Phenomenon (LL Cool J song)

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"Phenomenon"
Cool J Phenomenon.jpg
Single by LL Cool J
from the album Phenomenon
B-side "Hot Hot Hot"
"Wanna Get Paid"
Released September 23, 1997 (1997-09-23)
Format
Recorded 1997
Genre Funk rap
Length 4:12
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
"Phenomenon"
(1997)
"4, 3, 2, 1"
(1997)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
"Phenomenon"
(1997)
"4, 3, 2, 1"
(1997)

"Phenomenon" is the first single by LL Cool J from his seventh album Phenomenon. It was released on October 14, 1997. It samples the song "Who Is He And What Is He To You" by Creative Source. On the B-Side was "Hot Hot Hot". It interpolates bits of Liquid Liquid's song "Cavern". The lyrics "Something Like a Phenomenon" and the beat are taken from the song "White Lines" by Melle Mel.

Track listing[edit]

A-side[edit]

  1. "Phenomenon" (LP Version)- 4:12
  2. "Phenomenon" (Instrumental)- 4:12

B-side[edit]

  1. "Hot Hot Hot" (LP Version)- 4:25
  2. "Hot Hot Hot" (Instrumental)- 4:25

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997–98) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 29
Canada (RPM) 27
Germany (GfK Entertainment Charts) 43
Ireland (IRMA) 28
UK Singles Chart 9
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 55
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 16
U.S. Billboard Dance/Electronic Singles Sales 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 14