Steelo

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"Steelo"
702SteeloSingle.jpg
Single by 702 featuring Missy Elliott
from the album No Doubt
Released August 27, 1996
Format
Recorded May 1996
Genre
Length 4:17
Label Motown
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Chad "Dr. Ceuss" Elliott
  • George Pearson
702 singles chronology
"This Lil' Game We Play"
(1994)
"Steelo"
(1996)
"Get It Together"
(1997)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"The Things That You Do"
(1996)
"Steelo"
(1996)
"Do Thangz"
(1996)

"Steelo" is the hit debut song by American R&B group 702 recorded for the group's debut album No Doubt (1996). The song, which features hip hop artist Missy Elliott, was released as the first single for the album on August 27, 1996.

The song peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. By February 1997 it was certified gold in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 500,000 copies in the United States.

The song contains a sample of The Police's "Voices Inside My Head."[1]

An alternate version of this song serves as the intro music for the 90's Nickelodeon TV show Cousin Skeeter.

Release and reception[edit]

The song peaked at thirty-two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and reached the twelfth spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart.[2] The single was certified gold in February 1997.[3]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Brian Luvar.[4]

Track listing[edit]

7", 12"
  1. "Steelo" (Radio Edit) - 3:49 (feat. Missy Elliott)
  2. "Steelo" (LP Version) - 4:17 (feat. Missy Elliott)
7", 12"
  1. "Steelo" (LP Version) - 4:17 (feat. Missy Elliott)
  2. "Steelo" (Radio Edit) - 3:49 (feat. Missy Elliott)
  3. "Steelo" (Instrumental) - 4:17
  4. "Steelo" (A Cappella) - 3:52 (feat. Missy Elliott)
CD Single
  1. "Steelo" (Remix) - 3:33 (feat. Missy Elliott)
  2. "Steelo" (LP Version) - 4:17 (feat. Missy Elliott)
CD Maxi-Single
  1. "Steelo" (Radio Edit) - 3:59 (feat. Missy Elliott)
  2. "Steelo" (Remix) - 3:33 (feat. Missy Elliott and Brad Dacus)
  3. "Steelo" (LP Version) - 4:17 (feat. Missy Elliott)
  4. "Steelo" (Instrumental) - 4:17
  5. "Steelo" (A Cappella) - 3:52 (feat. Missy Elliott)

Chart performance[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Discogs.[1][7]

  • production – Chad "Dr. Ceuss" Elliott, George Pearson, Rashad Smith
  • rapping – Missy Elliott
  • remixing – Rashad Smith
  • writing – Chad Elliott, Melissa Elliott, George Pearson, Gordon Sumners

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "702 - Steelo (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d "allmusic ((( No Doubt > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  3. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 18, 2011 : Search Results - 702". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - 702 - "Steelo"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ "702 - Steelo". charts.org.nz. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "702 > Artist > Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "702 - Steelo (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 

External links[edit]

"Steelo" Music video on YouTube