Stand Up (Ludacris song)
|Single by Ludacris featuring Shawnna|
|from the album Chicken-n-Beer|
|Released||August 19, 2003|
|Label||Disturbing tha Peace, Island Def Jam Music Group|
|Writer(s)||Christopher Bridges, K. West|
|Producer(s)||Kanye West, Ludacris (co.)|
|Ludacris singles chronology|
"Stand Up" is a song by Ludacris, released as the second official single in 2003, and taken from his fourth album Chicken-n-Beer. It was his first number-one single, with production by Kanye West and co-production by Ludacris himself.
The chorus consists of three repetitions of Ludacris rapping, "When I move you move" and Shawnna responding, "Just like that." After three repetitions, Ludacris says, "Hell yeah, hey, DJ, bring that back." Then Shawnna says, "When I move you move" and Ludacris says "Just like that" and they trade parts of the chorus.
It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of December 6, 2003, and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart for four weeks, making it the rapper's first #1 on both charts respectively. Ludacris went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. This song was also featured on the 2004 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 15.
A music video was made for the song, directed by Dave Meyers. Ludacris raps at a night club with many bizarre elements, such as a huge beer bottle which he drinks from, a giant sneaker that he later wears, disabled people in wheelchairs dancing, a woman whose behind grows to a humungous proportion after kissing Luda, Luda and another woman as toddlers, and much more, with scenes mostly alluding to the song's lyrics. Chingy, Katt Williams, 2 Chainz, Scooter Braun, Kanye West (the song's producer), Tyra Banks & Lauren London made cameo appearances on the video.
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Hot Rap Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||1|
|UK Singles Chart||14|
|Chart (2000–2009)||Rank||87-||US Billboard Hot 100||1|
Remixes and cover versions
An official remix was also recorded, in which Ludacris' third verse was removed and replaced with a verse from Kanye West. The remix appeared on the Akademiks: JeaniusLevelMusikKanye West Vol. 2 & Kon The Louis Vuitton Don mixtapes.
Ludacris also made a remix of the song for the Atlanta Falcons.
Ludacris used this song to mix it with "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" in a faster tone in some club radio stations.
"Baby Boy" by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul
|Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks number-one single
November 1, 2003 – November 29, 2003
"Step in the Name of Love" by R. Kelly
|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
December 6, 2003
"Hey Ya!" by OutKast
- RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Ludacris singles. RIAA.com. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- "Ludacris – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ludacris.
- "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks - Decade Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
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