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"Loungin" is a song performed by American rapper LL Cool J and released as a single in June 1996. The song serves as the third and final single from his sixth studio album Mr. Smith (1995). It was released by Def Jam Recordings on June 25, 1996. The LP version was written by LL Cool J and Al B. Sure! and produced by Rashad "Ringo" Smith. The single was a success, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on Hot Rap Singles and number four on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It sold 1.3 million copies, earning a platinum certification from the RIAA.[3][4] The LP version samples Al B. Sure!'s "Nite and Day" and on the B-Side was "Summer Luv".

Single by LL Cool J featuring Total
from the album Mr. Smith
B-side"Summer Luv"
ReleasedJune 25, 1996
Producer(s)Rashad "Ringo" Smith, LL Cool J, Trackmasters (Remix)
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Doin' It"
"Ain't Nobody"
Total singles chronology
"No One Else"
"What About Us?"
Audio sample
22 second sample

The song also appeared in an episode of LL's sitcom, In The House.


Music videoEdit

The music video for the single included a cameo from Funkmaster Flex as well as performance shots from the group Total. The video depicts LL Cool J having an affair with a woman who is unhappy in her relationship.

Track listingEdit


  1. "Loungin'" (Radio Remix Edit)- 3:45
  2. "Loungin'" (LP Radio Edit)- 3:59


  1. "Loungin'" (LP Version)- 4:10
  2. "Summer Luv" -4:38


Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 3
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 4
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[8] 4

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1996) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 21


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  2. ^ LL Cool J - Loungin' (CD liner notes). PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc. 7 314575062-2 6
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "American certifications – L.L. Cool J – Loungin". Recording Industry Association of America.
  5. ^ "LL Cool J Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "LL Cool J Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "LL Cool J Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "LL Cool J Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "End of Year Charts 1996". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "1996: Year-End USA Charts (Singles)". Retrieved May 24, 2018.