Ch-Check It Out

"Ch-Check It Out"
Single by Beastie Boys
from the album To the 5 Boroughs
Released March 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 3:12 (Album version)
3:10 (Single version)
Label Capitol
Producer Beastie Boys
Certification Gold (RIAA)[1]
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Alive"
(1999)
"Ch-Check It Out"
(2004)
"Triple Trouble"
(2004)

"Ch-Check It Out" is a song by alternative hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, released as the first single off their sixth studio album To the 5 Boroughs. The song heavily samples "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Peggy Lee.[2] It was also nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

The song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it the first song by a rap group to achieve such a feat. It also peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the UK Singles Chart.

In Australia, the song was ranked #28 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.

The song, despite profanity, received a decent amount of airplay. The edited version substituted other words in for the profane ones. For instance, MCA's line "all you Klingons in the fucking house" became "all you Klingons in your grandma's house," and "let's turn this muthafuckin' party out" became "let's turn this turn this party out". It seems that the Beastie Boys prefer this censored version in retrospect anyway, as performing the song live, they frequently use this version of the line in place of the original uncensored line.

Track listing

CD single
  1. "Ch-Check It Out" - 3:12
  2. "Ch-Check It Out" (Instrumental) - 3:12
  3. "And Then I" - 3:01

Charts

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[3] 46
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 75
Belgian Ultratip Singles Chart (Wallonia)[5] 16
Canadian Singles Chart[6] 1
Danish Singles Chart[7] 16
Dutch Singles Chart[8] 21
French Singles Chart[9] 82
German Singles Chart[10] 65
Italian Singles Chart[11] 13
New Zealand Singles Chart[12] 31
Norwegian Singles Chart[13] 17
Swedish Singles Chart[14] 38
Swiss Singles Chart[15] 36
UK Singles Chart[16] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[17] 68
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 6
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[18] 1
U.S. Billboard Radio Songs[19] 65

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Preceded by
"Lying from You" by Linkin Park
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
June 19, 2004
Succeeded by
"Slither" by Velvet Revolver

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