Open main menu

"Area Codes" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Ludacris, released as the first single from his third album, Word of Mouf (2001). It features Nate Dogg. The song's lyrics focus on U.S. telephone area codes that denote the location of women with whom the rapper has had sexual relations in cities across the United States.[1]

"Area Codes"
02
Single by Ludacris featuring Nate Dogg
from the album Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack and Word of Mouf
ReleasedJune 26, 2001
Recorded2000-2001
GenreHip hop
Length5:03
LabelDisturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Songwriter(s)D. Davis, K. Hilson, J. Jones, R. Walters, C. Bridges, Fred Tatlow
Producer(s)Jazze Pha
Ludacris singles chronology
"Southern Hospitality"
(2000)
"Area Codes"
(2001)
"Rollout (My Business)"
(2001)
Nate Dogg singles chronology
"Can't Deny It"
(2001)
"Area Codes"
(2001)
"Multiply"
(2002)

The song was written by D. Davis, K. Hilson, J. Jones, R. Walters, and C. Bridges[2] and was produced by Jazze Pha.[3]

Contents

OverviewEdit

At five minutes and three seconds, it is the fifth-longest track on the album. The song was originally released on the soundtrack to Rush Hour 2.

It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 84 on July 14, 2001, and peaked at No. 24 on September 8, 2001.

The song was also included briefly in a scene from The Fast and the Furious.

Area codes mentionedEdit

These are the area codes listed in the song, in order.

Position Area Code City or General Area State
1 770 Atlanta Georgia
2 404 Atlanta Georgia
3 718 New York City (exc. Manhattan) New York
4 202 Washington D.C.
5 901 Memphis Tennessee
6 305 Miami Florida
7 312 Chicago Illinois
8 313 Detroit Michigan
9 215 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
10 803 Columbia South Carolina
11 757 Hampton Roads Virginia
12 410 Baltimore Maryland
13 504 New Orleans Louisiana
14 972 Dallas Texas
15 713 Houston Texas
16 314 St. Louis Missouri
17 201 North Jersey New Jersey
18 212 Manhattan New York
19 213 Los Angeles California
20 916 Sacramento California
21 415 San Francisco California
22 704 Charlotte North Carolina
23 206 Seattle Washington
24 808 Honolulu Hawaii
25 216 Cleveland Ohio
26 702 Las Vegas Nevada
27 414 Milwaukee Wisconsin
28 317 Indianapolis Indiana
29 214 Dallas Texas
30 281 Houston Texas
31 334 Montgomery Alabama
32 205 Birmingham Alabama
33 318 Shreveport Louisiana
34 601 Jackson Mississippi
35 203 New Haven Connecticut
36 804 Richmond Virginia
37 402 Omaha Nebraska
38 301 Washington, D.C. suburbs Maryland
39 904 Jacksonville Florida
40 407 Orlando Florida
41 850 Tallahassee Florida
42 708 Cook County Illinois
43 502 Louisville Kentucky

ChartsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 97
France (SNEP)[5] 43
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 40
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 24
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 10
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 7
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[10] 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Urbina, Ian (October 1, 2004). "Area Codes, Now Divorced From Their Areas". New York Times. Retrieved November 23, 2010. And as area codes lose their foothold, certain cultural references may also drop their meaning. "How long before Ludacris's 'Area Code' ceases to make sense?" asked Mr. Rojas, referring to a song in which the rapper uses only area codes to refer to locations where he has had sexual encounters. "That song only works if people know where each area code is located."
  2. ^ "Word of Mouf:Composers". Archived from the original on 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2006-12-06.
  3. ^ "Word of Mouf:Song Listings". Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-06.
  4. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Archived from the original on 2002-02-21. Retrieved 2012-01-14.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ludacris Feat. Nate Dogg – Area Codes" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – Ludacris – ". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.

External linksEdit