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Friday is the soundtrack album for the 1995 comedy film, Friday. It was released on April 11, 1995, on CD and cassette through Priority and consisted of hip Hop and R&B music. The soundtrack reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, where it held the position for 2 weeks, and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 6 weeks. It also spawned the successful Dr. Dre single "Keep Their Heads Ringin'", which made it to No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The album was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA on June 4, 1996. Music videos were shot for "Friday" and "Keep Their Heads Ringin'".

Friday
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Soundtrack album by
ReleasedApril 11, 1995
Recorded1994-95
GenreWest Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, G-Funk, funk, soul
Length64:08
Label
ProducerIce Cube, Dr. Dre, Sam Sneed, DJ Pooh, DJ Muggs, Bootsy Collins, E-A-Ski, E-Swift, Mr. Mixx, Roger Troutman, Ronald Isley, N.O. Joe, CMT
Friday soundtracks chronology
Friday
(1995)
Next Friday
(1999)
Singles from Friday
  1. "Keep Their Heads Ringin'"
    Released: March 7, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducerLength
1."Friday"Ice CubeIce Cube3:51
2."Keep Their Heads Ringin'" (featuring Nancy Fletcher)Dr. DreDr. Dre, Sam Sneed5:06
3."Friday Night" (featuring CJ Mac)ScarfaceN.O. Joe, Teddy Knock3:40
4."Lettin' Niggas Know"ThreatDJ Pooh, Rashad Coes4:30
5."Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke It Up"Cypress HillDJ Muggs3:37
6."Take a Hit"Mack 10Mack 104:36
7."Tryin' to See Another Day"The Isley BrothersRonald Isley, Angela Winbush3:38
8."You Got Me Wide Open"Bootsy Collins, Bernie WorrellBootsy Collins, Ice Cube4:43
9."Mary Jane"Rick JamesArt Stewart3:58
10."I Wanna Get Next To You"Rose RoyceWhitfield3:59
11."Superhoes"FunkdoobiestDJ Muggs, DJ Ralph M3:44
12."Coast II Coast"Tha AlkaholiksE-Swift5:09
13."Blast If I Have To"E-A-SkiCMT, E-A-Ski4:00
14."Hoochie Mama"2 Live Crew2 Live Crew, Mr. Mixx3:00
15."I Heard It Through the Grapevine"Roger TroutmanRoger Troutman6:49

10th Anniversary Edition "Old School Friday" bonus disc

  1. Mary Jane - Rick James
  2. Low Rider - War
  3. Freddie's Dead - Curtis Mayfield
  4. The Way You Do Things You Do - The Temptations
  5. I Wanna Get Next To You - Rose Royce
  6. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  7. Little Child Running Wild - Curtis Mayfield
  8. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine) - James Brown
  9. Heartbreaker (Part I, Part II) - Zapp
  10. The Chase - Hidden Faces
  11. Hangin' In The Hood - Hidden Faces

Chart positionsEdit

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak position
1995 Billboard 200 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Friday [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly (4/28/95, p.63) - "...No suprises here. Dr. Dre rumbles over his smooth, insistent groove, Ice Cube sounds angry, Cypress Hill is still obsessed with pot....Throw in Rick James and Isley Brothers classics and you've got a listening experience that's familiar and fun..." - Rating: A-
  3. ^ Rolling Stone (5/4/95, p.69) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Accompanying the new comedy penned by Ice Cube and partner D.J. Pooh, FRIDAY....[is a] righteous set..."