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
Length 3:33
Label Obese
Songwriter(s) Drapht
Producer(s) Drapht
Drapht singles chronology
"Jimmy Recard"
"Jimmy Recard"

"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.


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


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


  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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