J Cole - “Work Out” Single
- Work Out (Radio Edit)
- Work Out (Explicit Edit)
"Work Out" is a song by American hip hop recording artist and record producer J. Cole, and released as the lead single from his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story. ”Work Out” was written by Bosco Kante, Elliot Wolff, Jermaine Cole, John Stephens, Kanye West, Miri Ben-Ari, Sukmeke Rainey
The song was officially released on June 27, 2011 through Roc Nation and Columbia. It samples the chorus from "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, Abdul would later sample "Work Out" for her song "Dream Medley."
"Work Out" charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the week of July 23, 2011 at #85. "Work Out" re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 on week of September 24, 2011 at #98. The song has since peaked at #13. The song peaked at #1 on the US Rhythmic charts (Billboard) and #3 on the US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard) for 2011 / 2012. As of September 2013, the song has sold 1,853,000 downloads in the United States.