Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up

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"Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up"
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Single by Busta Rhymes
from the album When Disaster Strikes
B-side "Rhymes Galore"
Released April 21, 1998 (1998-04-21)
Format
Recorded 1997
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:11 (original album version)
3:55 (single remix version)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"Dangerous"
(1997)
"Turn It Up (remix)/Fire It Up"
(1998)
"Victory" (featuring Puff Daddy and The Notorious B.I.G.)
(1998)

"Turn It Up (remix)/Fire It Up" is the third single by American rapper Busta Rhymes released from his second studio album, When Disaster Strikes (1997). The original version, which appears on When Disaster Strikes, takes a sample of "Love and Happiness" by soul singer Al Green. However, when issued as the third official single from When Disaster Strikes in the spring of 1998, the remix had now contained a sample of the 1980s TV series Knight Rider, and under a new title "Turn It Up (remix)/Fire It Up". The song, nonetheless, became Rhymes' third top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number ten.[1] It also became a hit on the rap (#1), dance (#2), and R&B charts (#7). Internationally, the single was a major success, reaching number two in the United Kingdom and number three in Canada.

This song was sampled by Panjabi MC for his breakout single "Mundian To Bach Ke".

The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1998 Jennifer Love Hewitt film Can't Hardly Wait.

Single track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "Turn It Up / Fire It Up" (Clean version)- 3:58
  2. "Turn It Up / Fire It Up" (Dirty version)- 3:58
  3. "Turn It Up / Fire It Up" (Instrumental)- 3:58

B-Side[edit]

  1. "Rhymes Galore" (LP Version Clean)- 2:33
  2. "Rhymes Galore" (LP Version Dirty)- 2:33
  3. "Rhymes Galore" (Instrumental)- 2:33

Charts and certifications[edit]

Content[edit]

The lyrics mostly centre around music technology and erotic dancing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Turn It Up /Fire It Up [Remix] - Busta Rhymes Song Information". billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Busta Rhymes – Turn It Up / Fire It Up". Recorded Music NZ. 
  3. ^ "British single certifications – Busta Rhymes – Turn It Up". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Turn It Up in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Busta Rhymes – Turn It Up". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.