Straight to the Bank

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"Straight to the Bank"
Single by 50 Cent
from the album Curtis
B-side Straight to the Bank (Instrumental)
Released June 29, 2007[1]
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:10
Label Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Writer(s) Curtis Jackson, Tyrone Fyffe, André Young
Producer(s) Ty Fyffe & Dr. Dre
50 Cent singles chronology
"Jimmy Crack Corn"
(2007)
"Straight to the Bank"
(2007)
"Amusement Park"
(2007)

"Straight to the Bank" is the first single from 50 Cent's third album, Curtis. The song is produced by Ty Fyffe, with additional production from Dr. Dre.[2] Tyler The Creator contributes with a laughing effect in the chorus. This stuttered laughing effect was then later copied by Lupe Fiasco on his song, The Coolest, from Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.

Background[edit]

Six days after the song was leaked on the Internet, it debuted at number 48 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and peaked at number 30 weeks later.[3] "Straight to the Bank" debuted at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of May 26, 2007. It remained on the chart for 3 weeks, before falling off.[4] 50 Cent performed the song live for the first time at the highly touted WBC Super Welterweight Championship fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya on May 5, 2007, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, while leading Mayweather's entourage into the ring. At its highest, "Straight to the Bank" hit number 3 on the iTunes single chart; however, due to the Curtis album being delayed, the song was removed from the iTunes library.

Music video[edit]

The music video debuted on MTV on May 17, 2007, after the "Amusement Park" video, which was released on May 16, 2007. On December 31, 2007, the music video appeared at number 83 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 countdown. The music video features cameos by G-Unit members Spider Loc and Tony Yayo, who contributes uncredited vocals to the song. The song has over 32 million views on Youtube.[5]

Remixes[edit]

An official remix was made featuring up and coming G-Unit Records artist Young Hot Rod. The song featured an altered, slower beat. The remix clocked in at 3 minutes and 44 seconds and was introduction to Hot Rod as an artist. A second remix was made featuring 2Pac and Daz Dillinger. Both guest star's verses were taken from previously released songs by both artists. The main remix is the song I Get Money. Originally I Get Money was supposed to be a remix to Straight to the Bank, but due to major publicity the song became a single and song by itself. A remix to I Get Money was released featuring Ludacris and another version featuring Diddy & Jay-Z, which was originally supposed to feature Rakim, Fabolous and Busta Rhymes.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Straight to the Bank" - 3:11
  2. "Straight to the Bank" (instrumental) - 3:11
  • Maxi CD
  1. "Straight to the Bank" - 3:11
  2. "Straight to the Bank" (instrumental) - 3:11
  3. "Straight to the Bank" (acapella) - 3:11
  4. "Straight to the Bank" (CD-rom video)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position[7]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 32
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 30
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 10
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 38
French Singles Chart 38
German Singles Chart 33
Austrian Singles Chart 60
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[8] 45
Swedish Singles Chart 53
Finnish Singles Chart 7
Hot Canadian Digital Singles 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Straight-Bank-50-Cent/dp/B000RT30S8/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1408862437&sr=1-1&keywords=50+cent+straight+to+the+bank
  2. ^ 50 Cent – "Straight to the Bank". XXL (April 2, 2007). Accessed April 2, 2007.
  3. ^ Jonathan Cohen (April 12, 2007). Timbaland Soars to No. 1 After Sales Explosion. Billboard. Accessed April 12, 2007.
  4. ^ a b 50 Cent – Straight to the Bank. aCharts.us. Accessed May 21, 2007.
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=50+cent+-+straight+to+the+bank#
  6. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Straight-Bank-2-Track-50-Cent/dp/B000RE1VMA/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1408862437&sr=1-4&keywords=50+cent+straight+to+the+bank
  7. ^ 50 Cent – Straight to the Bank. LesCharts. Accessed August 27, 2007.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200731 into search.

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