Ditty (Paperboy song)

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"Ditty"
Ditty song.jpeg
Single by Paperboy
from the album The Nine Yards
Released November 3, 1992 (1992-11-03)[1]
Format 12", 7", CD, MiniDisc, cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:03
Label Next Plateau
Writer(s)
Producer(s) David Weldon[3]
Paperboy singles chronology
"Ditty"
(1992)
"Bumpin' (Adaptation of Humpin')
(1993)

"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)".[4]

"Ditty" is Paperboy's only song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10 in 1993.[5] It was awarded a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.[6] In 1994, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, but lost to "Let Me Ride" by Dr. Dre.[7]

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)[5] Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 93
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 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)[10] Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.com: Paper Boy [sic]: Ditty: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Paperboy - Ditty (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Paperboy - Ditty (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ditty - Paperboy - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Paperboy - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American certifications – Paperboy – Ditty". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  7. ^ "Rock On The Net: 36th Annual Grammy Awards - 1994". Rock on the Net. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Musicline.de – Paperboy Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Paperboy – Ditty". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ Pedro. "Longbored Surfer - 2003". LongboredSurfer.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 

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