"I'm Sprung" is the debut single written, produced, and performed by American musician T-Pain from his debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga (2005). The song is dedicated to his wife, Amber. T-Pain thanked DJ Felli Fel for being the first person to play the song on the radio.

"I'm Sprung"
Single by T-Pain
from the album Rappa Ternt Sanga
ReleasedAugust 9, 2005
Recorded2005
GenreR&B[1]
Length3:51
4:20 (album version)
Label
  • Konvict
  • Jive
  • Zomba
Songwriter(s)Faheem Najm
Producer(s)T-Pain
T-Pain singles chronology
"I'm Sprung"
(2005)
"I'm 'n Luv (wit a Stripper)"
(2005)

Background Edit

The idea for the song originated from the 1997 movie Sprung.[2]

Chart performance Edit

"I'm Sprung" was a success on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eight, becoming T-Pain's first Top 10 single. The song was in the 2005 and 2006 year-ends, albeit very barely both times. The single was also a success on the R&B charts, peaking at number nine, while peaking at number 14 on the Billboard Pop 100. While a big success in the United States, it was considered a moderate success in most European countries. On June 14, 2006, the single was certified platinum for sales of over a million copies in the United States.[3]

Remix Edit

The official remix of this song was featured on the album as "I'm Sprung Pt. 2", which features Youngbloodz & Trick Daddy. The I'm Sprung remix is with Stat Quo. The U.K. remix features Dizzee Rascal. There is a Swishahouse Chopped & Screwed remix of the song. The most successful version of the song was co-produced by Jason, Armand and Brittany.

A remixed version titled "Jerry Sprunger" was released on 8 November 2019 by Tory Lanez and featured T-Pain.

Music video Edit

Video appearances were made by Midget Mac (who was a contestant on I Love New York 2), Akon, Bone Crusher, Rasheeda, Sleepy Brown and Cyco Black of Crime Mob. At the end of the video for "I'm Sprung", music from "I'm 'n Luv (wit a Stripper)" plays.

Charts Edit

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Silver 200,000
United States (RIAA)[22]
Mastertone
Platinum 1,000,000*

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

References Edit

  1. ^ Andy Kellman. "T-Pain". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 September 2021. T-Pain's singing ability has been on clear display since the first notes of his breakthrough R&B single "I'm Sprung," yet his recurrent use of Auto-Tune created a widespread ripple effect that has made his performing name synonymous with voice modulation
  2. ^ Platon, Adelle (7 December 2015). "'Rappa Ternt Sanga' Turns 10: T-Pain Looks Back on His Influential Debut". Billboard.
  3. ^ "RIAA Certifications - T-Pain".
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  5. ^ "T-Pain: I'm Sprung" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat.
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  12. ^ "T-Pain Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  13. ^ "T-Pain Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  14. ^ "T-Pain Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  15. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2005". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2005". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  17. ^ "2006 UK Singles Chart" (PDF). ChartsPlus. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  18. ^ "2006 Urban Top 40" (PDF). Music Week. January 13, 2007. p. 26. Retrieved August 6, 2023.
  19. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "Year-End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Titles – 2006". Billboard.biz. 2006. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  21. ^ "British single certifications – T-Pain – I'M SPRUNG". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  22. ^ "American single certifications – T-Pain – I'm Sprung". Recording Industry Association of America.