Cold Rock a Party

"Cold Rock a Party"
Single by MC Lyte
from the album Bad As I Wanna B
Released July 2, 1996
Format 12" single
CD single
Cassette single
Recorded 1996
Genre Hip hop, dance-pop
Length 4:17
Label East West
Writer(s) Lana Moorer
Producer Sean "Puffy" Combs, Rashad "Ringo" Smith
MC Lyte chronology
"Keep On, Keepin' On"
"Cold Rock a Party"

"Cold Rock a Party" was the lead single released from MC Lyte's fifth studio album, Bad As I Wanna B. The original version of the song that appeared on the album was produced by Jermaine Dupri and sampled Audio Two's "Top Billin", the single version was produced by Sean Combs and Rashad Smith and sampled Diana Ross' 1980 hit "Upside Down".

The song became MC Lyte's second highest charting single in the U.S. after her previous single "Keep On, Keepin' On", peaking at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became a hit in several other countries, including New Zealand where it reached No. 1. "Cold Rock a Party" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies on February 19, 1997. To date, it is MC Lyte's last single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 or receive a gold certification.


Single track listing

  1. "Cold Rock a Party" (Bad Boy Remix - Clean version)- 4:12
  2. "Cold Rock a Party" (Bad Boy Remix)- 4:37
  3. "Cold Rock a Party" (Original Album Clean)- 4:19
  4. "Cold Rock a Party" (Milk Remix)- 3:20
  5. "Cold Rock a Party" (Bad Boy Remix - Acapella)- 4:19


Peak positions

Chart (1997) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 11
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 5
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 2
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 15
New Zealand (RIANZ) 1

Year-End charts

End of year chart (1997) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 61


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