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We Be Burnin'

"We Be Burnin'"
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Single by Sean Paul
from the album The Trinity
"Bounce It Right There"
Released27 September 2005 (2005-09-27)
FormatDigital download, CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Recorded2005
GenreReggae fusion, dancehall, R&B
Length3:35
LabelAtlantic, VP
Cezar Cunningham, Craig Serani Marsh, Delano Thomas, Michael "Factor" Jarrett, Sean Enriques, Steven Marsden
Renaissance Crew Productions
Sean Paul singles chronology
"I'm Still in Love with You"
(2004)
"We Be Burnin'"
(2005)
"Ever Blazin'"
(2005)

"We Be Burnin'" is the first single from Sean Paul's third studio album The Trinity. It achieved success worldwide, becoming a top ten hit on almost ten major charts. The song is sampled in Tinashe's "2 On".[1]

Background and release

"We Be Burnin'" was released as the first single from The Trinity (album) in August 2005 in the US and in September 2005 in the UK. In the U.S., the single peaked inside the Billboard Hot 100 at number 6 and in the UK the single was an even bigger hit, peaking at number 2, held off number one by The Pussycat Dolls' single "Don't Cha". The single became his biggest solo hit in the UK, beating the number 3 peak of "Like Glue" in 2003 and spending just under five months inside the UK top 75. It was the biggest hit from the album in the UK; however, it was "Temperature" that was the biggest hit from the album in the US.

The original version, sometimes denoted by the title being followed by 'Legalize It', features prominent themes of marijuana use, referencing "trees", "weed" and "herb" several times and smoking it for "meditation". Another radio-friendly version was released with the title being followed by 'Recognize It', which changed all drug-related lyrics to ones concerning women.

Although the lyrics are different, Tami Chynn's single "Hyperventilating" as well as Capleton's "Or Wah", from the album Reign of Fire, utilize the same riddim as Sean Paul's "We Be Burnin'", since both use the riddim "Stepz".

Music video

The video was shot in LA deserts by Jessy Terrero showing two girls and an overheated Hummer H2 in the background and showing the two girls again but before their breakdown. Sean Paul is seen dancing with three other girls in front of highly modified semi-trucks and a truck that shoots flames.

Track listings

CD single

  1. "We Be Burnin' (Recognize It)" (album version) - 3:33
  2. "We Be Burnin' (Legalize It)" - 3:29

CD maxi single

  1. "We Be Burnin' (Recognize It)" (album version)
  2. "Bounce It Right There" (non-album bonus track)
  3. "We Be Burnin" (video)
  4. Free ringtone

CD single

  1. "We Be Burnin' (Recognize It)" - 3:38
  2. "Bounce It Right There" (non album track) - 3:00
  3. "We Be Burnin' (Legalize It)" - 3:28

12" maxi single

  1. "We Be Burnin'" (Recognize It)- 3:38
  2. "We Be Burnin'" (Instrumental)
  3. "We Be Burnin'" (Legalize It) - 3:28
  4. "Bounce It Right There" (non album track) - 3:00

Charts

Chart (2005-06) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 34
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 7
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 16
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 8
France (SNEP)[8] 78
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 11
Italy (FIMI)[11] 6
Japan (Oricon)[] 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[19] 17
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[20] 6
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[21] 9
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[22] 8

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Gold 10,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[24] Gold 7,500^
Germany (BVMI)[25] Gold 150,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[26] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] Gold 500,000^
Ringtone
United States (RIAA)[28] Gold 500,000^

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

References

  1. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/sample/250377/Tinashe-ScHoolboy-Q-2-On-Sean-Paul-We-Be-Burnin'/
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'". Tracklisten. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Sean Paul: We Be Burnin'" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat - IFPI Finland. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts - Search Results - We Be Burnin'". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - week 42, 2005" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Sean Paul Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Sean Paul Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Sean Paul Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Sean Paul Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Sean Paul Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Canadian single certifications - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin". Music Canada.
  24. ^ "Guld og platin november/december/januar" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015.
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sean Paul; 'We Be Burnin')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  26. ^ "Single Certification List - January 2014" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2014.
  27. '^ "British single certifications - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'". British Phonographic Industry.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type We Be Burnin in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  28. ^ a b "American single certifications - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin". Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.

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