Hitz (song)

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"Hitz"
Single by Chase & Status featuring Tinie Tempah
from the album No More Idols
Released 15 July 2011 (2011-07-15)
Format
Recorded 2010
Genre
Length 3:08
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Chase & Status
Chase & Status singles chronology
"Time"
(2011)
"Hitz"
(2011)
"Flashing Lights"
(2011)
Tinie Tempah singles chronology
"Simply Unstoppable"
(2011)
"Hitz"
(2011)
"Till I'm Gone"
(2011)

"Hitz" is a single from English record production duo Chase & Status, featuring vocals from British rapper Tinie Tempah. The single was released in the United Kingdom on 15 July 2011 as the fourth single from their second studio album, No More Idols. It peaked at number 39 on the UK Singles Chart and number 11 on the UK Dance Chart. The song features a spoken word sample from the 1973 film The Harder They Come. On 22 February 2012 it was featured in the BBC drama series Waterloo Road. Tinie re-used the "tick, tick, tick, tick, boom to you fellas" vocal sample on the Demonstration bonus track "5 Minutes", produced by Zane Lowe.

Background[edit]

Originally the demo was sent to British rapper Dubbledge but Chase & Status later managed to get Tinie Tempah on the song instead. Dubbledge released his version titled "Chess" for free on 6 October 2011.[2] The single version of the song features an additional chorus performed between Tempah's verses by Kivanc Sezen,[3] which does not appear on the album version. The single version was released on 15 July 2011 as a digital download in the United Kingdom.[4] A music video to accompany the release of "Hitz" was first released onto YouTube on 10 June 2011 at a total length of three minutes and fourteen seconds. The music video was filmed in New York and was directed by AG Rojas. The video portrays Tempah and Chase & Status performing the track in an underground club, while a young boy struggles to survive up on the surface.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hitz" (Delta Heavy Remix) - 4:35
  2. "Hitz" (16bit Remix) - 4:13
  • Promotional CD single #1[8]
  1. "Hitz" (Single Version) - 3:08
  2. "Hitz" (Wretch 32 Remix) - 3:30
  • Promotional CD single #2[9]
  1. "Hitz" (Wretch 32 Remix) - 3:30
  2. "Hitz" (16bit Remix) - 4:13
  3. "Hitz" (Delta Heavy Remix) - 4:35
  4. "Hitz" (Dillon Francis Remix) - 4:17
  • Promotional CD single #3[10]
  1. "Hitz" (Wretch 32 Remix) - 3:30
  2. "Hitz" (Original Clean Single Version) - 3:08
  3. "Hitz" (Instrumental) - 3:08
  1. "Hitz" (Single Version) - 3:08
  2. "Hitz" (Wretch 32 Remix) - 3:30
  3. "Hitz" (16bit Remix) - 4:13
  4. "Hitz" (Delta Heavy Remix) - 4:35
  5. "Hitz" (Dillon Francis Remix) - 4:17

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[13] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 39

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 15 July 2011[11][12] Digital download, 12" vinyl Mercury Records

References[edit]

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