Me Myself and I (De La Soul song)

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"Me Myself and I"
De La Soul Me Myself And I Cover.jpg
Single by De La Soul
from the album 3 Feet High and Rising
B-side"Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)"
ReleasedApril 1, 1989[1]
Recorded1988
StudioCalliope Studios (Brooklyn, New York)
GenreAlternative rap
Length3:50
LabelTommy Boy
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Prince Paul
De La Soul singles chronology
"Eye Know"
(1989)
"Me Myself and I"
(1989)
"Say No Go"
(1989)
Music video
"Me Myself and I" on YouTube

"Me Myself and I" is a song by American hip hop trio De La Soul, released as a single in 1989 from their debut studio album 3 Feet High and Rising. It was the group's only number one on the U.S. R&B chart. The song also topped the U.S. Club Play chart.[2]

The song's number 1 position in The Netherlands was spurred by the VPRO television station, who made a documentary about De La Soul after meeting them when they were still unknown.[3] The record label Indisc acquired the local rights from Tommy Boy Records, and immediately seized the opportunity to release the song as a single. It ranked number 46 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
United States 12" single
A1. "Me Myself and I (Radio version)" 3:45
A2. "Ain't Hip to Be Labeled a Hippie" 1:54
A3. "Me Myself and I (Instrumental)" 3:35
A4. "What's More" from the soundtrack Hell on 1st Avenue 2:10
B1. "Me Myself and I (Oblapos Mode)" 3:38
B2. "Me Myself and I (Oblapos Instrumental)" 3:24
C1. "Brain Washed Follower" 3:01
European CD single
1. "Me Myself and I (Radio version)" 3:25
2. "Me Myself and I (Richie Rich Remix)" 7:25
3. "Ain't Hip to Be Labeled a Hippie" 1:54
4. "What's More" from the soundtrack Hell on 1st Avenue 2:10
5. "Brain Washed Follower" 3:01

List of samples[edit]

"Me Myself and I"

"Ain't Hip to Be Labeled a Hippie"

"What's More"

"Brain-Washed Follower"

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Compilation appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Sullivan (2017-05-17). Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volume 3. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781442254497. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  2. ^ Me Myself and I Songfacts
  3. ^ Stichting Nederlandse Top 40, 500 nr.1 hits uit de Top 40, page 262, 9023009444 (Book in Dutch)
  4. ^ "De La Soul – Me Myself and I" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "De La Soul – Me Myself and I" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 22, 1989" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  7. ^ "De La Soul – Me Myself and I" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "De La Soul – Me Myself and I" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "De La Soul – Me Myself and I". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "De La Soul Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "De La Soul Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "De La Soul Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "De La Soul Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  15. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1989". Ultratop. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  16. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  17. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1989". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  18. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1989". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  19. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 1989". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – De La Soul – Me, Myself & I". Recording Industry Association of America.