|Single by Sisqó|
|from the album Unleash the Dragon|
|Released||February 15, 2000|
|Producer(s)||Tim & Bob|
|Sisqó singles chronology|
"Thong Song" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Sisqó. It was released on February 15, 2000 as the second single from Sisqó's 1999 solo debut studio album Unleash the Dragon . "Thong Song" garnered four Grammy nominations and numerous other awards. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Rhythmic top 40 chart and number three on the Billboard Hot 100, Sisqó's second highest-peaking hit behind "Incomplete".It was a major success worldwide as well, reaching the top ten throughout European charts and reaching number three in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Denmark. The song also topped the charts in New Zealand.
The song was written and produced by Sisqó, and Tim & Bob, the duo of Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson. Songwriters Desmond Child and Draco Rosa receive songwriting credit because of the interpolation of part of their composition, "Livin' la Vida Loca" (originally recorded by Ricky Martin), in the song's lyrics. The strings heard throughout the song, performed for the record by violinist Bruce Dukov,are inspired by Wes Montgomery's cover of The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" which Tim originally sampled in its origin.
Rapper Lil' Kim was originally supposed to be included on the album version but declined.However, Kim and Sisqó collaborated on her second album The Notorious K.I.M. a year later.
The alternate version, the official remix to the original version, "Thong Song Uncensored", features a guest rap from Foxy Brown in the spot where Sisqó whispers the main verse for the third time, and is included on the soundtrack for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps . A second, more urban-themed[ clarification needed ] video was shot for the remix by Little X.
|1.||"Thong Song (Radio Edit)"||3:30|
|2.||"Thong Song (Artful Dodger Remix)"||5:40|
|3.||"Thong Song (Instrumental)"||4:11|
|4.||"Thong Song (Video)"||--|
|1.||"Thong Song (LP Version)"||--|
|2.||"Thong Song (Instrumental)"||--|
|3.||"Thong Song (Artful Dodger Remix)"||--|
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Unleash the Dragon.
The video was released in 2000. Set in Miami, it shows Sisqó going to the beach from his home to participate in a Spring Break party with a large number of young women who are generally wearing bikinis and thongs, with the exception of one woman who wears a G-string. There are also scenes with Sisqo and his backup dancers driving a Bentley Azure down the Florida Keys, and cameos from the other three members of Sisqó's group, Dru Hill, Method Man & Redman, Ja Rule, as well as LL Cool J. Sisqó performs acrobatic feats atop the crowd that contradict the laws of physics, culminating in a stage performance lit with blacklights and with an orchestra in the background.
The whole video, consisting of cuts between Sisqó and barely clad women, drew criticism as it was accused of exploiting women as sex objects, and was credited for starting a new wave of "booty" videos. The director of the video, Joseph Kahn, was quoted as saying, "I listen to 'Thong Song', and I say, 'Well, this song is about asses.' So you can either accept it and do something like I did, or you can go and try and turn the 'Thong Song' into some kind of Chemical Brothers video and make it all pretentious; about some fucking communist upheaval or something. Let's just relax and make a booty video, and let's make a really good one, and make it fun."
In the alternative version of the video, after giving a radio interview with Nokio and Jazz of Dru Hill in his home town of Baltimore, Sisqó escapes from a group of fans with the help of Foxy Brown to a fashion show. Here, models strut in sexy costumes, which (again) all consist of bikinis just as in the original video, this time with the exception of two women in thongs. The video also features a cameo by professional wrestler Big Show. The song was done for the soundtrack of Nutty Professor II: The Klumps . The video was directed by Little X.
In 2017, Sisqó remade the song and music video with JCY, which was released on July 18, 2017. The video can be seen on YouTube and WorldStarHipHop with the video in its first week hitting over one million views.
In 2000, Chicago female rapper Strings released a single entitled "Tongue Song", which was a female response to "Thong Song".It peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and number 13 on Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.
Reggaeton artists Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam sampled "Thong Song" for their 2001 song "Tu Cuerpo En La Cama" on Yankee's album El Cartel II .
British girl group Little Mix interpolated various elements of the song for their song "Love a Girl Right" from their album LM5 .
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