It’s Good to Be the King Rap (also known as It’s Good to Be the King ) is a song written byMel BrooksandPete Wingfieldand performed byMel Brooks, released as a single in1981. The title of the song comes from thefetish sentenceof the movie The Mad History of the World , in which Brooks says it three times.
The single encounter some success in the US , but also in the world, including France , where it ranks second in the charts at the time and has sold 375,000 copies 3 .
The rap group Alliance Ethnik has sampled the first part for its title Respect 4 .
7 ” RCA PB 5894 ( France )
- It’s Good To Be The King Rap (Part I) – 3:42
- It’s Good To Be The King Rap (Part 2) – 5:04
12 ” WMOT Records 4W9 02761 ( United States )
- It’s Good To Be The King (Rap) – 7:13
- It’s Good To Be The King (Instrumental) – 7:13
|United States (Billboard US Dance) 5||67|
|United States (Billboard US R & B) 5||69|
|France ( SNEP ) 6||2|
|France ( SNEP ) 7||36|
Notes and references
- ↑ ( in ) Discogs [ archive ]
- ↑ http://www.discogs.com/Mel-Brooks-Its-Good-To-Be-The-King-Rap/release/1439285 [ archive ]
- ↑ http://www.infodisc.fr/S_ToutTemps.php?debut=900 [ archive ]
- ↑ ( in ) WhoSampled [ archive ] .
- ↑ a and b http://www.musicvf.fr/song.php?id=83508 [ archive ]
- ↑ ( en ) Infodisc, click on the tab “Mel Brooks” [ archive ]
- ↑ ( en ) Annual Top 1982 [ archive ]