"Church" is a song written, produced, and performed by American rapper and singer T-Pain. It is a fast-paced song led by guitar riffs and is one of the songs where T-Pain raps. It appears on his album Epiphany (2007) and was released as the third single. The song "features" Teddy Verseti, one of T-Pain's aliases, which he uses when rapping vigorously. The song is about wanting to fight someone following a confrontation at a club. It was confirmed as the third single from Epiphany in an interview promoting the album.[1][2]

Single by T-Pain
from the album Epiphany
ReleasedOctober 2, 2007
GenreHip hop
LabelNappy Boy/Konvict/Jive
Songwriter(s)F. Najm
T-Pain singles chronology
"Good Life"

The 'Future Presidents' remix is used for the official video. It was featured on 106 & Park on October 22, 2007 as the "New Joint of the Day". The song is also featured on the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack.

In the UK, "Church" eventually reached a peak of No. 35, two weeks after the physical release of the song. The single also peaked at No. 7 on the New Zealand RIANZ charts, and was also certified gold there.

Track listing edit

  1. "Church" (featuring Teddy Verseti) (main version - explicit)
  2. "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" (remix) (featuring Kanye West) (main version - explicit)
iTunes EP
  1. "Church" explicit
  2. "Church" revised clean - without gunshots
  3. "Church" instrumental

Charts edit

Certifications edit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[10] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Silver 200,000
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References edit

  1. ^ T-Pain: Open Bar
  2. ^ "Church" by T-Pain - Rhythm Crossover already out
  3. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography T-Pain". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved August 6, 2023.
  4. ^ "T-Pain feat. Teddy Verseti – Church". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 6, 2023.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 6, 2023.
  7. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 6, 2023.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart 2008" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  9. ^ "Urban Top 20 Of 2008" (PDF). Music Week. January 10, 2009. p. 16. Retrieved August 6, 2023.
  10. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". Radioscope. 21 August 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-08-31. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  11. ^ "British single certifications – T-Pain Ft Teddy Verseti – Church". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – T-Pain – Church". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 3, 2022.

Further reading edit