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Single by N.E.R.D featuring Nelly Furtado
from the album Nothing
Released May 18, 2010[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Funk rock, alternative hip hop
Length 3:23
Label Star Trak, Interscope
Writer(s) Pharrell Williams
Producer(s) The Neptunes
N.E.R.D singles chronology
"Sooner or Later"
"Hypnotize U"
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"Bajo Otra Luz"
"Night Is Young"
Music video
"Hot-n-Fun" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

"Hot-n-Fun" is a song by funk rock/hip hop group N.E.R.D. featuring vocals of Portuguese-Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado.[3] It was released as the first single from their fourth studio album Nothing.

Music videos[edit]

Official video[edit]

The music video for "Hot-n-Fun" was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. It was released June 17, 2010 on to their official website.[4] The video features N.E.R.D. driving through the desert picking up female hitchhikers in their Kaws-painted Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible. Later they party with the hitchhikers around a bonfire. Nelly Furtado appears singing solely in separate scenes, first in the sky, second in the bonfire. N.E.R.D. paid homage to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine and the Magical Mystery Tour, calling it a psychedelic ride. The video incorporates styles from the late '60s and early '70s.[5] As of August 2014, "Hot-n-Fun" has obtained over 10 million views on N.E.R.D.'s VEVO account on YouTube.[6]

Alternative video[edit]

A second video was released in late August, to the Boys Noize remix. The alternative video does not feature Furtado and is mostly made up of tour footage and live performances.[7] It premiered on to N.E.R.D.'s official website a month after the single's release to promote the "Hot-n-Fun" remix EP.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download

  1. "Hot-n-Fun" (featuring Nelly Furtado) — 3:22

The Remixes EP[8]

  1. "Hot-n-Fun" (Starsmith Club Remix) — 5:33
  2. "Hot-n-Fun" (Boys Noize Remix) — 5:55[9]
  3. "Hot-n-Fun" (Nero Remix) — 4:04
  4. "Hot-n-Fun" (Wideboys Club Remix) — 6:00
  5. "Hot-n-Fun" (Yeasayer Remix) — 3:42[10]
  6. "Hot-n-Fun" (Crookers Remix) — 5:05
  7. "Hot-n-Fun" (Hot Chip Remix) — 6:01


Chart (2010) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 23
Canadian Hot 100[12] 98
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 88
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 49
UK R&B Chart 15
US Hot Dance Club Songs 26


  1. ^ N.E.R.D. - Hot N' Fun (feat. Nelly Furtado)
  2. ^ Hermes, Will (2010-05-12). "N.E.R.D. feat. Nelly Furtado "Hot N' Fun"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "N.E.R.D. And Nelly Furtado Are "Hot N Fun" In New Track | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on". 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b Videos. "Videos | N*E*R*D". Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Steven (2010-06-29). "N.E.R.D. Call 'Hot-N-Fun' Video A 'Psychedelic' Ride - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  6. ^ "N.E.R.D. - Hot-n-Fun (Official Version) ft. Nelly Furtado". YouTube. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  7. ^ "N.E.R.D. - Hot-n-Fun (BoysNoize Remix) ft. Nelly Furtado". YouTube. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  8. ^ "N*E*R*D : Releases : Hot-n-Fun feat. Nelly Furtado - The Remixes EP". 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  9. ^ Photos. "Media | N*E*R*D". Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  10. ^ Author Luis Tovar. "N.E.R.D – "Hot N Fun" (Yeasayer and Boys Noize Remixes) at PMA". Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  11. ^ " – The Script – For The First Time" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ Canadian Hot 100
  13. ^ " – The Script – For The First Time" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Nerd Ft Nelly Furtado: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.