Sexual Eruption

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"Sexual Eruption"
Single by Snoop Dogg
from the album Ego Trippin'
Released November 20, 2007
Format CD single
Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, g-funk
Length 4:00
Label Doggystyle, Geffen
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus
Producer(s) Shawty Redd
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Ghetto"
(2007)
"Sexual Eruption"
(2007)
"Neva Have 2 Worry"
(2008)
Music video
"Sensual Seduction" on YouTube

"Sexual Eruption"[1] (also known by the censored version title "Sensual Seduction"), is a single from Snoop Dogg's ninth solo album Ego Trippin'.[2][3] It is produced by Shawty Redd and Snoop Dogg raps most of the song using Auto-Tune. The video's style visually references the style of Roger Troutman, as part of its retro imagery.[4] This is his first Top 10 as a solo artist since 2004's "Drop It Like It's Hot".

Writing and background[edit]

Snoop Dogg originally heard the single "Drifter", produced by Atlanta-based producer Fatboi, and was prepared to purchase the song. Snoop Dogg's cousin - So So Def affiliate rapper-producer Daz Dillinger - began to facilitate mediations between the two artists. Dillinger, in a good connection with Shawty Redd, organized an arrangement in which Shawty agreed to send Dillinger the rights, but also offered to make an exclusive track for Snoop with a similar sound just like "Drifter". Daz also organized an audition meeting for the two while Snoop was touring Georgia. Shawty Redd was unable to attend the meeting, but later conversed about the beat with Snoop via telephone. He sent a demo instrumental to Los Angeles, and was ultimately surprised with the changes Snoop made to the track. Originally, Redd didn't intend to use the autotuned effect on the vocals. The tape was sent back, vocals included, and Shawty began to play it in his local club.[5] The song was leaked in early October 2007.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Sensual Seduction" was directed by Melina and Steven Johnson, and premiered November 28, 2007 on MTV.[6] The video features Snoop in retro eighties outfits holding a keytar while using a talkbox, and includes direct homages to Prince's "When Doves Cry" video. It is the second time Snoop Dogg has made a retro style video. The first was in "Doggy Dogg World". MADtv parodied this video as "Sensible Deduction," featuring Keegan-Michael Key as Snoop Dogg. A remixed version of the video as Wideboys Club Mix also exists, and sees Snoop Dogg singing in the Wideboys club, while the club dancers are seeing dancing in background. The models in the video are Gina Choe, Eugena Washington, and Nancy Olivares. There is also a second music video, featuring explicit scenes of sexual intercourse.

Remixes[edit]

There are 2 official remixes of the song, the first remix uses the clean version, Sensual Seduction, and features Lil' Kim and the second remix uses the both versions of the song and called, Sensual Seduction (Fyre Department Remix) or Sexual Eruption (Fyre Department Remix), and features Swedish artist Robyn and Snoop's 1st & 3rd verses are switched, on the clean version of this remix, the word "bitch" was not censored.[7] Other unofficial remixes features Chicago rapper Yung Berg, Australian DJ Dirty South, and British DJs the Wideboys. There is also an unofficial remix by Skrillex called Sexual Seduction. A remix called The Art of Sensual Seduction has not been officially released, although it is available in online shops, and a merengue/hip hop remix produced by Guary & Cleyton has been released titled "Seduccion Sensual"[8]

Versions[edit]

  • Album Version (as it appears on Ego Trippin')
  • "Sensual Seduction" (Radio Edit)
  • "Sensual Seduction" [Remix] featuring Lil' Kim (Official Remix #1)
  • "Sensual Seduction" [Fyre Department Remix] featuring Robyn (Official Remix #2)
  • "Sensual Seduction" (Wideboys Club Mix)
  • "Sensual Eruption" DPG Mix featuring Kurupt & Daz
  • "Sensual Eruption" (David Garcia & High Spies Remix)
  • "Sensual Eruption" (Boys Noize Remix)
  • "Sensual Eruption" (Dirty South Remix)
  • "Sensual Seduction" [Solly Bmore Remix]
  • "Sexual Eruption" [Simon Sez Remix] featuring Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes
  • "Sexual Eruption" [Instrumental]
  • "Sexual Seduction" (Skrillex Remix)

Chart positions[edit]

On the issue date of December 15, 2007 the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 76 and has since peaked at number 7.[9] It is Snoop Dogg's fifth top ten Billboard Hot 100 single as a lead artist and eleventh overall.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 40
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 30
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 52
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[11] 14
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 12
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 21
New Zealand (RIANZ)[9] 10
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[12] 75
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13][14] 41
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 22
Turkey (Turkey Top 20 Chart)[15] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 24
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 5
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 10
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 19

1 The Fyre Department Remix featuring Robyn peaked at number four, whilst the original version peaked at 55.

See also[edit]

Video credits[edit]

  • Melina, director for Black Dog Films
  • Steven Johnson, producer
  • Factory Features, production co
  • Omer Ganai, DP |
  • Jarrett Fijal, editor
  • Baked FX, vfx[16]
Preceded by
"I'm a Fire" by Donna Summer
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
April 26, 2008
Succeeded by
"Break You" by Ralph Falcon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sexual Eruption" announced
  2. ^ xxlmag.com (2007). "Snoop Breaks Down The Auto-Tune Effect On The First Single Off Ego Trippin'". xxlmag.com. Retrieved November 19, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Sexual Eruption" the first single off "Ego Trippin'"
  4. ^ Sucker Free » Snoop Dogg On His “Sensual Seduction” Throwback Video
  5. ^ Interviews - Shawty Redd
  6. ^ "Sexual Eruption" Video to Premier Nov. 28th on MTV-Exclusive Pics Inside
  7. ^ popjustice.com
  8. ^ juno.co.uk
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Snoop Dogg - global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved January 17, 2008.
  10. ^ "Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction". Ultratop. 
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  12. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200811 into search.
  13. ^ "Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction". Sverigetopplistan. 
  14. ^ "Snoop Dogg - feat. Robyn - Sensual Seduction". Sverigetopplistan. 
  15. ^ Turkish Top 20 Chart
  16. ^ In Depth: Snoop Dogg "Sexual Eruption"

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