Trippin' (Total song)

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"Trippin'"
Single by Total featuring Missy Elliott
from the album Kima, Keisha, and Pam
Released October 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)
Format CD single, maxi single, 12"
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:26
Label Bad Boy
Writer(s) Melissa Elliott, Darryl Pearson, Tim Mosley, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mario Winans, Keisha Spivey, Jakima Raynor
Producer(s) Missy Elliott, Darryl Pearson, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Mario Winans
Certification Gold
Total singles chronology
"What About Us?"
(1997)
"Trippin"
(1998)
"Sittin' Home"
(1999)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"5 Minutes"
(1998)
"Trippin"
(1998)
"I Want You Back"
(1998)

"Trippin'" is a song by R&B girl group Total, released as the first single from their second album in 1998. It was also their second release working with production/writing duo Missy Elliott & Timbaland, after What About Us?, although Timbaland this time provided only co-production and instrumentation, with the pairs' longtime collaborator Darryl Pearson instead handling main production with Elliott. Elliott was also often given a "featuring" credit (likely to create increased publicity for the track) despite only providing background vocals and spoken word to the song. The track was by far the group's biggest hit, peaking at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The song was released with the Puff Daddy, Harve Pierre & Mario Winans Remix as the main version with regards to the singles' cover and tracklistings. This remix featured a re-arranged version of the original lyrics, heavily sampled LL Cool J's "4, 3, 2, 1" and DMX (who also appeared on the sampled track) provided rap vocals. Both the original version (listed as "PD Mix") and another main remix (a similar, stripped-down version: the "Missy Mix") were also featured. Radio stations and the video however, simply censored the album version/PD Mix and a video for the remix was not shot.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn.

Vocals[edit]

Lead Vocals: Pam (First verse, leads 1st singing of the chorus), Keisha (Second verse), Kima (Bridge)

Background Vocals: Pam, Keisha, Kima, Missy Elliott

Track listing[edit]

CD Single

  1. Remix (Featuring DMX)
  2. PD Mix
  3. Missy Mix
  4. Remix Instrumental


12" Vinyl Single
Side 1 Remix (Featuring DMX)

  1. Club Mix
  2. Radio Mix
  3. Acappella

Side 2

  1. PD Mix
  2. Missy Mix
  3. PD Mix: Acappella

Charts[edit]

End of year chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28.