Lick Shots

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"Lick Shots"
Single by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
from the album Miss E... So Addictive
Released May 1, 2001[1]
Format 12" single
Recorded Westlake Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre Rap, Hip-hop
Length 3:52
Label Elektra/Goldmind
Writer(s) T. Mosley, M. Elliott
Producer(s) Timbaland, Missy Elliott
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"Get Ur Freak On"
"Lick Shots"
"Bootylicious (Rockwilder Remix)"

"Lick Shots" is a buzz single by American recording artist Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott from her third album, Miss E... So Addictive (2001). The song was written and produced by both Elliott and frequent collaborator Timbaland.

Although it was never intended to be released as an actual album single, the song was instead released as a buzz single to generate further attention for Elliott's third album. The song was released promotionally two weeks prior to the release of Elliott's third album and charted moderately on Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Prior to its release, the song appeared as a snippet in the music video to Elliott's preceding single, "Get Ur Freak On".

In April 2008, the song was used during Anete Jensen & Daniel Sarr's "hip-hop" challenge as part of the second-week run of the now-defunct international reality dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia.

Track listings and formats[edit]

12" vinyl[2]
  1. "Lick Shots" (Original)
  2. "Get Ur Freak On" (Bastone & Bernstein Club Mix)
  3. "Lick Shots" (Instrumental)
  4. "Lick Shots" (Acapella)
  5. "Get Ur Freak On" (Bastone & Bernstein Dub Mix)
12" promo[3]
  1. "Lick Shots" (Amended Version)
  2. "Lick Shots" (Album Version)
  3. "Lick Shots" (Instrumental)
  4. "Lick Shots" (TV Track)
  5. "Lick Shots" (Acappella)

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay[4] 58
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[5] 63
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales[6] 43
US Billboard Hot Rap Songs[5] 25

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lick Shots - Missy Elliott > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* - Lick Shots (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* - Lick Shots (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Billboard: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay." Billboard. July 21, 2001: 27. Print.
  5. ^ a b "Miss E... So Addictive - Missy Elliott > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Billboard: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales." Billboard. May 19, 2001: 41. Print.

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