F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)

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"F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)"
Frankee furb.jpg
Single by Frankee
from the album The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Released March 15, 2004
Format CD
Genre R&B
Label Marro
Songwriter(s) Mark Passy, Kirk Robinson, Jennifer Graziano, Frankee, Eamon
Producer(s) Jessi Jordan, Ty Real
Frankee singles chronology
"F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)"
(2004)
"How You Do"
(2004)
"F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back"
(2004)
"How You Do"
(2004)

"F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)" (censored on the single art and publicly as "F.U.R.B. (F U Right Back)") is a song by American pop/R&B singer Frankee from her debut studio album, The Good, the Bad, the Ugly. It was released as the lead single from the album in March 2004. The song was released as a response to Eamon's song "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)". The song reached number one in the United Kingdom,[1] knocking Eamon's song off the top spot there and remaining in that position for three weeks.[2] The song was also a number-one success in Australia.

During the success of both songs in the United Kingdom, BBC Radio 1 host Chris Moyles was heavily critical of them and recorded and broadcast his own spoof version—"We Want You to Leave"—claiming that both singles were the product of what amounted to nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy by Eamon and Frankee's record labels.[citation needed]

The song was included on the Australian compilation album So Fresh: The Hits of Spring 2004, as it was a chart topper during the spring (June to August) of 2004 in Australia.[3]

Track listings and formats[edit]

FURB (F U Right Back)[4]
No. Title Length
1. "F U Right Back" (House Radio Edit) 4:30
2. "F U Right Back" (Instrumental) 3:23
3. "F U Right Back" (Edit) 3:17
4. "F U Right Back" (Explicit Mix) 3:17
5. "F U Right Back" (Friday Night Posse Remix) 5:48
6. "F U Right Back" (Express Theory Broken Mix) 5:02
7. "F U Right Back" (Mix Factory Remix) 6:09
8. "F U Right Back" (Extra Edit) 3:19
9. "F U Right Back" (House Mix) 4:28
Total length: 39:13

Charts and sales[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[6] 12
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 5
France (SNEP)[8] 22
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 8
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 14
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 33
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[1] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 63
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[15] 21

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Australia Platinum[16] 70,000+
United Kingdom Silver 200,000+

Chart succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Black Betty" by Spiderbait
"Everytime" by Britney Spears
ARIA (Australia) number-one single
June 13, 2004 - June 26, 2004
4 July 2004 - 11 July 2004
Succeeded by
"Everytime" by Britney Spears
"Learn to Fly" by Shannon Noll
Preceded by
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon
UK Singles Chart number-one single
May 16, 2004 - June 5, 2004
Succeeded by
"I Don't Wanna Know" by Mario Winans featuring P. Diddy and Enya

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 699. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "So Fresh: The Hits Of Spring 2004 - hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "FURB (F U Right Back) by Frankee on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Frankee – F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eamon – F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Eamon – F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)". Tracklisten. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eamon – F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Eamon Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Eamon search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Eamon – F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eamon – F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)". VG-lista. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eamon – F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)". Singles Top 100. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  14. ^ "The Hot 100 : May 01, 2004 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 2004-05-01. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  15. ^ [1] Archived June 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2014-04-02.