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"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" is a 1995 song recorded by American rapper Coolio. It was the third single from the album Gangsta's Paradise and was released in early 1996. Initially entitled "Sumpin' New", the song uses a sample from "Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)", recorded in 1981 by American jazz trumpeter Tom Browne.[1] It also includes a vocal sample from "Wikka Wrap" by The Evasions, from 1981. The main riff is from "Good Times" by Chic, from 1979.

"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
1, 2, 3, 4 (sumpin' new).jpg
Single by Coolio
from the album Gangsta's Paradise
B-side"Kinda High, Kinda Drunk"
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1996
FormatCD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi, cassette
GenreHip hop
Length3:20
LabelTommy Boy
Songwriter(s)Artis Ivey Jr, A. Sear
Producer(s)Jammin James Carter
Poison Ivey
Coolio singles chronology
"Too Hot"
(1995)
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
(1996)
"Payback"
(1996)

The song achieved success in many countries, including the U.S., France and New Zealand, where it was a top ten hit.

Track listingsEdit

Source[2]

  • CD single
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix) – 3:20
  2. "Smilin'" – 4:09
  • CD maxi
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (clean version) – 3:20
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (extended version) – 4:33
  3. "Straight Pass" (straight pass) – 3:31
  4. "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk" – 3:44
  • 7" single
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix)
  • 12" maxi
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / extended version) – 4:11
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / instrumental) – 3:40
  3. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (album version) – 3:33
  4. "Kinda High, Kinda Drunk" (album version) – 3:46
  • Cassette
  1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (Timber mix / clean version)
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (clean album version)

Music videoEdit

A music video (directed by David Dobkin) for the song was released, featuring Coolio attempting to get to a party. Jamie Foxx and A.J. Johnson are also in the music video. A music video featuring the Muppets was released and premiered on the Disney Channel.[3] This music video was also used as the closing number on the Muppets Tonight episode which guest-starred Coolio. The song has been certified gold by the RIAA and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video.

Charts and certificationsEdit

Compilation appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 353 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ "Coolio - "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)", formats and track listings". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Coolio's closing number on Muppets Tonight". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  9. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Coolio" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". VG-lista.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ UK Singles Chart Official Charts Company (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  15. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/r-and-b-singles-chart/19960331/114/
  16. ^ a b c Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  18. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  19. ^ "French single certifications – Coolio – 1 2 3 4" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  20. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Coolio – 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin New)". Recorded Music NZ.
  21. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Coolio – 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin%27 New)". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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