ATLiens (song)

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"ATLiens"
Outkastatliens.jpg
Single by Outkast
from the album ATLiens
ReleasedAugust 20, 1996
Recorded1995
GenreAlternative hip hop
LabelLaFace/RCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)OutKast
Outkast singles chronology
"Elevators (Me & You)"
(1996)
"ATLiens"
(1996)
"Jazzy Belle"
(1997)
Music video
"ATLiens" on YouTube

"ATLiens" is the second single from hip-hop group Outkast's second studio album of the same name. It is a double A-Side single, alongside a further track from the album, "Wheelz of Steel". Both songs were written and produced by OutKast. The song appeared on the FOX series New York Undercover. The single peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"ATLiens" is widely considered one of Outkast's best songs. In 2020, The Ringer ranked the song number three on their list of the 50 greatest Outkast songs,[1] and in 2021, The Guardian ranked the song number eight on their list of the 20 greatest Outkast songs.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD Single
  1. "ATLiens" (Album Version) – 3:50
  2. "Wheelz of Steel" (Album Version) – 4:03
Maxi Single
  1. "ATLiens" (Album Version) – 3:50
  2. "Wheelz of Steel" (Album Version) – 4:03
  3. "ATLiens" (Instrumental) – 3:50
  4. "Wheelz of Steel" (Instrumental) – 4:03
Atliens - Remix CD Single
  1. "ATLiens" (Bad Boy Remix) – 6:15
  2. "ATLiens" (Bad Boy Instrumental) – 6:15
  3. "ATLiens" (Bad Boy Alternative Mix) – 5:08
  4. "Wheelz of Steel" (Remix) – 4:16
12" Vinyl Single
  1. "ATLiens" (Clean Version) – 3:50
  2. "ATLiens" (Album Version) – 3:50
  3. "ATLiens" (Album Instrumental) – 3:50
  4. "ATLiens" (Album Acapella) – 3:58
  5. "Wheelz of Steel" (Clean Version) – 4:03
  6. "Wheelz of Steel" (Album Version) – 4:03
  7. "Wheelz of Steel" (Album Instrumental) – 4:03
  8. "Wheelz of Steel" (Album Acapella) – 4:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996–97) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 35
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[4] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ringer's 50 Best Outkast Songs, Ranked". The Ringer. October 29, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  2. ^ Petridis, Alexis (August 20, 2021). "Outkast's 20 greatest songs – ranked!". The Guardian. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  3. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/outkast/chart-history/
  4. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/outkast/chart-history/