Stand Up (Ludacris song)

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"Stand Up"
Ludacris Stand Up.jpg
Single by Ludacris featuring Shawnna
from the album Chicken-n-Beer
ReleasedAugust 19, 2003
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
LabelDisturbing tha Peace, Island Def Jam Music Group
Songwriter(s)Christopher Bridges, K. West
Producer(s)Kanye West, Ludacris (co.)
Ludacris singles chronology
"Stand Up"
"Blow It Out"
Shawnna singles chronology
"Stand Up"
"Shake dat Shit"

"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.

The song 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.

The song made a reappearance in a commercial for the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class Sedan that appeared during Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019. The commercial featured Ludacris himself performing the song at an opera, and also featured Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner and Free Willy. [1]

Music video[edit]

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.


Chart (2003–04) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 30
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 63
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 43
Italy (FIMI)[6] 19
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 13
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 22
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10] 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 1
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[14] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 9
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[16] 1

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Rank 87- US Billboard Hot 100[17] 1

Remixes and cover versions[edit]

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.

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered the song as a lounge-style version on his 2004 album I'd Like a Virgin.

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.


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  2. ^ " – Ludacris – Stand Up". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  3. ^ " – Ludacris – Stand Up" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. ^ " – Ludacris Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chart Track: Week 46, 2003". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  6. ^ " – Ludacris – Stand Up". Top Digital Download. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  7. ^ " – Ludacris – Stand Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  9. ^ " – Ludacris – Stand Up". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks - Decade Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 10, 2011.

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