|"Hip Hop Hooray"
|Single by Naughty by Nature
|from the album 19 Naughty III
||December 10, 1992 (UK)
January 19, 1993 (US)
||September - October 1992 at Unique Recording Studios NYC
||Hip hop, new jack swing
||Tommy Boy Records
||Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Marvin Isley, Vincent Brown, Anthony Criss, Keir Gist
||DJ Kay Gee
|Naughty by Nature singles chronology
"Hip Hop Hooray" is a song by American hip hop group, Naughty by Nature. The song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart, and reached number eight on the US Pop chart. It contains samples from "Funky President" by James Brown, "Don't Change Your Love" by Five Stairsteps, "Make Me Say it Again, Girl" by Isley Brothers, "You Can't Turn Me Away" by Sylvia Striplin, "74 Miles Away" by Cannonball Adderley Quintet, and "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel. The song contains lyrics boasting the group's love of hip hop and their fascination with good-looking women. The chorus of "hey...ho...hey...ho" lyric is among the most popular choruses in the genre. The Seattle Mariners would play the song after Ken Griffey Jr. was officially announced coming to bat at the Kingdome, especially in 1995, the year of the Mariners' first Major League Baseball playoff appearance. Kids Incorporated covered "Hip Hop Hooray" in 1993 in the Season 9 episode "Writing on the Wall".
The music video was directed by Spike Lee, who also appears in it. Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Monie Love, Da Youngsta's, Kris Kross and Run-DMC also make appearances in the video.
- "Hip Hop Hooray" (LP Version)
- "Hip Hop Hooray" (Extended Mix)
- "The Hood Comes First" (LP Version)
- "Hip Hop Hooray" (Instrumental)
- "The Hood Comes First" (Instrumental)
|End of year chart (1993)
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100