Vapors (song)

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"Vapors"
Biz Markie - Vapors single cover.jpg
Single by Biz Markie
from the album Goin' Off
B-side "Biz Is Goin' Off", "The Do Do",[1] "Bad by Myself"[2]
Released April 1988 (April 1988)
Format 12", 7", cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:32
Label Cold Chillin'
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Marley Marl[4]
Biz Markie singles chronology
"Biz Is Goin' Off"
(1988)
"Vapors"
(1988)
"Doin' the Mud Foot"
(1988)

"Biz Is Goin' Off"
(1988)
"Vapors"
(1988)
"Doin' the Mud Foot"
(1988)
Music video
"Vapors" at VH1.com

"Vapors" is a song co-written[3] and performed by American hip hop musician Biz Markie, issued as the fifth single from his debut studio album Goin' Off. The song peaked at #80 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1988.[5]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Lionel C. Martin.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988)[5] Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 80

Snoop Doggy Dogg version[edit]

"Vapors"
Vapors.JPG
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson
from the album Tha Doggfather
B-side "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" [Remix][7]
Released April 8, 1997 (1997-04-08)[8]
Format
Genre
Length 4:21
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) DJ Pooh[10]
Snoop Doggy Dogg singles chronology
"Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto"
(1996)
"Vapors"
(1997)
"Wanted Dead or Alive"
(1997)

"Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto"
(1996)
"Vapors"
(1997)
"Wanted Dead or Alive"
(1997)
Teena Marie singles chronology
"Warm as Momma's Oven"
(1994) Warm as Momma's Oven1994
"Vapors"
(1997) Vapors1997
"Still in Love"
(2004) Still in Love2004
Charlie Wilson singles chronology
"Sprung on Me"
(1992) Sprung on Me1992
"Vapors"
(1997) Vapors1997
"Without You"
(2000) Without You2000
Music video
"Vapors" at VH1.com

In 1997, American hip hop musician Snoop Doggy Dogg covered "Vapors" and included it on his second studio album Tha Doggfather. The song was issued as the second single from the album; and it features vocals from Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson.[9]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Paul Hunter (under the pseudonym G. Thomas).[11][12]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 7
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 39
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[15] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16]
18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biz Markie - Vapors at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Biz Markie - Vapors (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Vapors - Biz Markie | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Biz Markie - Vapors (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Biz Markie | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ ""Vapors" by Biz Markie | Music Video | VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. June 24, 1997. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Snoop Doggy Dogg* - Vapors at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Amazon.com: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Vapors: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Vapors - Teena Marie,Snoop Dogg,Charlie Wilson | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Snoop Doggy Dogg* - Vapors (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Snoop Doggy Dogg - "Vapors"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ ""Vapors" by Snoop Dogg | Music Video | VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. December 4, 2006. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Snoop Dogg – Vapors". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  16. ^ "SNOOP DOGG | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

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