I'll Be Around (Rappin' 4-Tay song)

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"I'll Be Around"
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Single by Rappin' 4-Tay featuring The Spinners
from the album Don't Fight the Feelin'
B-side "Just Cause I Called You A Bitch"
Released March 7, 1995
Format 12", Cassette, CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:26
Label Chrysalis
Songwriter(s) Anthony Forté, Thom Bell, Phill Hurtt
Producer(s) Cyrus Esteban, Franky J
Rappin' 4-Tay singles chronology
"Playaz Club"
(1994)
"I'll Be Around"
(1995)
"Ain't No Playa (Playaz Shit)"
(1996)

"Playaz Club"
(1994)
"I'll Be Around"
(1995)
"Ain't No Playa (Playaz Shit)"
(1996)

"I'll Be Around" is the second single released from Rappin' 4-Tay's second album, Don't Fight the Feelin'. The song both sampled the music and retained the original chorus of The Spinners' song of the same name, though Rappin' 4-Tay replaced the song's original lyrics with his own. The Spinners were credited as featured artists and songwriters Thom Bell and Phil Hurtt were both given writing credits.

The song became 4-Tay's second consecutive Top 40 single, peaking at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Singles, becoming his biggest hit on that chart. It also made #30 on the UK Singles Chart. The single became The Spinners' last Top 40 hit in both the US and UK, some 34 years after their first, 1961's "That's What Girls Are Made For".

Chart history[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 39
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 37
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 5
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 32
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 16
UK Singles Chart 30

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[1] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "End of Year Charts 1995". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.