Jimmy Recard

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"Jimmy Recard"
Single by Drapht
from the album Brothers Grimm
Released January 2009[1]
Format CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip Hop
Rap
Length 3:33
Label Obese
Songwriter(s) Drapht
Producer(s) Drapht
Drapht singles chronology
"Jimmy Recard"
(2009)
"Falling"
(2008)
"Jimmy Recard"
(2008)
"Falling"
(2008)

"Jimmy Recard" is the first single released by Australian Hip Hop artist, Drapht,[2] taken from his third album, Brothers Grimm. "Jimmy Recard" received airplay on radio stations across Australia.[3][4][5][6] In an interview with Triple J, Drapht explained how he came up with the name.

I was thinking of successful names so I jumped on the net and actually googled successful names and came up with James and Recard. So I changed James to Jimmy and used Recard as the last name. I think a name does a lot for a character and where you go in life. And it was a positive track on the record because a lot of my stuff kind of feeds from negative ideas.[7]

The single reached #1 on the AIR Charts[8] and #10 in Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2008.[9] The single also broke into the top 100[10] in the ARIA Charts reaching #92.[11]

Music video[edit]

The music video for Jimmy Recard was produced by Moving Still Productions.

The video impresses on the lyrics, with cutout style animation.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 92

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jimmy Recard" - 3:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Australasian Releases". Australian Recording Industry Association. February 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Drapht - Jimmy Recard". Planet Urban. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jimmy Recard by Drapht". J Play. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Triple R FM playlist". Triple R FM. Archived from the original on 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  5. ^ "KissFM playlist". KissFm. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  6. ^ "PBS playlist". PBS. Archived from the original on July 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Drapht on finding Jimmy Recard". Triple J. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "The Air Independent Charts". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. 8 March 2010. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Kings of Leon top Triple J Hottest 100 poll with Sex on Fire". news.com.au. Australian Associated Press. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Launching Pad artists previously featured". SBA Music. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Oz Chartifacts 09 Feb 09". Australian-charts.com. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 989" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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