Shimmy Shimmy Ya" is the second single by Ol' Dirty Bastard, from the album . It was produced by fellow Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Wu Tang Clan member RZA The song was ranked number 59 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
music video was created for the song, directed by Hype Williams. 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 ]
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Version) – 3:48
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" – 2:41
"Baby C'mon" – 3:38
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Instrumental) – 3:38
"Baby C'mon" (Instrumental) – 3:40
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Acappella) – 3:27
"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 ]
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 47
Billboard Hot 100 62
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