Rock the House (album)
|Rock the House|
|Studio album by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince|
|Released||April 7, 1987|
|Producer||Dana Goodman, Lawrence Goodman (co.)|
|DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince chronology|
Rock the House is the debut album from the hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album was released on April 7, 1987, in the United States, and was subsequently re-issued in 1988 in Europe and the United Kingdom. Three tracks from the album were released as singles: "The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff", "A Touch of Jazz" and "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble". When the album was released on CD in 1988, the rerecorded version of the song, which was released as a single after He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper ran its course, replaced the original 1986 recording. The original version also never appeared on the duo’s greatest-hits album.
|1.||"Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble"||Will Smith, Jeffrey Townes||5:07|
|2.||"Just One of Those Days"||W. Smith, J. Townes||5:43|
|3.||"Rock the House" (Live, NY Union Square)||W. Smith, Clarence Holmes||4:21|
|4.||"Taking It to the Top"||W. Smith, J. Townes||5:21|
|5.||"The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff"||W. Smith, J. Townes||5:25|
|6.||"Just Rockin'"||W. Smith, J. Townes||5:03|
|7.||"Guys Ain't Nothing but Trouble" (featuring Ice Cream Tee)||W. Smith, J. Townes, Bettina Clark||4:30|
|8.||"A Touch of Jazz"||Dana Goodman, Lawrence Goodman||3:16|
|9.||"Don't Even Try It"||W. Smith, J. Townes||5:24|
|10.||"Special Announcement"||W. Smith, J. Townes, C. Holmes, D. Goodman||1:46|
- Sample credits
"Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble"
- Theme From I Dream of Jeannie
- "Catch the Beat" by T-Ski Valley
"Just One of Those Days"
"Rock the House"
- "Ben" by Michael Jackson
- Theme From Sanford and Son
- "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diane Ross
"Takin' It to the Top"
"The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff"
- "Reading the Comics - July, 1945" by Fiorello La Guardia
- "Change the Beat" (Female Version) by Beside
- "Rocket In The Pocket (Live)" by Cerrone
"A Touch of Jazz"
- "Westchester Lady" by Bob James
- "'T' Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye
- "Harlem River Drive" by Bobbi Humphrey
|UK Albums Chart||97|
|US Billboard 200||83|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||24|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Allmusic review
- DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Whosampled.com
- "UK Albums Chart - February 22, 1987". UK Albums Chart. Official Charts Company.
- "American album certifications – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Rock the House". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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