Air Force Ones (song)

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"Air Force Ones"
Nelly Air Force Ones.jpg
Single by Nelly featuring Kyjuan, Ali and Murphy Lee
from the album Nellyville
ReleasedNovember 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)[1]
Length5:04 (album version)
4:31 (radio edit)
LabelUniversal Records
Songwriter(s)Nelly, Murphy Lee, Ali, Kyjuan
Producer(s)Trackboyz
Nelly singles chronology
"Dilemma"
(2002)
"Air Force Ones"
(2002)
"Work It"
(2003)

"Air Force Ones" is a song by American rapper Nelly, from his second album Nellyville . It was released on November 4, 2002, and features fellow St. Lunatics rappers Kyjuan, Ali and Murphy Lee. The song was the third top 5 hit from Nellyville on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 3. Its video, whose exteriors were shot at the SE corner of Delmar and Westgate in University City, Missouri[citation needed], featured St. Louis professional athletes Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, D'Marco Farr, Ray Lankford, and Ozzie Smith, and hip hop artists Big Tymers and WC.

Meaning[edit]

The Nike Air Force One is a type of shoe. In the song, Nelly and the St. Lunatics each brag about their usage and opinions of the shoes.

Remix[edit]

The official remix was included on Nelly's remix album Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention and David Banner's album MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water. It features the St. Lunatics on the 1st part of the chorus, David Banner, and 8Ball. David Banner is also the producer of the remix.

Track listings[edit]

  • US promo CD single[2]
  1. "Air Force Ones" (clean radio edit) — 4:31
  2. "Air Force Ones" (clean album version) — 5:04
  3. "Air Force Ones" (instrumental) — 5:04
  1. "Dilemma" (clean) — 4:49
  2. "Dilemma" (dirty) — 4:49
  3. "Dilemma" (instrumental) — 4:49
  4. "Air Force Ones" (clean) — 5:04
  5. "Air Force Ones" (dirty) — 5:04
  6. "Air Force Ones" (instrumental) — 5:04

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States November 4, 2002 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1477. November 1, 2002. p. 24. Retrieved July 10, 2022.
  2. ^ "Nelly feat. Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy Lee - Air Force Ones (US promo CD single)" at Discogs
  3. ^ "Nelly - Dilemma / Air Force Ones (US 12" single)" at Discogs
  4. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "Nelly Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  9. ^ "Year In Music: 2003 - Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Vol. 115, no. 52. December 27, 2003. p. YE-30. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  10. ^ "Year In Music: 2003 - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Vol. 115, no. 52. December 27, 2003. p. YE-38. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Year In Music: 2003 - Hot Rap Tracks". Billboard. Vol. 115, no. 52. December 27, 2003. p. YE-65. Retrieved June 7, 2020.