Fix (Blackstreet song)

"Fix" is a song performed by American contemporary R&B group Blackstreet, originally appearing as the fourth track on their second studio album Another Level. A remixed version of the song was issued as the third single from the album and features the band Fishbone,[5] as well as Ol' Dirty Bastard and ad-libs by Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash. The song peaked at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997.[6]

"Fix"
Blackstreet - Fix single cover.jpg
Single by Blackstreet featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard, Slash and Fishbone
from the album Another Level
ReleasedJuly 22, 1997 (1997-07-22)[1]
Format
Recorded1996 (1996)
Genre
Length
  • 4:06 (album version)
  • 4:44 (remix)[1]
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Teddy Riley
  • Chauncey Black[4]
Blackstreet singles chronology
"Don't Leave Me"
(1997)
"Fix"
(1997)
"(Money Can't) Buy Me Love"
(1997)
Ol' Dirty Bastard singles chronology
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya"
(1995)
"Fix"
(1997)
"Got Your Money"
(1999)
Slash singles chronology
"Give In to Me"
(1993)
"Fix"
(1997)
"Moja Mi Corazón"
(1997)
Fishbone singles chronology
"Alcoholic"
(1996)
"Fix"
(1997)
"Crazy Bald Heads"
(1997)

The album version of the song contains a sample of "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; and the song was later sampled in "Jambo 1997" by Tonex.[7] The physical single contains an excerpt of "Man Behind the Music" by Queen Pen.[1][4]

The song was remixed again for the Soul Food soundtrack. This version, called "Call Me," includes a rap verse from Jay-Z. All versions of the song feature all four members on lead vocals.

Music videoEdit

The official music video for the song was directed by Paul Hunter.[8]

ChartEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 69
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 26
Canadian Singles Chart 3
France (SNEP)[12] 40
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 67
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[14] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 15
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 9
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 7
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[20] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 58
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard) 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 17
US Rhythmic Top 40 (Billboard) 25

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1997) Position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[21] 65
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 57

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Fix [CD] - Blackstreet | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fix - Blackstreet | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Fix - Blackstreet,Ol' Dirty Bastard | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Blackstreet - Fix (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Flick, Larry (August 2, 1997). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. p. 79.
  6. ^ "Blackstreet | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Fix - Blackstreet | WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Blackstreet - "Fix [remix]"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Blackstreet – Fix". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Blackstreet – Fix" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Blackstreet – Fix" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Blackstreet – Fix" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Blackstreet – Fix". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 39, 1997" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Blackstreet – Fix" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Blackstreet – Fix". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Blackstreet – Fix". Singles Top 100.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1997". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  22. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1997". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved March 3, 2020.

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