Be Faithful

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"Be Faithful"
Be Faithful.jpg
Single by Fatman Scoop featuring The Crooklyn Clan
ReleasedMarch 2, 1999 (1999-03-02)
GenreHip hop
Length3:03
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • DJ Sizzahandz
  • DJ Riz
Fatman Scoop singles chronology
"Where U @?"
(1998)
"Be Faithful"
(1999)
"Drop"
(2001)
The Crooklyn Clan singles chronology
"Where U @?"
(1998)
"Be Faithful"
(1999)
"It Takes Scoop"
(2003)

"Be Faithful" is a song performed by American hip hop artist Fatman Scoop, featuring and produced by American hip hop duo The Crooklyn Clan. The song became a sleeper hit, originally releasing in 1999 but seeing international chart success after a re-release in 2003. "Be Faithful" topped the charts in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom and peaked within the top 10 of the charts in Australia and Denmark. The song was featured in the trailer for the film The Best Man and later in the film Save the Last Dance.

The song heavily samples "Love Like This" by Faith Evans, which in turn is made of a covered loop from Chic's "Chic Cheer". It also samples "Party Ain't a Party" by Queen Pen, "Off the Books" by The Beatnuts, "Can I Get A..." by Jay-Z, Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature and "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" by Black Sheep.

Two decades after its release, the song re-gained attention in 2018 after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison posted a tweet, containing footage of Parliament set to an excerpt of the song. It was criticized for its inappropriate lyrics and potential breach of laws on the use of Parliamentary footage.[1]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[25] Platinum 70,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 400,000double-dagger

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Hits of the World – Eurochart" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 115 no. 45. November 8, 2003. p. 49. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
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  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". Top Digital Download. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 49, 2003" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved July 6, 2018.
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  15. ^ "Romanian Top 100". Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on February 20, 2005. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
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  18. ^ "Fatman Scoop/Crooklyn Clan: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  19. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  20. ^ "Fatman Scoop Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  21. ^ "Rap Songs". Billboard. March 27, 1999. Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  22. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2003" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  23. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles for 2004". ARIA. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  24. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2004" (in German).
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2020-07-27. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  26. ^ "British single certifications – Fatman Scoop/Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 16, 2021.