Top of the World (Brandy song)

Infobox Single |
Name = Top of the World


Artist = Brandy featuring Mase
from Album = Never Say Never
Released = 1998
Format = Vinyl single, CD single, maxi single, cassette single
Recorded = 1997
Genre = R&B, hip hop
Length = 4:41
Label = Atlantic
Writer = Mason Betha, LaShawn Daniels, Traci Hale, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Isaac Phillips, Nycolia Turman
Producer = Rodney Jerkins
Certification = Silver (BPI)
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Brandy
Type = singles
Last single = "The Boy Is Mine"
(1998)
This single = "Top of the World"
(1998)
Next single = "Have You Ever?"
(1998)
Extra chronology
Artist = Mase
Type = singles
Last single = "Been Around the World"
(1998)
This single = "Top of the World"
(1998)
Next single = "Lookin' at Me"
(1999)Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single


Lower caption = British CD 2 cover
"Top of the World" is a song by American singer Brandy, featuring vocals by rapper Mase. It was written by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, Mason Betha, LaShawn Daniels, Traci Hale, Isaac Phillips, and Nycolia Turman for Brandy's second studio album, "Never Say Never" (1998) and released as the album's second international single in 1998 (see 1998 in music). The track peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and reached the top 20 in Ireland and New Zealand.

Music video

The music video, directed by Paul Hunter, featured Brandy incurring various supernatural phenomena. She spontaneously floated in the air, flipping and somersaulting above random objects; telephone poles and vehicles, as people stopped to stare. These strange phenomena also included balancing herself vertically and horizontally alongside skyscrapers and buildings. The concept video carried quite a bit of symbolism related to her life as a pop culture celebrity and international icon.

Chart performance

"Top of the World" topped the U.K. R&B Chart for six weeks and hit #2 on the UK national chart. The song became the second consecutive European success for Brandy and peaked at number ten on the European Singles Chart. "Top of The World" also charted at number eleven on the New Zealand Singles Chart and 21 on the Canadian Singles Chart. In the U.S. it was a modest hit while peaking #44 on the Hot 100 Airplay, #19 on the R&B charts and #10 on the Rhythmic Chart.

Remix

A remix version with Latin rappers Fat Joe and Big Pun appeared on Pun's 2001 compilation album "Endangered Species". The Darkchild-produced song was previously released on the remix EP "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To) - The Remix EP" (1999).

Formats and tracklistings

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Top of the World." [ [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Brandy+(2) Brandy (2)] ] ;U.S. part II CD single
#"Top of the World Part II" (club mix; featuring Fat Joe & Big Pun) – 5:15
#"Top of the World Part II" (instrumental) – 5:15
#"Top of the World Part II" (radio version; featuring Fat Joe & Big Pun) – 4:07
#"Top of the World Part II" (acapella; featuring Fat Joe & Big Pun) – 5:05

;UK part I CD single
#"Top of the World" (edit; featuring Mase) – 4:11
#"Top of the World" (no rap edit) – 3:22
#"Top of the World" (instrumental) – 4:41

;Remixes CD single
#"Top of the World" (part II club mix; featuring Fat Joe & Big Pun) – 5:15
#"Top of the World" (album version; featurint Mase) – 4:40
#"Top of the World" (part II club mix instrumental) – 5:16
#"Top of the World" (a cappella; featuring Mase) – 4:27
#"Top of the World" (Boogiesoul Club remix; featuring Mase) – 6:45
#"Top of the World" (Boogiesoul Club instrumental) – 6:25
#"Top of the World" (part II a cappella; featuring Fat Joe & Big Pun) – 5:05

Charts

References

External links

* [http://www.foreverbrandy.com/ ForeverBrandy.com] — official site
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