Trippin' (Total song)
|Single by Total featuring Missy Elliott|
|from the album Kima, Keisha, and Pam|
|Released||October 17, 1998|
|Format||CD single, maxi single, 12"|
|Genre||R&B, hip hop|
|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|
|Total singles chronology|
"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.
|This section requires expansion. (December 2013)|
The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn.
Lead Vocals: Pam (First verse, leads 1st singing of the chorus), Keisha (Second verse), Kima (Bridge)
Background Vocals: Pam, Keisha, Kima, Missy Elliott
- Remix (Featuring DMX)
- PD Mix
- Missy Mix
- Remix Instrumental
12" Vinyl Single
Side 1 Remix (Featuring DMX)
- Club Mix
- Radio Mix
- PD Mix
- Missy Mix
- PD Mix: Acappella
|End of year chart (1999)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||60|
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28.