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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.
Legacy and influence
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".