Coming to America (The System song)

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"Coming to America"
The system - cover to america.jpg
Single by The System
from the album Coming to America Soundtrack
Released 1988
Format 7" single
12" maxi
Recorded October 1987
Genre Pop
Contemporary R&B
Length 3:33 (Part One version)
Label Atlantic
ATCO Records
Songwriter(s) Nancy Huang, Nile Rodgers
Producer(s) The System, Nile Rodgers
The System singles chronology
"Nighttime Lover"
(1987)
"Coming to America"
(1988)
"Midnight Special"
(1989)
"Nighttime Lover"
(1987)
"Coming to America"
(1988)
"Midnight Special"
(1989)

"Coming to America" is a song used in the movie of the same name, starring Eddie Murphy. It was written by Nile Rodgers and Nancy Huang and performed by American music band The System. The song was used in movie during closing credits.

The song entered two Billboard charts in 1988, peaking No. 23 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 91 on the Hot 100 chart.[1][2]

This is the last commercially successful single recorded by The System.

Track listing[edit]

12" Vinyl (ATCO Records – DMD 1189)
No. Title Version Length
1. "Coming To America" Independence Mix 5:45
2. "Coming To America" American Dub Mix 4:33
3. "Coming To America" Part Two 3:33


7" Vinyl (ATCO Records – 7-99320)
No. Title Version Length
1. "Coming To America" Part One 3:33
2. "Coming To America" Part Two 3:30


Promo CD (Atlantic – PR 2352-2)
No. Title Version Length
1. "Coming To America" Part One 3:33
2. "Coming To America" Part Two 3:33
3. "Coming To America" Independence Mix 5:45
4. "Coming To America" American Dub Mix 4:33

Production[edit]

  • Knut Bohn: mixing
  • Michael Hutchinson: mixing
  • Knut Bohn: engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position[1][2]
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #23
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #91

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AMG: The System - Singles". All Music Guide, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b Jancik, Wayne (1998). The Billboard book of one-hit wonders (2nd ed.). California, U.S.: Billboard Books, 1998, the University of California. p. 451. ISBN 0-8230-7622-9.