Ditty (Paperboy song)

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Single by Paperboy
from the album The Nine Yards
Released December 21, 1992 (1992-12-21)[1]
Format 12", 7", CD, MiniDisc, cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:03
Label Next Plateau
Producer(s) David Weldon[3]
Certification Platinum[4]
Paperboy singles chronology
"Bumpin' (Adaptation of Humpin')

"Ditty" is a song by American rapper Paperboy from his debut studio album The Nine Yards. It is the opening track on the album and was issued as the album's lead single. The song is primarily based around a sample of Zapp's "Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)", but it also contains a sample of James Brown's "Funky President (People It's Bad)".[5]

"Ditty" is Paperboy's only song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10 in 1993.[6] It was awarded a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.[7] In 1994, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, but lost to "Let Me Ride" by Dr. Dre.[8]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Vocals: Mitchell Johnson
  • Mastered by: Phil Austin
  • Mixed by: Gary "D.J. GLE" Ellis
  • Instruments: Dave Cochrane

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ditty" (Explicit) - 4:02
  2. "Ditty" (Edited) - 3:56
  3. "Ditty" (Album Version) - 4:59
  4. "Ditty" (Remix - Explicit) - 5:04
  5. "Ditty" (Remix - Edited) - 5:04
  6. "Ditty" (Radio Mix - feat. Nate Dogg) - 3:51
  7. "Ditty" (DJ Remix) - 4:08

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993)[6] Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 93
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 48
US Billboard Hot 100 10
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard) 23
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 17
US Hot Rap Singles (Billboard) 20
US Rhythmic Top 40 (Billboard) 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993)[11] Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 24


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