1st of tha Month

"1st of tha Month" is the first single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony from their album E. 1999 Eternal.

"1st of tha Month"
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Single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
from the album E. 1999 Eternal
B-side"Die, Die, Die"
ReleasedJune 15, 1995
LabelRuthless Records
Songwriter(s)Bryon McCane, DJ U-Neek, Michael Powell, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone
Producer(s)DJ U-Neek
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony singles chronology
"Foe tha Love of $"
"1st of tha Month"
"East 1999"

It was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies. It peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first top twenty single, and later was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996.

The title is a reference to when welfare checks are paid out. There are several remixes of the song, including one by DJ Premier.

Track listingEdit

  1. "1st of tha Month" (radio edit)
  2. "1st of tha Month" (radio edit)
  3. "1st of tha Month" (album version)
  4. "1st of tha Month" (instrumental)
  5. "1st of tha Month" (a cappella)
  6. "Die Die Die" (album version)

Official versionsEdit

  • "1st of tha Month" (album version; original version)
  • "1st of tha Month" (a cappella)
  • "1st of tha Month" (instrumental)
  • "1st of tha Month" (The Kruder and Dorfmeister remix) - 6:15
  • "1st of tha Month" (radio edit)
  • "1st of tha Month" (radio edit with Tré)


The song contains a sample from the Chapter 8 and Anita Baker song "I Just Want to Be Your Girl" and an interpolation of the "wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, get up, get up, get up, get up" chant from Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing".[citation needed]

In popular cultureEdit



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – 1st of tha Month" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Charts.nz – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – 1st of tha Month". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "End of Year Charts 1995". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Bone Thugs 'N Harmony – 1st of tha Month". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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