Express Yourself (Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band song)
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|Single by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band|
|from the album Express Yourself|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
"Express Yourself" is a 1970 single by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. It was released in 1970 as the title song of their 1970 album, Express Yourself, and is their signature song. It reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also their biggest hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, reaching #3.
|Billboard Hot 100||12|
|Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||3|
Covers and samples
- N.W.A sampled this song in their 1989 song also titled "Express Yourself". A member of N.W.A. was Eazy-E, nephew of Wright.
- The House Jacks recorded a version for Tommy Boy Records that appears on their album Funkwich (1997)
- Francis Rocco Prestia recorded a version that appears on his 1999 album "...everybody on the bus"
- Labrinth covered this song as well in his 2012 album Electronic Earth. His cover also being titled "Express Yourself".
- Slightly Stoopid has covered this song live on their 2012 tour in support of their latest album, Top Of The World.
In popular culture
- The song is featured in current commercials for Coffee-Mate.
- It is also featured in an iPad commercial.
- The song was featured during the end credits of Guess Who (film).
- The Mocean Worker Remix of the song appears during the fight scene in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005 film)
- The song is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on radio station Master Sounds 98.3.
- The song is also featured in the video game Driver: Parallel Lines where it plays in the 1978 era.
- Weiss, Jeff (2014-12-17). "Watts Soul Legend Charles Wright's "Mistake" Turned Into "Express Yourself"". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
- Hudak, Joseph. "Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, 'You're So Beautiful' - 20 R&B Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s You Never Heard". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
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