Hay (song)

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Single by Crucial Conflict
from the album The Final Tic
B-side "Showdown"
Released April 23, 1996
Format Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Midwest hip hop
Length 4:20
Label Universal
Writer(s) Crucial Conflict
Producer(s) Wildstyle
Crucial Conflict singles chronology
"Ride the Rodeo"

"Hay" is the lead single from Crucial Conflict's second album, The Final Tic. Produced by member Wildstyle, "Hay" became the group's only charting single and their breakthrough hit, peaking at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The single was certified gold by the RIAA on July 18, 1996, and helped the album reach gold status less than two months later. It samples Funkadelic's "I'll Stay" from the album Standing on the Verge of Getting It On.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Hay" (Album version)- 4:20
  2. "Hay" (Instrumental)- 4:20


  1. "Showdown" (Album version)- 4:40
  2. "Hay" (Accapella)- 4:21

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 18
Billboard Hot R&B Singles 10
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 2
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 36

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 93


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000[3]

*sales figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  2. ^ "American single certifications – Crucial Conflict – Hay". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 8, 2015.