Hard Times (Run-D.M.C. song)

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"Hard Times"
Single by Run–D.M.C.
from the album Run–D.M.C.
B-side"Jam-Master Jay"
ReleasedDecember 11, 1983
FormatCassette single
Recorded1983
GenreNew school hip hop
Length3:52
LabelProfile/Arista
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Bralower
J.B. Moore
Russell Simmons
Larry Smith
William Waring
Producer(s)Jam Master Jay
Russell Simmons
Larry Smith
Run–D.M.C. singles chronology
"It's Like That"
(1983)
"Hard Times"
(1983)
"Rock Box"
(1984)

"Hard Times" is a rap song written by Jimmy Bralower, J.B. Moore, Russell Simmons, Larry Smith and William Waring originally recorded by Kurtis Blow for his 1980 eponymous debut album.

A 1983 cover by rap group Run–D.M.C. was issued as their second single, and is the first track on their eponymous debut album Run–D.M.C..

Track listing[edit]

12" Profile - PRO-7036 (US)
  1. "Hard Times" (D. McDaniels, J. Simmons, L. Smith, W. Warring) - 5:10
  2. "Jam-Master Jay" (D. McDaniels, J. Mitzell, J. Simmons, L. Smith, R. Simmons) - 3:21
  3. "Hard Times (Instrumental)" (D. McDaniels, J. Simmons, L. Smith, W. Warring) - 3:51
  4. "Jam-Master Jay (Instrumental)" (D. McDaniels, J. Mitzell, J. Simmons, L. Smith, R. Simmons) - 3:51

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[1] 111

Notes:

  • 1 - Charted with "Jam Master Jay"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Run-D.M.C. Chart Positions". AllMusic. Retrieved November 19, 2010.