Chaka Demus and Pliers’ Murder She Wrote Among Billboard’s 50 Best Song Interpolations

Billboard has named Chaka Demus and Pliers’ 1992 hit Murder She Wrote among its “50 Best Song Interpolations of the 21st Century”.

Billboard had described as “the art of the interpolation at its most successful”, listed in no specific order, its 50 picks for the best examples of the form from the 21st century, which it said “crossed genres and generations to revive old classics and make new ones”.

Murder She Wrote is featured in R&B Singer Omarion’s Post To Be hit single.

According to Billboard, “the entire “Post to Be” pre-chorus swipes the melody and rhythm from the classic “Murder She Wrote” “I know this little girl, her name is Maxine…” section. It also shared that “Chris Brown’s guest verse takes it one step further, tracing back the roots of the Omarion-fronted West Coast anthem to the Caribbean by name-dropping Chaka Demus and Pliers’ redefining dancehall smash: “Murder she wrote/You wanna know how I know what I know?”

Post To Be peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 3X Platinum in the US.

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