Let's Just Do It

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"Let's Just Do It"
Single by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes featuring Missy Elliott and TLC
from the album Eye Legacy
Released January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13) (United States)
Format Paid download, CD single
Recorded 1998 (original version)
2008 (album version)
Genre Hip hop, rap
Length 3:37 (album version)
4:47 (original version)
Label Mass Appeal Entertainment/Koch Records
Writer(s) M. Allen, M. Elliot, L. Lopes, M. Siskind, M. Sparkman
Producer(s) Marcus DL
Surefire Music Group
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes singles chronology
"The Block Party"
(2001)
"Let's Just Do It"
(2009)
"Block Party"
(2009)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Whatcha Think About That"
(2008)
"Let's Just Do It"
(2009)
"Work"
(2009)
TLC singles chronology
"I Bet"
(2005)
"Let's Just Do It"
(2009)
"Crooked Smile"
(2013)

"Let's Just Do It" is a posthumous single by the American rapper, singer, and songwriter Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and is the lead single from her first posthumous album, Eye Legacy.

Background[edit]

The song was originally recorded in 1998 by T-Boz and Left Eye for possible inclusion in the 1999 multi-platinum FanMail. The song was not included with FanMail as it did not fit the album's sound, because the album focused on futuristic production.

When the idea for Eye Legacy was brought about, "Let's Just Do It" was selected to go on the album and was then chosen to be the lead single. In 2008, Missy Elliott and Chilli recorded new vocals on the song, whilst the track was remixed and was given a new beat.

The track was first played November 5, 2008, at Hot Dance Airplay reporter WDRE/Nassau, New York.

The song samples "State of the World" by Janet Jackson without credit.

On June 2, 2014, a new version of the song featuring Reigndrop Lopes was released on CD Baby.[1]

Reception[edit]

Despite the low download sales of the single, "Let's Just Do It" received a very positive review from Billboard magazine. It says "The energy that made the trio's upbeat singles international smashes is evident here, along with Left Eye's essence—a reminder that TLC was among the most successful female R&B groups of all time. Originally recorded in 1998, the Heavy Weights and Marcus DL's production builds a catchy and contemporary rhythmic structure."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The track sold less than 1,000 downloads during the week of the single's release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Because of this, the song failed to chart in the US Billboard charts and failed to be released worldwide.

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format
United States November 5, 2008 Mass Appeal Entertainment/Koch Records Radio
United States January 13, 2009 Mass Appeal Entertainment/Koch Records Digital download

Versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lisalefteyelopes
  2. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 

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