Monday 16 March 2015

We did it, Britain, we did it!

Flo Rida & Sage The Gemini's GDFR is finally a proper hit in the U.K, meaning all British readers are hereby required to get thrown out of their local Revolution bar for playing air-saxophone to it on a table this friday night! Number 3 with a bullet in the top 40 singles chart and a new entry in the official Martorialist canon of rap songs which were bigger hits here in the U.K than they were back home in the U.S:

1. Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D - The Show (1985)
2. M.O.P - Cold As Ice (2000)
3. The Furious Five & Duke Bootee - The Message (1982)
4. Bubba Sparxxx - Lovely (2001)
5. Newcleus - Jam On It (1984)
6. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (7 Minutes of Madness remix) (1987)
7. Dude 'n Nem - Watch My Feet (2007)
8. Herbie Hancock ft. Grand Mixer D.ST - Rockit (1983)
9. Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - Step Off (1983)
10. Flo Rida ft. Sage The Gemini - GDFR (2014)
11. Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (1983)
12. Fatman Scoop & Crooklyn Clan - Be Faithful (1999)
13. DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat (1996)
14. Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (1979)
15. Twista ft. Anthony Hamilton - Sunshine (2004)
16. Whistle - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' (1986)
17. The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (1979)
18. Vic Mensa - Down On My Luck (2014)
19. Love Bug Starski - Amityville (House On The Hill) (1986)
20. Mann ft. 50 Cent - Buzzin' (remix) (2010)

Like Aisleyne from Big Brother dating Mike Tyson, Cold As Ice and the Ante Up remix both becoming top 10 U.K pop hits in 2001 (#3 and #7 respectively!) before M.O.P went on to record a song with Posh Spice is one of those now-inconceivable noughties anomalies we'll never be able to explain to our grandchildren.


Sage The Francis said...

You and this song

Noble Locks said...

Bet "I'll House You" was bigger here too

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Never forget Posh Spice recorded a thug luv jam with Jim Jones too.

Buck Tarbrush said...

Had to switch from Colgate to Macleans because of M.O.P.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Best Porridge joke ever, imo

Opta Snitch said...

The 2 Chainz + Wiz Khalifa song from Fast And Furious 6 was bigger here than the states too.

Subtropic Gwaup said...

It made me so happy, yet so disappointed watching top of the tops; Seeing M.o.p.'s presence then realizing they would never have them perform.

I hope they maximized revenue with splitting the 12's