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"Too Hot"
Too Hot - Kool & the Gang.jpg
Single by Kool & the Gang
from the album Ladies' Night
B-side"Tonight's the Night"
ReleasedJanuary 13, 1980
GenreDisco, R&B, soul
Length3:48
LabelDe-Lite
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Eumir Deodato and Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang singles chronology
"Ladies' Night"
(1979)
"Too Hot"
(1980)
"Celebration"
(1980)

"Too Hot" is a R&B/Soul song recorded by the American band Kool & the Gang for their 1979 album Ladies' Night.[1] It was written by George Brown and Kool & the Gang, and produced by Eumir Deodato and Kool & the Gang.[1] The song reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Track listing[edit]

De-Lite Records - DE-802 - 6168.772:[3]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Too Hot"George M. Brown & Kool and the Gang3:48
2."Tonight's the Night"Ronald Bell3:58

Chart performance[edit]

Coolio version[edit]

"Too Hot"
TooHotCoolio.jpg
Single by Coolio
from the album Gangsta's Paradise
ReleasedOctober 31, 1995 (1995-10-31)[6]
Length3:42
LabelTommy Boy
Songwriter(s)Artis Ivey Jr., George Brown, Bryan Dobbs
Producer(s)Bryan Dobbs
Coolio singles chronology
"Gangsta's Paradise"
(1995)
"Too Hot"
(1995)
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
(1996)

In 1995, American rapper Coolio covered the song for his second studio album, Gangsta's Paradise (1995). Major parts of the original were retained, but supplemented by independent rap passages. In the rap passages he also addresses the disease HIV/AIDS.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[32] Gold 5,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

2004 version[edit]

"Too Hot"
Too Hot by Kool and the Gang and Lisa Stansfield.jpg
Single by Kool & the Gang featuring Lisa Stansfield
from the album The Hits: Reloaded
ReleasedSeptember 2004 (2004-09)
Recorded2004
Genre
Length4:32
LabelEdel
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lisa Stansfield singles chronology
"All Around the World (Norty Cotto Mixes)"
(2003)
"Too Hot"
(2004)
"Easier"
(2004)

In 2004, Kool & the Gang released The Hits: Reloaded album, which features their greatest hits performed by various artists.[33] "Too Hot" was recorded by British singer Lisa Stansfield and released as a promotional single from The Hits: Reloaded in selected European countries in September 2004.[34]

Track listings[edit]

European promotional CD single

  1. "Too Hot" (Kool & the Gang featuring Lisa Stansfield) – 4:32
  2. "Where Da Boogie At!" (Kool & the Gang featuring R.O.C. & Da Prince Hakim) – 3:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[35] 36

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
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  4. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1980/Top 100 Songs of 1980". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1980". Archived from the original on September 15, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2013.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). Cash Box magazine.
  6. ^ "Selected New Releases" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1118. October 27, 1995. pp. 35, 41. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Coolio – Too Hot". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coolio – Too Hot" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coolio – Too Hot" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 9. March 2, 1996. p. 16. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Coolio – Too Hot" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Coolio – Too Hot" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  13. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (20.1. '96 – 26.1. '96)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). January 20, 1996. p. 38. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Too Hot". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 12. March 23, 1996. p. 19. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 5, 1996" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Coolio – Too Hot" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – Coolio – Too Hot". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Coolio – Too Hot". Singles Top 100.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Coolio – Too Hot". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  24. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  25. ^ "Coolio Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  26. ^ "Coolio Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  27. ^ "Coolio Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  28. ^ "Coolio Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  29. ^ "Coolio Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  30. ^ "Music & Media 1996 in Review – Year End Sales Charts" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 51/52. December 21, 1996. p. 12. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  31. ^ "Árslistinn 1996". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). January 2, 1997. p. 16. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  32. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Coolio – Too Hot". Recorded Music NZ.
  33. ^ Jeffries, David. "The Hits: Reloaded". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  34. ^ "Kool & The Gang Featuring Lisa Stansfield – Too Hot". Discogs. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  35. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 20 May 2015.

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