Hip Hop Hooray

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"Hip Hop Hooray"
Single by Naughty by Nature
from the album 19 Naughty III
Released December 10, 1992 (UK)
January 19, 1993 (US)
Recorded September - October 1992 at Unique Recording Studios NYC
Genre Hip hop, new jack swing
Length 4:26
Label Tommy Boy Records
Producer(s) DJ Kay Gee
Naughty by Nature singles chronology
"Uptown Anthem"
"Hip Hop Hooray"
"It's On"

"Hip Hop Hooray" is song by American hip hop group, Naughty By Nature. The song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart, and reached number eight on the US Pop chart.[1] The song contains lyrics boasting the group's love of hip hop and their fascination with good-looking women. The chorus of "hey...ho...hey...ho" lyric is among the most popular choruses in the genre.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Spike Lee, who also appears in it. Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Monie Love, Da Youngsta's, Kriss Kross and Run-DMC also make appearances in the video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hip Hop Hooray" (LP Version)
  2. "Hip Hop Hooray" (Extended Mix)
  3. "The Hood Comes First" (LP Version)
  4. "Hip Hop Hooray" (Instrumental)
  5. "The Hood Comes First" (Instrumental)


Chart (1992-93) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 33
Canada Dance (RPM)[3] 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 59
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 19
Ireland (IRMA) 23
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 24
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 6
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 22
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 3
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 9
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
End of year chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 8


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 700,000[10]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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