Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" is the debut single by rapper Puff Daddy. It appears on Puff Daddy's debut studio album and it was released as his first single in 1997. The single was released through No Way Out BMG Music, Arista Records and Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records.
The song entered the U.S.
at number thirty-two in early 1997 and eventually spent six weeks at number one. Billboard Hot 100 It was the beginning of Combs' and Bad Boy Records' chart domination during the year—the Combs-produced "  Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G. would follow this song at number one, and the B.I.G. tribute song " I'll Be Missing You" spent eleven weeks at number one during the summer, only to be followed by another B.I.G. song, " Mo Money Mo Problems" and then the Combs-produced " Honey" by Mariah Carey.
Combs was already a successful songwriter, producer and record label owner (
Bad Boy Records) before he released his debut album as a performer. His first U.S. chart single, "No Time", was a top-twenty hit for Lil' Kim on which Puff Daddy was credited as a featured vocalist. "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" is the debut chart appearance for rapper Mase.
Content [ edit ]
The song combines elements of several previous singles, the most obvious being a slowed-down rhythm track sampling from
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's " The Message". The track's chorus is an interpolation of " Break My Stride", a top-five single by Matthew Wilder from 1983. The track also contains a sample of opening drums of Michael Jackson's 1979 single " Rock with You".
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was directed by
Paul Hunter and it was released in January 1997. The music video features cameos by The Notorious B.I.G. and Eddie Griffin.
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Germany (Official German Charts)
Billboard Hot 100
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (
Decade-end charts [ edit ]
All-time charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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