Be Faithful

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"Be Faithful"
Be Faithful.jpg
Single by Fatman Scoop
ReleasedMarch 2, 1999 (1999-03-02) (original release)
October 20, 2003 (2003-10-20) (re-release)
Format
GenreHip hop
Length3:03
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Fatman Scoop singles chronology
"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. It features and was produced by American hip hop production duo The Crooklyn Clan. The single topped the charts in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, and peaked at number four in Denmark and number five in Australia. The song was featured in the trailer for the film The Best Man and later in the film Save the Last Dance.

Content[edit]

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.

Pop culture[edit]

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 criticised for its inappropriate lyrics and potential breach of laws on the use of Parliamentary footage.[1]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999–2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 46
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 11
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 12
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 4
France (SNEP)[7] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 28
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[9] 25
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 1
Italy (FIMI)[11] 24
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 30
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[14] 74
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 92
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[19] 24

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 19
Chart (2004) Position
Australia (ARIA)[21] 45
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 77

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[23] Platinum 70,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Gold 400,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia PM sorry for using Fatman Scoop". BBC News. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". Tracklisten. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Fatman Scoop feat. the Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 45, 2003". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". Top Digital Download. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 49, 2003" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "Romanian Top 100". Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on February 20, 2005. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  17. ^ "Fatman Scoop: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  18. ^ "Fatman Scoop Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  19. ^ "Rap Songs". Billboard. March 27, 1999. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  20. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2003" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2004". ARIA. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2004" (in German).
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Fatman Scoop ft Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 9, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Be Faithful in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.