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Music video by 50 Cent performing Window Shopper. (C) 2005 G Unit/Interscope Records

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Window Shopper on Wikipedia
"Window Shopper"
Window Shopper .jpg
Single by 50 Cent
from the album Get Rich or Die Tryin' Soundtrack and The Massacre (Special Edition)
ReleasedNovember 6, 2005
FormatCD
GenreHip hop, gangsta rap
Length3:13
LabelG-Unit/Interscope
Writer(s)T. Crawford & Curtis Jackson.
Jackson, C.
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley
Turnbull, J.H.
Producer(s)C. Styles , Sire
50 Cent singles chronology

"Window Shopper" is a single by rapper 50 Cent. It was released in November 2005 as the second single (in the U.S.) and first single (in the UK and Australia) from the Get Rich or Die Tryin' soundtrack released in 2005, as well as the film's theme song. It was later included on his 2005 album, The Massacre as a bonus track. It peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, and had slightly more success in a couple of other countries. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Contents

  • 1 Music video
  • 2 Charts and certifications
    • 2.1 Certifications
    • 2.2 Year-end charts
  • 3 Parodies
  • 4 Remix
  • 5 Sample
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Music video

The music video is set in Monaco and is about how 50 Cent and friends are rich enough to buy overpriced items, such as $400 cheeseburgers, and a $1,500,000 Maserati MC12. It received a nomination at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video. There are two versions of the video: one which contains several clips from the film and one that doesn't and is the full version of the video. For example, the video either starts with footage from the film of Marcus looking through a window at shoes, or it starts with 50 Cent and Mase trying to understand what a French shoe salesman is saying.The video features cameo appearances by other G-Unit members, M.O.P., Ma$e, Mobb Deep and Olivia (singer)

Parodies

  • Lily Allen recorded a parody of "Window Shopper" called "Nan, You're a Window Shopper", about her grandmother. The version of this song is on the U.S. release of her album Alright, Still.
  • Loon parodied the song in a diss to Ma$e.[20]

Remix

There is also a Window Shopper remix featuring Ma$e. It was released in the mixtape: "G-Unit Radio part 16" with Ma$e.

A second remix was released featuring Ma$e and Lloyd Banks. It was released in the mixtape: "Static Scelektah & G-Unit Radio - The Empire Strikes Back". This version has a different chorus sung by 50 Cent, instead of him saying "Ja you's a window shopper" he says "nigga you's a window shopper".

Sample

"Window Shopper" samples "Burnin' and Lootin'" by Bob Marley

References

  1. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper". ultratop.be (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200618 into search.
  6. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chartverfolgung / 50 Cent / Single". musicline.de. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 52, 2005". top40.nl (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "50 Cent - Window Shopper" (in German). hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Chart Stats - 50 Cent - Window Shopper". Chart Stats. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "50 Cent Album & Song Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "50 Cent Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "50 Cent > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "50 Cent Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Gold & Platinum: 50 Cent". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Dutch Top 40 Year End" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "End Of Year Charts: 2005" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS6ZrzSdJWA

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


   

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