‘Next Friday’ is a 2000 stoner comedy film. It is the sequel to the 1995 film ‘Friday’ and the third film in the series, ‘Friday After Next,’ was released in 2002. Ice Cube wrote, produced, and starred in the film, and Steve Carr directed it. Others who starred in this film were Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Tamala Jones, and Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Jr. The film was made on a budget of $11 million and it grossed $59.8 million at the worldwide box office. However, critics generally panned the movie. One of the successful elements of the film was the soundtrack, which reached number five on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and 19 on the Billboard 200. Here are all the songs from the ‘Next Friday’ soundtrack ranked.
17. Make Your Body Sing, The Isley Brothers, 1996
‘Make Your Body Sing’ is an R&B/ soul song recorded by The Isley Brothers in 1996 and featuring the vocals of Ronald Isley. The song appeared on the group’s 27th studio album ‘Mission to Peace.’ ‘Make Your Body Sing’ was written by Ronald Isley, Reggie Griffin, and Angela Winbush.
16. Good Friday, Big Tymers, Lil’ Wayne & Mack 10, 1999
‘Good Friday’ is a collaborative song by the duo Big Tymers, rapper Lil’ Wayne, and rapper Mack 10. None of the three released the song as a single or included it on their own albums.
15. Fried Day, Bizzy Bone & Sam Dates, 1999
‘Fried Day’ is a track from ‘Next Friday’ that Bizzy Bone recorded, and it also features artist Sam Dates. American rapper Bizzy Bone included the song ‘Fried Day’ on his second studio album ‘The Gift.’
14. We Murderers Baby, Vita & Ja Rule, 1999
‘We Murderers Baby’ is the song playing when Day Day and his girl visit the CD store. It is a collaborative track performed by Vita and Ja Rule. While Ja Rule has an established career and has released multiple singles and albums, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other artists, ‘We Murderers Baby’ is probably Vita’s biggest claim to fame.
13. Murder, Murder, Eminem, 1999
Eminem recorded ‘Murder, Murder’ for ‘Next Friday’ in 1999. Although Eminem released albums in both 1999 and 2000, he did not include ‘Murder, Murder’ on the playlist for either album.
12. Friday, Krayzie Bone & Lyric, 1999
‘Friday’ is a song that features in ‘Next Friday’ that was recorded by Krayzie Bone and Lyric. Krayzie Bone is a rapper, singer, record producer, and entrepreneur who is also a member of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
11. Livin’ It Up, Pharoahe Monch, 1999
Pharoahe Monch is a rapper from New York who began his career in 1987. In addition to being a solo artist, Monch is also part of the group Organized Konfusion. Although he released his debut solo album, ‘Internal Affairs’ in the same year as ‘Next Friday’ was released, ‘Livin’ It Up’ did not feature on his album.
10. Mamacita, Frost, 1999
‘Mamacita’ was recorded in 1999 for the film by American rapper Frost, previously known as Kid Frost. The rapper is of Mexican descent, although he was born and raised in Los Angeles. During his music career, Frost has released 13 studio albums. ‘Mamacita’ plays in ‘Next Friday’ when the cartel arrives home.
9. You Dropped a Bomb on Me, The Gap Band, 1982
‘You Dropped a Bomb on Me’ by The Gap Band plays when Craig and Day-Day are on their way to see Dad Day and Uncle Elroy. The funk song was written by Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, and Rudy Taylor, and it featured on The Gap Band’s sixth studio album ‘Gap Band IV.’ ‘You Dropped a Bomb on Me’ had some unusual sound effects, including the sound of an explosion and a synthesizer making a whistling sound. The song was in the film’s soundtrack but was not included on the tracklist for the soundtrack album.
8. Chase Me, Con Funk Shun, 1979
One of the songs played at the beginning of the film is ‘Chase Me’ by Con Funk Shun. Many of the songs that were used in the soundtrack for ‘Next Friday’ were either recorded specifically for the film or were new material. However, ‘Chase Me’ was recorded in 1979 and featured on Con Funk Shun’s album ‘Candy.’ Although this song features in the film’s soundtrack, it was not included on the soundtrack album.
7. Shaolin Worldwide, Wu-Tang Clan, 1999
Wu-Tang Clan is a hip-hop group from Staten Island that was formed in 1992. They recorded ‘Shaolin Worldwide’ for the ‘Next Friday’ soundtrack and chose not to include the track on their third studio album ‘The W’ that was released in the same year as the film.
6. Money Stretch, Lil’ Zane, 1999
‘Money Stretch’ is a song recorded by American rapper Lil’ Zane in 1999. It appeared as one of four bonus tracks on the rapper’s debut studio album ‘Young World: The Future.’ The album peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200 and 25 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
5. Low Income, Wyclef Jean, 1999
‘Low Income’ was recorded by Wyclef Jean for the film, and it features 18-Crew and Beast. This song plays when Baby D is chasing Day Day in the back parking lot. In addition to featuring on the film’s soundtrack album, it also featured on Wyclef Jean’s second studio album ‘Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.’
4. Hot, Toni Estes, 1999
‘Hot’ by Toni Estes plays in the background when Baby D and D’wana walk into a shop. It is one of the songs from the soundtrack album that was released as a single. Toni Estes cowrote the hip-hop song with Johnta Austin and Teddy Bishop.
3. Chin Check, N.W.A, 1999
‘Chin Check’ is the music playing in Pinky’s store. It is a song recorded by N.W.A. that features Snoop Dogg. The track was released as the lead single from the ‘Next Friday’ soundtrack album, and it also featured on N.W.A.’s album ‘The Best of N.W.A.: The Strength of Street Knowledge.’ It is considered N.W.A.’s reunion song, as it was the first song they recorded after they had split. ‘Chin Check’ was also a memorial to Eazy-E, a former member of the group who had died in 1995.
2. I Don’t Wanna, Aaliyah, 2000
According to Tune Find, ‘I Don’t Wanna’ plays when Craig is going up to Carla’s bedroom. The song was recorded by Aaliyah, and it was written by Johnta Austin, Jazze Pha, Kevin Hicks, and Donnie Schantz. Not only does this song feature on the ‘Next Friday’ soundtrack, but it is also on the soundtrack of ‘Romeo Must Die.’
1. You Can Do It, Ice Cube, 1999
The best song from the ‘Next Friday’ soundtrack is ‘You Can Do It’ by Ice Cube, which is played in the opening of the movie. It features Mack 10 and Ms. Toi. The song was written by Ice Cube, under his real name O’Shea Jackson, and Dedrick Rolison. It was the lead single from Ice Cube’s sixth studio album ‘War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc).’ ‘You Can Do It’ peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition to featuring on the soundtrack for ‘Next Friday,’ the song is also used in the film ‘Save the Last Dance.’