Lose Control (Missy Elliott song)

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"Lose Control"
Single by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop
from the album The Cookbook
Released May 27, 2005 (2005-05-27)
Format CD single, music download
Recorded 2005
at The Hit Factory
(New York City, New York)
Genre Conscious hip hop, freestyle, breakbeat, dance, R&B, electrohop
Length 3:47
Label The Goldmind Inc., Atlantic
Writer(s) Melissa Elliott, Ciara Harris, Isaac Freeman
Producer(s) Missy Elliott
Certification

Gold (RIAA)

Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Car Wash"
(2004)
"Lose Control"
(2005)
"Teary Eyed"
(2005)
Ciara singles chronology
"Oh"
(2005)
"Lose Control"
(2005)
"Like You"
(2005)
Fatman Scoop singles chronology
"In the Club"
(2004)
"Lose Control"
(2005)
"Dance!"
(2006)

"Lose Control" is a hit song by American rapper/songwriter Missy Elliott featuring singer Ciara and rapper Fatman Scoop. It was released as the lead single from Elliott's sixth studio album, The Cookbook. It contains samples from Les Rythmes Digitales' "Music Makes You Lose Control", Hot Streak's "Body Work", and Cybotron's "Clear". The song peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, number-two in New Zealand, and in the top thirties in various countries. "Lose Control" received generally favorable reviews and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Conception[edit]

The song was written by Melissa Elliott, Ciara Harris, Isaac Freeman, Richard Davis and Curtis Hudson and produced by Elliott. The song is an uptempo electronic dance track and contains samples of "Clear" by Cybotron and "Body Work" by Hot Streak, of which Curtis Hudson was a member.[1][2][3]

In March 2005, Ciara confirmed she would appear on The Cookbook, singing and rapping on the potential first untitled single at the time. She explained the song's meaning, saying, "It's about music, how music makes you feel and makes you lose control."[1][4] While recording the song, Elliott stated, "The only person who can pull something off with me [on this track] is Ciara, because it's a record with speed." She went on to say that the toughest part of making the song was convincing Ciara to rap. In the process, Ciara asked Elliott, "Is this gonna sound messed up? My fans are gonna be mad."[5] Along with "On & On", "Lose Control" was released in advance of The Cookbook to determine which song would serve as the lead single.[4][5]

Critical reception[edit]

"Lose Control" received generally favorable reviews from critics. Virgin Media gave the song four out of five stars, calling the song "irresistibly danceable", saying that the sample was "a great spin on the original Cybotron material".[6] In the album review, John Bush of Allmusic said the song was a "nod to the type of old-school party jam that Elliott does better than ever".[7] Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone called the song one of the "best tracks" on the album.[8] The song was certified Gold by the RIAA.[9]

The video for "Lose Control" was nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards, including Breakthrough Video, Best Direction in a Video, Best Choreography in a Video and Best Special Effects in a Video.[10] It went on to win two, Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Dance Video.[11] It also won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video, while the song itself received a nomination for Best Rap Song.[12] The video won Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards[13] and was nominated for The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video and Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut at the Soul Train Music Awards.[14] It was also nominated for Video of the Year at the 2006 BET Awards.[15] "Lose Control" was ranked in the top songs of 2005 by Pitchfork Media, where it ranked at number 23,[16] numbers 14 and 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, respectively[17][18] and number 12 on About.com.[19]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Dave Meyers,[20] the music video starts off in a solid black room with dancers. Later, Elliott is seen buried in sand and slowly emerges in front of three other dancers. The next scene is in an old wooden house and in rows of dancers as they continue to dance. They then end up on a desert road near a truck, where a single line of dancers finish dancing. The video then switches over to the song "On & On", where three dancers dance in sand as Elliott dances and levitates over a wooden plank, later accompanied by Tommy Lee. Lee described the act as "cool wire work to fly around".[21] In 2005, the music video for "Lose Control" was the most played video on BET and MTV2 and second most played video in the United States.[20]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lose Control" (explicit version) – 3:35
  2. "Lose Control" (extended version) – 4:53
  3. "Lose Control" (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) – 7:50
  4. "Lose Control" (Jacques Lu Cont Dub) – 7:29
  5. "Lose Control" (Jacques Lu Cont Radio Edit) – 4:02
  6. "Lose Control" (video) - 3:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Marcella Araica – assistant engineer
  • Chris Brown – assistant engineer
  • Vadim Chislov – assistant engineer
  • Paul J. Falcone – mixing
  • Eric Jensen – assistant engineer
  • Rayshawn Woolard – assistant engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[22] 7
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[23] 70
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[24] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[25] 29
Denmark (Tracklisten)[26] 6
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[27] 18
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[28] 7
Germany (Media Control Charts)[29] 25
Ireland (IRMA) 16
Italy (FIMI)[30] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[31] 39
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[32] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[33] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[34] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[35] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[36] 3
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[37] 6
US Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[38] 3
US Billboard Pop 100[39] 2
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[40] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[41] 14

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Missy Elliott - Lose Control / On & On". Discogs. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
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  5. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (2005-07-14). "Missy Elliott's Greatest Challenge On The Cookbook: Getting Ciara To Rap". MTV News. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Missy Elliott - Lose Control review". Virgin Media. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  7. ^ Bush, John. "The Cookbook - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  8. ^ Hiatt, Brian (2005-07-28). "Missy Elliott: The Cookbook - Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  9. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  10. ^ "List of nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards". USA Today (Gannett Company). 2005-07-25. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
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  13. ^ Mitchell, Gail (2005-09-08). "Destiny, Mariah, Ciara Lead Soul Train Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  14. ^ Mitchell, Gail (2006-09-02). "R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
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  23. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Missy Elliott – Lose Control" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  28. ^ "Missy Elliott: Lose Control" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  29. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Missy Elliott > Lose Control – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  30. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Missy Elliott – Lose Control". Top Digital Download.
  31. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Missy Elliott – Lose Control" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  32. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Missy Elliott – Lose Control". Top 40 Singles.
  33. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Missy Elliott – Lose Control". Singles Top 60.
  34. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Missy Elliott – Lose Control". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  39. ^ "Pop 100 - Lose Control - Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2008-12-14. [dead link]
  40. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/311508/missy-elliott/chart?f=381
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