Get Ur Freak On – Wikipedia

2001 single by Missy Elliott
This article is about the 2001 sung by Missy Elliott. For the 1995 album by Rare Essence, see Get Your Freak On
2001 single by Missy Elliott

Get Ur Freak On “ is a song by american rapper Missy Elliott. It was written and produced by Elliott and Timbaland for her third gear studio album Miss E… So Addictive ( 2001 ). Based on heavy bhangra elements, a popular music and dancing form from the Punjab state of India, [ 1 ] the song features a six-note base that is a Punjabi melody played on a tumbi and rhythm and bassline played on tabla. [ 2 ] Released as the album ‘s first single on March 13, 2001, the track reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 graph. Internationally, “ Get Ur Freak On ” became a top ten success in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where it became her beginning solo peak ten-spot hit, peaking at act four. A remix of the song featuring Nelly Furtado was a dance club hit during this period, and was used both in the soundtrack and in the background of the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ( 2001 ) starring Angelina Jolie. The song is besides heard in The Rundown ( 2003 ) starring Dwayne Johnson ( remixed with AC/DC ‘s “ Back in Black “ ) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin ( 2005 ) starring Steve Carell. In 2011, the song was listed 14th on Rolling Stone ‘s Best Songs of the 2000s. [ 3 ] In 2004 and 2010, it was ranked at total 466 on their The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. [ 4 ] In the 2021 reranking, it was ranked at number 8. [ 5 ] In 2002, “ Get Ur Freak On ” was named the best single released in the year 2001 by The Village Voice ‘s Pazz & Jop annual year-end critics ‘ poll. The song besides lists at total seven on Pitchfork Media ‘s top 500 Songs of the 2000s and act 16 on VH1 ‘s Greatest Songs of Hip-Hop. In 2011, NME placed it at number 17 on its list “ 150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years ”. [ 6 ] In April 2014, the song was remixed with the Black Keys ‘ song “ Keep Me ” for the original soundtrack to Neighbors ( 2014 ). [ 7 ] It was heard once in the television receiver spots for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. On the Billboard magazine offspring dated February 21, 2015, “ Get Ur Freak On ” re-enter at number 40, more than a decade after its original chart footrace. This re-entry was spawned by Missy Elliott ‘s performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime testify that occurred earlier in the month .

background [edit ]

At the beginning of the song, a man says in japanese : 「これからみんなでめちゃくちゃ踊って騒ごう、騒ごう。」 “ Kore kara minna de mechakucha odotte. Sawagou, sawagou “. Translated into English, it means : “ Everyone get down dancing together wildly now. Let ‘s make some noise, let ‘s make some noise. ” Before the second chorus ( after Missy says “Let me throw you some” ), the sung sample german artist Karunesh ’ mho song “ Solitude ” from the album Global Spirit. The outro of the song features the man who speaks japanese saying “ Ichi, nickel, san, shi ”, translating to “ One, two, three, four. ” The music video recording was directed by Dave Meyers. Rappers Ludacris, LL Cool J, Timbaland, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, Master P, Spliff Star, Lil ‘ Romeo, Eve, Nate Dogg and singer Nicole Wray make cameo appearances in the video. This tune was besides utilized in Bubba Sparxxx ‘s debut single “ despicable “, in whose video Elliott makes a cameo .

track listings [edit ]

United States [edit ]

12-inch vinyl [ 8 ]

A1. “Get Ur Freak On” (album version) – 3:57
A2. “Get Ur Freak On” (amended version) – 3:57
B1. “Get Ur Freak On” (instrumental) – 3:53
B2. “Get Ur Freak On” (a cappella) – 3:10
B3. “Get Ur Freak On” (TV track) – 3:58

Promotional CD [ 9 ]

  1. “Get Ur Freak On” (amended version)
  2. “Get Ur Freak On” (edit)
  3. “Get Ur Freak On” (album version)
  4. “Get Ur Freak On” (instrumental)
  5. “Get Ur Freak On” (TV track)
  6. “Get Ur Freak On” (amended a cappella)

United Kingdom [edit ]

12-inch special edition [ 10 ]

  1. “Get Ur Freak On” (Superchumbo’s Superfreakon Remix) – 8:53

CD single [ 11 ]

  1. “Get Ur Freak On” (edit) – 3:31
  2. “Get Ur Freak On” (amended version) – 3:57
  3. “Get Ur Freak On” (instrumental) – 3:53

Europe [edit ]

12-inch vinyl [ 12 ]

A1. “Get Ur Freak On” (edit) – 3:31
A2. “Get Ur Freak On” (album version) – 3:57
B1. “Get Ur Freak On” (instrumental) – 3:53
B2. “Get Ur Freak On” (a cappella) – 3:11
B3. “Get Ur Freak On” (TV track) – 3:50

Promotional CD [ 13 ]

  1. “Get Ur Freak On” (edit)

Charts and certifications [edit ]

Release history [edit ]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref(s).
United States March 13, 2001 ( ) Urban radio Elektra [47][48]
United Kingdom April 16, 2001 ( )
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette
[49][50]
Australia May 21, 2001 ( ) CD [51]

Cover versions [edit ]

In 2005, Scottish acoustic rocker KT Tunstall released her translation of “ Get Ur Freak On ” performed for BBC Radio Live Lounge on certain versions of the single for “ on the spur of the moment I See “. Anda Adam ‘s single “ Nai, Nai ” from her debut album Confidențial ( 2005 ) samples the Elliot ‘s track. Shawn Lee ‘s Ping Pong Orchestra released a surf rock rendition on the 2007 album “ Hits the Hits. ” American rock band Eels besides released a adaptation of “ Get Ur Freak On ” on Meet the Eels: Essential Eels Vol. I, having frequently performed it live during the Shootenanny ! go several years previously. On the drollery show Fonejacker, the track was parodied by Kayvan Novak as he tried to get “ Sounds of the Universe ” record shop coach Jon Burnip, to identify the track by singing the tune with nonsense lyrics. [ 52 ] In Britney Spears ‘ Britney : piece of Me revamped Vegas residency picture, “ Get Ur Freak On ” was performed as a medley along with other Elliott songs. Though not covered, the melody of the song was sampled in the birdcall “ ILoveYourAunt ” by American rappers A $ AP Ferg and $ ki Mask the Slump God. japanese experimental music group Satanicpornocultshop sampled lyrics from “ Get Ur Freak On ” in their 2010 song “ [ r.i.p. ] Tide. ”

References [edit ]

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