|Single by Mary J. Blige|
|from the album Love & Life|
|Released||September 9, 2003|
|Format||Download, CD maxi single, 12"|
|Recorded||December 2-6, 2002|
|Writer(s)||Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs, Dimitri Christo, Hamilton Bohannon, Mechalie Jamison|
|Producer(s)||Sean "Diddy" Combs|
|Mary J. Blige singles chronology|
"Ooh!" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige, taken from her sixth studio album, Love & Life (2003). Sampling interpolations of the 1991 hip-hop classic, "I Gotta Have It" by Ed OG, which itself sampled Hamilton Bohannon's 1973 track "Singing a Song for My Mother", it was released as the album's second single in 2003. The Diddy-produced single reached number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. A remix, officially titled the "G-Unit Remix", that featured 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck, was later released.
A video was shot for the song. It viewed Blige fighting/dancing different versions of herself, who all represented her inner emotions and feelings. The video was dedicated to the soldiers in the war. Stating at the beginning of the video "This is dedicated to everyone fighting the war.....The war in your mind.......To be free...." This video was quickly shelved for a Greatest Hits DVD. Blige received a nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards for the song.
|US Billboard Hot 100||29|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||14|