Shimmy Shimmy Ya

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"Shimmy Shimmy Ya"
Single by Ol' Dirty Bastard
from the album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Released May 9, 1995
Format Cassette, EP
Recorded 1994
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Length 2:41
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Robert Diggs, Russell Jones
Producer(s) RZA
Ol' Dirty Bastard singles chronology
"Brooklyn Zoo"
(1995)
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya"
(1995)
"Got Your Money"
(1999)

"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" is the second single by Ol' Dirty Bastard, from the album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. It was produced by fellow Wu Tang Clan member RZA The song was ranked number 59 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

A music video was created for the song, directed by Hype Williams.[citation needed] The video shows a depiction of the 1970s, in which large afros and platform shoes were considered fashionable.

A remix by Bay Area producer Studio Ton, featuring MC Eiht & E-40, was released as a one song promotional single. A video was made for the remix with special effects involving fire.

The song was used in the opening scene of the movie "Knocked Up"

The song was covered by dancehall musician Prince Fatty; this version was used in the TV show Breaking Bad.

Track listing[edit]

EP
  1. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Version) – 3:48
  2. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya"  – 2:41
  3. "Baby C'mon" – 3:38
  4. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Instrumental) – 3:38
  5. "Baby C'mon" (Instrumental) – 3:40
  6. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Acappella) – 3:27
Remix single
  1. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Studio Ton Mix) – 4:10

Samples used[edit]

Personnel[edit]

"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" Written by RZA (as Robert Diggs Jr.) and Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones) Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment By Arrangement with Warner Special Products

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 47[1]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 62[1]

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