Funkdafied (song)

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Da Brat - Funkdafied (single).jpg
Single by Da Brat
from the album Funkdafied
Released May 30, 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop, G-funk
Length 3:05
Label So So Def Recordings
Songwriter(s) Jermaine Dupri, The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Da Brat singles chronology
"Fa All Y'all"
"Fa All Y'all"

"Funkdafied" is the lead single released from Da Brat's debut album of the same name.


The song was both produced and written by Jermaine Dupri and contained a sample of The Isley Brothers 1983 hit "Between the Sheets", for which the brothers and Chris Jasper were given songwriting credits. The single was released in the summer of 1994 and quickly became a hit, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the R&B charts (held from the top spot by Janet Jackson's "Any Time, Any Place") and number one on Hot Rap Singles. To date, "Funkdafied" remains Da Brat's most successful single and is her only single to have been certified platinum for shipments exceeding one million copies, earning the certification on August 16, 1994.[1] By the end of the year, it had sold 800,000 copies.[2] It reached No. 37 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1994 as one of the year's most successful singles.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by David Nelson and premiered on late 1994.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Funkdafied"
  2. "Funkdafied" (Rated R)
  3. "Funkdafied" (Instrumental)
  4. "Funkdafied" (A Cappella)


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 6
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 1
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 3

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 37


  1. ^ "American certifications – Da Brat – Funkdafied". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1994". Billboard. BPI Communications. 107 (3): 57. January 21, 1995. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2010-11-10.