So Fresh, So Clean

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"So Fresh, So Clean"
So Fresh, So Clean.jpg
Single by OutKast
from the album Stankonia
ReleasedMarch 13, 2001 (2001-03-13)
FormatCD
Recorded2000
Genre
Length4:00
LabelArista, RCA
Songwriter(s)Andre Benjamin, Antwan Patton, David Sheats
Producer(s)Organized Noize
OutKast singles chronology
"Ms. Jackson"
(2000)
"So Fresh, So Clean"
(2001)
"The Whole World"
(2001)
Music video
"So Fresh, So Clean" on YouTube

"So Fresh, So Clean" is the third and final single to be released from Outkast's fourth studio album, Stankonia. It features uncredited vocals from singer Sleepy Brown. It was produced by longtime collaborators Organized Noize. The music video features the duo and Sleepy Brown performing on a variety of CGI backgrounds, a beauty parlor, and a church. Ludacris, Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Chilli of TLC and members of Goodie Mob make cameo appearances in the video. The song was a moderate success, reaching #30 on the Billboard charts, #46 on the ARIA charts and further propelling the sales of Stankonia after the success of "Ms. Jackson".[citation needed] Among the things and people mentioned in the song are the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Cadillac Eldorado (both General Motors cars), the television show Showtime At The Apollo and its longtime host Kiki Shepard, and the R&B singers Teddy Pendergrass and Freddie Jackson. In 2017, the song appeared in the first episode of Marvel's Iron Fist. Also in 2017, it appeared on the soundtrack for the video game NBA 2K18.

Remix[edit]

The official remix, "So Fresh, So Clean (Stankonia Remix)" features Snoop Dogg & Sleepy Brown. It appeared on the soundtrack of Snoop Dogg's movie Bones under the name "Fresh and Clean (Remix)".

Sample[edit]

The song prominently features a sample from Joe Simon's "Before the Night Is Over".[1] The song also features a sample from Funkadelic's I'll Stay.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "So Fresh, So Clean" (radio edit) – 4:06
  2. "So Fresh, So Clean" (Fatboy Slim Remix) – 5:48
  3. "Ms. Jackson" (Mr. Drunk Mix) – 4:45
European & Australian CD single
  1. "So Fresh, So Clean" (radio edit) – 4:06
  2. "So Fresh, So Clean" (Fatboy Slim Remix) – 5:48
  3. "Ms. Jackson" (Mr. Drunk Remix) – 4:45
  4. "So Fresh, So Clean" (Instrumental) – 4:04
American CD single
  1. "So Fresh, So Clean" (radio edit) – 4:06
  2. "So Fresh, So Clean" (Fatboy Slim Remix) – 5:48
  3. "So Fresh, So Clean" (Raptile's Cryptotech Remix) – 3:41
  4. "So Fresh, So Clean" (Instrumental) – 4:04
  5. "Ms. Jackson" (Mr. Drunk Remix) – 4:45

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000-01) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 46
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 45
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 6
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 62
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 46
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 30
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 10
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[13] 13
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OutKast's So Fresh, So Clean sample of Joe Simon's Before the Night is Over". Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean". Singles Top 100.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Outkast: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "OutKast Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "OutKast Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "OutKast Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  14. ^ "OutKast Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2001".

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