Wearing My Rolex

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"Wearing My Rolex"
Single by Wiley
from the album See Clear Now
Released 5 May 2008 (UK)
Format CD single
Digital download
Genre Grime, electronic, hip house
Length 2:53 (Radio edit)
2:10 (Music video version)
5:48 (Full version)
7:05 (Extended club edit)
Label Asylum/Warner Music
Writer(s) Richard Cowie
Producer(s) Bless Beats
Wiley singles chronology
"My Mistakes"
(2007)
"Wearing My Rolex"
(2008)
"Summertime"
(2008)

"Wearing My Rolex" is a 2008 single from British grime artist Wiley who is a founding member of the Roll Deep crew. Described as "grime-meets-electro" on BBC Radio 1Xtra, the song samples DSK's song "What Would We Do" and was released on 5 May 2008 by Asylum/Atlantic Records. The track was produced by Bow producer called Bless Beats.

An a cappella version of "Wearing My Rolex", performed by the main cast, featured in the original Royal Court Theatre production of Laura Wade's stage play Posh (2010).

Music Video[edit]

The video features a group of women dressed as and behaving like foxes.

Track listings[edit]

Digital Download Single
  1. "Wearing My Rolex" (Radio Edit)
Enhanced CD Single
  1. "Wearing My Rolex" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Wearing My Rolex" (Club (Extended) Edit)
  3. "Wearing My Rolex" (Niteryders Remix)
  4. "Wearing My Rolex" (Pirate Soundsystem Bassline Mix)
  5. "Wearing My Rolex" (Shoes Remix)
  6. "Wearing My Rolex" (Video)

Chart positions[edit]

In the United Kingdom, "Wearing My Rolex" entered at number four on the UK Singles Chart. It rose to number three and eventually peaked at number two, failing to topple "4 Minutes" by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland from the top off the British charts in its fourth week at the summit. In total the song remained in the Top 100 for 22 weeks.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
BPI certificate
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 2 Silver 200,000+

Uses[edit]

The song is used as the theme tune for The Kevin Bishop Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archive Chart: 2008-05-17" UK Singles Chart.