|Single by Beastie Boys|
|from the album Ill Communication|
|Released||June 2, 1994|
|Format||Vinyl, maxi single, CD, cassette|
|Studio||G-Son Studios, Atwater Village; Tin Pan Alley, New York City|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, jazz rap|
|Label||Grand Royal, Capitol|
|Songwriter(s)||Beastie Boys, DJ Hurricane, Mario Caldato, Jr., Jeremy Steig|
|Producer(s)||Beastie Boys, Mario Caldato, Jr.|
|Beastie Boys singles chronology|
"Sure Shot" is a song by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released as the third single from their 1994 album Ill Communication. The single was released a few days after the release of the album, on May 31, 1994. The track features a sample from jazz flautist Jeremy Steig's "Howlin' For Judy", which provides the main instrumental part of the song.
It also features 3 new songs, "Mullet Head" (a punk rock style song; the title is a reference to the much-ridiculed mullet hair-style), "Son of Neckbone" (an instrumental track) and "The Vibes", a more traditional rap song in the manner of "Sure Shot".
Uses in popular culture
It is also used as the opening theme of Season 2 of the TV Series Patriot.
- "Sure Shot" (LP Version)
- "Sure Shot" (Large Professor Remix)
- "Mullet Head"
- "The Vibes"
- "Sure Shot" (Nardone Mix)
- "Son Of Neckbone"
- "Sure Shot" (European B-Boy Mix)
|UK Singles Chart||27|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||48|
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- "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2011-05-10.
- "Beastie Boys - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-10.