One More Chance (The Notorious B.I.G. song)
|"One More Chance / Stay with Me (Remix)"|
|Single by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige|
|from the album Ready to Die|
|Released||May 9, 1995|
|Genre||Hip hop, R&B|
|Writer(s)||Mark DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge, Sean Combs, Christopher Wallace, Rashad Smith|
|Producer||Sean "Puffy" Combs & Rashad Smith,(remix)|
|The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige singles chronology|
"One More Chance / Stay with Me Remix" is the title of a song written and recorded by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., featuring Faith Evans, with additional uncredited vocals from Mary J. Blige. It was certified platinum by the RIAA on July 31, 1995.
The original version of the song appears on B.I.G.'s album, Ready to Die. The Remix features new lyrics, a new chorus, and a different beat than the original. There is also a "Hip Hop Mix" which samples Marley Marl's "Droppin Science" (featuring rapper Craig G). Evans, was an up-and-coming R&B artist at the time. Incidentally, Evans and Blige co-wrote two songs for Blige's 1995 album, My Life ("I Never Wanna Live With You", "Don't Go"), and B.I.G. rapped on Blige's songs for her What's the 411? Remix album ("What's the 411?" and "Real Love"). The remix, produced by the Trackmasters  samples DeBarge's 1983 song "Stay with Me". The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was the highest debuting single of all time tying Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson when it entered the Hot 100 at #5 at the time. It remained the highest debuting single for a rap song on the Hot 100 until Puff Daddy's tribute song I'll Be Missing You debuted at #1. (Lauryn Hill and Eminem would equal this feat with Doo Wop (That Thing) and Not Afraid)
Ready to Die version
The version that is on Ready to Die features R&B trio Total instead of Faith Evans. It samples "Hydra" by Grover Washington, Jr. and features an interpolation of "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 on the chorus. The lyrics on the album version are different and more profane from both remixes.
The original beat of the original version has a sample of DeBarge's "Stay With Me" and it can be found on D.J. Semi's Ready to Die: The O.G. Version.
"One More Chance" / "Stay With Me (Remix)" (Feat. Faith Evans) - The official remix to the original version. Appears on the single and the popular version. A music video was made for this song. The video was directed by Hype Williams and features appearances by Total, Luther Campbell, Heavy D, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, D-Nice, Patra, Miss Jones, Queen Latifah, Craig Mack, Tyson Beckford, Aaliyah, Changing Faces, Kid Capri, Zhane, and Sean Combs.
"One More Chance (Hip Hop Remix)" (Feat. Total) - Also appears on the single and uses the verses from the "Stay With Me" remix except the beat and chorus is different. Also appears on the clean version of "Ready To Die" (instead of the original). Samples Lou Donaldson's "Who's Making Love?".
"Want That Old Thing Back" (Feat. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant) - Appears on Greatest Hits and the bonus disc of Duets: The Final Chapter, has a different beat, the chorus is by Tresvant and features a verse by Ja Rule. Uses Biggie's verses from the original "One More Chance".
"Foolish"/"Unfoolish" - A single by Ashanti. The song samples "Stay With Me" by DeBarge so it uses the same beat as the "One More Chance" / "Stay With Me" remix. A remix, "Unfoolish", was made which features Biggie's first verse from "Fucking You Tonight" as the 3rd verse. "Unfoolish" appears on We Invented The Remix Vol. 1 and Ashanti's first album.
"One More Chance" / "The Legacy (Remix)" (Feat. Faith Evans & CJ Wallace (their son)) - The official remix to the "Stay With Me" remix. Appears on the soundtrack of Notorious B.I.G.'s biopic Notorious.
This song played as tribute to Biggie in the Up In Smoke Tour, which was in 2000. Snoop Dogg announced that Biggie was his homeboy, wishing the two had a better relationship, before he passed. Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre played this song as homage to Biggie.
End of year charts
12" Vinyl Single
- One More Chance / Stay With Me (Radio Edit 1) (4:15)
- One More Chance (Hip Hop Mix) (5:05)
- One More Chance / Stay With Me (Radio Edit 2) (4:35)
- One More Chance (Hip Hop Instrumental) (5:08)
- One More Chance (Hip Hop Radio Edit) (4:24)
- The What (Radio Edit) (4:08)
- One More Chance / Stay With Me (Instrumental) (4:35)
- One More Chance / Stay With Me (Radio Edit 1) (4:17)
- One More Chance (Hip Hop Mix) (5:07)
- One More Chance / Stay With Me (Radio Edit 2) (4:37)
- The What (Radio Edit) (4:00)
- One More Chance (Radio Edit 1)
- One More Chance (Hip Hop Radio Edit)
- The What (Radio Edit)
- One More Chance (Hip Hop Mix)
- One More Chance (Radio Edit 2)
- "The Making of Ready to Die: Family Business". XXL. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
- "Charts.org.nz – The Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance". Top 40 Singles.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27.