Best Singles Of 2008, #3 – M.I.A. "Paper Planes"

mia

Ok, we’re taking liberties here, because “Paper Planes” was released in 2007, but it exploded to worldwide popularity in 2008. And hell, if the Grammy’s can come calling a year late, so can we.

Officially released as a single in early 2008, “Paper Planes” is the third single from M.I.A.‘s second studio album, Kala. With a main riff sampled from the song “Straight to Hell” by The Clash and its chorus lyrics taken from “Rump Shaker” by Wreckx-N-Effect, it became an international hit after appearing in the trailer for the film Pineapple Express. It became so popular that it was sampled in a song by T.I. and Jay-Z, it’s been covered in performances by Rihanna and Built To Spill, and in December the single was nominated for the Record of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.

M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”

POSTED January 1, 2009 8:26PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

POPULAR

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

COMMENTS

  1. sodomisez says:

    Considerably, the article is in reality the freshest on this valuable topic. I agree with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your next updates. Saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the fantasti c lucidity in your writing. I will immediately grab your rss feed to stay privy of any updates. Pleasant work and much success in your business enterprise!