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, 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"
(1995)
"Somethin' 4 da Honeyz"
(1995)

"This Is How We Do It" is the debut song by American R&B singer Montell Jordan. It was released in February 1995 as the lead single from his debut album of the same name. The song is representative of the new jack swing style popular at the time (though, by 1995, the New Jack Swing genre had been mostly replaced by hip-hop soul[citation needed]), featuring Jordan singing over an enhanced sample of Slick Rick's "Children's Story." It was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks from April 15 to May 27, 1995, and was number one for seven weeks on the R&B singles chart.[1] A cover of the song also appears as a bonus track on the AlunaGeorge album "Body Music".

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 38
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 26
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 8
Canada Dance (RPM)[5] 1
France (SNEP)[6] 34
Germany (Media Control AG)[7] 38
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 22
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 38
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 1
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 11

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1995) Position
Canada Dance (RPM)[12] 15
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 10

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[14] 29

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