Shit on You

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"Shit on You"
Single by D12
from the album Devil's Night (Special Edition)
B-side "Under The Influence"
"I Remember (Dedication to Whitney Ford)"
Released March 5, 2001[1]
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 2000; 54 Sound and The Lodge
Genre Midwest hip hop, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 5:29
Label Shady / Interscope
Producer(s) DJ Head (co-produced by Eminem)
D12 singles chronology
"Shit on You"
(2001)
"Purple Pills"
(2001)
Music video
Video on YouTube

"Shit on You" is a single by American rap group D12. It was their commercial debut single, released in March 2001. It achieved moderate success by reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. It was not included on the American edition of their 2001 debut studio album Devil's Night, but was included as a bonus track on the UK, European and Australian releases, and also on the deluxe version of Eminem's greatest hits album, Curtain Call: The Hits.

Background[edit]

The song features references to John Candy, JonBenét Ramsey, where one of the verses said "Got JonBenet Ramsey in my '98 Camry", Richard Pryor, and Steve Stout, while Eminem's line referring to the band as "five more zany-actin' maniacs in action" harks back to his original underground album Infinite. Detroit rapper Royce Da 5'9", who at the time was beefing with D12, made a song called "Shit on U" as a diss track using the "Shit on You" beat. Proof, the only group member not to rap in the original song, also utilised the beat in a solo cover version called "Shoot At You" in 2002, available from his website. The song was also a b-side on the follow-up single Purple Pills in some countries.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot on location in Detroit, the group performing in various locations around their home city, including Fox Theatre, Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects, the Joe Louis Memorial, Michigan Central Station, Comerica Park, and Runyon Avenue. The entire video is shot in black-and-white, apart from some cutaway sequences, including Bizarre living in a run-down house, Eminem as an angry old man, a cutscene where Eminem is at his old house and when Proof is with the chicks. Although Proof does not appear in the record, he provides a spoken introduction to the video, and appears alongside his bandmates.

Track listing[edit]

  • European CD single and UK Cassette
  1. "Shit on You" (D. Porter, D. Holton, M. Mathers, O. Moore, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle) - 5:30
  2. "Under The Influence" (D. Porter, D. Holton, M. Mathers, O. Moore, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle) - 5:14
  • UK and European Maxi single
  1. "Shit on You" - 5:30
  2. "Under The Influence" - 5:14
  3. "Shit on You" (Instrumental) - 5:19
  4. "Shit on You" (Music Video) - 5:26
  • American CD single[2]
  1. "Shit on You" (Street Mix) - 5:30
  2. "Shit on You" (Clean Version) - 5:30
  3. "Shit on You" (Acapella) - 5:26
  4. "Shit on You" (Instrumental) - 5:19
  • UK 12" vinyl[3]
  1. "Shit on You" - 5:30
  2. "Shit on You" (Instrumental) - 5:19
  3. "Under The Influence" - 5:14
  • American 12" vinyl[4]
  1. "Shit on You" (Street Version) - 5:30
  2. "Shit on You" (Clean Version) - 5:30
  3. "Shit on You" (Acapella) - 5:26
  4. "I Remember (Dedication to Whitney Ford)" (Street Version) - 5:43
  5. "Shit on You" (Instrumental) - 5:19
  6. "I Remember (Dedication to Whitney Ford)" (Instrumental) - 5:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 77
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 45
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 17
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[8] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 32
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 69
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[15] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shit On You". Amazon.com. 
  2. ^ "D12-S#!* On You". discogs.com. 
  3. ^ "D12 – Shit On You". discogs.com. 
  4. ^ "D12 / Eminem – Shit On You / I Remember (Dedication To Whitey Ford)". discogs.com. 
  5. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 584 (Week Commencing 7th May 2001)" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – D12 – Shit On You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – D12 – Shit On You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  8. ^ "D12 > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 10, 2001". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 10, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – D12 – Shit On You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – D12 – Shit On You". Singles Top 60. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – D12 – Shit On You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-03-17" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  15. ^ a b "Billboard chart search: D-12 – '$#!* on You'" (XML). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 14, 2011.