Ooh Ahh (GRITS song)

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"Ooh Ahh"
Single by GRITS featuring TobyMac
from the album The Art of Translation
GenreAlternative hip hop, Christian hip hop, Southern hip hop
Songwriter(s)Teron Carter, Stacy Jones, Toby McKeehan, Otto Price, Ric Robbins
Producer(s)Incorporated Elements

"Ooh Ahh" is a single by American Christian hip hop group GRITS featuring TobyMac. It was recorded for their fourth studio album, The Art of Translation. It was produced by Ric "DJ Form" Robbins and Otto Price for Incorporated Elements. The song was written by Ric Robbins, Otto Price, Coffee and Bone of Grits, and Toby Mac. It is sometimes referred to as "My Life Be Like" or "My Life Be Like (Ooh Ahh)". A cut from the song is featured on tobyMac's song, "Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)" from his album Welcome to Diverse City. To date, "Ooh Ahh" has been RIAA Digital Certified Gold for over 500,000 downloads and on-demand streams.[1]


GRITS released the Ooh Ahh EP in 2007. It features the songs "Ooh Ahh", "Ooh Ahh (Liquid Remix)", and "Open Bar". "Ooh Ahh" was released on The Greatest Hits, which was also released in 2007. It was the fifth title from the compilation album. The song was the second track on The Art of Translation, which was released in 2002. In 2014 Capital Kings and John Reuben covered "Ooh Ahh" and it was released in the 20-year anniversary album Gotee Records: 20 Years Brand New[2] and later in the physical version of Fireblazin.[3]

EP track listing[edit]

1."Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like)"3:53
2."Ooh Ahh (The Labrats Mello Remix)" (featuring tobyMac)4:47
3."Ooh Ahh (Liquid Beats Remix)" (featuring tobyMac)3:56
4."Ooh Ahh" (Instrumental)3:57

In popular culture[edit]

The song has appeared on two different MTV shows: My Super Sweet Sixteen, and The Buried Life. "Ooh Ahh" served as the theme song to the latter show. It appeared in Episode 3 of Season 11's auditions in the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance.[4] It was also included on the soundtrack of the films The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Big Momma's House 2 and the freeskiing film War by Poor Boyz Productions.


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "email : Webview : Gotee Records Celebrates 20th Anniversary; Co-Founder TobyMac shares why he loves being involved". T.e2ma.net. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Various artists, Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New, retrieved April 11, 2017
  3. ^ "Capital Kings - Fireblazin". Discogs. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Shafeek Westbrook (Audition) & Final Choreo - SYTYCD Season 11". YouTube. June 11, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "British single certifications – Grits – Ooh Ahh". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Grits – Ooh Ahh". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 25, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.