Anything (Jay-Z song)

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"Anything"
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Single by Jay-Z
from the album The Truth and Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2000
Format
Recorded1999
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length4:46
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)"
(1999)
"Anything"
(2000)
"Things That U Do"
(2000)

"Anything" is a song by rapper Jay-Z that is found on Beanie Sigel's 2000 album The Truth. It is produced by Sam Sneed and P. Skam, who sample Lionel Bart's "I'll Do Anything" for the track's beat and chorus. The sample from Oliver! heavily popularized "Anything", as did the Annie sample on "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)", "Anything" was also a bonus track on Jay-Z's album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter (UK/Europe edition) as is "Anything (Mr. Drunk Mix)" on the Japanese version of the album.

Jay-Z admitted to Angie Martinez in a 2009 interview on the BET program Food for Thought that he hoped the song would be a success like "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" due to their similarities but was surprised when it wasn't, even saying "I dropped the record and then nothing". The song did, however, achieve moderate success in the UK reaching #18 on the singles chart. A music video for the song was also released, which was directed by Chris Robinson.


Formats and track listings[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "Anything (Radio Edit)"
  2. "So Ghetto"
  3. "There's Been a Murder"
  4. "Anything (Video)"

Vinyl[edit]

A-side[edit]

  1. "Anything (Radio Edit) (3:47)"
  2. "Anything (LP Version) (4:47)"
  3. "Anything (Instrumental) (4:48)"

B-side[edit]

  1. "Big Pimpin' (Radio Edit) (3:56)"
  2. "Big Pimpin' (LP Version) (4:44)"
  3. "Big Pimpin' (Instrumental) (4:59)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[1] 56
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 18
US Hot Rap Singles (Billboard)[3] 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Jay-Z – Anything". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Jay-Z: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Vol. 3: The Life and Times of Shawn Carter – Jay-Z". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 22, 2014.

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