Ready or Not (After 7 song)

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"Ready or Not"
After 7 - Ready or Not single cover.jpg
Single by After 7
from the album After 7
Released February 20, 1990 (1990-02-20)
Format 7", 12", cassette, CD
Recorded 1989
Genre R&B
Length 4:34 (album version)
3:58 (radio edit)[1]
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s) L.A. Reid, Babyface[1]
Producer(s) L.A. Reid, Babyface[1]
After 7 singles chronology
"Don't Cha' Think"
(1989)
"Ready or Not"
(1990)
"Can't Stop"
(1990)

"Don't Cha' Think"
(1989)
"Ready or Not"
(1989)
"Can't Stop"
(1990)

"Ready or Not" is a song performed by After 7, issued as the third single from the group's eponymous debut album. In 1989, the song became the first #1 R&B single for the group.[2] It was also the group's first top ten pop single, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3][2] R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan's song "Let it Burn" heavily resembles the rhythm of this song since her single employs the sample.

"Ready or Not" was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 14, 1990.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990)[2] Peak
position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 7
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard)[6] 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "After 7 - Ready Or Not (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "After 7 - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 25. 
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum: After 7 - RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  5. ^ "Longbored Surfer - 1990". LongboredSurfer.com. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "After 7 - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 

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