Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

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"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
Hit em up style.jpg
Single by Blu Cantrell
from the album So Blu
Released
  • April 23, 2001 (2001-04-23) (US)[1]
  • September 1, 2001 (2001-09-01) (Europe)[2]
Recorded2000–01
Genre
Length4:10
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Dallas Austin
Producer(s)Dallas Austin
Blu Cantrell singles chronology
"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
(2001)
"I'll Find a Way"
(2001)

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" is the debut single by American R&B singer Blu Cantrell, written and produced by Dallas Austin and featured on Cantrell's debut album, So Blu (2001).

It is Cantrell's most successful single in the US to date and her only single to enter the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number two (where it spent two consecutive weeks) on the issue date of July 21, 2001, behind Usher's "U Remind Me" (Cantrell would appear on the remix of the song). It enjoyed similar success in Europe and Oceania. The song appears in video games Donkey Konga 2, Singstar as DLC and Just Dance 4. It also appears on MTV Classic's House Of Pop.

In 2010, the Carolina Chocolate Drops included a cover of the song on their Grammy-winning album Genuine Negro Jig. On 13 July 2019, Postmodern Jukebox covered the song, featuring Olivia Kuper Harris.

Composition[edit]

The lyrics propose that women should take revenge on cheating men by draining them of their available assets, both monetary assets and property. Cantrell has said that she did not particularly care for the song artistically, but the bitter feelings she was experiencing at the time led her to include it on the album anyway.[3]

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" takes a small snippet sample from Frank Sinatra - The Boys Night Out, song is written in the key of F minor and is written in half time with a tempo of 90 beats per minute. The song features the chords Fm and Bm6, and Cantrell's vocals span from B3 to A5.[4][5]

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD 1

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Edit) – 4:15
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Track Masters Remix featuring Foxy Brown) – 3:38
  3. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Jazze Remix featuring Jazze Pha and L.O.) – 4:38
  4. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:12

CD 2

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Edit) – 4:15
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Track Masters Remix featuring Foxy Brown) – 3:36

Maxi-single

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:04
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:13
  3. "Till I'm Gone" (Snippet) – 1:25
  4. "I'll Find a Way" (Snippet) – 1:52
  5. "The One" (Snippet) – 1:19
  6. "U Must B Crazy" (Snippet) – 1:23
  7. "Waste My Time" (Snippet) – 1:31

US 12-inch single

A1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:12
A2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:12
B1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:12
B2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Acapella) – 4:01

Promo CD single

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:04
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:13
  3. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Call Out Research Hook) – 0:12

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[39] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Cairo, Raul (October 13, 2001). "Airborne" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 19 no. 42. p. 18. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Cantrell, Blu. (March 1, 2008). Interview. Baisden After Dark, TV One
  4. ^ Austin, Dallas. "Blu Cantrell "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" Sheet Music in F Minor - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
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