Always on Time

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"Always on Time"
Single by Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
from the album Pain Is Love
Released October 30, 2001
Format CD single
Recorded Spring 2001
Genre Hip hop, pop rap
Label Murder Inc., Def Jam
Writer(s) Marcus Vest, Jeffrey Atkins, Irving Lorenzo
Producer(s) Irv Gotti
Ja Rule singles chronology
"Livin' It Up"
(2001)
"Always on Time"
(2001)
"Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)"
(2002)
Ashanti singles chronology
"Just Like a Thug"
(2001)
"Always on Time"
(2001)
"What's Luv?"
(2002)

"Always on Time" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule, featuring Ashanti, and produced by Irv Gotti. The music was written by 7 Aurelius, Ja Rule and Irving Lorenzo. The song became a worldwide hit and was Ashanti's first Hot 100 number one single and Ja Rule's second.

The song spent 2 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 from February 23, 2002. It was followed by another Ja Rule duet, "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule.

In 2009, it was named the 33rd most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Songs of the Decade Chart.[1]

Versions[edit]

  • "Always on Time" (Radio edit) - 4:05
  • "Always on Time" (Explicit album version) - 4:07
  • "Always on Time" (Instrumental) - 4:05
  • "Always on Time" (Agent X Mix) - 5:10
  • "Always on Time" (Agent X Dub) - 5:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001–02) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 22
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 26
Canadian Singles Chart 2
France (SNEP)[5] 45
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 22
Irish Singles (IRMA) 22
Italy (FIMI)[7] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 45
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 1
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[16] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs & Singles Charts". Billboard.com. 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Top Digital Download. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". VG-lista. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Singles Top 100. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 2002-02-02" UK Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Ja Rule – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ja Rule. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  15. ^ "Ja Rule – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ja Rule. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  16. ^ "Ja Rule – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Ja Rule. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  17. ^ "Ja Rule – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Ja Rule. Retrieved June 24, 2015.

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