Shake Ya Tailfeather

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"Shake Ya Tailfeather"
Single by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee
from the album Bad Boys II: The Soundtrack and Murphy's Law
Released June 29, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:53
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Cornell Haynes
Tohri Harper
Varick Smith
Basement Beats
Producer(s) Nelly & Jayson "Koko" Bridges
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Nelly singles chronology
"Pimp Juice"
(2003)
"Shake Ya Tailfeather"
(2003)
"Iz U"
(2003)
P. Diddy singles chronology
"Let's Get Ill"
(2003)
"Shake Ya Tailfeather"
(2003)
"Show Me Your Soul"
(2004)
Murphy Lee singles chronology
"Shake Ya Tailfeather"
(2003)
"Wat Da Hook Gon Be"
(2003)

"Shake Ya Tailfeather" is a song recorded by American rappers Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. It was released in 2003 from the Bad Boys II Soundtrack. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, giving Nelly his third number one on the chart, P. Diddy's fourth, and Lee's first. The song was also included on Lee's debut album, Murphy's Law. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2004 Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

US Promo

  1. Shake Ya Tailfeather [Main Edit] 4:57
  2. Shake Ya Tailfeather [Instrumental] 4:45

Europe Promo

  1. Shake Ya Tailfeather [Radio Edit] 4:02
  2. Shake Ya Tailfeather [Album Version] 4:57

Europe Single

  1. Shake Ya Tailfeather [Radio Edit] 4:02
  2. Shake Ya Tailfeather [Album Version] 4:57
  3. Loon - Relax Your Mind 4:19

Europe Vinyl, 12"

    • A Shake Ya Tailfeather (Main)
  • B1 Shake Ya Tailfeather (Instrumental)
  • B2 Shake Ya Tailfeather (Single Version)

Music video[edit]

The video (directed by Benny Boom) features appearances by Esther Baxter and future June 2004 Playboy Playmate Hiromi Oshima. The song features the Atlanta Braves Tomahawk Chop "War Chant." The video starts with all three of them eating and talking in a dining stall. Nelly raps the first verse and the bridge, P. Diddy raps verse two and Murphy Lee raps the third verse. In the chorus, Nelly and P. Diddy take turns rapping in each line, with the War Chant melody in the background. The music video premiered on July 8, 2003.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 29
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 22
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[1] 37
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 14
Denmark (Tracklisten)[1] 9
Germany (Media Control Charts) 26
Ireland (IRMA) 13
Italy (FIMI)[1] 19
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[1] 20
New Zealand (RIANZ)[1] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[1] 7
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[2] 75
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[1] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[1] 10
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 3

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé Knowles featuring Jay-Z
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 6–27, 2003 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Baby Boy" by Beyoncé Knowles featuring Sean Paul

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