|Single by Gwen Stefani featuring Eve|
from the album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
|Released|| December 14, 2004|
March 14, 2005
|Format||CD single (global)|
Digital download (global)
Gramophone record (U. Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3 1969 (ˈgwɛn stɛˈfɑːni is an American recording artist and Fashion designer Stefani fronts the rock band No Doubt Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10 1978) better known as Eve, is a Grammy Award -winning Rapper, Singer, Actress Love Angel Music Baby is the debut solo album by the American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A CD single (abbreviated to CDS) is a music single in the form of a standard size Compact disc, not to be confused with the 3-inch CD single A gramophone S. )
|Recorded||Encore Studios, Ocean Way Record One, Henson Recording Studios|
|Length||3:56 (album version)/ 4:01 (radio edit#1)|
|Writer(s)||Gwen Stefani, Eve, Dr. Dre, Kara DioGuardi, Chantal Kreviazuk, Mark Batson, Jerry Bock, Mike Elizondo, Sheldon Harnick|
|Certification||2× platinum (RIAA)|
|Gwen Stefani singles chronology|
|Eve singles chronology|
"Rich Girl" is a pop-ragga song performed by singer Gwen Stefani featuring Eve. Ocean Way Recording is the name of a series of Recording studios in Hollywood California and Nashville Tennessee. The Jim Henson Company is an American company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Raggamuffin music, usually abbreviated as ragga, is a sub-genre of Dancehall music or Reggae, in which the instrumentation primarily consists In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Interscope Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Andre Romelle Young (born February 18 1965 primarily known by his stage name Dr Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (born December 9, 1970) is an American Songwriter, Record producer, and Singer who has Chantal Kreviazuk (ʃɑn ˈtɑl ˌkrɛ vi ˈa zək born May 18, 1974 in Winnipeg Manitoba is a Canadian Singer-songwriter of the Adult In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Andre Romelle Young (born February 18 1965 primarily known by his stage name Dr The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA is a Trade group representing the Australian recording industry Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3 1969 (ˈgwɛn stɛˈfɑːni is an American recording artist and Fashion designer Stefani fronts the rock band No Doubt " What You Waiting For? " is an Electropop song written by Gwen Stefani and Linda Perry for Stefani's 2004 debut solo album Love " Hollaback Girl " is a pop song written by singer Gwen Stefani and Pharrell for Stefani's debut solo album Love Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10 1978) better known as Eve, is a Grammy Award -winning Rapper, Singer, Actress "Not Today" is the third single (second international single from Mary J " 1 Thing " is an R&B song written by American singer-songwriter Amerie and Rich Harrison for Amerie's second studio album Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Raggamuffin music, usually abbreviated as ragga, is a sub-genre of Dancehall music or Reggae, in which the instrumentation primarily consists Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3 1969 (ˈgwɛn stɛˈfɑːni is an American recording artist and Fashion designer Stefani fronts the rock band No Doubt Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10 1978) better known as Eve, is a Grammy Award -winning Rapper, Singer, Actress The song was primarily written by Dr. Dre, Eve, and Stefani, with other collaborators for Stefani's debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby (2004). Andre Romelle Young (born February 18 1965 primarily known by his stage name Dr Love Angel Music Baby is the debut solo album by the American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records "Rich Girl" is based on the Louchie Lou and Michie One song of the same name, which is an adaptation of the Fiddler on the Roof song "If I Were a Rich Man". Louchie Lou & Michie One (Louise Gold and Michelle Charles were a female Reggae-pop friendly duo from London who formed in the early '90s during the rise of radio friendly reggae in Britain Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set " If I Were a Rich Man " is a song from the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. In the song, Stefani discusses her dreams of fame and riches from the perspective of "when she was just an Orange County girl". Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. 
The last song to be included on the album, "Rich Girl" was released as the album's second single in late 2004 (see 2004 in music) to mixed reviews from music critics. See also 2004 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels It was a commercial success, reaching the top ten on the majority of the charts it entered, and topped the singles chart in Argentina. Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. In the United States, "Rich Girl" was certified double platinum, and it received a nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 48th Grammy Awards. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002 The 48th Annual Grammy Awards was a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15 2004 and ending September 14 2005
Gwen Stefani and Eve had previously collaborated together on the 2001 single "Let Me Blow Ya Mind". " Let Me Blow Ya Mind " is the second single from Eve 's second album Scorpion. When Stefani first began recording solo material, Eve expressed interest in working with Stefani again, saying, "She's fly, she's tight and she is talented. It's going to be hot regardless. " The two decided to work together again after talking in Stefani's laundry room during a party.  After Stefani had co-written more than twenty songs for her solo debut, she approached Dr. Dre, who had produced for her twice before.  Dre had produced "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" as well as "Wicked Day", a track that was excluded from No Doubt's 2001 album Rock Steady. No Doubt is a rock band from Anaheim California, United States founded in 1986 Rock Steady is the fifth album by American rock band No Doubt, released December 11 2001 on Interscope Records (see 2001 in music 
After playing some of the songs on which she had been working, Dr. Dre told her, "You don't want to go back there. " Instead of using one of the tracks, Dr. Dre instead suggested using reggae duo Louchie Lou and Michie One's 1993 song "Rich Girl", which itself interpolated "If I Were a Rich Man" from the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s " If I Were a Rich Man " is a song from the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set  Stefani and Eve helped each other with their parts, but when they presented Dr. Dre with the demo, he told them to rewrite the song, suggesting that Stefani play a character in the song. A demo version or demo of a song (shortened from the word "demonstration" is one recorded for reference rather than for release 
Since she had not seen the musical since she was a child, Stefani went to Broadway to better understand the theme that "even if you're poor and you have love, you're rich. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located " The idea which became the final version came to Stefani while brainstorming on her treadmill. Brainstorming is a group creativity technique designed to generate a large number of Ideas for the solution to a Problem. A treadmill is a piece of indoor sporting equipment used to allow for the motions of Running or Walking while staying in one place  She commented that the troubles in writing the song came because "Dre was really pushing me to write in a new way," but when she presented him with the song, "he just totally tricked the track out. "
"Rich Girl" is a ragga song composed in the key of C minor. Also see C major, or C-sharp minor. C minor (abbreviated c or cm) is a Minor scale based It is written in common time and moves at a moderate 100 beats per minute. The time signature (also known as " meter signature" is a notational convention used in Western Musical notation to specify how many beats Beats per minute ( BPM) is a unit typically used as either a measure of Tempo in music or a measure of one's Heart rate.  The beat is accompanied by an alternating perfect fifth dyad and an accented piano trichord. A beat is the basic Time Unit of a piece of Music; for example each tick sounded by a Metronome would correspond to a beat The perfect fifth ( is the Musical interval between a note and the note seven Semitones above it on the musical scale In Music, an accent is an emphasis placed on a particular note, either as a result of its context or specifically indicated by an accent mark. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Depending on the context a trichord is either a contiguous segment of a musical scale or of a twelve-tone row or (in accord with Allen Forte 's redefinition of the  The song is written in verse-chorus form, and its instrumentation includes the electronic keyboard, guitar, and keyboard bass. Verse-chorus form is a Musical form common in Popular music and predominant in rock since the 1960s An electronic keyboard or digital keyboard is a type of Keyboard instrument. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The keyboard bass is the use of a low-pitched keyboard or Pedal keyboard to substitute for the Bass guitar or Double bass in popular music  Stefani's voice ranges from G3 to E5. 
The introduction consists of the repeated use of the word na. In Music, the introduction is a passage or section which opens a movement or a separate piece. Stefani reaches her highest note of the song, E5, as part of a trichord and her lowest, G3, during this section. In Music, a section is "a complete but not independent Musical idea " (Bye 1993 p  After the first chorus, Stefani discusses dreams of wealth and luxury, and she namechecks fashion designers Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano. A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, "to repeat" and later from Old French refraindre) is the Line or lines that are Name dropping is the practice of mentioning important people or institutions into a Conversation, Story, Song or other communication Fashion design is the Applied art dedicated to Clothing and lifestyle Accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI, (born 8 April, 1941) is an English Fashion designer largely responsible for bringing Juan Carlos Antonio Galliano Guillén, CBE, RDI (born November 28 1960) professionally known as John Galliano, is a Gibraltarian Stefani commented that the references were not product placement but that she included them "because I think they're rad and want to talk about them…I'd give all my money to [Westwood] and buy all her clothes!" A bridge, in which Stefani's voice is overdubbed, precedes the second chorus. Product placement, or embedded marketing, is a type of Advertising, in which promotional Advertisements placed by marketers using This article is about a bridge section in a piece of popular or classical music Overdubbing (the process of making an overdub, or overdubs is a technique used by Recording studios to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously recorded During the second verse Stefani discusses her Harajuku Girls, and she then repeats the bridge. The Harajuku Girls are four young women who were hired in 2004 as Backup dancers for American Singer Gwen Stefani 's Love Following Eve's rap, Stefani sings the chorus and closes the song with a coda, which, like the introduction, consists of repeating the word na. Coda ( Italian for "tail" from the Latin cauda, see below is a term used in Music in a number of different senses primarily to designate 
"Rich Girl" received mixed reviews from music critics. PlayLouder said that it brought "a much-needed element of diversity" to L. Playlouder is a Digital music and media company It is a music site which provides news reviews and other related content A. M. B. and called it a "potential hit single. " The NME, however, described it as "playground chant featuring a tough-girl ragga cameo from Eve. The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been A playground or play area is an area designed for Children to play, indoors or outdoors A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as " OMH Media gave it an overall positive review, calling it "a great fun song, and far superior to some of the dross that comes out these days," but also commented that it did not live up to "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" and found the references to the Harajuku Girls "slightly creepy. " The BBC called the song "disco gold, impossibly girly and very easy to dance to. Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define " The song drew comparisons to the No Doubt album Rock Steady, and Stylus magazine described it as "a lite version of 'Hey Baby. Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002 " Hey Baby " is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and Bounty Killer for No Doubt '"
|I could tell I had ruffled Gwen's feathers when we spoke before the disc came out. It was the first time I took her to task for disingenuousness – for being ungodly rich yet still singing, "If I were a rich girl. . . . "|
|"What do you mean by that?" she snapped. I said the song could be seen as absurd, even untrue. She explained its lyrics were about when she was just an Orange County girl – ah, that troubling phrase! – dreaming of such wealth.|
—Ben Wener, The Orange County Register
Several reviewers found it ironic that Stefani, who had already sold 26 million records with No Doubt, discussed having money in the counterfactual conditional. A counterfactual conditional, Subjunctive conditional or remote conditional is a conditional (or "if-then" statement indicating what would be OMH Media found it "rather strange" for Stefani to sing the song while living off of royalties from No Doubt and her husband, post-grunge musician Gavin Rossdale. Post-grunge is a subgenre of Alternative rock that emerged in the early 1990s as a derivative of Grunge music. Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1967) is an English Musician most famous for being the lead Singer and Guitarist  Neumu called the lyrics "insipid" and noted that "the incredibly wealthy pop-starlet wonders what it'd be like to be, uh, incredibly wealthy".  A reviewer for The Orange County Register told Stefani that the song was disingenuous and "absurd," to which Stefani responded that the point of view was from before she was famous. The Orange County Register is a daily Newspaper published in Santa Ana, California.  Stefani later refused to issue credentials to the newspaper after the same reviewer wrote that "while posting a reported $90 million via her clothing lines…she's no more 'just an Orange County girl' than Best Buy is just a shack that sells Commodore 64s" in response to a track titled "Orange County Girl" from Stefani's second album The Sweet Escape. A credential is an attestation of qualification competence or authority issued to an individual by a third party with a relevant de jure or de facto authority or The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Best Buy Co Inc ( is a Fortune 100 company and the largest specialty retailer of Consumer electronics in the United States and Canada The Sweet Escape is the second solo Album by American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records 
The interpolation of "If I Were a Rich Man" drew mixed reviews. PopMatters argued that the track "turns it into an anthem of urban bling-lust" and that its "simple pounding piano chord makes for great percussive backing. PopMatters is an international Webzine of cultural criticism Its scope is broadly cast on all things pop culture Bling-bling (or simply bling) is a Slang term in Hip hop culture referring to flashy or elaborate Jewelry and ornamented This article describes musical chords in traditional Western styles " Pitchfork Media found the song corny, classifying it as "Eve- and Dre- and Tevye-powered camp-hop. Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork, is a Chicago -based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary Tevye the dairyman ( Yiddish טבֿיה דער מילכיקער Tevye der milkhiker) is the protagonist of several of Sholem Aleichem 's stories " The Villager found the interpolation "innovative" and noted the song's take on "the current style of shout-out rap songs. The Villager is a weekly newspaper serving Downtown Manhattan. A shout-out is a greeting or acknowledgment of a person group or organization of significance " Entertainment Weekly disagreed, stating that the interpolation was used awkwardly, and Rolling Stone called the interpolation a goof. Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published  About.com called the track "a dancehall/classic house teardown of 'If I Were a Rich Man'" and commented, "if this is what Jay-Z’s fudging with Annie has wrought, I say, be glad of it. Aboutcom is an online source for original information and advice and is among the top 15 US Websites ( Nielsen Online Spring 2008 Dancehall is a type of Jamaican Popular music which developed in the late 1970s initially as a more sparse and less political and religious variant of Reggae Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4 1969 better known as Jay-Z, is an American Rapper and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Annie is a musical based upon the popular Harold Gray Comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles "
The music video for "Rich Girl" was directed by David LaChapelle and features a pirate theme. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics A music video director is a Film director that specializes in creating short films driven by a given music track David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963 in Fairfield Connecticut) is a photographer and director who works in the fields of Fashion, Advertising Piracy is Robbery committed at sea or sometimes on shore without a commission from a sovereign Nation (as distinct from Privateering The video, inspired by an early 80's Vivienne Westwood advertising campaign, opens with four Japanese schoolgirls playing with a toy pirate ship and Bratz dolls of Stefani and Eve, while the girls discuss what they would do if they were a "rich girl". Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI, (born 8 April, 1941) is an English Fashion designer largely responsible for bringing For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. A schoolgirl is a Girl attending either primary or secondary school Bratz is a popular children's Doll franchise produced by MGA Entertainment. The video features several sequences. Stefani is first shown below the deck of a pirate ship, dancing on a table and singing to the song. A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a Ship. She is surrounded by pirates and wenches and is soon joined by Eve, wearing an eyepatch. Promiscuity refers to sexual behavior of a man or woman who casually has sex with many partners An eyepatch is a small patch that is worn in front of one eye In the surreal style of LaChapelle, the pirate crew has distorted features, and a leaked casting call commented, "I need the freaks on this one. In the Performing arts, casting (or casting call) is a vital pre-production process for selecting a cast (a meaning of the word recorded since 1631 of Actors " Above deck Stefani, the Harajuku Girls, Eve, and more pirates dance on the deck and rigging. Rigging (from Anglo-Saxon wrigan or wringing, "to clothe" is on Sailboats and Sailing ships the collection of Stefani is also seen dancing with the Harajuku Girls in a treasure trove, often carrying a sword, and swinging from an anchor. A treasure trove may broadly be defined as an amount of gold silver gemstones money jewellery or any valuable collection found hidden underground or in places such as cellars An anchor is an object often made out of metal that is used to attach a ship to the bottom of a body of water at a specific point When the girls dunk the toy ship in a fish tank, the galleon engages in cannonfire, causing Stefani and the pirates to fall all over the ship, and Stefani and the Harajuku Girls are soon shipwrecked. An aquarium (plural aquariums or aquaria) is a Vivarium consisting of at least one transparent side in which Water -dwelling Plants A galleon was a large multi-decked Sailing ship used primarily by the nations of Europe from the 16th to 18th centuries | NOTE Throughout this article "cannon" is used as BOTH the || singular and plural A shipwreck can refer to a wrecked ship or to the event that caused the wreck such as the striking of something that causes the ship to sink the stranding of the ship on rocks
The music video was a success on video channels. The video debuted on MTV's Total Request Live on December 13, 2004 at number nine. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Events 1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months Celestine hoped to return to his previous life "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " It worked its way to number four, staying on the chart for a total of fourteen days.  The video also reached number four on the MuchMusic countdown, remaining on the chart for sixteen weeks. MuchMusic (often referred to only as Much) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned by CTVglobemedia  VH1 listed the song at number twenty-four on its Top 40 Videos of 2005. 
"Rich Girl" performed moderately well in North America. The single debuted at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 1, 2005 and reached a peak position ten weeks later at number seven, remaining on the chart for over six months. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  The song did well on pop-oriented charts, reaching number three on the Pop 100, number four on the Top 40 Mainstream, and number sixteen on the Adult Top 40. The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay chart from Billboard Magazine. Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts The single had little crossover success on the urban charts, only reaching number twenty-seven on the Rhythmic Top 40 and number seventy-eight on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Urban contemporary is a music Radio format. The term was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s Rhythmic contemporary, also known as rhythmic top 40, rhythmic contemporary hit radio or rhythmic crossover, is a music Radio format that Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. "Rich Girl" was helped on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts by its strong digital downloads, peaking at number two on the Hot Digital Songs. The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard.  Due to its high number of digital downloads, the song was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  On the 2005 year-end chart, the song was listed at number thirty-one, and at the 2006 Grammy Awards, the song was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration but lost to Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore. The 48th Annual Grammy Awards was a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15 2004 and ending September 14 2005 The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002 Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4 1969 better known as Jay-Z, is an American Rapper and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. " Numb/Encore " is a song by the Nu metal band Linkin Park and rapper Jay-Z from their 2004 mash-up album Collision " The single was less successful in Canada, where it debuted at number twenty-eight and reached a peak of number twelve for two non-consecutive weeks. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page 
Across Europe, "Rich Girl" was largely successful, reaching number two on the Eurochart Hot 100. European Hot 100 Singles has been compiled by Billboard and Music & Media magazine since March 1984  It reached the top five in Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden and the top ten in Austria, Finland, Greece, Italy, and Switzerland. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation  The song also charted highly in the UK, debuting at number four on March 21, 2005. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  The track was unable to reach a higher position and remained on the chart for twelve weeks. 
Elsewhere, "Rich Girl" peaked within the top twenty on the majority of the charts it entered. In Australia, it debuted February 28, 2005 at number two under Nelly's "Over and Over" featuring Tim McGraw. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cornell Haynes Jr (born November 2 1974 Highly successful Nelly has sold over 20 million records in the United States " Over and Over " is a single by Rapper Nelly featuring Country music artist Tim McGraw, released in 2004 from Nelly's album Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country Singer and actor  It was unable to reach number one and dropped off the chart after thirteen weeks.  On the ARIA end of year chart, the track charted at number twenty-six, and the single was certified platinum. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA is a Trade group representing the Australian recording industry  The song was generally successful in Latin America, entering the Latin America Top 40 at number twenty on March 13, 2005 and peaking at number five ten weeks later. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  It reached the top twenty in most South American countries, including Argentina and Chile. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the  On the United World Chart, the single debuted at number twenty-nine February 12, 2005. Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It reached number three for five non-consecutive weeks and stayed on the chart for twenty-three weeks, during fourteen of which it was in the top ten.  The song garnered 4 million+ United World Chart points during its charting period.