Hip Hop Hooray

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"Hip Hop Hooray"
Hip Hop Hooray.jpg
Single by Naughty by Nature
from the album 19 Naughty III
B-side "The Hood Comes First"
Released December 10, 1992 (UK)
January 19, 1993 (US)
Recorded September - October 1992 at Unique Recording Studios NYC
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:26
Label Tommy Boy Records
Songwriter(s) Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Marvin Isley, Vincent Brown, Anthony Criss, Keir Gist
Producer(s) DJ Kay Gee
Naughty by Nature singles chronology
"Uptown Anthem"
"Hip Hop Hooray"
"It's On"

"Uptown Anthem"
"Hip Hop Hooray"
"It's On"

"Hip Hop Hooray" is a song by American hip hop group, Naughty by Nature. The song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart, and reached number eight on the US Pop chart.[1] It contains samples from "Funky President" by James Brown, "Don't Change Your Love" by Five Stairsteps, "Make Me Say it Again, Girl" by Isley Brothers, "You Can't Turn Me Away" by Sylvia Striplin and "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel. Pete Rock cut a remix which samples Cannonball Adderley's "74 Miles Away".

The song contains lyrics boasting the group's love of hip hop and their fascination with good-looking women. The chorus of "hey...ho...hey...ho" lyric is among the most popular choruses in the genre. The Seattle Mariners would play the song after Ken Griffey Jr. was officially announced coming to bat at the Kingdome, especially in 1995, the year of the Mariners' first Major League Baseball playoff appearance. It is currently played at Yankee Stadium after a Yankees player hits a home run. Kids Incorporated covered "Hip Hop Hooray" in 1993 in the Season 9 episode "Writing on the Wall".

Music video

The music video was directed by Spike Lee, who also appears in it. Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Monie Love, Da Youngsta's, Kris Kross, Tupac Shakur and Run–D.M.C. also make appearances in the video.

Track listing

  1. "Hip Hop Hooray" (LP Version)
  2. "Hip Hop Hooray" (Extended Mix)
  3. "The Hood Comes First" (LP Version)
  4. "Hip Hop Hooray" (Instrumental)
  5. "The Hood Comes First" (Instrumental)



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 700,000[11]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 424. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ Canadian Dance peak
  4. ^ Canadian Top Singles peak
  5. ^ "Musicline.de – Naughty By Nature Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Naughty By Nature" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "End of Year Charts 1993". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Archived from the original on 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 2, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  11. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 

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