Hot in Herre
|"Hot in Herre"|
|Single by Nelly|
|from the album Nellyville|
|Released||April 16, 2002|
|Format||CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi|
|Writer(s)||Cornell Haynes, Jr., Dani Stevenson, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo|
|Certification||2x Platinum (RIAA)|
|Nelly singles chronology|
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"Hot in Herre" is a 2002 hip hop song and single performed by American rapper Nelly featuring additional vocals by Dani Stevenson. It was released in 2002 as the first single on his album Nellyville; the song's producers were The Neptunes. "Hot in Herre" incorporates the hook from go-go performer Chuck Brown's 1979 #1 R&B hit "Bustin' Loose", and opens with a sample from Neil Young's There's a World.
There were two music videos made for the single "Hot in Herre", one set in a dance club, and an alternative one shot at the St. Louis Arch. The alternative video was played on MTV Europe instead of the official one.
The song was Nelly's first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Canada. It peaked at number four in the United Kingdom, and also hit the top ten in other international markets. The song was number one in the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles Chart for 2002.
Awards and accolades
In 2008, it was ranked number 36 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
Covers, parodies, and other versions
"Hot in Herre" has been covered by the following artists:
- Canadian electronic artist Tiga, who remade "Hot in Herre" with Scissor Sisters lead singer Jake Shears on vocals, giving it a more monotone, electro feel (this reached #46 in the UK)
- Widespread Panic, whose cover was included on their covers album Jackassolantern and was featured on an episode of The O.C.
- Jenny Owen Youngs, whose version had an accompanying video
- The BossHoss
The song was parodied as "Trash Day" by "Weird Al" Yankovic on the album Poodle Hat, replacing the chorus with "There's somethin' rotten here, you better hold your nose," and also by Mad TV in a sketch satirizing the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church and young boys.
In popular culture
- "Hot in Herre" was a popular dance and sporting event favorite, and Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens used the song as part of his home-field entrance. World Wrestling Entertainment Diva Alicia Fox's theme song uses an instrumental which sounds heavily inspired by the song.
- "Hot in Herre" was mentioned in the Big and Rich song "Caught Up in the Moment" with the lyrics "It's like Nelly said, it's getting hot in here". It is mentioned in Invasion of the Boy Snatchers, a clique novel by Lisi Harrison.
In film and television
- A sample of "Hot in Herre" was used in the later seasons of Montel Williams' self-titled chat show. In the movie Agent Cody Banks, they use the song to introduce the sexy Ronica Miles. In the HBO mini-series Generation Kill, two marines sing it in the episode 3: "Screwby". They however change the lyrics and are instead singing about shooting insurgents.
- "Hot in Herre" was briefly used in the Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide episode "Guide to: The First Day" in which Cookie begins getting hot in his puffy red coat, even though he still refuses to take it off.
- Chris Rock references "Hot in Herre" during a dance party in the film Head of State, even singing a few bars of the chorus with some of the elderly ladies in the scene.
- King Julien performed the song in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
- "Hot in Herre" was comically sung by a jester in a Pepsi commercial featuring Melanie Amaro, Elton John, and Flavor Flav that aired during Super Bowl XLVI on NBC.
- "Hot in Herre" instrumental featured as the theme song of a fictional dance show "Crank" in the series finale of ABC's Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.
- The cast of Glee performed the song as a mash up with The J. Geils Band's "Centerfold" for the 2013 episode "Naked".
In video games
- "Hot in Herre" is featured in DJ Hero 2, mixed with "Regulate" by Warren G, featuring Nate Dogg.
- "Hot in Herre" appears as DLC in Dance Central 2.
- "Hot in Herre" also appears in The Hip Hop Dance Experience.
These are the major formats and track listings for the release of "Hot in Herre":
Charts and sales
by Chad Kroeger & Josey Scott
|Canadian Hot 100 number-one single
June 13, 2002 - June 27, 2002
"A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley vs. JXL
"Foolish" by Ashanti
|Billboard Hot 100 number one single
June 29, 2002 - August 10, 2002
"Dilemma" by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
"Oh Boy" by Cam'ron featuring Juelz Santana
|Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks number-one single
July 13, 2002 - August 17, 2002
"Dilemma" by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
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- Italian Singles Chart Hit Parade Italia (Retrieved2 November 2012)
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- 2002 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
- 2002 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
- 2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
- 2002 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
- 2002 UK Singles Chart ChartsPlus (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
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- New Zealand certifications Rianz.org.nz (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
- U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
- Nelly official site
- HamieNET — "Hot in Herre" MIDI files
- "Hot in Herre" Official music video on YouTube