This Is How We Do It

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"This Is How We Do It"
Single by Montell Jordan
from the album This Is How We Do It
Released February 6, 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre R&B, hip hop soul, new jack swing
Length 3:59
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce, Ricky Walters
Producer(s) Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce
Certification Platinum
Montell Jordan singles chronology
"This Is How We Do It"
"Somethin' 4 da Honeyz"

"This Is How We Do It" is the debut single by R&B singer Montell Jordan. It was released by Def Jam Recordings on February 6, 1995 as the lead single from his debut album of the same name. The single was Def Jam's first R&B release.[1]

The song is representative of the hip hop soul style popular at the time,[2][1] featuring Jordan singing over an enhanced sample of Slick Rick's "Children's Story."[3] "This Is How We Do It" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks from 15 April to 27 May 1995, and was number one for seven weeks on the R&B singles chart.[4] A cover of the song also appears as a bonus track on the AlunaGeorge album Body Music. The song also appears in Saints Row IV on one of the ingame radio stations "107.7 The Mix FM" & is played during the ending of the game where all the characters dance to the song.


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  1. ^ a b Reynolds, J.R. (June 3, 1995). "Is Hip-Hop’s Growing Dominance of R&B an Evolutionary Step, Or Is It Displacing Traditional Soul Music Altogether?". Billboard 107 (22): 2. 
  2. ^ Gardner, Elysa (1999). "Hip-Hop Soul". In Light, Alan. The Vibe History of Hip-Hop (1st ed.). Three Rivers Press. pp. 307–317. 
  3. ^ Ernest Baker, Alysa Lechner, David Drake, Insanul Ahmed, Tannis Spencer (19 Mar 2013). "The 50 Best R&B Songs That Flipped Rap Beats". Complex. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 310. 
  5. ^ " – Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ " – Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ " – Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ RPM: issue date June 5, 1995
  9. ^ " – Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche –" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Montell Jordan search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ " – Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ " – Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It". Singles Top 60.
  14. ^ "Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It –". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Montell Jordan" UK Singles Chart.
  16. ^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1995
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  18. ^ Geoff Mayfield (25 December 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 

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