I Got 5 on It

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"I Got 5 on It"
I Got 5 on It.jpg
Single by Luniz featuring Michael Marshall
from the album Operation Stackola
ReleasedMay 23, 1995
Format12" single, CD single, cassette single
Recorded1994
GenreWest coast hip hop, R&B
Length4:13
LabelNoo Trybe
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tone Capone
Luniz featuring Michael Marshall singles chronology
"I Got 5 on It"
(1995)
"Playa Hata"
(1995)

"I Got 5 on It" is a song by American hip hop duo Luniz. It was released in May 1995 as the lead single from their debut album, Operation Stackola. It features vocal contributions from R&B singer Michael Marshall. The song reached number 2 in Germany, number 3 in the United Kingdom and number 8 in the United States. The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 31, 1995 and sold one million copies domestically.[1][2][3]

Content[edit]

The title relates to the following lyrics:

“Kinda broke this evening, y'all, so all I got's five, I got five”
“Unless you pull out the fat, crispy five dollar bill on the real before it's history”
“I got 5 on it, let's go half on a sack”

The song samples Club Nouveau's "Why You Treat Me So Bad" (1987), Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie" (1973) and Audio Two's "Top Billin'" (1987).[4]

Track listings[edit]

12" single

A-side:

  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean version) — 4:13
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (instrumental) — 4:14

B-side:

  1. "So Much Drama" (LP version) (street) featuring Nik Nack — 5:14
  2. "So Much Drama" (instrumental) — 5:14
CD single (U.S. version)
  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean short mix) — 3:59
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (clean bay ballas vocal remix) featuring Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump (Shock G), Richie Rich, Shock G, Spice 1 — 4:12
  3. "I Got 5 on It" (gumbo funk remix) remixed by N.O. Joe (4:50)
  4. "I Got 5 on It" (clean weedless mix) — 4:12
Cassette single

A-side:

  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean short mix)
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (clean bay ballas vocal remix) featuring Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump, Richie Rich, Shock G, Spice 1
  3. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 1)
  4. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 2)

B-side:

  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean short mix)
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (clean bay ballas vocal remix) featuring Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump, Richie Rich (2), Shock G, Spice 1
  3. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 1)
  4. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 2)

Charts and sales[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V, on the radio station "West Coast Classics". The original song and a suspenseful orchestrated remix version play a crucial role in Jordan Peele's 2019 horror film Us. The track's main melody is used as a leitmotif during the film's climax. The remix is listed on the Us official soundtrack as the "Tethered Mix."It is also featured in the film "Havoc".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American single certifications – Luniz – I Got 5 on It". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  2. ^ a b "Best-Selling Records of 1995". Billboard. BPI Communications. 108 (3): 56. January 20, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 333. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ I Got 5 on It by Luniz feat. Mike Marshall | WhoSampled Whosampled.com
  5. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 09 Jun 1996". ARIA. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Luniz – I Got 5 on It" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  9. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 108 (11): 67. March 16, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Luniz – I Got 5 on It" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – Luniz Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  13. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite (Retrieved July 23, 2008)
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Luniz" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Luniz – I Got 5 on It". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Luniz – I Got 5 on It". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Luniz – I Got 5 on It". Singles Top 100.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Luniz – I Got 5 on It". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Luniz: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  20. ^ "Luniz Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  21. ^ "Luniz Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  22. ^ "Luniz Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  23. ^ "Luniz Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  24. ^ "I Got 5 on It", UK Singles Chart (1998 issue) Official Charts Company (Retrieved July 23, 2008)
  25. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on August 15, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  26. ^ 1996 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived June 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved July 23, 2008)
  27. ^ 1996 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 23, 2008)
  28. ^ 1996 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 23, 2008)
  29. ^ "Single top 100 over 1996" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  30. ^ 1996 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  31. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  32. ^ 1996 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived October 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved July 23, 2008)
  33. ^ "French single certifications – Luniz – I Got 5 on It" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  34. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Luniz; 'I Got 5 on It')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  35. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Luniz – I Got 5 on It" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  36. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Luniz; 'I Got 5 on It')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  37. ^ "British single certifications – Luniz – I Got 5 on It". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type I Got 5 on It in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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