1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)

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"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
Single by Coolio
from the album Gangsta's Paradise
B-side "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk"
Released February 20, 1996
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi, cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:20
Label Tommy Boy
Writer(s) Artis Ivey Jr, A. Sear
Producer(s) Jammin James Carter
Poison Ivey
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Coolio singles chronology
"Too Hot"
(1995)
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
(1996)
"Payback"
(1996)

"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" is a 1995 song recorded by American rapper Coolio. It was the third single from the album Gangsta's Paradise and was released in early 1996. Initially entitled "Sumpin' New", the song uses a sample from "Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)", recorded in 1981 by American jazz trumpeter Tom Browne.[1] It also includes a vocal sample from "Wikka Wrap" by The Evasions, from 1981. The main riff is from "Good Times" by Chic, from 1979.

The song achieved success in many countries, including the U.S., France and New Zealand, where it was a top ten hit.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings for the major releases of "1, 2,3, 4 (Sumpin' New):[2]

CD single
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix) – 3:20
  2. "Smilin'" – 4:09
CD maxi
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (clean version) – 3:20
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (extended version) – 4:33
  3. "Straight Pass" (straight pass) – 3:31
  4. "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk" – 3:44
7" single
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix)
12" maxi
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / extended version) – 4:11
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / instrumental) – 3:40
  3. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (album version) – 3:33
  4. "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk" (album version) – 3:46
Cassette
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / clean version)
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (clean album version)

Music video[edit]

A music video (directed by David Dobkin) for the song was released, featuring Coolio attempting to get to a party. Jamie Foxx and A.J. Johnson are also in the music video. A music video featuring the Muppets was released and premiered on the Disney Channel.[3] This music video was also used as the closing number on the Muppets Tonight episode which guest-starred Coolio. The song has been certified gold by the RIAA and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 353 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ "Coolio - "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)", formats and track listings". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Coolio's closing number on Muppets Tonight". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Coolio > 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New) – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Coolio search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". VG-lista.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". Singles Top 60.
  14. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  15. ^ a b c Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  16. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  17. ^ Kent, David (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993-2005. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. 
  18. ^ "French single certifications – Coolio – 1 2 3 4" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  19. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Coolio – 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin New)". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Coolio – 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin%27 New)". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard (BPI Communications Inc.) 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 

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