Wearing My Rolex

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"Wearing My Rolex"
Wearing My Rolex.jpg
Single by Wiley
from the album See Clear Now
Released5 May 2008 (UK)
FormatCD single
Digital download
GenreGrime, electronic, hip house
Length2:53 (Radio edit)
2:10 (Music video version)
5:48 (Full version)
7:05 (Extended club edit)
LabelAsylum/Warner Music
Songwriter(s)Richard Cowie
Producer(s)Bless Beats
Wiley singles chronology
"My Mistakes"
"Wearing My Rolex"

"Wearing My Rolex" is a 2008 single from British grime artist Wiley, who is a founding member of the Roll Deep crew. Described as "grime-meets-electro" on BBC Radio 1Xtra, the song samples DSK's song "What Would We Do" and its lyrics "usually, bubble." and was released on 5 May 2008 by Asylum/Atlantic Records. The track was produced by Bow producer Bless Beats. "Wearing My Rolex" peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart.

An a cappella gangsta-rap version of "Wearing My Rolex", performed by the main cast, featured in the original Royal Court Theatre production of Laura Wade's stage play Posh (2010).

The song was ranked at number 284 in Pitchfork Media's list of The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video features a group of women dressed as and behaving like foxes.

Track listings[edit]

Digital Download Single
  1. "Wearing My Rolex" (Radio Edit)
Enhanced CD Single
  1. "Wearing My Rolex" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Wearing My Rolex" (Club (Extended) Edit)
  3. "Wearing My Rolex" (Niteryders Remix)
  4. "Wearing My Rolex" (Pirate Soundsystem Bassline Mix)
  5. "Wearing My Rolex" (Shoes Remix)
  6. "Wearing My Rolex" (Video)

Chart positions[edit]

In the United Kingdom, "Wearing My Rolex" entered at number four on the UK Singles Chart. It rose to number three and eventually peaked at number two, failing to topple "4 Minutes" by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland from the top off the British charts in its fourth week at the summit. In total, the song remained in the Top 100 for 22 weeks.

Chart (2008) Peak
BPI certificate
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 2 Gold 400,000+


The song is used as the theme tune for The Kevin Bishop Show.