Paparazzi (Xzibit song)

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"Paparazzi"
Paparazzi XZ.jpg
Single by Xzibit
from the album At the Speed of Life
Released July 9, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1995; Ameraycan Recording Studios (North Hollywood, California)
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:56
Label Loud, RCA
Songwriter(s) Alvin Joiner, Thayod Ausar
Producer(s) Thayod Ausar
Xzibit singles chronology
"Paparazzi"
(1996)
"The Foundation"
(1996)
"Paparazzi"
(1996)
"The Foundation"
(1996)

"Paparazzi" is a song by Xzibit, issued as the lead single from his debut album At the Speed of Life. The song's official music video was directed by Michael Lucero.[1]

The songs samples Barbra Streisand's "Pavane (Vocalise)", itself a version of Gabriel Fauré's Pavane. The song is used for the soundtrack of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[2] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 83
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard)[4] 39
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 61
US Hot Rap Singles (Billboard)[6] 9
Chart (1997) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 20
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 40
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 6


References[edit]

  1. ^ "mvdbase.com - Michael Lucero technician videography". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Xzibit – Paparazzi". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Xzibit – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Xzibit. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "Xzibit Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales for Xzibit. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Xzibit – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Xzibit. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "Xzibit Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Hot Rap Singles for Xzibit. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Xzibit – Paparazzi" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xzibit – Paparazzi" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xzibit – Paparazzi" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  10. ^ "Xzibit: Paparazzi" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – Xzibit Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 5, 1997" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Xzibit – Paparazzi". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 10, 2013.