It’s Good to Be the King Rap

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 .

Titles

7 ” RCA PB 5894 ( France )

  1. It’s Good To Be The King Rap (Part I) – 3:42
  2. It’s Good To Be The King Rap (Part 2) – 5:04

12 ” WMOT Records 4W9 02761 ( United States )

  1. It’s Good To Be The King (Rap) – 7:13
  2. It’s Good To Be The King (Instrumental) – 7:13

Weekly rankings

Charts (1982) Position
 United States (Billboard US Dance) 5 67
 United States (Billboard US R & B) 5 69
 France ( SNEP ) 6 2

Annual ranking

Charts (1982) Position
 France ( SNEP ) 7 36

Notes and references

  1. ↑ ( in ) Discogs  [ archive ]
  2. ↑ http://www.discogs.com/Mel-Brooks-Its-Good-To-Be-The-King-Rap/release/1439285  [ archive ]
  3. ↑ http://www.infodisc.fr/S_ToutTemps.php?debut=900  [ archive ]
  4. ↑ ( in ) WhoSampled  [ archive ] .
  5. ↑ a and b http://www.musicvf.fr/song.php?id=83508  [ archive ]
  6. ↑ ( en ) Infodisc, click on the tab “Mel Brooks”  [ archive ]
  7. ↑ ( en ) Annual Top 1982  [ archive ]

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