Dat Sexy Body

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"Dat Sexy Body"
Single by Sasha (featuring Ivy Queen)
Released 1998
Format Airplay, promo single
Recorded 1998
Genre Dancehall
Length 3:20
Label VP, Atlantic
Writer(s) Karen Chin, Martha Pesante, Ernesto Roberts, Anthony Kelly
Producer(s) Tony "CD" Kelly
Sasha chronology
"Kill The Bitch"
(1993)
"Dat Sexy Body"
(1998)
"I'm Still In Love With You"
(2004)
Ivy Queen chronology
"Como Mujer"
(1997)
"Dat Sexy Body"
(1998)
"In The Zone"
(1999)
Music sample
A 28 second sample of "Dat Sexy Body" featuring the chorus performed by Sasha and part of Sasha's second verse.

"Dat Sexy Body" is a song recorded by Jamaican deejay Sasha featuring Ivy Queen. It was released in 1998, however didn't gain chart success until five years after being released.[1] The song was composed by Sasha, Queen, Ernesto Roberts and Anthony Kelly who also handled production of the song under his stage name Tony "CD" Kelly. The song itself is recorded over a variation of the bookshelf riddim. A music video for the song was also filmed. A remix with Fatman Scoop was also recorded and released in 2004. The song's beat is sampled in Sean Paul's "Deport Them" from his debut album Stage One.

Background[edit]

Sasha, a deejay, had released a single entitled "Kill The Bitch" while she was in her teens which was commercially unsuccessful.[2] Her debut studio album, Come Again was also a flop. "Dat Sexy Body", Sasha's first commercially successful single, features the reggaetón singer-songwriter Ivy Queen.[3][4] As Ivy Queen's fan base continued to grow, she attracted Sasha who invited her to record the song.[5] According to Murray Elias of VP Records: "Ivy Queen is kind of rough and Sasha has a more feminine, playful approach, so those two styles blend well, this could be a breakthrough record for Ivy Queen, where you see the Jamaican market embracing the reggaetón vibe."[6]

Composition[edit]

"Dat Sexy Body" was composed by Karen Chin, Martha Pesante, Ernesto Roberts and Anthony Kelly. Production was handled by Kelly, under his stage name Tony "CD" Kelly.[7] Additional production was provided by Murray "M Diddy" Elias while Philip Smart served as recording engineer as well as Dave Hyman.[7] A hip-hop remix with Fatman Scoop was later recorded and released in 2004 as "Coca Cola Shape" while a reggaetón remix with Ivy Queen was also included.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

The song did moderately well in France peaking at #31 on its SNEP Singles chart.[9] On the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, "Dat Sexy Body" debuted for the week of August 30, 2003.[10] It peaked at #78 on the chart for the week of September 13, 2003.[11] The song ended its reign on the chart for the issue week of November 1, 2003 after spending eight consecutive weeks on the chart.[12][13][14] This is Ivy Queen's first and only single to appear on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, however she has had songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and Rhythmic Top 40.[15][16]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
France (SNEP Singles)[9] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11][17] 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dreisinger, Baz (September 2003). "Reggae Riddims and Reality". Vibe (Vibe Media Group) 111 (9): 290. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  2. ^ Kenner, Rob (March 2004). "Barenaked Ladies". Vibe (Vibe Media Group). Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  3. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (2007-03-31). "Reggaetón Royalty - Ivy Queen Earns Her Crown As A Very Male Subgenre's Only Female Star". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (2003-08-07). "Spicy Mix Of Salsa, Hip-Hop And Reggae". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  5. ^ Alayon, Sofia (2004-06-04). "You Can't Mold Once Your Born A Diva: The Original Rude Girl Releases Her 3rd Album "Platinum Edition" To Rave Reviews". PR Web. Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  6. ^ Meschino, Patricia (2004-02-26). "Reggaetón Royalty: Ivy Queen stands out among a sea of rude boys". Miami New Times. Miami New Times, LLC. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  7. ^ a b "Dat Sexy Body" (CD liner). Sasha, Ivy Queen. Manufactured and distributed by VP Records.
  8. ^ "Sasha (7) - Coca Cola Shape / Dat Sexy Body". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  9. ^ a b "lescharts.com - Sasha - Dat Sexy Body". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  10. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2003-08-30". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  11. ^ a b "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2003-09-13". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  12. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2003-11-01". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  13. ^ "Billboard - Singles Chart Search Results - Dat Sexy Body; All weeks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  14. ^ "Sasha - Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  15. ^ "Ivy Queen - Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  16. ^ "Rhythmic Top 40 1999-03-13". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-12-08. (subscription required).
  17. ^ "Bookshelf - Various Artist : Awards : Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 

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