21 Seconds

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"21 Seconds"
SoSolidCrew21Seconds.jpg
Single by So Solid Crew
from the album They Don't Know
Released 6 August 2001
Format CD
Recorded 2001
Genre 2-step garage
Label Relentless
So Solid Crew singles chronology
"Oh No (Sentimental Things)"
(2000)
"21 Seconds"
(2001)
"They Don't Know"
(2001)

"Oh No (Sentimental Things)"
(2000)
"21 Seconds"
(2001)
"They Don't Know"
(2001)

"21 Seconds" is a song by UK garage act So Solid Crew. It was released as the second single from the debut album They Don't Know, and was to be the first of five consecutive Top 20 hit singles for the group.

It reached a peak position of number one on the UK Singles Chart in August 2001,[1] while it peaked just outside the top 40 in the Netherlands. It achieved first week sales of 118,135 units in the United Kingdom.[2]

Production[edit]

The song uses fairly stripped back production, utilizing a catchy 2-step rhythm which was common in UK garage at the time.

Song title[edit]

The song title alludes to the approximate 21 seconds that each of the band members is given to perform their rap. 21 seconds is arrived at as the song's tempo is approximately 140BPM and each rapper has 12 bars of 4 beats (48 beats at 140BPM, when worked out to the nearest integer, rounds to 21 seconds).

Music video[edit]

The music video received the award for British Video of the Year at the 2002 Brit Awards.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "21 Seconds"
  2. "21 Seconds" (12" Version)
  3. "21 Seconds" (DJ Swiss & Dan Da Man Remix Vocal)
  4. "21 Seconds" (music video)

Charts[edit]

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