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Single by Fugees
from the album The Score
Released January 9, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre Hip hop soul/reggae
Length 4:20
Label Ruffhouse
Writer(s) Wyclef Jean, Samuel Michel, Lauryn Hill, Allen McGrier, Teena Marie, Salaam Remi
Producer(s) Salaam Remi
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Fugees singles chronology
"Refugees on the Mic"
"Killing Me Softly"

"Fu-Gee-La" is a song by the Fugees. It was released in January 1996 as the lead single from their second album, The Score. The song, which was produced by Salaam Remi, contains a sample of "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" by Ramsey Lewis, and its chorus is based on "Ooo La La La" by Teena Marie. Several remixes of the song, including the "Refugee Camp Remix" and the "Sly & Robbie Remix", which features a young Akon, also appear on The Score. It is the highest-selling single from the Fugees, and has been certified gold by RIAA.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for Fu-Gee-La was filmed in Jamaica. It follows a robbery-related concept, with each band member taking on a particular role.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fu-Gee-La" (Album Version) - 4:15
  2. "Fu-Gee-La" (North Side Mix) - 4:15
  3. "Fu-Gee-La" (Refugee Camp Remix) - 4:24
  4. "Fu-Gee-La" (Sly & Robbie Mix) - 5:33
  5. "Fu-Gee-La" (Wyclef's Global Acoustic Mix) - 4:18
  6. "Fu-Gee-La" (Fugi Acapella) - 4:08
  1. "Fu-Gee-La" (Album Version) - 4:15
  2. "Fu-Gee-La" (Album Instrumental) - 4:15
  3. "Fu-Gee-La" (Refugee Camp Remix) - 4:24
  4. "Fu-Gee-La" (Refugee Camp Instrumental) - 4:22
  5. "Fu-Gee-La" (North Side Mix) - 4:15
  6. "Fu-Gee-La" (Sly & Robbie Mix) - 5:33
  7. "How Many Mics" - 4:22


Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 43
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 8
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 14
France (SNEP)[7] 22
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 9
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 21
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 29
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 13



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