Run This Town

Run This Town by Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, September 12, 2009 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was the first time Jay-Z had a UK #1 with one of his own records rather than being a guest on somebody else's. West originally argued against Jay-Z releasing this as a single. When the song was played at a barbecue hosted by the DJ Enuff led DJ collective, the Heavy Hitters, such was the reaction to the record, he was convinced it wouldn't be a hit. This samples the electric guitar loop from "Someday in Athens" by the '70s Greek band, The Four Levels of Existence.

Run This Town FAQs

Who sang Run This Town?

Run This Town was performed by Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West

What year did Run This Town get to the UK number 1 spot?

Run This Town first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, September 12, 2009

How long was Run This Town at number 1 in the UK?

Run This Town spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.