Stand Up (Ludacris song)

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"Stand Up"
Single by Ludacris featuring Shawnna
from the album Chicken-n-Beer
Released August 19, 2003
Format Digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:33
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Island Def Jam Music Group
Writer(s) Christopher Bridges, K. West
Producer(s) Kanye West, Ludacris (co.)
Certification 2x Platinum (RIAA)[1]
Ludacris singles chronology
"P-Poppin"
(2003)
"Stand Up"
(2003)
"Splash Waterfalls"
(2004)
Shawnna singles chronology
"P-Poppin"
(2000)
"Stand Up"
(2003)
"Shake That Shit"
(2005)

"Stand Up" is a song by Ludacris, released as the second official single in 2003, and taken from his fourth album Chicken-n-Beer. It was his first number-one single, with production by Kanye West and co-production by Ludacris himself.

The chorus consists of three repetitions of Ludacris rapping, "When I move you move" and Shawnna responding "Just like that". After three repetitions, Ludacris says "Hell yeah, hey, DJ, bring that back" Then Shawnna says, "When I move you move" and Ludacris says "Just like that" and they trade parts of the chorus.

It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of December 6, 2003, and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart for four weeks, make it the rapper's first #1 on both charts respectively. Ludacris went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. This song was also featured on the 2004 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 15 (U.S. series)

Music video[edit]

A music video was made for the song, directed by Dave Meyers. Ludacris raps at a night club with many bizarre elements, such as a huge beer bottle which he drinks from, a giant sneaker that he later wears, disabled people in wheel chairs dancing, a woman whose behind grows to a humungous proportion after kissing Luda, Luda and another woman as toddlers, and much more, with scenes mostly alluding to the song's lyrics. Chingy, Katt Williams, 2 Chainz, Scooter Braun, Kanye West (the song's producer), Tyra Banks & Lauren London made cameo appearances on the video.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 1
UK Singles Chart 14

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Rank 87- US Billboard Hot 100[2] 1

Remixes and cover versions[edit]

An official remix was also recorded, in which Ludacris' third verse was removed and replaced with a verse from Kanye West. The remix appeared on the Akademiks: JeaniusLevelMusikKanye West Vol. 2 & Kon The Louis Vuitton Don mixtapes.

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered the song as a lounge-style version on his 2004 album I'd Like a Virgin.

Ludacris also made a remix of the song for the Atlanta Falcons.

Ludacris used this song to mix it with Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) in a faster tone in some club radio stations.

Preceded by
"Baby Boy" by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks number-one single
November 1, 2003 – November 29, 2003
Succeeded by
"Step in the Name of Love" by R. Kelly
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
December 6, 2003
Succeeded by
"Hey Ya!" by OutKast

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