If I Could Go!

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"If I Could Go!"
Single by Angie Martinez featuring Lil' Mo and Sacario
from the album Animal House
Released May 21, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded November 2001
Genre Pop rap, latin hip hop, R&B
Length 4:05
Label Elektra
Writer(s) J. Austin, R. Thomas, C. Loving,
Producer(s) Rick Rock
Angie Martinez singles chronology
"Coast 2 Coast (Suavamente)"
(2001)
"If I Could Go!"
(2002)
Take You Home"
(2003)
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"Gangsta (Love 4 the Streets)"
(2001)
"If I Could Go!"
(2002)
"4Ever"
(2003)

"If I Could Go!" is the first single from Angie Martinez second studio album, Animal House (album). The track features rapper Sacario and singer Lil Mo and is produced by Rick Rock. It is Martinez's highest Billboard charted song to date.[1] It was written by Sacario[2]

The song won two Certified BDS Spin Awards for 50,000 radio spins and 100,000 radio spins.[3]

The song is featured on Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits, which is Certified Platinum by the RIAA selling over 1,000,000 copies.[4]

The song is featured on The Transporter movie soundtrack.[5]

The song is included on NBA Live 2003 video game soundtrack.[6] The soundtrack sold 1.3 million copies becoming the first video game soundtrack in history to be Certified Platinum by the RIAA[7]

The song is inducted into the Guinness World Records as the "first officially-released video game soundtrack to be RIAA certified platinum".[7][8] According to Guinness World Records, NBA Live 2003 Soundtrack went Platinum in only 6 months.[7][8]

The song is covered by the Kidz Bop Kids on Kidz Bop 3.

Song information[edit]

According to the album liner notes,[9] "If I Could Go" was recorded at Battery Studios[10] in New York City and Sacario's former recording studio "West Wing" in Connecticut. The song was mixed at Right Track Recording by Supa Engineer Duro.

Billboard named the song among the Top songs of 2002.[5]

The instrumental was used on God's Plan Mixtape by 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks on a track titled "Short Stay".

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Film Director Steve Carr.[11]

Track listings[edit]

US promo CD
  1. "If I Could Go" [Radio Edit] - 4:07
  2. "If I Could Go" [Instrumental] - 4:07
Promo vinyl 12
  1. "If I Could Go" Side A [Radio edit]
  2. "If I Could Go" Side A [Instrumental]
  3. "If I Could Go" Side B TV track
  4. "If I Could Go" Side B [Acappella]
European/Australian maxi single
  1. "If I Could Go" [Original version] - 3:58
  2. "If I Could Go" [Simon Vegas remix] - 3:58
  3. "If I Could Go" [7 Gemini remix] - 4:07
  4. "If I Could Go" [Video]
UK 5" CD single
  1. "If I Could Go" [Original version] - 3:58
  2. "If I Could Go" [Simon Vegas remix] - 3:58
  3. "If I Could Go" [7 Gemini remix] - 4:07
  4. "If I Could Go" [Video]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "If I Could Go". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2002. 
  2. ^ "BMI songwriter/producer Sacario stops by the New". BMI. Retrieved June 30, 2002. 
  3. ^ "Radio". Nielsen. Retrieved March 2003. 
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved October 29, 2002. 
  5. ^ a b "Transporter [Soundtrack]". Elektra / Wea. Retrieved October 11, 2002. 
  6. ^ "The Sounds of NBA Live 2003". EA Sports. Retrieved February 20, 2006. 
  7. ^ a b c "First Ever Videogame Soundtrack to go Platinum!". GaameZone. Retrieved March 14, 2003. 
  8. ^ a b "The first officially-released video games soundtrack to sell over 1 million copies according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is NBA Live 2003, which was confirmed as having platinum status in March 2003, only six months after its launch in October 2002.". Guinness World records. Retrieved 2002. 
  9. ^ "Angie Martinez Animal House CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2002-09-19. 
  10. ^ "Battery studios client list". Battery Studios. Retrieved June 4, 2002. 
  11. ^ "Other works for Steve Carr". IMDB. Retrieved 2002. 

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