Backyard Boogie

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This page is about the song. For the album, see Backyard Boogie (J Boog album)
"Backyard Boogie"
Backyard Boogie.jpg
Single by Mack 10
from the album Based on a True Story
B-side "Only In California"
Released July 22, 1997
Format 12", CD
Recorded 1996
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 4:19
Label Priority
Writer(s) Bobby Ervin, Mack 10
Producer(s) DJ Bobcat
Mack 10 chronology
"Nothin' But the Cavi Hit"
"Backyard Boogie"
"Only in California"

"Backyard Boogie" is the lead single released from Mack 10's second album, Based on a True Story. The song was produced by Bobby "DJ Bobcat" Ervin and mixed by Ant Banks.

Released just prior to the release of Based on a True Story, "Backyard Boogie" became Mack 10's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching a peak of number 37. It became his second and final solo top-40 hit, after the previous year's "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit", a duet with Tha Dogg Pound. It also peaked at #5 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, now known as the Rap Songs chart. It is one of the rapper's most successful songs to date. The song helped the album debut at #14 on the Billboard 200 and get certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. On the single version of "Backyard Boogie", its follow-up single, "Only in California" featuring Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg, is also included. It never charted but was included on Based on a True Story.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Backyard Boogie" – 4:11
  2. "Backyard Boogie" (Instrumental) – 4:29
  3. "Only In California" – 4:30 (featuring Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg)
  4. "Only In California" (Instrumental) – 4:30

Chart history[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 37
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 23
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 5

Year-End charts[edit]

End of year chart (1997) Position
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[1] 99
Billboard Hot Rap Singles[2] 33


  1. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks - 1997. Retrieved 2-3-2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot Rap Singles - 1997. Retrieved 2-3-2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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