Let's Have a Kiki

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"Let's Have a Kiki"
Single by Scissor Sisters
from the album Magic Hour
Released September 11, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Techno, house, freestyle music
Length 3:49
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) Jason Sellards, Scott Hoffman, Ana Lynch
Producer(s) Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters singles chronology
"Baby Come Home"
(2012)
"Let's Have a Kiki"
(2012)

"Let's Have a Kiki" is a song by United States band Scissor Sisters. The song was released as the fourth and final single from their fourth studio album Magic Hour.[1] It was released on September 11, 2012 in the United States and September 18, 2012 in the United Kingdom.[2][3] The song was written by Jason Sellards, Scott Hoffman, Ana Lynch and produced by Scissor Sisters. The single reached number 119 on the official UK singles chart, following their performance on Strictly Come Dancing in October 2012. The song was covered by the Glee Cast, with Sarah Jessica Parker in lead vocals, in the episode "Thanksgiving".

Background[edit]

"Kiki" is a term loosely defined as a meeting of friends for the purpose of gossiping and chit-chat, used mainly in gay culture,[4] originally coming from African Americans and Latinos of the ballroom scene.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Let's Have a gay

Kiki" was first released onto YouTube on July 27, 2012 at a total length of four minutes and five seconds.[5] The video shows the band members perform a dance routine  in a hall for the clip, which is labeled as an "Instructional Video".[6]

Promotion[edit]

Scissor Sisters performed "Let's Have a Kiki" in the US on The Wendy Williams Show,[7] in Australia on Sunrise,[8] and in the UK on Strictly Come Dancing.[9]

Cover versions[edit]

"Let's Have a Kiki" inspired several viral video parodies from the drag queen community. Lady Bunny & Bianca Del Rio, Sherry Vine, and Willam Belli have all released their own versions of the song.[10][11] Willam Belli released his version as a single, featuring Rhea Litré, from his album The Wreckoning.[12]

In Fall 2012, a cover version of the song was performed on the Fox TV show Glee by Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Colfer and Lea Michele in the episode "Thanksgiving."[13]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[14]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Have a Kiki" (Album Version) 3:49
Digital remix download[15]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Have a Kiki" (DJ Nita Remix) 6:54
Digital remix EP[2][3]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Have a Kiki" (Peter Rauhofer's NYC Bitch Mix) 8:19
2. "Let's Have a Kiki" (The 2 Bears Remix) 7:18
3. "Let's Have a Kiki" (Almighty Club Remix) 6:41
4. "Let's Have a Kiki" (Danny Verde Remix) 6:58
5. "Let's Have a Kiki" (DJ Nita Remix) 6:54
6. "Let's Have a Kiki" (Olugbenga Edit) 4:42

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals – Scissor Sisters
  • Producers – Scissor Sisters
  • Lyrics – Jason Sellards, Scott Hoffman, Ana Lynch
  • Label: Polydor Records

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[16] 1
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 119

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[17] 22

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United States September 11, 2012[2] Digital Remix EP Polydor Records
United Kingdom September 18, 2012[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Euro Solution Resorts - Release information - Scissor Sisters: Let's Have a Kiki - Music House". Music House. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "iTunes - Music - Let's Have a Kiki (Remixes) by Scissor Sisters". iTunes Store. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Let's Have A Kiki (Remixes) (Polydor)". Beatport. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Jacobs, Greg. "'Lets Have a Kiki'". Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Let's Have a Kiki - Instructional Video". YouTube. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Scissor Sisters release 'Let's Have A Kiki video - Music News - Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Scissor Sisters perform 'Let's Have a Kiki'". YouTube, The Wendy Williams Show. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Scissor Sisters LIVE on Sunrise". YouTube, Sunrise. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Scissor Sisters - Let's Have a Kiki (Live on Strictly Come Dancing)". YouTube, Sunrise. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Lady Bunny And Bianca Del Rio Challenge Willam In New KaiKai Video". New Now Next. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Musto, Michael (27 August 2012). "Sherry Vine Spoofs "Let's Have A Kiki"". The Village Voice. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Avery, Dan (4 August 2012). "LISTEN: Willam And Rhea Litre Do "Let’s Have A KaiKai"". Queerty. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Glee - Let's Have a Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time from Thanksgiving". YouTube, GleeOnFox. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Let's Have A Kiki (Explicit): Scissor Sisters: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Let's Have A Kiki (DJ Nita Remix) (Explicit): Scissor Sisters: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Scissor Sisters Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Scissor Sisters.
  17. ^ "The Best of 2012: The Year In Music". Retrieved 2012-12-16.