to the success song and popularity of It Was a, good, day, the sampled song which contributed to its fame did not receive such popularity.
The Greatest Songs Ever! Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 1, ice Cube commented on the concept behind the song stating, The inspiration was my life at the time. Let me love you everyday! The song has stayed popular over the years, with recordings by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joe Pass.