Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

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"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
Single by Blu Cantrell
from the album So Blu
Released April 17, 2001
Format CD single, CD maxi single, 12" single
Recorded 2000 - 2001
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 4:10
Label Arista
Writer(s) Dallas Austin
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Blu Cantrell singles chronology
"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
(2001)
"I'll Find a Way"
(2001)

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" is the debut single by American R&B singer Blu Cantrell, written and produced by Dallas Austin and featured on Cantrell's debut album, So Blu (2001). The lyrics propose that women should take revenge on cheating men by draining them of their available assets, both monetary assets and property. Cantrell has said that she did not particularly care for the song artistically, but the bitter feelings she was experiencing at the time led her to include it on the album anyway.[1]

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" became Cantrell's most successful single in the U.S. to date and her only single to enter the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 so far, peaking at number two (where it spent two consecutive weeks) on the issue date of July 21, 2001 behind Usher's "U Remind Me" (Cantrell would appear on the remix of the song). It enjoyed similar success in Europe and Oceania.

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" was also featured on European, Australian, and Japanese versions of Cantrell's second album Bittersweet as well as the 2004 game, Donkey Konga 2 and another appearance in another video game, Just Dance 4.

A cover of the song appears on the 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig by the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Edit) – 4:15
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Track Masters Remix featuring Foxy Brown) – 3:38
  3. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Jazze Remix featuring Jazze Pha and L.O.) – 4:38
  4. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:12
CD 2
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Edit) – 4:15
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Track Masters Remix featuring Foxy Brown) – 3:36
Maxi single
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:04
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:13
  3. "Till I'm Gone" (Snippet) – 1:25
  4. "I'll Find a Way" (Snippet) – 1:52
  5. "The One" (Snippet) – 1:19
  6. "U Must B Crazy" (Snippet) – 1:23
  7. "Waste My Time" (Snippet) – 1:31
U.S. 12" single
  • Side A:
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:12
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:12
  • Side B:
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:12
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Acapella) – 4:01
Promo CD single
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:04
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:13
  3. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Call Out Research Hook) – 0:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 46
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart)[4] 7
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 8
France (SNEP)[7] 47
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 60
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 77
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 2
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 6
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[17] 26
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 1
Chart (2002) Peak
position
Hungarian Airplay Chart[19] 19

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (2001) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[20] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cantrell, Blu. (March 1, 2008). Interview. Baisden After Dark, TV One
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Blu Cantrell > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)". Tracklisten. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 40, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 46, 2001". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)". VG-lista. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)". Singles Top 60. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  13. ^ "Blu Cantrell – Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!) – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  15. ^ "Blu Cantrell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Blu Cantrell. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  16. ^ "Blu Cantrell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Blu Cantrell. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  17. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Blu Cantrell. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  18. ^ "Blu Cantrell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Blu Cantrell. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  19. ^ "Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista – 2002. 35. hét". Mahasz (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  20. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2001". Retrieved 2010-08-31.