Do Something (Macy Gray song)

"Do Something"
Single by Macy Gray
from the album On How Life Is
B-side "Rather Hazy"
Released June 24, 1999 (1999-06-24)
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Length 4:57 (album version)
4:10 (radio edit)
Label Epic
Producer(s) Andrew Slater
Macy Gray singles chronology
"Do Something"
"I Try"

"Do Something" is the lead single from Macy Gray's debut album, On How Life Is (1999). The song samples OutKast's 1994 song "Git Up, Git Out" and Nice & Smooth's 1989 song "Funky for You", and therefore had 22 credited co-writers including Gray herself.

In the United Kingdom, "Do Something" became Gray's first charting hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number fifty-one there, however, it remains her lowest-charting single there to date. "Do Something" failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 but managed to peak at number forty-three on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.

"Do Something" was released on two CD formats in the UK. The CD single contained remixes of "Do Something", including collaborators such as Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob along with a non-album track, "Rather Hazy".

"Do Something" was also used in an MTV Europe commercial advertising summer festivals throughout Europe in 1999.

Track listings and formats

U.S. and UK CD 1
  1. "Do Something" (Radio Edit) – 4:10
  2. "Rather Hazy" – 3:10
  3. "Do Something" (Organized Noize Mix featuring Cee-Lo) – 3:53
U.S. and UK CD 2
  1. "Do Something" (Album Version) – 4:57
  2. "Do Something" (Jay's Subliminal Funk) – 4:50
  3. "Do Something" (King Britt Remix) – 9:20


Chart (1999) Peak
Dutch Top 40[1] 35
New Zealand Singles Chart[2] 32
UK Singles Chart[3] 51
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[4] 63
Chart (2000) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales[4] 43


  1. "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 32 – 1999". Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  2. " – Macy Gray – Do Something". Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  3. "Chart Stats – Macy Gray – Do Something". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  4. 1 2 "On How Life Is - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-18.

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