Doctorin' the House

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"Doctorin' the House"
Doctorin' the House.jpg
Single by Coldcut featuring Yazz and the Plastic Population
from the album What's That Noise?
ReleasedFebruary 1988 (1988-02)
GenreAcid house
Length3:45
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Coldcut
Coldcut singles chronology
"Beats + Pieces"
(1987)
"Doctorin' the House"
(1988)
"Stop This Crazy Thing"
(1988)
Music video
"Doctorin' the House" on YouTube
Yazz and the Plastic Population singles chronology
"Doctorin' the House"
(1988)
"The Only Way Is Up"
(1988)

"Doctorin' the House" is a single by Coldcut with British singer Yazz, released in February 1988. The track incorporates samples from various sources, mainly TV and film dialogue. The song peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart in March 1988 and spent four weeks in the top 10, making it Coldcut's biggest UK hit single.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Doctorin' the House" — 3:45
  2. "Doctorin' the House" (theftapella) — 4:03
12" maxi
  1. "Doctorin' the House" (vocal) — 5:38
  2. "Doctorin' the House" (speng) — 6:14
12" maxi – remixes
  1. "Doctorin' the House" (the upset remix) — 6:04
  2. "Doctorin' the House" (acid shut up) (dub) — 6:04
  3. "Doctorin' the House" (acid shut up) (trak) — 6:04

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Charts)[2] 45
Belgium (Ultratop 50)[3] 40
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 20
New Zealand (RIANZ)[7] 33
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[9] 3
Zimbabwe (ZIMA)[10] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[11] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Charts Company info OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 1 May 2009.
  2. ^ "ARIA singles charts – Coldcut". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Coldcut – "Doctorin' the House"" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Coldcut – "Doctorin' the House"" (in German). Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  5. ^ Irishcharts.ie Archived June 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved 18 November 2013)
  6. ^ "Coldcut – "Doctorin' the House"" (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Coldcut – "Doctorin' the House"". Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Coldcut". The Official Chart Company. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance Disco 1974-2003. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 285. ISBN 0-89820-156-X.
  10. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  11. ^ "Top 25 Dance Singles of '88" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 49, no. 10. 24 December 1988. p. 10. Retrieved 14 July 2019.