Just Cruisin'

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"Just Cruisin'"
Single by Will Smith
from the album Big Willie Style and Men in Black: The Album
B-side Men in Black
Released December 1, 1997
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Hip hop , R&B
Length 4:00
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Will Smith, Nasir Jones, Kenneth Stover
Producer(s) Poke & Tone
Will Smith singles chronology
"Men in Black"
(1997)
"Just Cruisin'"
(1997)
"Gettin' Jiggy wit It"
(1998)

"Just Cruisin'" is a single by American rapper Will Smith. It features on Men in Black: The Album and the UK release of his debut studio album Big Willie Style (1997).

History[edit]

"Just Cruisin'" first appeared on the soundtrack, Men in Black: The Album and was also available on the UK release on Big Willie Style. The song was written by Will Smith and produced by The Trackmasters, then known as Poke & Tone; the vocals were sung by actress Tichina Arnold. The single found some success, making it to #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, #83 on the Canadian Singles Chart and #23 on the UK Singles Chart.

An accompanying music video directed by Robert Caruso was released and got some playing time on the likes of MTV and BET. The video features Smith driving around town in his car. The car can transform into a boat or a jet fighter and can also clean itself at the touch of a button.

Influences[edit]

Smith's lyricism on "Just Cruisin'" was very influenced by Smif-n-Wessun, including their debut 1995 album; Dah Shinin'.The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are name-dropped in the song.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Just Cruisin'" (original version) – 4:00
  2. "Just Cruisin'" (Trackmasters Remix) – 4:11
  3. "Just Cruisin'" (instrumental) – 3:59
  4. "Big Willie Style" (Snippets) – 2:36
UK CD2
  1. "Just Cruisin'" (original version) – 4:00
  2. "Big Willie Style" (album version) – 3:48
  3. "It's All Good" (album version) – 4:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997–98) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 37
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 32
France (SNEP)[4] 24
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 27
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 45
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 23

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