Cross the Track (We Better Go Back)

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"Cross The Track (We Better Go Back)[1]"
Single by Maceo and the Macks[2]
Released 1974-1975[2]
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Promo[3]
Recorded 1974
Genre Funk, soul[3]
Length 3:20 (single version),[3] 6:16 (1987 version)[4]
Label People Records[2]
Songwriter(s) James Brown[3]
Producer(s) James Brown[3]

"Cross The Track (We Better Go Back)", often wrongly attributed as "Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back)", is a 1975 single by Maceo and the Macks. It made #54 on the UK Singles Chart.[5]

In 1987, the song was re-released and made #1 on the UK Dance Chart.[6]

In 1988, it was sampled for Kid 'N Play's "Do This My Way" and Stetsasonic's "DBC Let the Music Play".

In 1989, it was sampled for "D.E.F. = Doug E. Fresh (Dance, Party Get-Up Remix)" by Doug E. Fresh and The Get Fresh Crew and "Do It to the Crowd" by Twin Hype.

In 2000 it appeared in the Gangster film Snatch, as well as its soundtrack.[7]

In 2004, it appeared in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas soundtrack

In 2006, "Surround U" by Fantasia Barrino sampled this song.[8]

In 2010, the track was sampled by A Skillz on their track "Twang Banger".