Gitty Up (song)

"Gitty Up" is a 1997 single released by American R&B and hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa. The single was released as the second single taken from their fifth studio album Brand New. The song contains an interpolation of "Give It to Me Baby" by Rick James.[1]

"Gitty Up"
Single by Salt-N-Pepa
from the album Brand New
A-side"Gitty Up"
B-side"Remix"
ReleasedDecember 7, 1997
FormatCD single, Cassette, 12" vinyl, 7" vinyl
Length4.02 (album version)
LabelLondon Records / Island Black Music
Songwriter(s)Cheryl James, Rufus Moore, Rick James
Producer(s)Al West, Chad "Dr Ceuss" Elliott
Salt-N-Pepa singles chronology
"R U Ready"
(1997)
"Gitty Up"
(1997)
"The Brick Track Versus Gitty Up"
(1999)

Track listing

CD Single [2]
  1. Gitty Up (Album Version) - 4:02
  2. Gitty Up (Bystorm Mix 1) - 4:11
  3. Gitty Up (Soul Solution Mix) - 4:06
  4. Gitty Up (Bystorm Mix 1 Instrumental) - 4:10
12" vinyl [3]

A1. "Gitty Up" (Album Version)
A2. "Gitty Up" (Bystorm Mix 1)
A3. "Gitty Up" (Soul Solution Mix)
A4. "Gitty Up" (Bystorm Mix 1 Instrumental)
B1. "Gitty Up" (Bystorm Mix 2)
B2. "Gitty Up" (Bystorm Mix 2 Instrumental)
B3. "Gitty Up" (Album Instrumental)

Charts

Chart (1997–1998) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 50
US Hot Rap Tracks[5] 31

The Brick Track Versus Gitty Up

"The Brick Track Versus Gitty Up"
Single by Salt-N-Pepa
from the album The Best of Salt-N-Pepa
Released1999
FormatCD single
Length3:13
LabelLondon Records
Songwriter(s)Roger Waters, Robert Jazayeri, Cheryl James, Rufus Moore, Rick James
Producer(s)Al West, Chad "Dr Ceuss" Elliott
Salt-N-Pepa singles chronology
"Gitty Up"
(1998)
"The Brick Track Versus Gitty Up"
(1999)

In 1999, "Gitty Up" was remixed by Robert Jazayeri and Sean Mathers and re-released under the title "The Brick Track Versus Gitty Up" (sometimes titled "The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up"). It samples "Another Brick in the Wall part 2" by Pink Floyd.[6] The song was released as the first single from Salt-N-Pepa's 1999 greatest hits album, The Best of Salt-N-Pepa, and reached number four in New Zealand and number 16 in Australia. It was certified Gold in both countries.

Track listings

Australian CD single

  1. The Brick Track Versus Gitty Up (Rickidy Raw Hide Radio Mix) - 3:12
  2. Whatta Man (feat. En Vogue) (Radio Edit) - 4:10
  3. Let's Talk About Sex - 3:31
  4. Gitty Up (Original Version) - - 4:02

European CD single

  1. The Brick Track Versus Gitty Up (Rickidy Raw Hide Radio Mix) - 3:12
  2. Gitty Up (Original Version) - 4:03
  3. Push It (Again) (DJ Tonka Remix Edit) - 5:18

Promo single

  1. The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up (Rickidy Raw Hide Radio Mix) - 3:13
  2. The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up (Rickidy Raw Hide Radio Mix - Without Solo) - 3:11

Charts

Weekly charts

Country (1999–2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 16
France (SNEP)[8] 85
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 64
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 4
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[11] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 93
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 22
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[14] 4

Year-end charts

Chart (2000) Position
Australia (ARIA)[15] 71

Certifications

Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[17] Gold 5,000*

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

References

  1. "Salt N Pepa Gitty Up". www.whosampled.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. "Salt 'N Pepa – Gitty Up". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. "Salt 'N Pepa – Gitty Up 12". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  4. "Charts.nz – Salt-N-Pepa – Gitty Up". Top 40 Singles.
  5. "Salt-N-Pepa awards on Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  6. "Salt-N-Pepa-Rufus-Blaq-The-Brick-Track-Versus-Gitty-Up-(Rickidy-Raw-Hide-Radio-Mix)-Pink-Floyd-Another-Brick-in-the-Wall-(Part-II)/". www.whosampled.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  7. "Australian-charts.com – Salt 'N' Pepa – The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  8. "Lescharts.com – Salt 'N' Pepa – The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  9. "Offiziellecharts.de – Salt 'N' Pepa – The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  10. "Charts.nz – Salt 'N' Pepa – The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  11. "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  12. "Swisscharts.com – Salt 'N' Pepa – The Brick Song Versus Gitty Up". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  13. "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  14. "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  15. "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2000". ARIA. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  16. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  17. "New Zealand single certifications – Salt N Pepa – The Brick Song Vs Gitty Up". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved May 27, 2019.


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