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
Recorded1983
GenreNew school hip hop
Length3:52
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
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 Black Singles[1] 111

Notes:

  • 1 - Charted with "Jam Master Jay"

References[edit]

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