the "Fireman", later causing Drag to make a diss track called The "Original Fireman". There has been no retaliation from Wayne to date.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||32|
|U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||15|
|U.S. Hot Rap Tracks||10|
|U.S. Pop 100||43|
- "RIAA – Searchable Database: Fireman". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "Lil Wayne - Artist Chart History". Retrieved December 2, 2006.
- "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
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