What Would You Do?" is a song recorded by American R&B/ hip hop trio City High. It was released in February 2001 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album. The track was originally included on the 1999 soundtrack of the film , starring Life Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. It is the group's most successful single to date, peaking at number 8 on the U.S. [1 ] , Billboard Hot 100 number one on [2 ] Billboard Hot Rap Singles, number 13 on [2 ] Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and number three in the United Kingdom. [2 ] The version of the song on their debut album differs from that included on the [3 ] Life soundtrack as it features a sample of Dr. Dre's hit song, " The Next Episode". The Life soundtrack version of the song does not contain the Dr. Dre sample.
The British band
Bastille released a cover of this song on their 2013 album . All This Bad Blood
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The song, along with the accompanying music video, is a motivational anthem for
single parents dealing with poverty and especially for single mothers who feel forced into prostitution due to the need to support their children. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Life Soundtrack" . Retrieved 2009-06-20.
^ a b c d e f g h "Billboard Chart" . Retrieved 2009-06-20.
^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 107. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
^ "City High-What would you do? Lyrics" . Retrieved 2009-06-20.
^ " Australian-charts.com – City High – What Would You Do?". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
^ " City High – What Would You Do? – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
^ " Ultratop.be – City High – What Would You Do?" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
^ " Danishcharts.com – City High – What Would You Do?". Tracklisten.
^ " Lescharts.com – City High – What Would You Do?" (in French). Les classement single.
^ " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association . Retrieved July 6, 2011.
^ " Nederlandse Top 40 – City High search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
^ " Charts.org.nz – City High – What Would You Do?". Top 40 Singles.
^ " Norwegiancharts.com – City High – What Would You Do?". VG-lista.
^ " Swedishcharts.com – City High – What Would You Do?". Singles Top 60.
^ " City High – What Would You Do? – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
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