It Doesn't Matter (Wyclef Jean song)

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"It Doesn't Matter"
Single by Wyclef Jean featuring The Rock & Melky Sedeck
from the album The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book
B-side Younger Days
Released August 28, 2000 (UK)
Format CD single
Recorded 2000
Genre Rap
Length 3:57
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Denver, J./Walters, R./Desmond Child/Danoff, T./Danoff, W./Long, A./Robi Rosa/Wyclef Jean/Jerry Duplessis
Producer(s) Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean featuring The Rock & Melky Sedeck singles chronology
"New Day"
(1999)
"It Doesn't Matter"
(2000)
"911"
(2000)

"It Doesn't Matter" is the first single released from Wyclef Jean's second studio album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.

The track features additional vocals by Melky Sedeck and wrestler The Rock, whose famous catchphrase inspired the song title. The track also included a sample of "This Is Ska" by Bad Manners and "Mona Lisa" by Slick Rick.

Upon its release in August 2000, it entered the UK Singles Chart at #3, its highest chart position, and went on to spend eight weeks on the charts.[1]

In the second verse, the line "Leave that crack alone" parodies Pink Floyd's 1979 song "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)", which contained the line "Hey, teacher! Leave those kids alone."

The song was also released in French, under the title "Ça ne me fait rien" for Quebec and French radio stations, with Jacky and Ben-J providing additional vocals. Some lines were changed for that version. e.g. "I got 50 Bentleys in the West Indies" was replaced by "J'ai 50 Bentley aux États-Unis", to fit the rhyming scheme.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1 (669778 2)
  1. "It Doesn't Matter" (LP Version) (Feat. The Rock & Melky Sedeck) - 3:57
  2. "It Doesn't Matter" (Remix) (Feat. Hope) - 4:05
  3. "Thug Angels" (LP Version) (Feat. Small World) - 6:35
UK CD2 (669778 5)
  1. "It Doesn't Matter" (LP Version) (Feat. The Rock & Melky Sedeck) - 3:57
  2. "We Trying To Stay Alive" (LP Version) - 3:09
  3. "Younger Days" - 5:00
French CD Single
  1. "It Doesn't Matter" (LP Version) (Feat. The Rock & Melky Sedeck) - 3:57
  2. "It Doesn't Matter" (Remix) (Feat. Hope) - 4:05
  3. "Ça Me Fait Rien (It Doesn't Matter Remix)" (Feat. Jack & Ben-J des Nèg' Marrons) - 3:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Singles Chart runs". Polyhex.com. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 

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