Hey Ladies

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"Hey Ladies"
Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Paul's Boutique
B-side "Shake Your Rump"
Released July 25, 1989
Genre Hip hop, funk
Length 3:47 (single)
14:28 (EP)
Label Capitol
Writer(s) MCA, Adrock, Mike D, Barbarella Bishop, Matt Dike, Ronald Ford, John King, Gaary Shider, Linda Shider, Michael Simpson, Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman[1]
Producer(s) Beastie Boys, Dust Brothers, Mario Caldato Jr.
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Girls"
(1987)
"Hey Ladies"
(1989)
"Shadrach"
(1989)
Paul's Boutique track listing
"3-Minute Rule"
(7)
"Hey Ladies"
(8)
"5-Piece Chicken Dinner"
(9)

"Hey Ladies" is a song by American hip hop group the Beastie Boys, featured on their album Paul's Boutique. It was the album's only charting single, hitting #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is also the first single in history to chart in the Top 20 of both the Billboard Hot Rap Singles and Modern Rock Tracks charts, hitting #10 on the former and #18 on the latter.[2]

The 12" record and CD versions of the single were released as an EP entitled Love American Style.

A music video, in the vein of Saturday Night Fever and the Dolemite series of blaxploitation films, was made for the song.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Hey Ladies" – 3:54
  2. "Shake Your Rump" – 3:18
Love American Style EP
  1. "Hey Ladies" – 3:47
  2. "Shake Your Rump" – 3:19
  3. "33% God" – 3:40
  4. "Dis Yourself in '89 (Just Do It)" – 3:26

Samples[edit]

The sources of the song's samples can be found on whosampled

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 31
German Singles Chart[4] 43
New Zealand Singles Chart[5] 37
UK Singles Chart[6] 76
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 36
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[8] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[8] 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[8] 10
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[9] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ascap entry for 'Hey ladies'". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  3. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Beastie Boys / Single". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  5. ^ "charts.org.nz - Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  6. ^ "Chart Stats - Beastie Boys". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  7. ^ "Beastie Boys Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  8. ^ a b c "Beastie Boys - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  9. ^ "Beastie Boys Song Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 

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