Ray Charles

Album: Breakfast (2012)
Charted: 13
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Chiddy Bang is an alternative hip-hop duo comprising Noah Beresin, better known as Xaphoon Jones (DJ/ producer) and Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege (vocals). The first official single off their debut studio album, Breakfast is a soulful, playful track, which features a gospel choir and bluesy piano . It was released to radio on Jan 9, 2012.
  • You've probably surmised from the song title that soul legend Ray Charles was an inspiration for this number. However Chiddy's brother, Cheeseburger Don, also had a bearing on the naming of this song. The pair explained to The Boombox:

    Chiddy: "Basically it was a late night studio session. We were all smoking a little bit. [Xaphoon] actually wasn't there, he had come earlier. At the end of the night [Cheeseburger Don] had these shades on."

    Xaphoon: "Basically how this worked was, Chiddy was writing. Cheeseburger had the shades on smoking, he's smoking or whatever and because it's so late and it's 5 [a.m.], he just kinda passes out."

    Chiddy: "I just looked at him like, "You're on your Ray Charles right now." It was on a whole other level. And then I went into the booth and laid the song down."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Joan Armatrading

Joan ArmatradingSongwriter Interviews

The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."

Don Brewer of Grand Funk

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Michael Franti

Michael FrantiSongwriter Interviews

Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.

Gary Numan

Gary NumanSongwriter Interviews

An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And HellSongwriter Interviews

Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.