Shoop (song)

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Single by Salt-n-Pepa
from the album Very Necessary
Released September 21, 1993
Format 12", CD, Cassette
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:07
Label Next Plateau
Writer(s) Sandra Denton, Cheryl James
Producer(s) Mark Sparks, Cheryl "Salt" James
Salt-n-Pepa chronology
"Start Me Up"
"Whatta Man"

"Shoop" is the lead single released from Salt-n-Pepa's fourth studio album, Very Necessary. It was produced by Mark Sparks and group member Cheryl "Salt" James. The song features an uncredited verse by rapper Big Twan.

Released late in 1993, the song became one of the group's most successful singles, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Rap Singles chart at number one (their second single to do so). Two months after its release, "Shoop" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies. The success of both this single and the follow-up single, "Whatta Man" propelled Very Necessary to sell over five million copies in the US, becoming the group's best selling album. This song uses a sample of the Ike Turner-penned “I'm Blue” Gong Gong Gong song by the Ikettes.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Shoop (Maxi-Single)[edit]

  1. Shoop - (LP version)
  2. Shoop - (Guru's version)
  3. Shoop - (Danny D's R & B mix)
  4. Let's Talk About AIDS
  5. Shoop - (TRUE instrumental)
  6. Shoop - (acapella)
  7. Emphatically No
  8. I've Got AIDS - (public service announcement)

Chart history[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Australia 2[citation needed]
Billboard Hot 100 4[citation needed]
Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3[citation needed]
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1[citation needed]
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 15[citation needed]

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1994) Position
Australia [1] 15
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 29


  1. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1994". Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2011-12-22.