Resurrection (song)

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Single by Common
from the album Resurrection
B-side "Chapter 13"
Released April 4, 1995
Format CD single, cassette single, 12" single, 7" single
Recorded 1994
Genre Hip hop, jazz rap
Length 3:47
Label Relativity Records
Writer(s) Lonnie Lynn, Dion Wilson
Producer(s) Dion Wilson
Common singles chronology
"I Used to Love H.E.R."
"The Bitch in Yoo"

"Resurrection" is the second single from rapper Common's 1994 album Resurrection. Its piano-led beat, produced by No I.D., contains samples from "The Signs Pt. II" by David Axelrod, "Dolphin Dance" by Ahmad Jamal, "Sorcerer of Isis" by Power of Zeus, "Ice" by Spirit and both "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" and "Help Is on the Way" by The Whatnauts. The song contains free-associative lyrics by Common and scratches by DJ Sinister that "blend harmoniously with the jazzy melody."[1] Nick Quested directed the "Resurrection" music video.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Resurrection '95 (Clean)" (4:00)
  2. "Resurrection (Extra P. Remix) (Clean)" (4:09)
  3. "Resurrection (Large Professor Remix) (Clean)" (4:06)
  4. "Resurrection '95 (A cappella version)" (3:20)


  1. "Resurrection '95 (Instrumental)" (4:00)
  2. "Resurrection (Extra P. Instrumental)" (4:12)
  3. "Resurrection (Large Professor Instrumental)" (4:06)
  4. "Chapter 13 (Clean)" (5:41)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 88
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 22

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Simelane, Vukile. "Resurrection Review at Allmusic". Retrieved March 31, 2007. 

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