Temperature (song)

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"Temperature"
Single by Sean Paul
from the album The Trinity
Released 24 January 2006
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre R&B, dancehall
Length 3:36
Label Atlantic/VP Records
Writer(s) S. Henriques
A. Marshall
R. Fuller
Producer(s) Rohan "Snowcone" Fuller
Certification 2x Platinum (RIAA)
Sean Paul singles chronology
"Ever Blazin'"
(2005)
"Temperature"
(2006)
"Never Gonna Be the Same"
(2006)

"Temperature" was the third worldwide and the second American single from Jamaican rapper Sean Paul's The Trinity album. The song was produced by Rohan "Snowcone" Fuller and received a positive reception from music critics. The song was released as the second U.S. single in the first quarter of 2006 and reached number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Paul's third number one hit single. It reached the top ten in Canada and France and the top twenty in the United Kingdom, peaking at #11 there. In Australia, "Temperature" debuted at number nineteen but quickly found its way to number five the following weeks.

"Temperature" became Sean Paul's biggest hit single in the US. In Australia it became a hit, with Sean Paul making interview appearances on the Paul Celoni Radio Show, and shows alike. Even though it only spent one week at #1, as opposed to "Get Busy" and its three weeks on top, "Temperature" showed extreme longevity on The Billboard Hot 100 spending 17 weeks in the top 10. Until Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's "Promiscuous, "this was the longest run in the top ten for a single in 2006. On top of that it became Sean Paul's first single to sell an excess of one million digital downloads, earning platinum certification.

The song uses the dancehall riddim "Applause". It was also used in the game Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2. It can be heard in the 2007 film, Norbit. This song was also used in the game Dance Central how DLC

Officially, there are two versions of the song. Only the use of the rhythm makes both versions different.

In 2008, the media reported a story regarding Stacey Gayle of New York City who experienced seizures as a result of hearing the song.[1]

Music video[edit]

The winter sequence from the music video.

In this video Sean Paul is seen dancing quite close with female dancers. The first dance sequence was with blowing leaves, centered in autumn. Then as weather gets colder, he is in the snow with the thermometer frozen, centered in winter. The third sequence is in the rain, centered on spring. Finally he's at a tanning salon squirting sunscreen, centered on summer. There is evident sexual innuendo in the squirting of the lotion from the sunscreen bottles. At the end he raps and is in a club while performing to the song "Breakout."

Track listing[edit]

UK - CD: 1

  1. "Temperature" (Album Version)
  2. "As Time Goes On" (Album Re-Release Version)

UK - CD: 2

  1. "Temperature" (Album Version)
  2. "As Time Goes On" (Album Re-Release Version)
  3. "U a Pro" (Non-Album Track)
  4. "Temperature" [Video Enhancment]
  5. "Temperature" (Ringtone)

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Paul Music Triggers Woman's Seizures
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  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sean Paul – Temperature" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
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  7. ^ "European Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
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  9. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 17, 2006" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 10 October 2012.
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  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Sean Paul – Temperature". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Sean Paul – Temperature – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  16. ^ "Sean Paul" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
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  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2006". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2006". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  22. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2006". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "Charts Plus Year End 2006". Charts Plus. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "Best of 2006 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 

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