Clique (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Clique"
Clique Artwork.jpeg
Single by Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean
from the album Cruel Summer
Released September 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 4:54
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Hit-Boy
  • Anthony Kilhoffer (add.)
  • Noah Goldstein (add.)
Kanye West singles chronology
"Birthday Song"
(2012)
"Clique"
(2012)
"Black Skinhead"
(2013)
"Birthday Song"
(2012)
"Clique"
(2012)
"Black Skinhead"
(2013)
Jay-Z singles chronology
"No Church in the Wild"
(2012) No Church in the Wild2012
"Clique"
(2012) Clique2012
"Suit & Tie"
(2013) Suit & Tie2013
Big Sean singles chronology
"As Long as You Love Me"
(2012) As Long as You Love Me2012
"Clique"
(2012) Clique2012
"Burn"
(2012) Burn2012
GOOD Music singles chronology
"New God Flow"
(2012) New God Flow2012
"Clique"
(2012) Clique2012
"Champions"
(2016) Champions2016
Audio sample

"Clique" is a song by American rappers Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean. The song serves as the fourth single from the album Cruel Summer (2012), a collaboration between members of West's label GOOD Music, the song's production was handled by Hit-Boy and West. "Clique" was released as a single to the iTunes Store on September 7, 2012. Additional vocals on the song are provided by American R&B singer James Fauntleroy II, who performs the song's introduction.

Background[edit]

West debuted the song on his website on September 6, 2012, the same day, DJ Funkmaster Flex gave the song a formal radio premiere on his Hot 97 radio show.[1] It was released as a digital download to the iTunes Store the following day.[2]

The song was produced by Hit-Boy, who was signed to West's label GOOD Music,[1] the song contains vocal samples of American funk musician James Brown's 1974 song "Funky President (People It's Bad)".[3]

Big Sean said in an interview with Tim Westwood that originally, many more A-list rappers were on the song; in the end all the other rappers were cut except Sean, Kanye West and Jay-Z.[citation needed] Jay-Z's guest verse was named the fifth best of 2012 by Complex magazine.[4]

On November 14, 2012 a remix was released featuring rapper T.I..[5]

Complex magazine named the song #15 on their list of the 50 best songs of 2012.[6] The track was ranked at #96 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2012.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[2]
  1. "Clique" – 4:54

Credits and personnel[edit]

The credits for "Clique" are adapted from the iTunes single release.[2]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[2] September 7, 2012 Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Makarechi, Kia (September 6, 2012). "'Clique': Kanye West Drops Track With Jay-Z & Big Sean As VMAs Get Ready To Take Off". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Clique – Single by Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Richard. "G.O.O.D Music ft. Big Sean, Kanye West & Jay-Z – Clique – Listen". DJ Booth. The DJ Booth, LLC. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The 25 Best Guest Verses of 20125. Jay-Z on G.O.O.D. Music's "Clique"". Complex. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  5. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "T.I. f. Big Sean, Jay-Z & Kanye West – Clique Remix". hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "The 50 Best Songs of 201215. G.O.O.D. Music "Clique"". Complex. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  11. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique". Tracklisten.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-01-19". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-09-22" UK R&B Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-01-19" UK Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  18. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  19. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Billboard Radio Songs for Kanye West. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  20. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  21. ^ "British single certifications – Kanye West – Clique". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 19, 2015.  Enter Clique in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Kanye West feat. Jay-Z and Big Sean – Clique". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  23. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  24. ^ "Rap Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  25. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  26. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.