"Square Biz" is a song by American R&B singer, Teena Marie. The song was released as a single in 1981 from the album . It would go on to become one of Marie's signature songs. It Must Be Magic
The song interpolates a rap verse from the
Sugar Hill Gang hit . Rapper's Delight
Cover versions and appearances in media [ edit ]
In 2002, a new version of this song, titled "Hollywood Square Biz", was used as the theme to the popular
game show from 2002 to 2004. Hollywood Squares [1 ]
En Vogue performed a cover of the song on their concert DVD, "Live in the USA".
Missy Elliott uses an interpolation of a verse from Square Biz in Ciara's 2004 hit single, " 1, 2 Step". [2 ]
The Firm's " Firm Biz" contains a sample based on the song featuring En Vogue's Dawn Robinson from groups 1997 album . The Album
In January 2011,
The Foreign Exchange performed a piece of the song during their Authenticity Tour in Europe.
Chart performance [ edit ]
The song managed to peak at #3 on
Billboard's Black Singles, becoming Marie's highest peak on the chart at the time. The song managed to peak at #12 on Billboard's Club Play Singles, while performing moderately on Billboard's Pop Singles, peaking only at #50, becoming her second single to chart on the Pop Singles chart.
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