“Straight Outta Compton” and “Boyz-N-The-Hood” are considered some of the most popular songs released by N.W.A. As of 2015, the “Straight Outta Compton” single sold more than 3 million copies and reached no. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart 27 years after its release.
The success of the single in 2015, marking the first time N.W.A. achieved a top 40 hit, is mainly due to the release of the group’s biopic film in 2015. Six days after the film released, an average of 5.7 million streams played domestically. The “Straight Outta Compton” album from 1988 also re-gained success by reaching no. 4 of the Billboard 200 album list in 2015.