Shake Your Pom Pom

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"Shake Your Pom Pom"
Single by Missy Elliott
from the album Block Party and Step Up 2 the Streets soundtrack
Released March 4, 2008
Genre Hip hop, dance
Length 3:38
Label Goldmind/Atlantic
Writer(s) Campbell, S./Elliott, M./Lamb, C./Leather, M.
Producer(s) Timbaland, Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Ching-a-Ling"
(2008)
"Shake Your Pom Pom"
(2008)
"Need U Bad"
(2008)

"Shake Your Pom Pom" is a song by Missy Elliott, and is a single from the Step Up 2 the Streets soundtrack. It was also supposed to appear on Elliott's forthcoming album Block Party. The song was released in Germany and the U.S.

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on MTV's TRL and BET's 106 & Park on February 4, 2008. It was directed by Dave Meyers and has a combination of "Ching-a-Ling" and "Shake Your Pom Pom". It is the first ever 3D music video and guest-stars the famous Japanese Hip hop dance group U-Min known especially for their excellent slow motion dancing and popping.[1]

The "Ching-a-Ling" portion of the music video is set primarily with a white backdrop featuring Elliott and various background dancers, such as U-Min. Other shots are interspersed throughout the video which relate to the lyrics, such as Elliott swinging on a rope swing in an Autumn setting, and playing a DDR-esque game which uses the letters of Ching-A-Ling instead of arrows.

The "Shake Your Pom Pom" portion of the music video is set in what appears to be a house party, with Elliott and others dancing before ending with Elliott and others blowing noisemakers at the camera.

Live performances[edit]

"Shake Ya Pom Pom" has only been performed live once and that was during the second season of America's Best Dance Crew during Week 7: Missy Elliott Challenge episode, in which the remaining four dance crews paid tribute to Elliott's videos by dancing to her songs while incorporating the innovative choreography as seen in her videos.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[2] 113
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 95
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[4] 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Missy Elliott & Dave Meyers Create History. Accessed February 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Zywietz, Tobias (February 6, 1997). "Chart Log UK: E-40 - E-Z Rollers". Zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Missy Elliott Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Missy Elliott. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Missy Elliott > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 

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