Snoop's Upside Ya Head

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"Snoop's Upside Ya Head"
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Charlie Wilson
from the album Tha Doggfather
Released September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14) United Kingdom
Recorded 1996
Length 4:28 (album version)
5:17 (video)
  • Calvin Broadus
  • Lonnie Simmons
  • Rudolph Taylor
  • Ronnie Wilson
  • Charles Wilson
Producer(s) Mark Jordan
Snoop Doggy Dogg singles chronology
"Never Leave Me Alone"
(1996) Never Leave Me Alone1996
"Snoop's Upside Ya Head"
(1996) Snoop's Upside Ya Head1996
"Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto"
(1996) Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto1996
Charlie Wilson singles chronology
(1996) String Module Error: Match not found1996
Snoop's Upside Ya Head
(1996) String Module Error: Match not found1996
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"Snoop's Upside Ya Head" is the second European hit and the first single release of Snoop Doggy Dogg's 1996 second album Tha Doggfather. The song heavily samples "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops)" by the Gap Band and features new vocals from Gap Band's lead singer Charlie Wilson. It was released as a single in the UK on September 14, 1996.[1]

Music video[edit]

In the video an imaginary execution takes place where Snoop Doggy Dogg manages to escape from the electric chair (It refers to the end of Snoop's real life murder trial by verdict of not guilty). After that protesters are outside some with signs stating "we love you Snoop" and others stating "fry 'em". Later Snoop saves a news reporter and drives away in his car and manages to escape the cops briefly. Apparently the news reporter helped Snoop escape as shown briefly in the music video.

Later he performs in an outdoor concert for his awaiting fans and in the progress gets arrested by the cops and is put back in jail. While in jail he performs again for the inmates later showing Snoop in 2021; still an inmate rocking the jail. It stars Vincent Schiavelli as the prison governor, Wilson as the prison guard, and Uncle Junebug as the old Snoop in prison. DJ Pooh makes a cameo appearance as a DJ in the prison.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK 12" single[1]
Side A
  1. Snoop's Upside Ya Head (Album Version) (featuring Charlie Wilson) — 4:29
Side B
  1. Snoop's Upside Ya Head (Radio Edit) (featuring Charlie Wilson) — 4:29
  2. Snoop's Upside Ya Head (Instrumental) — 4:29


Chart (1996) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 34
Australia (ARIA)[3] 46
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 32
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 39
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 24
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[9] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 12
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[11] 37
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[12]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[13] Gold 5,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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