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"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" is the debut single by American R&B singer Blu Cantrell, written and produced by Dallas Austin and featured on Cantrell's debut album, So Blu (2001).

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
Hit em up style.jpg
Single by Blu Cantrell
from the album So Blu
ReleasedApril 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)
Format
Recorded2000–01
Genre
Length4:10
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Dallas Austin
Producer(s)Dallas Austin
Blu Cantrell singles chronology
"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
(2001)
"I'll Find a Way"
(2001)

It is Cantrell's most successful single in the US to date and her only single to enter the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number two (where it spent two consecutive weeks) on the issue date of July 21, 2001 behind Usher's "U Remind Me" (Cantrell would appear on the remix of the song). It enjoyed similar success in Europe and Oceania. The song appears in video games Donkey Konga 2, Singstar as DLC and Just Dance 4. It also appears on MTV Classic's House Of Pop.

In 2010, the Carolina Chocolate Drops included a cover of the song on their Grammy-winning album Genuine Negro Jig.

Contents

CompositionEdit

The lyrics propose that women should take revenge on cheating men by draining them of their available assets, both monetary assets and property. Cantrell has said that she did not particularly care for the song artistically, but the bitter feelings she was experiencing at the time led her to include it on the album anyway.[1]

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" takes a small snippet sample from Frank Sinatra - The Boys Night Out, song is written in the key of F minor and is written in half time with a tempo of 90 beats per minute. The song features the chords Fm and Bm6, and Cantrell's vocals span from B3 to A5.[2][3]

Track listings and formatsEdit

CD 1

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Edit) – 4:15
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Track Masters Remix featuring Foxy Brown) – 3:38
  3. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Jazze Remix featuring Jazze Pha and L.O.) – 4:38
  4. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:12

CD 2

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Edit) – 4:15
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Track Masters Remix featuring Foxy Brown) – 3:36

Maxi single

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:04
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:13
  3. "Till I'm Gone" (Snippet) – 1:25
  4. "I'll Find a Way" (Snippet) – 1:52
  5. "The One" (Snippet) – 1:19
  6. "U Must B Crazy" (Snippet) – 1:23
  7. "Waste My Time" (Snippet) – 1:31

US 12" single

  • Side A:
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:12
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:12
  • Side B:
  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:12
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Acapella) – 4:01

Promo CD single

  1. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Radio Mix) – 4:04
  2. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Instrumental) – 4:13
  3. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Call Out Research Hook) – 0:12

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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