[1] The apartments were vacant at the time of the filming of the video. No commercial single was issued in the United States, and the singles that were issued internationally received the album version. During World War II, the service was renamed “Army Air Force” and the song title changed to agree.. [39], The song ascended from number 19 to number one in one week, with the jump ending the 14-week (and 10th consecutive week) run of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" at number one, and keeping Carey's "Shake It Off" from replacing "We Belong Together" as the number one single. Superstition Lyrics: Very superstitious / Writing's on the wall / Very superstitious / Ladder's about to fall / Thirteen month old baby / Broke the looking glass / Seven years of bad luck / The good Fittingly, the song comes with a couple of The song's music video was directed by Hype Williams, who also directed West's previous video, "Diamonds from Sierra Leone". One day, she noticed a sundress in a shop window and went inside to try it on, planning to steal it. Wild Blue Yonder is the official song of the United States Air Force.. To me, this song is like a small piece of Heaven, taking me back to when i was a child. [2] It also reached number one in Canada for one week and peaked within the top 30 in Australia, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. It appears that the song ’One Pair of Hands’ has some conspiracy theories surrounding it. Towards the end, the song employs vintage 1970s synthesizers which emit a honking sound in cadence to Kanye's voice. The single topped The 2005 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. If by your skill you can reconcile me to him, I will give you abundance of gold and silver, lands and fiefs as many as you wish.Ó The heathen say: ÒWe shall get great gain from this.Ó 6. [46][47] The song spent 75 weeks in Top 100 of the UK Singles Chart, the only rap song to have ever spent longer is Low by Flo Rida (77 weeks). Upon its release, many surmised that West conceived "Gold Digger" after watching Jamie Foxx's Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray. She gets out of her car and stands with the crowd looking at the rubble and notices other onlookers walking away in horror and hopelessness. [11] West delivers a tongue-in-cheek lyrical narrative within "Gold Digger" in which he critically depicts the disastrous life of a man married to a woman who manipulates him for financial gain. [8] Foxx's vocals were recorded over many takes; in one version he sang from start to finish, but the track was retracted as his performance didn't coincide well with the song's instrumentation. English Folk Dance and Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY, UK. She spoke of this experience at a Borders concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan prior to the release of Perfectly Clear. Popularity of “Nothing Gold Can Stay”: The poem was written by Robert Frost, one of the greatest American poet.‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ is a famous short narrative poem about nature and its transience. The video, directed by Nick Brandt,[1] begins with Jewel driving along on a rainy night when she comes across emergency workers responding to a collapsed apartment building. Even without a physical release, the song reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100, and the video peaked atop VH1's Top 20 Countdown. olive-branches in your hands as a symbol of peace and of humility. It was one of the final tracks written and recorded for Spirit. [9] West originally produced and recorded "Gold Digger" in Ludacris's home in Atlanta for Shawnna's 2004 debut album Worth Tha Weight and had written the chorus from a female first-person viewpoint: "I'm not sayin' I'm a gold digger, but I ain't messin' with no broke niggas." "[4], Chuck Taylor of Billboard noted how Jewel's lyrics were "less girlish" and "creamier and more robust" than her debut efforts on "Hands" and called the track "one hell of a new single". [53] The titles of the magazines on whose covers the women appear reflect the correlating verses in the song. However, for reasons unknown, Shawnna passed on using the song. [17], Following the chart performance of "Diamonds from Sierra Leone", which failed to crack the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, West's label became concerned with how a follow up single would perform. Songs: Rolling In The Dough - Yahoo! [6][7] According to the digital sheet music published at Musicnotes, the song is written in cut time (22) in the key of F minor with a moderate tempo of 68 beats per minute. However, when she noticed the price tag, she decided against it. 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[41][42], "Gold Digger" also became West's first Top 10 single on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, peaking at number two. The first verse was made later in the year while West was on Usher's Evolution Tour. By the end of their very first studio session together, the pair had completed the basic tracks for the final version of "Gold Digger". [6] As of January 2011, the song has sold over 3,000,000 copies in the United States. [43] On the Pop 100, "Gold Digger" also broke a record by jumping from number 94 to number two, giving West the record for the biggest ever jump on that chart. They seem like tiny little weapons. The Song of Songs is truly one of the most beautiful love poems ever written. This song is very meaningful, my favorite hands down; Dude from Tx, Tx This song sounds like an old Irish love tale. Approximately 80,000 digital downloads of "Gold Digger" were sold through legal music services such as iTunes and Napster in that first week, making it the most successful digital sales debut ever. Jewel explained, "I knew if I could tell the world, my hands are so little, how can they have impact on the world? However, another story arises within the third verse, which illustrates a once destitute black male who earns a fortune and decides to leave a loyal, unselfish girlfriend for a white girl and ends up driving a Hyundai. "Gold Digger" is a song recorded by American rapper Kanye West featuring guest vocals by Jamie Foxx. Foxx is also present, lip-synching both his own parts and the Ray Charles vocal sample. As of May 2011, the song has sold 3,083,000 copies in the US. "Gold Digger" is a song recorded by American rapper Kanye West featuring guest vocals by Jamie Foxx. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the Lord was … I grew up, really wanted gold fronts [10] Despite being a featured singer, Foxx's part only appears in the intro and the rest of the song uses West's vocals and samples of Charles. She follows others into the rubble and helps dig through the rubble for survivors, finding a man, alive, under the rubble and later three young children trapped inside a room. About a year later, right before "Gold Digger" was set to be released as a single, West decided to write a different third verse and in a week the new song was recorded and mastered at Sony Music Studios in New York City.[8]. 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The song was originally titled as “Army Air Corps”. Jewel wrote the song following an incident in which she considered stealing a sundress after getting fired from various jobs due to kidney troubles, and she decided that her hands were better suited to writing songs than stealing clothes. Victor from Vienna, Va a very beautiful song...hopefully someday i'll have a lover with whom I could make love in fields of gold She explained: "I had the price tag in my hand and it was one of those moments in my life, like a lightening bolt struck me, it was $39.99 and I thought 'when did I lose faith in myself? [13], It was ranked third on NME's list of the best songs of 2005. Answer (1 of 31): The song ’One Pair of Hands’ appears to have been sung originally by Elvis Presley.Having said this, there appears to have been some sort of controversy over this. [14] In MAX music TV's top 1000 songs of all time, 'Gold Digger' was number 462 on the list. In 2002, Jewel elaborated on the song's origin. ShortList named it the best music video of 2005. Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger", "Kanye West Album & Song Chart History: Canadian Singles Chart", "Kanye West feat. Get the lyrics, watch videos, read performance stats, and see what Metallica songs appear on the various releases in their catalog. Written as one of the last songs for the album, the lyrics express how the smallest decisions have the power to make change. Lastly, the original third verse was taken from an unreleased song called "Drop Dead Gorgeous," which West had produced and rapped on for Murphy Lee of St. Lunatics. This makes "Gold Digger" one of the first songs in history to sell over 1,000,000 downloads in the United States. [36], When Late Registration was released, the album version of "Gold Digger" was first made available for download. 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"Gold Digger" sold over 1,000,000 downloads during its seven weeks of release. The single was the 9th biggest Billboard Hot 100 song of the 2000s. This is the moment Tonight is the night, we'll fight 'til it's over So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us Like the ceiling can't hold us Nah, can I kick it? "Hands" is the first single released from American singer Jewel's second album, Spirit (1998). [12], In 2013 it was reported that Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, two children of the late musician David Pryor had filed a lawsuit against West for allegedly sampling "get down girl, go 'head, get down" from their father's 1974 obscure single "Bumpin' Bus Stop". So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us Like the ceiling can't hold us Can we go back? A "Christmas version" of the song appears on Joy: A Holiday Collection. [8] Once the track was finally in place, it was layered with additional instruments provided by American film score composer Jon Brion and individually selected by West. The idea of employing Jamie Foxx specifically to sing an interpolation of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman" in place of its initial sample did in fact arise from West seeing Ray with his friend John Mayer. [44] In 2009, Billboard revealed "Gold Digger" was the third biggest Billboard Hot 100 song released by The Island Def Jam Music Group.[45]. [50] As of May 2010, "Gold Digger" had the fifth highest-ever weekly radio audience peak in the United States, achieving 175.6 million listeners in the week ending October 22, 2005. ", European and Australian CD single, UK CD1 (released October 25, 1998)[11][12], Credits are adapted from the US promo CD liner notes. Not wanting to let it go to waste, West decided to keep the beat for himself and add lyrics expressed from a male's point-of-view. 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