Jazzy Belle

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"Jazzy Belle"
Jazzy BelleRemix.jpg
Single by Outkast
from the album ATLiens
ReleasedDecember 17, 1996[1]
Recorded1996
GenreAlternative hip hop, R&B
Length4:12
LabelLaFace Records/Arista Records/RCA Records
Songwriter(s)Antwan Patton, Andre Benjamin
Producer(s)Organized Noize
Outkast singles chronology
"ATLiens"
(1996)
"Jazzy Belle"
(1996)
"Black Ice"
(1998)

"Jazzy Belle" is the third and last single from hip hop duo Outkast's second studio album, ATLiens. It was released as a remix single and it peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is the only single from the album ATLiens to be produced by Organized Noize, the other two singles being produced by OutKast themselves.

The rapper Tupac Shakur is mentioned in Verse Two by Big Boi. American rapper Ludacris claims he tried to sneak in to the music video for the song but was escorted out. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds provides back up vocals on the Swift C's Remix.

Big Boi has claimed that he didn't like the production on "Jazzy Belle", but Andre 3000 was so enthusiastic with the track that he went along with it. They also, allegedly, had an argument about whether or not to release the track as a single, but, ultimately, Andre 3000 "talked some sense into [him]". This was later revealed to be Andre bribing Big Boi with cash. This amount was also "nothing compared to what Andre got". Big Boi spoke about this in a 1999 interview where the main topic was Andre and his "weirdness".

Track listing[edit]

Promotional Single
  1. "Jazzy Belle" (Clean Version) – 4:12
  2. "Jazzy Belle" (Album Instrumental) – 4:12
CD Single
  1. "Jazzy Belle" (Album Version) – 4:13
  2. "Jazzy Belle" (Swift C's Remix) – 4:14
Maxi Single
  1. "Jazzy Belle" (Swift C's Remix) – 4:14
  2. "ATLiens" (Hoff's Radio Edit) – 3:42
  3. "Jazzy Belle" (Album Version) – 4:13
  4. "Jazzy Belle" (Swift C's Instrumental) – 4:04
  5. "Jazzy Belle" (Album Instrumental) – 4:12
12" Vinyl Single
  1. "Jazzy Belle" (Swift C's Remix) – 4:14
  2. "Jazzy Belle" (Swift C's Instrumental) – 4:02
  3. "Jazzy Belle" (Swift C's Acapella) – 4:09
  4. "Jazzy Belle" (Album Version) – 4:13
  5. "Jazzy Belle" (Album Instrumental) – 4:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 52
US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[3] 11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 25
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazzy Belle [Remix #2] - OutKast | Release Info". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  3. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  4. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  5. ^ "Outkast Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2022.