Cha Cha Cha (MC Lyte song)

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"Cha Cha Cha"
Single by MC Lyte
from the album Eyes on This
Released July 3, 1989
Format 12"
Recorded 1989
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 3:02
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) King Of Chill[1]
Producer(s) King Of Chill[2]
MC Lyte singles chronology
Paper Thin
Cha Cha Cha
Stop, Look, Listen

Cha Cha Cha is a single from MC Lyte's album Eyes on This. It was released on July 3, 1989.


MC Lyte was only 18 when she made the song. The song contains a sample of "Rockin' It" by The Fearless Four.

The song spent 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles charts, peaking at the #1 spot.[3]

Legacy and influence[edit]

In 2008, it was ranked number 54 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. She performed this song at the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The single was sampled in 7L & Esoteric's second EP release, Dangerous Connection, on a track called "Word Association".

The song was also featured on the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the fictional in-game station "The Classics 104.1".

Jack White revealed the song as the primary inspiration behind his 2014 single "Lazaretto".[4][5]


End of year chart Position
Hot Rap Singles 1


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