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"
(1996)
Music video
"ATLiens" on YouTube

"ATLiens" is the second single from hip hop duo Outkast's second studio album of the same name. It is a double A-Side single, alongside the track "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 number 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] 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) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 35
US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[4] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 22
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

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. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  4. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  5. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  6. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.