|Single by Cupid|
|from the album Time for a Change|
|Released||February 13, 2007|
|Genre||Dance, hip hop|
|Cupid singles chronology|
The song was first featured in Acclaim's online music video game Dance! Online. A rap remix version featuring Unk and Fabo was released to rhythm radio in August, and a Hurley remix was released to underground club in October, with a Solitair remix released to rhythm club, as well.
Two official remixes, the main remix, the Rap Remix, features rappers DJ Unk and Fabo of D4L. The 2nd remix, the Latin Remix, features rappers Pitbull and Baby Bash. In August 2009, two EPs of club mixes for the song were released on iTunes.
In 2012, Cupid chose the song for his audition to the third season of the American music competition show The Voice, broadcast on NBC. Although he gave a different version of the hit, none of the four judges pressed their "I Want You" button and he was automatically eliminated from further competition in the show. But after turning their chairs, judge Cee Lo Green recognized Cupid and asked him to perform another song to prove that "he can sing".
In popular culture
- The song and dance are featured in a scene at the end of the film Jumping the Broom.
- In Week 5 of the 2008 NFL season, three Miami Dolphins, including running back Ronnie Brown, used the "Cupid Shuffle" dance as a celebratory dance after scoring a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. The three were later fined as the celebration was deemed premeditated.
- Many DJ's still use the Cupid Shuffle song today.
- This song appears in Dance Central 3 as the 2000s dance craze.
- This song is used as a dance craze of the contestants of Philippine talent search "Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break" in 2012.
|US Billboard Hot 100||66|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||19|
|US Pop 100 (Billboard)||86|
- Cupid (2011). My Life. Apple.
- Graham, Tim (October 8, 2008). "No love here: Three Dolphins each fined $10k for end zone celebration". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
- "Cupid Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Cupid. August 18, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- "Cupid Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Cupid. September 15, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- "Cupid > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- Cupid's official website
- Cupid's MySpace page
- Cupid Shuffle is a selected dance at the CWDC 2010 European Line Dance Championships
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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