The New Workout Plan

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"The New Workout Plan"
The New Workout Plan.jpg
Single by Kanye West
from the album The College Dropout
ReleasedAugust 31, 2004
Format
RecordedQuad Recordings
Sony Music Studios
(New York City)
GenreHip hop
Length5:22
Label
Songwriter(s)Kanye West
Producer(s)Kanye West
Kanye West singles chronology
"Jesus Walks"
(2004)
"The New Workout Plan"
(2004)
"This Way"
(2004)

"The New Workout Plan" is the final single from Kanye West's debut album, The College Dropout. Released in late 2004, the single peaked at number fifty-nine on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. John Legend, Anna Nicole Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vida Guerra, GLC and Fonzworth Bentley made cameo appearances on the song's music video.

Composition[edit]

The lyrics of "The New Workout Plan" are voiced from the point of view of various girls reacting to a fictional workout video created by Kanye West. The song includes fictional "testimonials" from women who have successfully undergone the workout plan and have been able to attain a lavish lifestyle thanks to being in shape.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from The College Dropout liner notes.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

The track peaked at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on November 9, 2004, which was around two months after its release as a single and it spent a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 59

Remix[edit]

"The New Workout Plan (Remix)"
Song by Kanye West featuring Fonzworth Bentley, Luke and Twista
ReleasedMarch 22, 2005
Recorded2004
GenreHip hop
Length4:01
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Lil Jon

The official remix for the song was produced by Lil Jon and features a new verse by West and guest appearances from Twista, Luke, and Fonzworth Bentley. The remix was later included on The College Dropout Video Anthology.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The College Dropout (Media notes). Kanye West. Roc-A-Fella Records. 2004. 986 173-9.
  2. ^ "Kanye West The New Workout Plan Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kanye West Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Moss, Cory (2004-04-17). "Run-In With A Bentley Uncovers Some Kanye West Remix Plans". MTV. Retrieved 2009-01-04.

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